Addressing the Idaho Teacher Shortage

Proximity Learning livestreams certified teachers into districts in pursuit of greater educational equity
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Learning Model Built for Student Success

Proximity Learning uses its Enriched Live Instruction Model (ELIM) to make sure that students in your district are getting that best instruction possible. The goal of ELIM is to stimulate a classroom environment through ALWAYS live instruction from a teacher via streaming video.

The Proximity Difference

Live, Synchronous Instruction
We livestream our certified virtual teachers right into your district classroom. Your dedicated team works with your district to fit with your school’s bell schedule and other needs.
Built by Educators for Educators
Our partnership directors are past superintendents, principals and teachers who understand the harm that long-term vacancies can have on students.
Certified Teachers
Proximity Learning teachers are not only certified, background checked, and experienced, but they're also trained in our Enriched Live Instruction Model (ELIM) to ensure they’re dynamic, engaging, and caring.
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Teacher shortage in Idaho

Idaho’s teacher shortage is worsening due to low retention rates. Magic Valley News states, “30% of Idaho teachers quit teaching by their fourth year.” Teachers are moving away from the profession too quickly to be replaced by qualified teachers. When a district cannot find certified teachers, they are forced to place underqualified substitutes in the classroom. Students receive a poorer education without a certified teacher.

In April 2021, Frontline Education surveyed 1,200 district leaders to discover that two out of three respondents reported having teacher shortages in their schools. This is a record high since launching the survey in 2015.


Never Have Another Teacher Vacancy in ID

HR Backup Plan
Never have another teacher vacancy. Use our HR Backup Plan to ensure that when you can’t find a teacher, we will place a cutting-edge livestreamed teacher into your classroom.
Student Program
Expansion
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
High-Dosage
Tutoring
Data-driven entrance and exit benchmarks to get students ready for what’s next.
Virtual School
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
HR Backup Plan
Never have another teacher vacancy. Use our HR Backup Plan to ensure that when you can’t find a teacher, we will place a cutting-edge livestreamed teacher into your classroom.
Student Program
Expansion
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
High-Dosage
Tutoring
Data-driven entrance and exit benchmarks to get students ready for what’s next.
Virtual School
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
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Meet Your State Representative!
Abe Denzer & Scott Tasker
Directors of School Partnerships
Serving educators in Utah, Idaho and Montana since 2011 Abe Denzer (left) is a graduate of the University of Utah and is a passionate problem solver. Working as a education partner has been a very rewarding career as he applies a passion for literature and learning to help educators meet the needs of their students with the very best resources. Scott Tasker (right) has been working with teachers, administrators and students as an educational consultant since January 2007. Along with his associate Abe Denzer, Scott supports the great educators in Utah, Idaho and Montana.

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Could live online instruction from Proximity Learning benefit your school district?

Increasing Equity Across the Country
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