Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Global Connections: University and Public School Partnerships

Public schools are always in need of resources due to funding limitations. Massachusetts is a center of higher education institutions. Why can't public schools and Massachusetts higher education institutions work together to enrich the experience of students in our classrooms? Salem State University is now home for the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Dr. Christopher Mauriello is the Center's director and ...more »

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City : Dracut

State : MA

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Denver Teacher Leadership Summit

Teacher Leader Partnerships for Developing State Conversation Conveners

U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Alumni and their respective colleagues will leverage leadership skills in order to build systems to support teacher leadership networks within their respective states. Common priorities across states will include building teacher leadership capacity in response to specific state needs, a focus on college and career ready standards, and attention to state adopted instructional ...more »

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City : Bremerton

State : WA

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Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Teacher Advisory Council

In our state our two teacher unions advocated for a Teachers' Advisory Council with our legislators because of poor relations between the teachers and the department of education. In the summer of 2013, the council became a law. Our council is comprised of one teacher leader from each district. We meet on a monthly basis and make recommendations to the state Board of Education. This model could work in other states. ...more »

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City : middletown

State : Rhode Island

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Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Regional Teacher Leadership Academies

All teachers must be leaders.Teachers must inspire others and influence outcomes in their classrooms and as a result of the new teacher evaluation system,this is also required within ones school, district, and community. My idea is to to create Regional Teacher Leadership Academies using the Leadership Competencies developed for the Teacher Leadership Initiative. The NEA, CTQ, and the National Board, with the help of ...more »

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City : Seekonk

State : MA

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American Education Week

Teacher Leadership and Salary Points

I would like to propose the tying of teacher leadership positions to the district's salary point scale in order to improve teacher retention. For example, if you work as a lead teacher or a department chair (and are able to provide evidence that you made an impact at your school site), you could earn salary points. This would heighten the prestige of the teaching profession, create an incentive to take on leadership positions ...more »

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City : Los Angeles

State : California

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Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Bread Loaf Teacher Network - Connected Learning

The Bread Loaf Teacher Network has developed a model for Connected Learning in the 21st century through which teacher-leaders nurture the capacity of young people to serve as agents of change, developing leaders through mentorship in democratic, educational creative writing workshops. The model is designed to connect parents, students and teachers with each other and with communities across the nation and the world. We ...more »

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City : Andover

State : MA

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Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

The Learning Project: Using a Teacher Designed Program to Grow Other Teacher-Lead Ideas

We have been given a unique opportunity to create a project based learning school for seniors in our district. This half day program, called the Learning Project, (which began in 2013) integrates math, physics, economics, government, and English through real world projects. In this program the students are developing skills of verbal and written communication, personal agency, collaboration, project management, and ...more »

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City : Scotia

State : NY - New York

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Summer 2014 Campaign

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 »

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

City : Plantsville

State : CT

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Fall 2014 Campaign

Questions & problems that inform our work

As teachers we are often viewed as experts but in the era we live in, we need to become expert learners, constantly searching for deeper understandings and new skills to address unfamiliar problems. Letting go of that image of expert is harder than it sounds. Raising questions & challenges that we want to ponder and invite others to think and learn along with us can be a new and enlightening journey. So, for example, ...more »

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City : Wellesley

State : MA

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Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Teacher Leadership and Advocacy---Creating an Action Plan

We need to put the voice of educators back into education policy. To do this, we need to provide training for teacher leaders who want to engage in policy forums. This training would be to provide a concrete, workable model for constructing an action plan that is accomplishable within a working teacher's schedule and still gets results.

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City : Hardwick

State : VT

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Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Collaborative Teaching Partnerships: Empowering Educators At All Levels Of Experience

To create collaborative partnerships with veteran, experienced, and novice teachers so that all may learn. Veteran teachers would offer experience and insight over time, experienced teachers would act as facilitators and offer their own insights, and novice teachers would share timely theoretical ideas they learned in their teacher preparation program(s). This would be a tri-fold model in which existing Teacher Mentors ...more »

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City : New York

State : New York

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Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Soliciting Useful and Rewarding Student Feedback

With eight elements to the teacher evaluation system in Massachusetts, educators have many aspects of evaluation to consider and integrate. My team would like to create user-friendly, helpful, non-threatening, and meaningful examples of ways to solicit student feedback for grade levels K-12. We envision creating four charts (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12) with different specific and practical ideas for teachers to consider ...more »

Submitted by (@emorgan)

City : Littleton

State : MA

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