Today’s guest, Greg O’Loughlin, is the founder of the Educators’ Cooperative. In our chat you will hear about Greg’s path to creating the Cooperative and the myriad ways the Cooperative is benefitting teachers and students in the Nashville area.

A local teacher, Greg saw a need for teachers to have the time and space to collaborate and share best practices in teaching and learning. Having taught in various settings himself, Greg intentionally brings together teachers from traditional public schools, charter schools, and private schools. The Cooperative provides several opportunities for teachers: a week-long summer workshop, EdCampNash, and monthly meetings, to name a few. Perhaps most importantly, the Cooperative provides the support that our teachers deserve and so desperately need. Also, since we recorded I learned that Metro Nashville Public Schools teachers can now earn Professional Development Hours for their participation in the Cooperative.

Their work isn’t going unnoticed- The Nashville Public Education Foundation is recognizing the Educators’ Cooperative as a finalist for their Inspiring Innovation Award to be given out in October.

Registration for EdCampNash 2019 is open. It is a FREE, teacher-led, teacher-designed, teacher-organized event that will be held on Saturday, February 23. Spread the word! If you want to learn more about the Educators’ Cooperative, I recommend following @Ed_Cooperative on Twitter or visiting educatorscooperative.com. Those interested in contributing to the Educators’ Cooperative can visit¬†Giving Matters.