Summer 2014 Campaign

Summer 2014 Campaign

Teachers Input on Policy

Teachers have so many frustrations with a variety of aspects of education. Teachers should take more control of their own profession. This requires us to be more knowledgable about policy at federal, state, and district levels and to learn how we can give input on policy and work to influence it. I am doing a fellowship at US ED this year and would love to bring teachers in on a regular basis to see what ED does and ...more »

Submitted by (@tamifitz)

Which category best describes your area of focus? : Policy

City : Zanesville

State : Ohio

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National Board Certification in the Bronx

With support from their administrations, a group of National Board Certified Teachers will mentor their colleagues through the board certification process in 6 schools in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the south Bronx. With a focus on content knowledge and differentiation in instruction, this group of diverse elementary, middle, and high school teachers will collectively improve their practice in order to improve student ...more »

Submitted by (@gdebose)

City : New York

State : NY

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Strengthening Collaboration Among School-Based Teacher Leaders

As a teacher at a school that values teacher leadership through formal team leader roles, I will work to strengthen collaboration among our team leaders. Working alongside a colleague and with the guidance of an administrative coach, I will establish structures that maximize collaboration among team leaders. Improved collaboration among team leaders will result in better alignment of curriculum, effective instructional ...more »

Submitted by (@erindukeshire)

Which category best describes your area of focus? : Instruction, Distributed Leadership, Curriculum, Common Core/College- and Career-Ready Standards, School and classroom culture

City : Boston

State : MA

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Teacher-led Prof'l Development

The stewardship of the teaching profession should reside with teachers, yet so much of professional development is done "to" teachers rather than "with" them. Of course we need strong back-bone organizations that can help teachers see themselves as facilitators of their own life-long learning. Districts, non-profits and professional organizations, for example, can help teachers emerge as the leaders we need. We also ...more »

Submitted by (@gamaldsherif)

Which category best describes your area of focus? : Professional development, Teacher preparation

City : Rutledge

State : Pa

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"New and Improved" Teacher Induction Program

I am developing a powerful Teacher Induction Program. Though based on Iowa's approved program: Journey to Excellence, I have created a "new and improved" program to better meet the needs of our beginning educators, mentors, administration and ultimately, the student! The program's intent: to create a qualified teacher who meets the Iowa Teaching Standards (ITS) through a variety of learning projects. An additional ...more »

Submitted by (@scott.allan.slechta)

Which category best describes your area of focus? : Teacher induction and mentoring, Professional development, Teacher preparation, Distributed Leadership

City : Fairfield

State : Iowa

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Teacher as an Advocate

As an NBCT, one of our roles is being an advocate for quality instruction and the needs of students to a variety of stakeholders. I often hear from colleagues is what does advocacy look like? At times I have seen it take on an “us against them” situation as evidenced by the comments I heard from teacher leaders that ranged from administrators trusting us as professionals to telling administration to back this is the ...more »

Submitted by (@k.nbct)

Which category best describes your area of focus? : Other, Professional development, Policy, Instruction, School and classroom culture

City : Cathedral City

State : CA

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Connecticut's Teacher-Leader in Residence Hybrid Role

I have had the unique opportunity of splitting my time between teaching at my school and serving as a Teacher-Leader in Residence at the Connecticut State Department of Education. In this hybrid role, I have been able to work alongside policy leaders making decisions that impact public education while reflecting on my classroom practice and representing teachers and students at the state level. As a Teacher-Leader in ...more »

Submitted by (@cjpoulos)

Which category best describes your area of focus? : Policy

City : Plantsville

State : CT

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Teacher Led Professional Learning Website

TeacherLedProfessionalLearning.org TeacherLedProfessionalLearning.org is a new website aiming to ensure that all teachers have the chance to learn on the job and that great teachers can lead on the job. The website starts with a simple premise: Schools already have their greatest professional development resource on hand: great teachers who are ready to take on leadership roles, who could lead professional development ...more »

Submitted by (@cjpoulos)

Which category best describes your area of focus? : Professional development

City : Plantsville

State : CT

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Peer Observations

In an effort to strengthen our Leadership Team, (and in turn, all teachers), our Principal has authorized that the 3 Lead Teachers on Lead Team become "Peer Observers." We will be trained in the same format she was trained, though our Observations will not be tied to Teacher Effectiveness. While the training on Peer Observations is a huge resource in strengthening us as Lead Teachers, she is also designating 30 minutes ...more »

Submitted by (@maricmw)

Which category best describes your area of focus? : Distributed Leadership

City : Palo Alto

State : CA

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Developing Future Teacher Leaders while Strengthening Current Ones

An opportunity for teacher leadership growth exists between pre-service teachers (PSTs) and current teacher leaders (TLs). What I envision is a partnership between a college of education and a local K-12 school. Relationships between these institutions exist for observation and student teaching experiences, but not as frequently for experiences outside the classroom– or at least, not with a focus on teacher leadership. ...more »

Submitted by (@scoree)

Which category best describes your area of focus? : Teacher preparation

City : Palatine

State : IL - Illinois

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Professional Learning among CTE Teachers

While core subject teachers in my district participate in PLCs each day, the Career & Technical Education teachers do not have any sort of PLC since each teaches something different. All teachers benefit from collaborative interaction, so I am starting a collaborative learning group among the CTE teachers I work with at my high school. Because our planning times do no coincide, I am using Google classroom to share professional ...more »

Submitted by (@d.phd1)

Which category best describes your area of focus? : Professional development, Common Core/College- and Career-Ready Standards

City : Hattiesburg

State : MS

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UnCommon Planning for Higher-Level/Common Core Instruction and Assessment

Uncommon Planning brings together cross-curricular, cross-school, and cross-grade level teachers to collaborate around higher-level (can be Common Core) instruction and assessment. The program focuses on developing "emerging teacher leaders" - effective teachers who might not enjoy formal leadership roles but want to contribute to and learn from a broader conversation about high-level teaching. We started in the 2012-13 ...more »

Submitted by (@rob.leichner)

Which category best describes your area of focus? : Other, Professional development, Instruction, Distributed Leadership, Curriculum, Common Core/College- and Career-Ready Standards

City : Charlotte

State : North Carolina

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