Winter Campaign

Engines of Change: NBCT State and National Professional Learning Teams

Let's elevate the role of NBCTs by creating professional learning teams in every state. NBCTs would work with state departments of education, the U.S. Department of Education, and other organizations to design and deliver professional growth initiatives for teachers in their state. NBCT teams, called Engines of Change, would consult with counties, districts, and school sites to support professional learning in America's ...more »

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Engagement meets opportunity and encouragement

Nutley Public Schools has engaged in an effort to increase student success with a readers' workshop language arts focus that enables young readers to read independently while acquiring crucial and enduring understandings of key reading concepts. Research shows that student engagement must be supported with opportunities and encouragement to persevere with learning in areas of high interest to encourage production of thought, ...more »

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Fall 2014 Campaign

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 »

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Fall 2014 Campaign

Redefine Professional Development

I would like to start up a 'Teacher Academy' for Professional Development (PD) within my school district. I believe that we can all agree that PD has not been well received uniformly across all schools. While some schools/districts do things well, we can all do PD better. Teacher Academy Bullet Points *Leverage local universities or an on-line university to offer graduate credit for PD. *Tracks for specific strands (CCSS, ...more »

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Perfecting Practice through Problem Based STEM Teaching

STEM Education requires that teachers have the capability to develop learning modules that engage and integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and ELA. The current Problem Based Learning (PBL) Regional Summer School program has led to a decrease in discipline referrals and absence and an increase in passing rates and engagement, as shown by action research. However, it has been in place for ten years needs re-development. ...more »

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Teacher Leadership Summit

Many teachers want to step into teacher leadership roles. However, teachers often lack specific training in leadership skills related to areas such as facilitation, having difficult conversations, advocacy, how to move a goal from idea to reality, and how to work with adult learners, to name a few. Our goal is to organize a yearly summit which would allow potential teacher leaders across the State of Maine to get training ...more »

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Fall 2014 Campaign

National Board Certified Teachers for the 21st Century

Why not harness today's technology to help talented teachers improve their practice? We are interested in designing an online platform to support educators pursuing National Board certification. Any teacher, regardless of geographic location, could participate in valuable candidate support through online communities, in addition to existing in-person opportunities. We hope to increase the number of National Board Certified ...more »

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Fall 2014 Campaign

Teacher Leader "Boot Camp"

"Teacher leadership" is a popular notion these days; everyone seems to agree that it is vital to school success - so much so, in fact, that some states even offer it as an "add on" endorsement to a license! For the most part, though, teachers interested in becoming teacher leaders either have to be identified by traditional school leaders (like the principal) or enroll in a formal teacher education program. But wouldn't ...more »

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Engaging Young Educators to Lead and Solve Problems

There is a need to have young educators engage in their profession early on in their career (first 10 years of teaching) to help solve issues facing education today. They will have been in education long enough to identify the issues and have opinions, but rarely been given the opportunity to help solve them. Research shows that if teachers have opportunity to lead and participate in decision making they will have better ...more »

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Fall 2014 Campaign

Collaborating Cross-Content

While Professional Learning Communities can be a wonderful tool, they often focus on collaboration between teachers of similar content-areas or grade levels. In a landscape where literacy and problem-solving skills are important for every content area, teachers gain so much insight by collaborating with "un-common" partnerships. Using the Common Core literacy and mathematical standards, teachers can collaborate to provide ...more »

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Denver Teacher Leadership Summit

STEM Connections: Community Colleges, Universities, Businesses and Teachers

The Next Generation Science Standards involve the implementation of Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts and Disciplinary Core Ideas. These standards pedagogy that emphasize learning in context. In order to connect teachers to real world application, networking with scientists and engineers is the central focus. I will develop a collaborative network among the community colleges, universities and ...more »

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