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.

Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Developing Teacher Leaders: Building Capacity & Sustainability through Cycles of Support

Building on our creation and rollout of teacher leadership this year, we propose a two-year Lead Teacher training cycle that provides tiered support, targeted professional development, and team-building designed to enhance teachers’ capacity to lead from the classroom while affecting real change and growth for all students. We envision year one of the cycle as an apprentice year for teachers to learn more about teacher ...more »

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City: Boston

State: MA

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Engaging NBCTs as Leaders for Student Growth & School Improvement Using Online Coaching

National Board Certified Teachers are trained as virtual coaches for Resident Teachers in years 1-3 using a private, local TEAMS platform on TeachingChannel.org. The goals of this program include: to enhance and to develop the practice of the untenured teachers so that they become more effective, address their formal evaluations with confidence and professionalism, learn to navigate the complicated and complex teaching ...more »

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City: Oceanside

State: NY

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Global Connections: University and Public School Partnerships

Public schools are always in need of resources due to funding limitations. Massachusetts is a center of higher education institutions. Why can't public schools and Massachusetts higher education institutions work together to enrich the experience of students in our classrooms? Salem State University is now home for the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Dr. Christopher Mauriello is the Center's director and ...more »

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City: Dracut

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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Help students Build Global Competence and the 21st Century Skills by Integration of Hard and Soft Skills for our Teachers

President Obama has called for American schools to prepare our students for the demands of the global economy. “Now more than ever, the American economy needs a workforce that is skilled, adaptable, creative, and equipped for success in the global marketplace.” (www.whitehouse.gov). To succeed in the global marketplace, our students have to develop global competence and the 21st century skills. The challenge now is to ...more »

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City: Boston

State: MA

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Data Inquiry: Making DataWise a Sustainable, Teacher-Led Initiative District-Wide

In districts across the country, teachers are inundated with student data. While a powerful tool for teaching and learning, student data in vast quantities can be challenging and time-consuming to navigate. Moreover, data analysis does not automatically transform classrooms: without honest reflection, rich collaboration, focus on results, and mutual accountability, student learning outcomes will not improve. Teachers ...more »

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City: Boston

State: Massachusetts

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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 »

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City: Acton

State: Massachusetts

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Building Collaborative Groups Led by Teacher Leaders

Teachers are ready and willing to meet the challenges ahead of them, but are short on the time and resources needed to meet their goals. Many teachers are looking for additional leadership opportunities but do not want to leave their primary teaching positions. By building collaborative groups of educators, led by a well-trained teacher leader, both of these goals are served. I would like to see teachers given the ...more »

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City: Flemington

State: NJ

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Making Complex Text Accessible Through Effective Collaboration

As a Title One, English Language Learner (ELL) magnet school, we have always been challenged to raise the expectations for our students in an effort to decrease the achievement gap. Our staff accepted the challenge enthusiastically as we implemented a newly aligned English Language Arts curriculum to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that had been written solely by a team of in-district teachers. The new curriculum ...more »

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City: Stoughton

State: Massachusetts

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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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