BGSU to host Northwest Ohio Teacher Shortage Summit on Nov. 4

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - As a teacher shortage continues nationwide, Bowling Green State University is partnering with other higher education institutions and state and community leaders to host the Northwest Ohio Teacher Shortage Summit, which aims to identify collaborative solutions to the ongoing shortage.

One of five regional summits being held across Ohio, the Northwest Ohio Teacher Shortage Summit at BGSU will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 4, in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Registration is required to attend.

During the summit, education, community, business and government leaders will work collectively to develop solutions for attracting and retaining teachers in the northwest Ohio region. Participants will also work to raise greater awareness of the implications of the shortage, including its direct effect on economic vitality and quality of life. The goal of the summit is to build greater support for regional and state-level initiatives to curb the teaching shortage overall.

"Every child deserves to have a well-qualified, licensed teacher who supports their education," said Dr. Dawn Shinew, dean of the BGSU College of Education and Human Development. "With an ongoing shortage of qualified educators in classrooms, we must all work together to develop solutions to solve this problem that affects every community. This summit will serve as a great step toward developing creative and innovative methods for keeping teachers in classrooms and ensuring students are successful in their educational journey."

As one of Ohio’s largest producers of teachers, BGSU is actively addressing the teacher shortage and is taking multiple steps to keep educators in classrooms.

The Northwest Ohio Teacher Shortage Summit at BGSU is being held in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Ohio Department of Education, Bluffton University, Bowling Green State University, Defiance College, Heidelberg University, Lourdes University, Ohio Northern University, University of Findlay, University of Toledo and Wright State University - Lake Campus.

Updated: 10/28/2022 01:51PM