Campaign: Winter Campaign

Hybrid Special Education Mentor Teacher with New Special Education Teacher Residency Program

This is a year-long residency experience and hybrid teacher role. Match a new special educator and paraprofessional with an experienced (preferably NBCT) mentor special educator (MSE) and trained paraprofessional (para) in a self-contained classroom. Have the MSE train the new educator; the para trains the new para. For the 1st marking period both teachers are in the classroom with both paras. She observes the new teacher, ...more »

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City : Woodbridge

State : Virginia

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Campaign: Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

A Whole Child Approach to Academic Success

Since 2009, RIASCD has concentrated its efforts on a Whole Child initiative, originated by ASCD. We believe that the essence of the Whole Child Initiative is to strengthen education in Rhode Island by explicitly linking educational reform infrastructure to the tenets (Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported, and Challenged) and to operationalize them for people who are empowered to make change. RIASCD has assembled partners ...more »

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City : Providence

State : RI

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Campaign: Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Create a Culture of Questioning

As an educator I have found that a properly presented question moves both myself and others. However, formulating effective questions requires training and practice. Engagement in discussion about this foundational skill develops the skills needed to lead. A trained questioner produces a subtle power of service with professional influence. Influencing peers and educational policy through authentic questioning may remain ...more »

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City : Minneapolis

State : Mn

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Campaign: Denver Teacher Leadership Summit

Teacher Leaders are needed for Transformational Change to occur in the United States Public Education System

Public Education is under attack. Outside of education organizations are increasingly blaming teachers for underperforming schools. These organizations seek solutions outside of our current public education system creating the illusion that transformational change cannot occur within the system. There is too much at stake to allow this perception to continue. Teacher Leaders are not only helpful but critical in creating ...more »

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City : Bellevue

State : WA

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Campaign: Fall 2014 Campaign

Supporting Teacher Leadership, Engaging Math Change with Engineering

Principals should support teacher leaders in building partnerships beyond the school. As advisor to my school’s junior chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, I sought to provide students on our math team with more opportunities to compete. We hosted a one-time math quiz bowl in Philadelphia for teams of students from eight other public high schools. The event catalyzed a partnership with the Philadelphia ...more »

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City : Philadelphia

State : PA

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Campaign: Fall 2014 Campaign

Teacher Leader TACTICS Framework

Current discussions on transforming teacher education include creating leadership opportunities for teachers to lead innovation (CTQ Teacher Ed 3.0) and grow their roles and responsibilities without leaving the classroom (Project RESPECT). The TACTICS Teacher Leader framework represents a seven step process to prompt Teacher Leaders to use experience and professional judgment when translating research informed best practice ...more »

City : Wheeling

State : Illinois

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Campaign: Fall 2014 Campaign

1/2 Teacher and 1/2 academic Coach - A new roll for experienced teachers

Create an academic coach with lasting impact by appointing teachers who will coach teachers half the day and work as a classroom teacher the other half of the day. With this structure you leverage a master teachers skills and allow them to stay current and refine their craft. In our district and I suspect in others, an academic coach is a teacher pulled from their class room to work full time with other teachers. ...more »

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City : Deltona

State : FL

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Campaign: Summer 2014 Campaign

Connecticut's Teacher-Leader in Residence Hybrid Role

I have had the unique opportunity of splitting my time between teaching at my school and serving as a Teacher-Leader in Residence at the Connecticut State Department of Education. In this hybrid role, I have been able to work alongside policy leaders making decisions that impact public education while reflecting on my classroom practice and representing teachers and students at the state level. As a Teacher-Leader in ...more »

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City : Plantsville

State : CT

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