Fall 2014 Campaign

What will you do to advance teacher leadership this school year?

Fall 2014 Campaign

A Balanced Literacy Middle School

My colleagues and I would like to make our middle school a balanced literacy school. Each teacher in every discipline would implement aspects of balanced literacy so that students are getting reading and writing instruction in every domain and benefitting from small group instruction as much as possible. We would like to start this idea with a cohort of teachers and then slowly spread to the whole school over a number ...more »

Submitted by (@amriccio)

City: Alexandria

State: VA

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Teacher

I deal with juniors and seniors at High school and they feel that there is a disconnect between their school lives and the lives in the community. We need to get more teachers to participate in community events, sports meet, have required teacher recommendations before students are hired at the fast food joints, at the church etc. This liaison would help them behave better, pay more attention to school performance and ...more »

Submitted by (@rc1nc0)

City: North Canton

State: Ohio

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Early Childhood Blog Let's Share!

I have recently worked with my State to develop lesson plan samples for Early Childhood Education. After presenting the resources to the teachers of my district, there is a great need for more support of Head Start, Public and Daycare providers in La regarding planning lessons under the ACT 3 legislature. I would like to create a Blog/website where lesson plans, and ideas could be posted and shared with caregivers and ...more »

Submitted by (@sjordan838)

City: Metairie

State: Louisiana

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National Board as a framework for a Professional Learning Community in urban schools

I developed and have already begun to implement this model of Professional Practice in my school where myself and the other National Board Certified Teachers who work in my school combine forces as a cohort to help other teachers in our school achieve National Board Certification. In this pyramid-style model, teachers on our staff who have already achieved NB certification, provide support to a cohort of teachers who ...more »

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City: Boston

State: MA

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Technology Club for Elementary School Students

Building on the excitement generated last year when we did an hour of code, I invited 5th graders to participate in a before school Technology Club. Over 31 students participated in the creation of code for small animation programs, created I-Movies, and assisted other younger students and teachers with all kinds of technology and media. This was relatively simple to lead, and included parent involvement. It maximized ...more »

Submitted by (@tromblyd)

City: Nashua

State: NH

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Own the Data

Teachers used to know their students on a deep level. We need to empower teachers to know and understand their students. Knowing their students will help individual teachers own and understand the data their students provide. Teachers should own and analyze the data for their own students. Teachers should be expected to implement change to help all students become successful, functioning members of society.

Submitted by (@rogers)

City: Little Rock

State: Arkansas

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Integrate Personal Growth with Professional Development

TeacherCoach is an online community where educators and educational experts provide training, coaching, and support through online multimedia courses. The key to TeacherCoach is the integration of personal growth and professional development. If a student has stress at home, learning may be impacted. If a teacher has stress at home, teaching may be impacted. At TeacherCoach we believe in addressing the needs of the ...more »

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City: Mount Laurel

State: NJ

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Affecting Ripples

The following is a link to a pilot project I am working on here in rural, Western North Carolina to expand in-classroom, teacher-to-teacher professional development. The over-arching goal of this project (http://1drv.ms/1ugZTlq) is to expand the number of teachers using innovative, student-centered teaching approaches - proven methods that result in positive student outcomes and ultimately better prepare students for ...more »

Submitted by (@ben.owens)

City: Murphy

State: North Carolina

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Teacher Leader "Boot Camp"

"Teacher leadership" is a popular notion these days; everyone seems to agree that it is vital to school success - so much so, in fact, that some states even offer it as an "add on" endorsement to a license! For the most part, though, teachers interested in becoming teacher leaders either have to be identified by traditional school leaders (like the principal) or enroll in a formal teacher education program. But wouldn't ...more »

Submitted by (@klukacs)

City: Winchester

State: VA

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Team teaching and personalization of curriculum for students

When a high-school teacher is solely responsible for several classes and feels responsible for all of the information delivery to students, he/she might feel there is no room in the day for taking on leadership responsibilities. Shifting towards a personalized curriculum and team-taught classrooms will allow teachers to feel empowered to take on leadership roles. Why? 1) Working in a collaborative environment will ...more »

Submitted by (@jstainton)

City: Woodstock

State: VT

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Close Reading Across the Curriculum

As an ELA teacher, it is hard to make students understand this is not Vegas; what happens here doesn't stay here. To facilitate that notion, after I introduce close reading and annotations, I request that faculty members in other content areas accept annotated texts from my students and build on that. The teachers are receptive to the idea and initial that the student has shown them his/her annotated text. The students ...more »

Submitted by (@dhackett)

City: DuBois

State: Pennsylvania

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Put Your Time Where Your Mouth Is

I would like to provide a quarterly Teacher Workday 1/2 day hands-on workshop and luncheon for students and county administrator/community leaders, where I walk through a mini-art unit; just as I would during the regular school day. Community leaders/county administrators would register to attend the "workshop" AS PARTICIPANTS who are paired with a student to complete course tasks and activities, quarterly, on Optional ...more »

Submitted by (@myartteacher)

City: Greensboro

State: NC

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