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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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.

Submitted by (@bowlesss)

City : Gainesville

State : FL

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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 »

Submitted by (@jkobialka)

City : Worcester

State : MA

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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 »

Submitted by (@melissatracy)

City : Wilmington

State : DE

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Early Intervention in Kindergarten

My teacher leadership idea provides professional development training to kindergarten teachers. All too often teachers are certified in elementary education from kindergarten through sixth grade. Many of them have had very little early childhood experience yet they can be assigned to a kindergarten position. Through my experience as a kindergarten teacher, teacher leader, and now a mentor to new kindergarten teachers, ...more »

Submitted by (@kdgn00)

City : Pittsburgh

State : PA

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Student Tech Teams

Mobile technology is already a part of our students lives. Teachers and schools need to help kids learn how to leverage the power of connecting and researching with that technology. Student tech teams allow students to share their knowledge of tech with teachers and allow teachers to share their learning goals with students. Together students and teachers can combine their talents to create tutorials for peers on effective ...more »

Submitted by (@kerry.gallagher)

City : Reading

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 »

Submitted by (@jogundipe)

City : Plymouth

State : Massachusetts

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Teacher Advisory Board

To Create Teacher Advisory Boards at the District or County level.

 

Teacher Advisory Boards help bridge the gap between policy and practice, empower teachers as leaders, Experts, and professionals, and ensure that the best interest of students is at the forefront of policy conversations and decisions.

Submitted by (@lacey.leonard)

City : buffalo

State : ny

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Lesson Study

Effective teaching requires collaboration, adaptation, and reflection of instructional practices. A Lesson Study is a professional development practice, which allows teachers to effectively collaborate, adapt, and reflect upon their instruction. This is an ongoing process where educators work together in recurring cycles of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for their students. Such ...more »

Submitted by (@sdembro)

City : Melrose

State : MA

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More and Better Learning Time

Educators know there is not enough time to get things done. This project connects teachers from Colorado , Massachusetts, and around the world virtually to discuss redesign around how time is used for student learning and teacher collaboration. Some of the teachers are currently teaching in schools that have been redesigned around time, while some teachers are passionate about changing the way time is used in their classrooms ...more »

Submitted by (@ksperetz)

City : Acton

State : Massachusetts

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Community Partnerships 21

Teachers increasingly need the resources of business, state and local government, clubs and community members in order to both break down the walls separating the world from the classroom as well as providing up-to-date curriculum support for our students. Community Partnerships 21 will provide an easy to use data base of resources that teachers can tap into in order to provide 21st century learning skills in our classrooms. ...more »

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City : Manchester

State : MA

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Teaching to Lead: Expanding Teacher-led Leadership Development in Boston Public Schools

Since 2010, teacher leaders in the Boston Public Schools have supported each other to strengthen their leadership skills through the Boston Teacher Leadership Certificate (BTLC) program. Now, in 2014, the district has made a renewed commitment to eliminating access and achievement gaps. In this context, the leadership capacity of BTLC program participants stands to serve as a significant asset. Today many students ...more »

Submitted by (@aliceowong)

City : Boston

State : MA

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