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Teacher Leaders Inspire Others by Being a Support

In a time of educational flux, it seems as if there is no better time for opportunity than the present for educators to become teacher leaders. One does not need to do work at the district level in order to become a teacher leader. Teacher leaders are individuals open to change and are proactive in sharing their knowledge, leading collaboration meetings, grade level discussions, community involvement, and/or any additional... more »

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Student Leadership Team

Teaching students to be leaders can help sustain a school-wide social emotional learning environment, (SEL) as well as a school site positive behavior intervention support program (PBIS). Developing Student Teacher Leadership Teams to aide in the implementation of the programs can help the student body take ownership of the concepts and processes. Research to support the importance of SEL and PBIS for children can be... more »

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Just Ask

There are so many different ideas and opinions about how to improve schools, teaching, and learning. We hear from parents, educators, administrators, policy makers, and everyone who has access to a soapbox. The one voice we rarely hear is that of students. This idea is to institute a regular questioning process with students to gather insight into a school's progress, to collect new ideas for new directions, and to empower... more »

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Light Bulb Leaders

An image that comes to my mind when I ponder the idea of a teacher leader is an acrostic with the words lead and learn joining at the letter "A". It is important that we as educators continually learn and share ideas. When we continue our education we demonstrate a drive to be lifelong learners--in hopes that our students will become lifelong learners.

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Spring Campaign

Restructure Schools with Inclusive, Strategic Process

To move schools forward, schools have to analyze roles, routines, and structure. To promote this process, school communities need to first decide on a targeted mission/vision. Next, they need to make the time to analyze current roles, routines, and structures with regard to that mission/vision--what's working and what is not working? After that they need to create an action plan to restructure their school to better meet... more »

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Innovative Teaching that Create Engaged Learners

This workshop is designed and created to demonstrate how to use technology tools to promote learning that is purposeful and relevant. Teachers will learn how to utilize these tools in innovative ways in to engage all learners. This workshop is structured around the individual needs of the teachers and their student population.

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Winter Campaign

Summer Mathematics Advancement for Motivated Students

This is "hybrid" course for Algebra 2 Honors and Precalculus Honors students combines face-to-face instructional meetings with student prior knowledge and self-study skills to deliver a full year honors curriculum in five weeks. provides all the skills necessary to support the successful completion of Honors Precalculus and/or AP Calculus.
The face-to-face instructional periods take place three days a week for 5 weeks.... more »

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Questioning and Contemplating Assessment Practices

Informal. Formal. Summative. Formative.

Assessments are powerful educational tools, and we use them so frequently. Nevertheless, teachers receive very little education about or training in effective, valid assessment practices.

Teacher education programs could certainly include more about assessments, but classroom experiences with them provide valuable knowledge that theory never will. Therefore, a greater conversation... more »

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Sharing technology math resources within a school district

I would like a way to share activities and technological resources with other math teachers in my district. We tried to meet once a month and have one teacher present their lesson each time, but there was very low participation. It wasn't a required meeting, so many teachers chose not to participate. I'd like to get the other teachers in my district more excited about implementing new technology math resources into their... more »

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Spread the Love

When I was the chair of the sunshine team, spreading positive morale was one of my main goals. I started a "spread the love" campaign during the month of February that was extremely simple and brought a smile to everyone's face. Using heart shaped paper cut-outs, teachers and students would write positive messages and post them on the classroom door for everyone to see. This was so popular that we extended it to each... more »

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STEM TANK

Utilizing a school within a school model interdisciplinary learning will center around a selected grouping of students. Targeted at all levels of learners. Learning will be project based and will built upon foundations of all core classes. Instructors will collaboratively create unit assessments/projects. The first year will focus on content and the fundamentals of engineering, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The... more »

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Job Share for Strengthened School Community

It has been said that a school’s environment and sense of community can directly have a positive or negative affect on student achievement.

In taking the steps to strengthening a school’s community, teachers and staff need the opportunity to understand all inner-workings of the school. It is so often, that certain positions within the school system are underappreciated or not even recognized as important.

Giving teachers... more »

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