Teachers in rural community schools often do not have adequate funding for professional development to support student learning. National Board Certification empowers teachers by helping them to grow as leaders within their school, district, and state and also helps them to maintain focus on the heart of their classroom--enhanced student learning. It is a most rigorous, personal professional development process.
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*Leverage local universities or an on-line university to offer graduate credit for PD.
*Tracks for specific strands (CCSS,... more »
Supporting and creating opportunities for teacher-driven learning are critical to both the profession and student learning. What if there was a way to provide all educators with the tools they'd need to run an Edcamp in their district? Edcamps are the most popular form of teacher-led professional development across the country.
We need programs that do a better job of recruiting them yes, but more than that we need professional development programs focused on the specific challenges of new second career teachers. The "one size" teacher prep or teacher mentor program is... more »
The key to TeacherCoach is the integration of personal growth and professional development.
If a student has stress at home, learning may be impacted. If a teacher has stress at home, teaching may be impacted. At TeacherCoach we believe in addressing the needs of the... more »
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 »
Of course we need strong back-bone organizations that can help teachers see themselves as facilitators of their own life-long learning. Districts, non-profits and professional organizations, for example, can help teachers emerge as the leaders we need. We also... more »
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 »
The purpose of my study is to gather data regarding the alignment of professional development needs with a district’s teacher evaluation system. These district teacher evaluation data, along with information gained... more »
A trained questioner produces a subtle power of service with professional influence. Influencing peers and educational policy through authentic questioning may remain... more »