New York State Career Ladder Pathways Toolkit

Career Ladder Pathways

About the Career Ladder Pathways Toolkit

This interactive, web-based toolkit is designed to help New York State (NYS) Local Education Agencies (LEAs) design and implement robust career ladder pathways as part of their systemic use of the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (TLE) Continuum.

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The Career Ladder Pathways Toolkit

  1. A Framework for Career Ladder Pathways in New York State
  2. The Five Common Talent Management Challenges
  3. New York State Career Ladder Pathway Local Education Agency Profiles
  4. Recommended Steps in Design and Implementation

This toolkit includes profiles of adaptable career ladder pathways models, resources, and best practices to help address the five common talent management challenges that contribute significantly to equitable access, resources that will help LEAs implement the Department’s recommended framework, and steps to design and implement robust career ladder pathways. Click on the links in The Career Ladder Pathways Toolkit box above to access these tools and resources.

The Annotated Career Ladder Pathways Sample, tools, and resources highlighted in the toolkit will provide all LEAs with differentiated supports to develop or continuously enhance their career ladder pathways. The toolkit is accessible and designed to meet the needs of a wide range of audiences. For example:

  • Superintendents and design teams may find the profiles particularly useful for deciding how career ladder pathways can be designed to meet their LEAs’ needs.
  • Teacher and principal leaders will likely find the resources within the toolkit such as professional learning modules, conversation protocols, and observation templates particularly useful for carrying out their roles and responsibilities.
Submit Resources to Include in the Toolkit and Join the Conversation on Twitter

The Office of Teacher/Principal Quality & Professional Development invites you to submit tools and resources to STLE@nysed.gov that will further help the field, including but not limited to: gap analysis templates, career ladder pathway design principles, communication plans, description of sample roles and responsibilities, tools that help gauge the return on investment and strategies for program evaluation. We also encourage you to continue to contribute to the on-going conversation on Twitter by sharing your work using #STLE.

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