Campaign: Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Core Action Leadership

My Teacher Leadership Idea is to create Core Action Leadership opportunities for teachers. The Core Actions have many layers and I want teachers to become experts on one or more Core Action. For example, Core Action 3 in English Language Arts focuses on complex texts. An English Language Arts teacher can become an expert on that Core Action and lead professional development trainings around that Core Action. Teachers ...more »

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City : Boston

State : Massachusetts

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Campaign: Denver Teacher Leadership Summit

Coaching and Mentoring of New and Experienced Teachers: Innovating and Diminishing the Stigma with Observation and Coaching

Observations and feedback in education have gotten a “stigma” in education. Either teachers find that it’s done too often, not enough, or that it isn't representative of their work. What I would like to propose would be developing a program or training that would allow teacher leaders to take on some of the coaching and mentoring of both new teachers and experienced teachers looking to refine their practice. Studies ...more »

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City : Wichita

State : KS

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Campaign: Denver Teacher Leadership Summit

Student-Centered Literacy Instruction

Allegan Area ESA is leading our county districts toward a student-centered literacy model for reading and writing instruction. Michigan teachers have written a CCSS aligned model for reading and writing instruction (MAISA Units of Study, K-12) using the workshop model. This is the beginning of great instruction, but teachers need a model of what this instruction looks like in a real classroom. I would like to develop ...more »

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City : Kalamazoo

State : MI

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Personal, not Professional, Development for Teachers: Not a Day Off but a Day On.

The demands of an intense school year can leave a teacher constantly playing catch up or succumbing to a "nothing done to full capacity" complacency. However, I have noticed that teachers at conferences or workshops are often times their most productive because they tend do two things - 1) talk about their schools and 2) lesson plan. Both are vital to the development of the teacher in that they allow him/her to share ...more »

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City : Boston

State : Massachusetts

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Mindfulness

The idea is to teach students the skills to clear the mind and remove external distractions in order to enhance learning, reduce stress and, as Congressman Tim Ryan eloquently states, "calm the soul". Scientists continue to affirm numerous benefits to the practice of stilling the mind, yet public educators are not embracing this truth due to it's similarities with religious practices. I would like to fight the tendencies ...more »

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City : North Hollywood

State : California

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Teachers Shadow Students for a Day!

Purpose: To fully experience a school day in the shoes of a student. In doing this, the Shadower will come away with insights about intended and unintended effects of school practices & policies on students, to be shared with colleagues in a constructive way. Process: Educators “shadow” individual students in their school or district for a full day. They go to every class of each student, including lunch, stand near ...more »

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City : Lancaster

State : TX

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Campaign: Denver Teacher Leadership Summit

A STRATEGIC AGENDA

A STRATEGIC AGENDA Based on the input so far, a strategic agenda slowly but surely fills with the following points: 1. Bridging the gap between management and the base. Management and "the trenches" should be connected (role reversal, hybrid roles, distributed leadership, change agency). 2. Approaching teachers and school staff in a holistic way: have an eye for the professional, but also for the person behind the professional. ...more »

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City : Delfzijl

State : Holland

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Campaign: Fall 2014 Campaign

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 »

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City : Austin

State : Texas

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Teacher Leaders who are Instructional Coaches: Cedentilas behind the Title

Frustrated with the proliferation of instructional "coaches," especially in urban areas and in many conversion charter schools wherein faculty were novice and alternatively certified, we pursued grant money to develop an add-o coaching certificate with the state DOE.

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City : New Orleans

State : LA

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Distributed Leadership Teams in Schools

Schools and districts need to find better ways to increase teacher motivation, retain highly-skilled teachers and increase student achievement. Creating distributed leadership teams within schools may be one way to do that. These teams would transcend your grandmother’s “committee”—instead, distributed leadership teams would have actual decision-making authority. Districts and schools would have to be willing to give ...more »

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City : Louisville

State : KY

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Core Action Leadership

My Teacher Leadership Idea is to create Core Action Leadership opportunities for teachers. The Core Actions have many layers and I want teachers to become experts on one or more Core Action. For example, Core Action 3 in English Language Arts focuses on complex texts. An English Language Arts teacher can become an expert on that Core Action and lead professional development trainings around that Core Action. Teachers ...more »

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City : Boston

State : Massachusetts

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How to Use Teacher Leaders to Build a Positive Culture of Data Use

The Wareham Public School District employs teacher leaders to assist in facilitating the collection, dissemination and collaborative inquiry process of student assessment data. These teacher-led data investigations are effective in creating a foundation of professional learning communities that facilitate a culture of trusting, collaborative use of student assessment data. Teacher leaders support the positive use of ...more »

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City : Wareham

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