School districts have the responsibility to design a compensation structure that meets teacher recruitment and retention goals within the context of long-term fiscal sustainability. We have created this Teacher Compensation Workshop to help leaders bring together practitioners and policymakers in a district to explore the costs and implications of different compensation structures. This package includes materials and instructions for a productive and informative meeting.
The workshop includes pre-reading materials, a narrated PowerPoint presentation, and all the materials needed to play the interactive exercise "What Price is Right?"
This workshop is now available including:
one facilitator's guide
one workbook for every participant
one deck of cards for every team (we recommend teams of 4-8)
Please contact us for more information. ERS would like to thank the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for providing funding for this project, and TeachPlus for running the pilot workshop.
Deepen understanding of how salary structures affect a district’s ability to achieve compensation goals.
Build understanding about the fiscal impact associated with various salary structures.
Approach compensation redesign as a series of trade-offs required to maximize compensation goals within the context of long-term fiscal sustainability.
Watch a portion of the presentation:
This workshop is part of a series of publications and tools devoted to Teacher Compensation and Career Path. The rest include:
Strategic Design of Teacher Compensation:This series of memos explores typical goals of compensation redesign and implications for five main design considerations: base salary, district priority incentives, school role, rewards and responsibilities, and fiscal sustainability.