Rodel Teacher Network

The Rodel Teacher Network is a forum for Delaware teachers to weigh in on key issues in education and leverage their voices for the benefit of their students and the education profession.

The RTN offers teachers opportunities to lend their insights on key education policy issues in collaboration with other teachers across the state.

RTN teachers will have the chance to produce deliverables (such as opinion letters, guest blogs, and more), engage in outreach and advocacy, and participate in individual leadership opportunities.

Upcoming Policy Discussions

Rodel will also convene four education policy-focused discussions for teachers throughout the school year. The sessions for this year include:

– Education Policy and Advocacy: The Big Issues for 2022 (January 11, 2022) Register Now
 – How the Pandemic and Federal Stimulus Dollars Are Changing Digital Learning (Date TBA)
– English Learners in Delaware (Date TBA)
– Teacher Diversity: Recruitment and Retention in Delaware (Date TBA)

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this for?

The RTN is for any public school teacher of any grade level or subject interested in learning more about policy conversations and improving Delaware schools

Why should I join?

RTN provides another opportunity for teachers to contribute their valuable expertise and experiences to policy discussions and learn about the education policy landscape in Delaware. Other benefits of joining include:

  • Connect with fellow educators to gather input and shape decisions on education in Delaware
  • Develop deeper understanding of the political and policy context on key education issues that impact classrooms and students every day.
  • Learn about and potentially participate in the policy process in Delaware
How do I connect?

Simply add your name to our email list and share some of your interests and background via this registration form.

By registering for the network, you are signing up to receive our newsletter and information about upcoming policy discussions.

How will it work?

Rodel will curate a regular newsletter for teachers, with resources, grant opportunities, professional development opportunities, news, conferences and events, and more.

Rodel will also convene four education policy-focused discussions for teachers throughout the school year. The sessions for this year include:

  • Education Policy and Advocacy: The Big Issues for 2022 (January 11, 2022)
  • How the Pandemic and Federal Stimulus Dollars Are Changing Digital Learning (Date TBA)
  • English Learners in Delaware (Date TBA)
  • Teacher Diversity: Recruitment and Retention in Delaware (Date TBA)

Teachers who register for the network are welcome to join any or all of the policy discussions, opening the door to collaborate with other teachers, and engage in education policy issues and potential advocacy opportunities.

What are the requirements?

The RTN is here to bring together teachers on key education issues and provide opportunities for teachers to discuss education policy topics. There is no formal requirement to attend a meeting or pay dues.

Stay tuned to your email or the RTN website for more detail and registration for events.

About the Rodel Teacher Network

The Rodel Teacher Network is the continuation of Rodel’s efforts to engage on important issues affecting its work, and helped set the course for education improvement in Delaware.

The network has received recognition from both national and local leaders over the years for their involvement in projects related to college and career readiness, early learning, social and emotional learning, equity and funding, and teacher quality and preparation. Here are some highlights of the network’s past work and the resources page.