Winter Campaign

What is your idea for teacher leadership in your school, district or state?

Winter Campaign

Stop linking high-stakes tests to teacher ratings

End poverty instead - students who come from high income homes do much better on tests than their poverty stricken peers. The simple solution is to end poverty. And every teacher will be rated effective.

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City : Miller Place

State : NY

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Using Peer Observers to Support Educator Effectiveness and Leadership

Educator to Educator feedback on teaching and learning is an effective tool for increasing educator effectiveness, for both the peer educator and observed educator, and supports educator leadership through the identification of peer educators. Our idea supports the use of peer educators, as Qualified Peer Observers (QPOs), to provide feedback to our educators who are on peer observation portion of a two year educator ...more »

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City : Dover

State : Massachusetts

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Reset button

The best way to reset it to walk around the block at lunch with a colleague who is also a great friend. 10 minutes and I'm ready for the rest of the day!

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City : East Palo Alto

State : CA

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Youth Volunteer Corps: Supervise a service club for your students

Service-learning is a strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. This process is further reinforced when service is clearly linked to school curriculum or other educational objectives. Youth Volunteer Corps is the only large-scale youth service organization in the U.S. and Canada that ...more »

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City : Kansas City

State : Missouri

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Using Lesson Study as a Collaborative Model

Lesson study is an effective collaborative tool to build trusting relationships among colleagues, build knowledge through rich and meaningful discussions, and improve instructional practice through deep analysis of student work and needs. Grade-levels or content-area departments that struggle with deprivatizing their practice and tend to plan & teach in isolation will benefit from the structured and focused model of ...more »

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City : Danville

State : CA

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PBIS

What are some creative and fun ways to implement PBIS in primary/elementary school setting?

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City : Ridgeland

State : SC

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Teacher Mentorship

Reduce the class load of approved master teachers in each area and allow them to visit classrooms for first-hand feedback.

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City : Greenville

State : SC

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Connecting School to Community through Service Learning

I would like to create a partnership between my school and my community by using social media to allow community organizations to send requests for services needed to our school. Then our school could better decide which service learning projects would work for our school.

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City : Charleston

State : South Carolina

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Engines of Change: NBCT State and National Professional Learning Teams

Let's elevate the role of NBCTs by creating professional learning teams in every state. NBCTs would work with state departments of education, the U.S. Department of Education, and other organizations to design and deliver professional growth initiatives for teachers in their state. NBCT teams, called Engines of Change, would consult with counties, districts, and school sites to support professional learning in America's ...more »

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City : Woodland

State : CA

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STEM TANK

Utilizing a school within a school model interdisciplinary learning will center around a selected grouping of students. Targeted at all levels of learners. Learning will be project based and will built upon foundations of all core classes. Instructors will collaboratively create unit assessments/projects. The first year will focus on content and the fundamentals of engineering, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The ...more »

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City : Boiling Springs

State : SC

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The Choice to Serve - A Veterans Project

Our county in SC has appx 26,000 veterans who served. In a mission to capture as many of their stories as possible, we have began a project to interview a portion of the population (we have committed 68 vets to meet with our students) and create documentaries about each of the. In small groups. Students will film, scan in veteran artifacts, and then create an e book page about their person. We have set up several items ...more »

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City : Lexington

State : SC

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Teacher Leadership Days

As teachers we are allowed sick days, personal days, professional development days and bereavement days. I would like to see school districts add Teacher Leadership Days that would be available to teachers. During their Teacher Leadership Day they could choose to visit other school districts, observe teachers in their own district ,go to meetings with legislators, sit in on meetings at the state level, union meetings, ...more »

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City : sandwich

State : illinois

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