Fall 2014 Campaign

Submitted by (@sarah.yost)

Hybrid Teacher Leadership Role

Hybrid teaching positions retain effective teachers in classroom positions, while providing them leadership opportunities, and keeping them from succumbing to burnout in high-poverty situations. When teachers leaders leave the classroom they sometimes lose the immediate teacher perspective, as well as credibility among teachers who are "in the trenches." Hybrid teachers retain their teacher perspective and can advocate ...more »

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Fall 2014 Campaign

Submitted by (@sue.peyton)

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 »

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Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Submitted by (@egilrein)

Engaging NBCTs as Leaders for Student Growth & School Improvement Using Online Coaching

National Board Certified Teachers are trained as virtual coaches for Resident Teachers in years 1-3 using a private, local TEAMS platform on TeachingChannel.org. The goals of this program include: to enhance and to develop the practice of the untenured teachers so that they become more effective, address their formal evaluations with confidence and professionalism, learn to navigate the complicated and complex teaching ...more »

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Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Submitted by (@madams)

Teacher Action Research

Teachers undergo a year long action research project in their classroom. Teachers meet as a group to support the development of their project and a professional learning community among. The meetings also focus on the best practices in action research that can be incorporated into their project. At the end, teachers present to their colleagues their projects. The action research process begins by identifying a problem ...more »

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Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Submitted by (@ksperetz)

More and Better Learning Time

Educators know there is not enough time to get things done. This project connects teachers from Colorado , Massachusetts, and around the world virtually to discuss redesign around how time is used for student learning and teacher collaboration. Some of the teachers are currently teaching in schools that have been redesigned around time, while some teachers are passionate about changing the way time is used in their classrooms ...more »

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Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Submitted by (@kim.rogers)

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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Fall 2014 Campaign

Submitted by (@donna0)

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 »

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Denver Teacher Leadership Summit

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The World Languages Proficiency Project: Preparing Our Students for a Multilingual World

The World Languages Proficiency Project will help the Modern and Classical Languages Department provide students with effective tools (technological and non-technological) that will help them explore their language of study through reading, summarization, and storytelling, and discover talents that they will be able to transfer to their learning in other disciplines. It will also build more collaborative efforts in the ...more »

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Fall 2014 Campaign

Submitted by (@myartteacher)

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 »

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Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Submitted by (@angiecmiller74)

Let the Librarians Lead!

Writing across the curriculum. Integrated units. Guided reading. Research. Common Core Standards. Tech integration. Professional development.This is the heavy and often unmanageable load that teachers everywhere are attempting to juggle. Enter the most underused leadership resource in school districts: the librarian. The librarian has a perspective that no other educator has in the building--we are the only ones to see ...more »

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Submitted by (@petgold)

Combining community resources and researched practice to energize the teaching of history.

Teachers of history who also value the role writing plays in learning would meet to create a summer institute that explores how local archives and history museums can be rich sources for student learning. By reading research on the role of writing in learning, exploring variations on teaching practices, and fostering relationships with local archives and museum personnel these teachers would develop and implement a ...more »

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