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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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 »

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City : Ypsilanti

State : MI

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Creating a lasting legacy..

Teachers work together in teams to promote student legacy. Students are engaged to make improvements in their technical program, school and community. They seek ways to promote inclusion, acceptance and higher student performance. Teachers model and mentor students, who in turn lead and mentor their peers. Through discussion and participation in small group activities, the group bonds and creates positive change.

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City : Middleboro

State : MA

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Use History to Teach Empathy

A school climate can be made more positive by developing empathy through lessons or curriculums that facilitate multicultural awareness. My school uses the Echoes and Reflections Leaders in Holocaust Education curriculum for an elective class during our middle school Creative Arts block. During the course, students realized how easily fundamental human and civil rights can be denied and the ramifications of stereotyping, ...more »

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City : Glenn Dale

State : Maryland

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Regional Teacher Leadership Academies

All teachers must be leaders.Teachers must inspire others and influence outcomes in their classrooms and as a result of the new teacher evaluation system,this is also required within ones school, district, and community. My idea is to to create Regional Teacher Leadership Academies using the Leadership Competencies developed for the Teacher Leadership Initiative. The NEA, CTQ, and the National Board, with the help of ...more »

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City : Seekonk

State : MA

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Bread Loaf Teacher Network - Connected Learning

The Bread Loaf Teacher Network has developed a model for Connected Learning in the 21st century through which teacher-leaders nurture the capacity of young people to serve as agents of change, developing leaders through mentorship in democratic, educational creative writing workshops. The model is designed to connect parents, students and teachers with each other and with communities across the nation and the world. We ...more »

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City : Andover

State : MA

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Soliciting Useful and Rewarding Student Feedback

With eight elements to the teacher evaluation system in Massachusetts, educators have many aspects of evaluation to consider and integrate. My team would like to create user-friendly, helpful, non-threatening, and meaningful examples of ways to solicit student feedback for grade levels K-12. We envision creating four charts (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12) with different specific and practical ideas for teachers to consider ...more »

Submitted by (@emorgan)

City : Littleton

State : MA

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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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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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Creating a Culture of Reflection and Learning through Instructional Coaching

We are in our second year of implementing a model of instructional coaching in our district. There are two instructional coaches serving five K-5 elementary schools. We are available to work with all teachers per their request, or upon directive by administrators. Our teacher leadership idea would expand the instructional coaching model by putting required structures in place that would create a culture of coaching in ...more »

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City : Melrose

State : Massachusetts

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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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City : Wilmington

State : DE

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Reflective Teachers Teaching Reflective Students

Reflection is the core skill for both good teaching and personal growth. Teachers who reflect on their successes and failures can thrive even in difficult classroom situations. They can grow to become masterful educators and touch hundreds of minds. The same is true of anyone - if we can reflect on what went well and what could have gone differently, we grow, we evolve, and we become better people and members of our community. ...more »

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City : Worcester

State : MA

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The 3 Ls ELLs Need: Learning, Language, & Literacy

Teachers and school administrators from various schools and districts in the NYC public school system form the English Language Learner (ELL) Action Research Network led by consultant Maryann Cucchiara to study and implement the work of Dr. Lily Wong-Fillmore on building academic language. Their approach involves choosing complex, compelling texts for ELLs in lieu of simplified, watered-down texts. Using complex texts, ...more »

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City : New York

State : New York

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