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ERS' Teacher Compensation Workshop

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.

Workshop Goals

  • 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:

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