Summer 2014 Campaign

Summer 2014 Campaign

School Based Professional Development

Research shows that professional development that is explicitly tailored to the needs of teachers will help them to develop and grow more as practitioners . It will also enable schools to better meet the unique needs of their students when the professional development plan is developed from the school based goals as opposed to a district mandated goal. I have implemented teacher meet up groups that address the school ...more »

Submitted by (@lique36)

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

City: Hyattsville

State: Maryland

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Summer 2014 Campaign

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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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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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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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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Re-design of Middle School Computer Science program

I am working on re-designing my middle school’s computer technology course offerings. I pitched the idea of changing our CS program to be focused on computer science, programming, and electronics instead of the use of computer applications. For our required sixth-grade intro to tech class, we’ll include a unit on computer programming and data. For elective seventh- and eighth- grade classes, we will now offer two courses. ...more »

Submitted by (@dawnd0)

Which category best describes your area of focus?: Technology

City: Fort Collins

State: Colorado

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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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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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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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Collaborative Curriculum Team Building

My district, like so many others, is changing our entire curriculum pre-K to 6th grade. I am currently set to pilot a new math program along with two teachers from each grade level. A different program is set to be piloted by 6 teachers for each grade level. Little to no training has been scheduled. I will create a virtual platform space where vertical articulation can occur across the grade levels to better assist the ...more »

Submitted by (@michaeldunlea)

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

City: Manahawkin

State: New Jersey

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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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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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