Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Please share an actionable teacher leadership idea to be considered for possible inclusion in the regional Boston Teacher Leadership Summit, taking place February 6-8, 2015. The deadline to submit is 11:59 p.m. (EST), January 2, 2015. Note: Submission of an idea indicates that you would like to be included in the Boston summit to advance your idea. This is not a call for proposals or presenters. *All information submitted will be kept private unless marked "public." NOTE: All ideas and comments are subject to moderation and will not be posted until they are approved. Typically this will take up to 24 hours.

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Student Surveys: Bringing teacher voice into designing a district-wide implementation process

This year school districts across Massachusetts are required to use student feedback. Boston Public Schools (BPS), following the recommendation from the State, will garner feedback using student surveys. The student surveys will help to inform an educator’s self-assessment, shape their goal-setting, and/or to demonstrate changes in their practice over time. This represents an opportunity for teachers to gain valuable ...more »

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City : Boston

State : MA

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Teacher Led Implementation of the Common Core

At Boston Collegiate Charter School teachers are given great autonomy in the classroom to design units and lessons that will meet the needs of their students. With the adoption of the 2011 Curriculum Frameworks that incorporate the Common Core State Standards in Massachusetts, our teachers have the unique opportunity and challenge of reexamining their curriculum to ensure that content is meeting the new MA Frameworks ...more »

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City : Plymouth

State : Massachusetts

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The Core Collaborative - Common Core Professional Development by Teachers and for Teachers

We are a group of Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellows who represent a range of schools, school districts, grades, and content areas across Massachusetts. Teach Plus is a nonprofit program devoted to increasing teacher voice in matters of state and federal education policy, and Teach Plus Policy Fellows work on influencing policy while also maintaining their status as teachers of record. As teachers preparing students ...more »

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City : Boston

State : Massachusetts

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Rethinking what successful education means

Our goal for each child should be to leave school equipped to lead a successful and productive life in a global society. This encompasses not only basic academics, but includes foreign languages, social skills, creativity, the arts and appreciation for the multitude of talents with which an individual is gifted. High test scores are not indicators of success in society.

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City : Gainesville

State : FL

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Harnessing Edu-Power! – Creating Teacher Leaders & Creating 21st Century School Spaces

My colleagues and I helped create, develop, and transform our current blended learning school program - Washtenaw Alliance for Virtual Education. In it, teachers have a three-pronged role of instructor, advisor, and chief architects of our program & learning models. In our primary role, we use curricular knowledge & assessment literacy training to collaboratively break down standards into targeted learning benchmarks. ...more »

Submitted by (@sygiddings)

City : Ypsilanti

State : MI

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STEM Connections: Community Colleges, Universities and Teachers

The Next Generation Science Standards involve the implementation of Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts and Disciplinary Core Ideas. These standards pedagogy that emphasize learning in context. In order to connect teachers to real world application, networking with scientists and engineers is the central focus. I will develop a collaborative network among the community colleges, universities and ...more »

Submitted by (@khoppe)

City : Arlington

State : VA

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Elementary Science (K-5) and the STAAR

The basic foundation of my Teacher Leadership Idea is encouraging academic growth in the area of science in elementary. More importantly, the successful collaboration of teachers in grades 3 through 5. In the state of Texas, students in public education are assessed in fifth grade in science, math and reading. Much emphasis is placed on both reading and math at a very young age, but science (as well as social studies) ...more »

Submitted by (@acastro)

City : Alpine

State : TX

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What is the title of your teacher leadership idea? (public)* Show Me (How to Get) the Money!

My teacher leadership idea is to develop a working group of teachers looking for ways to obtain grant funding for the projects they want to develop. As an elementary ESOL teacher, I have obtained nearly $30,000 in grants for my school during the past four years through various mini-grant programs available to classroom teachers. I want to lead a group of potential grant-seekers who can contact each other for feedback, ...more »

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City : Troy

State : MI

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MA State Equity Plan Recommendations

As current Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellows, we are passionate about issues of equity for low income students and students of color. Specifically, we are committed to ensuring that all students across the Commonwealth have equitable access to effective teachers. An opportunity to ignite change is fast approaching. Based on research and our combined experiences, we are formulating recommendations for the MA State Equity ...more »

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City : Boston

State : MA

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TLC: Improving and Refining a Statewide Approach to Teacher Leadership

Iowa has developed the most extensive statewide approach to teacher leadership in the country. After a year of planning and six months of implementation, now is the time for us to take stock of both our progress and the challenges ahead as we expand from 39 implementing school districts in year one to over 100 next year and more than 300 in the 2016-17 school year. Over the next three years, the state will invest ...more »

Submitted by (@ryan.wise)

City : Des Moines

State : Iowa

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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 »

Submitted by (@jdines)

City : Boston

State : MA

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Writing Arguments in Science

The Western Massachusetts Writing Project, along with five other National Writing Project sites, is in the middle of a two-year initiative, funded by the federal Department of Education, to study effective ways of teaching students to write arguments citing evidence in middle and high school science classes. We are eager not only to share what we have learned so far, but to learn from others how this standard is being ...more »

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City : Amherst

State : MA

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