Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Increasing comprehension through Student Lead Discourse

Initiating discourse in the classroom has ignited intellectual student conversations which reflect student’s true desire to learn and read selected articles. Discourse also proved an understanding and comprehension of the text which showed a 10-15% increase in scores on both formal and informal assessments. Allowing students to sit back and talk about there individual understanding of a text allows students to engage ...more »

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City : Washington

State : DC

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Writing Across the Curriculum for ELLs with Disabilities

How can teachers enhance the writing skills of English Language Learners with Disabilities? The Boston Public Schools has a significant population of English Language Learners with Disabilities (ELLSWD). ELLSWD often face a significant challenge in producing writing in all areas of the curriculum. Yet, the ability to write is essential for both functional literacy as well as college preparation. Additionally, the ability ...more »

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City : Boston

State : MA

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Fall 2014 Campaign

Using my time to assist in other classrooms

As much as possible, I use my planning time to assist other teachers in their classrooms. I start by unexpectedly stepping into a classroom of a teacher who has expressed a frustration. Politely I ask if I can observe in order to learn how their classroom works. I stay for whatever length of time I am available. Usually by the 2nd or 3rd visit, I find ways to assist the teacher. Once I have learned how the other ...more »

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City : Stuarts Draft

State : Virginia

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Teacher Leaders as Health Ambassadors

Teacher Leadership, an endeavor to develop a new generation of middle leaders within the teaching profession is gaining significant recognition in my school. Teacher Leaders and teachers are working hard to provide every student a safe, academically challenging, and inspiring learning experience. Teacher’s well-being is often forgotten amidst setting the high expectations for student achievement. My idea is to promote ...more »

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City : Washington

State : DC

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Help students Build Global Competence and the 21st Century Skills by Integration of Hard and Soft Skills for our Teachers

President Obama has called for American schools to prepare our students for the demands of the global economy. “Now more than ever, the American economy needs a workforce that is skilled, adaptable, creative, and equipped for success in the global marketplace.” (www.whitehouse.gov). To succeed in the global marketplace, our students have to develop global competence and the 21st century skills. The challenge now is to ...more »

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City : Boston

State : MA

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Teacher Leaders as Health Ambassadors

Teacher Leadership, an endeavor to develop a new generation of middle leaders within the teaching profession is gaining significant recognition in my school. Teacher Leaders and teachers are working hard to provide every student a safe, academically challenging, and inspiring learning experience. Teacher’s well-being is often forgotten amidst setting the high expectations for student achievement. My idea is to promote ...more »

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City : Washington

State : DC

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Early Intervention in Kindergarten

My teacher leadership idea provides professional development training to kindergarten teachers. All too often teachers are certified in elementary education from kindergarten through sixth grade. Many of them have had very little early childhood experience yet they can be assigned to a kindergarten position. Through my experience as a kindergarten teacher, teacher leader, and now a mentor to new kindergarten teachers, ...more »

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City : Pittsburgh

State : PA

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

National Board Certification can be the foundation for Professional Learning Communities in schools. Establishing a truly shared model of Professional Practice—created and implemented by teachers within one organization—is critical for developing a school-wide culture of rigor and professional growth, especially one that benefits all students and helps build the instructional practice of teachers. Simultaneously, the ...more »

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Teachers and Students Leading Change in a Global Society: Solving Global Challenges Through Problem & Project Based Learning

In education we constantly remind ourselves that we are helping to shape the future, which of course we are, but sometimes we need to focus more on shaping the present. There are so many global challenges facing our world today that desperately need solutions, but that seem far too daunting to bring into the classroom, let alone take on as projects. As teachers we sometimes underestimate not only our student's ability ...more »

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City : Raleigh

State : North Carolina

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Teaching and Learning Summits

Curriculum is often driven at the district level by department chairs, lead teachers, and curriculum directors. At times the state may provide examples of exemplar teaching units that teachers may use and of course set the standards for teachers and students. But how can teachers best implement their curriculum? What actually works in the classroom? There is a treasure trove of ideas but unfortunately teachers across ...more »

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City : Dracut

State : MA

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Fall 2014 Campaign

Apprenticeship Model for Teaching: Improving Teacher Effectiveness, Development and Retention

Teacher turnover and burnout is preventable. A recent study concluded that more pedagogical preparation does impact retention positively (Sawchuk 2014). In higher education, the problem doesn't quite manifest as a retention issue, but as an effectiveness issue. When college-level faculty experience burnout their commitment and job satisfaction is stressed, but burnout is mitigated through support and collaboration ...more »

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City : Orange

State : CA

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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 »

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City : San Francisco

State : CA

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