Our Educators’ Cooperative network is cross-sector and region-wide. We teach all over Middle Tennessee’s public, private, and charter schools. EdCo serves as a professional collaborative network to provide our teachers with resources, community, and professional development in ways that are otherwise unavailable. We take the support we give one another back into the classroom. It is truly for teachers, by teachers.
Click the tabs below to learn more about the foundations of our work, where we do it, and what we measure.
We make choices about the programs we offer, the workshops we host, and the resources we make possible based on two key factors:
1) What research says has the greatest impact on a teacher's choice to stay in the classroom.
2) What constitutes effective professional development.
The tables below provide a peek behind the curtain of our work to make that possible. Throughout the course of a teacher’s career, they may interact with EdCo many times in many different ways - we seek to provide effective development at every level. Hover over each for a short description.
We also track the impact our work has on some key elements of teacher retention, and how our work results in happier, longer lasting, more effective teachers.
|EdCo Measures||Summer Workshop||Collective Conference||Cultivates Programming||EdCampNash||Antiracist Teaching|
|Attitude Towards the Profession|
|Beyond School Ties|
|Likelihood of Returning|
|Wise Collaborative Professionalism||Summer Workshop||Collective Conference||Cultivates Programming||EdCampNash||Antiracist Teaching|
These graphs demonstrate who we are and where we teach throughout Nashville. They show our Cooperative in action at all levels of education from PreK-12th grade amongst a variety of core and elective subjects.
1) Use our map’s slider and color code to see how our Cooperative is distributed by sector throughout Nashville.
2) Hover over our school level and subject charts for quantitative representations of our distribution.
EdCo is a cross-sector, citywide professional collaborative network - unlike anything else in Nashville!