Fall 2014 Campaign

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

Fall 2014 Campaign

Start With What You Have

Many teachers across the country are working hard to prepare students for the Common Core standards. In our district we are implementing Project Based Learning (PBL) where students design, create, and collaborate their way toward 21st Century Skills. It is tempting to throw out old lesson plans and start from scratch, an intimidating task. Why not take existing lesson plans and adapt them to the new way of learning? ...more »

Submitted by (@barnes.1)

City : New Albany

State : OH

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Revamp Administrators' Credential Programs/Eligibility

INTEGRATE DISTRIBUTE LEADERSHIP TRAINING IN ADMINISTRATORS’ CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS. Principals make or break a school. Train principals so they learn how to become true leaders who support and promote the strengths of potential teacher leaders. Make room to change the leadership structure at school; it doesn’t have to be a hierarchical pyramid. PRINCIPALS SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST 5 YEARS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE. Administrators’ ...more »

Submitted by (@claudiabhaas)

City : San Francisco

State : CA

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Teach Like Me

Schools across the country are adversely affected by teacher shortages . In response, I have created the Teach Like Me Campaign. The Teach Like Me Campaign's main goal is to improve teacher recruitment and retention by redefining public perceptions of the teaching profession. We will accomplish this with three main components: First, we encourage teachers to speak more positively about our profession. We ask teachers ...more »

Submitted by (@shawnsheehan)

City : Norman

State : OK

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Involving Families in Academic Life

We all know that one of the most important partnerships we have is with our families. I believe that in order to have a more successful partnership with these families and to make them feel welcomed, we should invite them into classes, take extra efforts to reach out, be flexible with event planning and scheduling, host community forums on topics they've deemed important, and add a personal touch. At my clubs this year, ...more »

Submitted by (@miranda.lugo)

City : Austin

State : Texas

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An Innovative Comprehensive Reading Program For Kindergarten

The literacy approach exemplifies teaching excellence with five certified teachers, five educational assistants, a literacy specialist and 110 students. It was initiated as the school district's staff decided to focus high stakes language and literacy intensive instructional practices on early childhood students. Each child has small group guided reading for 30 minutes. The practice of small group adult facilitated reading ...more »

Submitted by (@sue.peyton)

City : Zanesville

State : Ohio

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Differentiation with Teachers in Mind

I hope to differentiate professional development for my staff based on their individualized needs. By helping teachers to reflect on personal areas of growth and strength, I hope to increase teacher effectiveness and in return improve student achievement.

Submitted by (@jfine0)

City : Raleigh

State : NC

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Using Our Resources to Create a Coaching Team

Our school currently has a team of 8 amazing individuals who can serve as instructional coaches to help teachers in the building. This coaching team will spearhead the 2nd and 3rd Year Coaching Program. In this program, each teacher in their 2nd and 3rd year (1st year teachers receive a coach through the county), will receive an instructional coach that will meet with them once per month to help them perfect their ...more »

Submitted by (@amriccio)

City : Alexandria

State : VA

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Harnessing Technology Across School Districts

School districts often allocate resources unevenly among schhols, sometimes fir reasons of demand or interest, but sometimes this magnifies inequality among schools, particularly for able kids at high-poverty schools that offer fewer advanced courses. Teach to lead by finding the kid(s) who need(s) an AP class --or some other class not offered at your school-- that class at another school in the district. Work with ...more »

Submitted by (@betsycavendish)

City : washington

State : dc

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The Beginning Teacher Network

A professional learning team centered around better retaining, supporting, and accelerating beginning teachers in the areas of professional development, cross-curricular collaboration, and educator activism. Networks would be school-system based, with an annual state (and possibly national) conference. Monthly face-to-face forums would allow opportunities for professional networking and provided training on applicable ...more »

Submitted by (@jhferguson.trey)

City : Raleigh

State : North Carolina

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Scaffolding Academic Discourse for English Language Learners

I would like to start a discussion of ways to foster accurate academic participation for ELLs (or other student populations). Currently, I use scaffolds such as posted and practiced academic sentence frames to assist students when reporting out ideas after “Think-Write-Pair-Share.” I would like to collaborate with others to broaden my strategies and increase student use of academic language and structures. Please share ...more »

Submitted by (@donna0)

City : Virginia Beach

State : Virginia

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Great Teachers are Made by the Teacher Next Door: Teacher Lab

Would you like to be a part of a profession that empowers their workforce and honors the expertise that is embedded throughout every school in the USA? If so, consider becoming engaged in Teacher Lab! Teacher Lab learning is complementary, synergistic, and meaningfully embedded. By utilizing and reflectively engaging with the expertise of the 'teacher next door", educators will be a part of continuous professional learning ...more »

Submitted by (@marcia.hudson)

City : Auburn Hills

State : MI

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Give Teachers a Voice in Teacher Preparation

The teaching profession changes so fast (data, technology, culture, etc.) while many teacher preparation/credential programs remain behind-the-times, not adequately preparing teachers for current or future classrooms. Just 1 example: - All levels of educators indicate data use as being important (Marsh et al., 2005), yet - training programs for teachers have generally not addressed data skills & data-informed decision-making ...more »

Submitted by (@dr.rankin)

City : Laguna Beach

State : California

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