(@angiecmiller74)

Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Let the Librarians Lead!

Writing across the curriculum. Integrated units. Guided reading. Research. Common Core Standards. Tech integration. Professional development.This is the heavy and often unmanageable load that teachers everywhere are attempting to juggle. Enter the most underused leadership resource in school districts: the librarian. The librarian has a perspective that no other educator has in the building--we are the only ones to see ...more »

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(@pflevy70)

Spring Campaign

Write-to-Learn Formative Assessment

To effectively meet the writing demands placed on the middle school students where I am a literacy coach and to help them meet the expectations of the CCSS, content teachers are recognizing a need to develop their curriculum to include write-to-learn procedures. Write-to-learn activities in content area classes build the content knowledge and the stamina for more sustained discipline-specific writing. I am collaborating ...more »

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(@uetz00)

Winter Campaign

Mentoring New Teachers

Teachers new to the district will be given a survey during orientation. Many topics that would be beneficial for a new hire would be listed such as school policies, grade book, incorporating common core, classroom management, etc. They will identify eight sessions that would be most beneficial to them. Results will be compiles and the topics with the most votes will be offered. Master teachers will be hired to prepare ...more »

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(@crystalbyrd419)

Fall 2014 Campaign

Overcoming and Enduring Adversity in Education

21st Century Educators face many challenges on a daily basis. These challenges can cause great stress to those in education. This stress then impacts the education system in negative ways. It has been my experience and observation that the well-being of those in education is not taken into account and this leads to stress, burnout and/or retention problems. We have a responsibility to ensure that we are leading the next ...more »

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(@dschenck)

Fall 2014 Campaign

New Teachers Shadow Exceptional Peers

School districts allocate time and funds for new teacher induction programs yearly that do not meet the diverse needs and circumstances of the incoming staff. Frequently, the experienced yet new teacher receives the same professional trainings and induction expectations as the novice teacher. While an experienced teacher typically requires an understanding of school wide initiatives and protocols, fresh -out- of- college ...more »

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(@kim.rogers)

Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Teachers Shadow Students for a Day!

Purpose: To fully experience a school day in the shoes of a student. In doing this, the Shadower will come away with insights about intended and unintended effects of school practices & policies on students, to be shared with colleagues in a constructive way. Process: Educators “shadow” individual students in their school or district for a full day. They go to every class of each student, including lunch, stand near ...more »

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Winter Campaign

Use chess to support CCSS Math Practices

Many students struggle with math practices, which are apart of the common core. Students, across grade level spans, are asked to persevere in solving problems and communicate about their problem solving (in addition to critiquing the reasoning of others). This presents a challenge for many students who struggle with completing problems and explaining their thoughts. While many teachers are improving their teaching techniques ...more »

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(@jdines)

Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Writing Across the Curriculum for ELLs with Disabilities

How can teachers enhance the writing skills of English Language Learners with Disabilities? The Boston Public Schools has a significant population of English Language Learners with Disabilities (ELLSWD). ELLSWD often face a significant challenge in producing writing in all areas of the curriculum. Yet, the ability to write is essential for both functional literacy as well as college preparation. Additionally, the ability ...more »

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(@hayibonte)

Denver Teacher Leadership Summit

Teacher Council

Schools often have student councils to provide input from the student perspective. District and school administration often set up temporary task forces and committees of teachers to solicit and provide teacher input on decision making. My idea is to develop a model for a permanent and empowered teacher advisory council. The council could be at the school level, but if the model works it could be extended to the district ...more »

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(@lnoble)

Denver Teacher Leadership Summit

Breaking Down the Dam-Letting the Continuity Flow from Kindergarten to 8th grade with NGSS

From Kindergarten through 8th grade, we are seeing gaps in science knowledge and skills. Teachers will help teachers shore up these gaps with NGSS-inspired integrated lessons, utilizing language arts and math. Teachers from our middle school and 3 feeder elementaries will benefit from collaborating in PLC’s to form a unified instruction plan to better support students on their way to high school. Eight hours of teacher ...more »

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(@levi.j.patrick)

Denver Teacher Leadership Summit

OKMath/OKSci Leadership

OKMath/OKSci Leadership selects, challenges, develops and educates Oklahoma math and science educators who have demonstrated an interest in leadership skills related to mathematics and science education. In April 2014, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) featured OKMath/OKSci Leadership as one of only three state-led innovative STEM programs (http://youtu.be/7VQsHa3rmh4). Several members of the Beta Class ...more »

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(@karin.hogen)

Denver Teacher Leadership Summit

Teacher-Leadership Consultant Teams made of Innovative Teacher Cohorts

Innovative Teacher Consultant Teams? What? Why? Everywhere across the nation there are schools staffed by innovative and effective teachers. However, besides social media and professional conferences, these teachers’ practices and ideas stay within the walls of their schools. In combination with this issue, school districts employ consultants who try to implement one thing or another. The issue here is that the consultants ...more »

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(@melissatracy)

Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

State Teacher Hybrid Role

Nearly ten years ago, the Delaware Department of Education used to have a teacher on loan program. These teachers assisted with lesson modeling, developing PD sessions etc. Unfortunately, this program is no longer in existence. Most recently, a new statewide teacher compensation plan has been proposed including the creation of teacher leadership positions at every Delaware school. However, the current proposal includes ...more »

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(@ben.owens)

Fall 2014 Campaign

Affecting Ripples

The following is a link to a pilot project I am working on here in rural, Western North Carolina to expand in-classroom, teacher-to-teacher professional development. The over-arching goal of this project (http://1drv.ms/1ugZTlq) is to expand the number of teachers using innovative, student-centered teaching approaches - proven methods that result in positive student outcomes and ultimately better prepare students for ...more »

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