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1 Peggy Stewart Education Consultant Link.Lead.Learn linkleadlearn.com 1 Inspiring Teacher Leadership in the New Era of PARCC Tonya Breland Education Consultant Teach Educators & Scholars Org., LLC TESOConsulting.com

2 Connect @linkleadlearn  TESOConsulting.com   Linkleadlearn.com  2 Breland and Stewart, January 21, 2015

3 Description  Teacher leaders promote school and student success. Administrators cannot flourish without engaging their teacher leaders to partner with them. As schools embrace the transition to PARCC, they must rethink teaching and learning.  Learn how to inspire teachers to lead in this new era of PARCC and improve student progress and performance. Breland and Stewart, January 21,

4 Overview of Teacher Leadership Why Teacher Leadership Teacher Leadership Model Standards Building Capacity for Teacher Leadership Teacher Leadership in Practice Supporting and Inspiring Teacher Leaders Agenda 4 Breland and Stewart, January 21, 2015

5 Teacher Leadership What is it? Why now in the era of PARCC? Teacher Leader Model Standards Overview 5 Breland and Stewart, January 21, 2015

6 What is teacher leadership?  Teacher leadership is the process by which teachers, individually or collectively, influence their colleagues, principals, and other members of the school community to improve teaching and learning practices with the aim of increased student learning and achievement. Teacher leadership is the process by which teachers, individually or collectively, influence their colleagues, principals, and other me Jennifer York-Barr learning practices with the aim of increased student learning and achievement” Breland and Stewart, January 21,

7 Teacher Leadership See teachers as innovators, researchers, champions of student learning, leaders of colleagues and policy advocates Breland and Stewart, January 21,

8 What You Know Needs To Get Done What Is Actually Getting Done What You Know Needs To Get Done What Is Actually Getting Done What is Teacher Leadership? Breland and Stewart, January 21, 2015

9 Teacher Leaders: Promoting School and Student Success Breland and Stewart, January 21, WhWhat Is Actually Getting Done t Is Actually Getting Done Teacher Leadership !

10 Turn & Talk How does your district/school define and promote teacher leadership? Breland and Stewart, January 21,

11  Highly effective teachers directly impact student learning  Teacher leaders lead and influence change  Teacher leaders support and train colleagues  … Why Now in This Era of PARRC? 11 Breland and Stewart, January 21, 2015

12 Teacher leadership needs to be formalized and funded because there will be 2 million new teachers in classrooms around North America in the next six years, and they need leaders in the classroom that they can look up to and learn from as they negotiate through their first years of teaching. Becky Pringle, NEA Did you know? 12 Breland and Stewart, January 21, 2015

13 When districts fail to use high-performing teachers to support their colleagues’ growth and development, administrators and coaches remain overburdened, and teachers-as well as many students are left lacking individualized support. Rachel Curtis, Aspen Institute Did you also know? 13 Breland and Stewart, January 21, 2015

14 Principals’ satisfaction with their jobs in the public schools has decreased nine percentage points since it was last measured in In that same period, teacher satisfaction has dropped precipitously by 23 percentage points, including a five-point decrease in the last year, to the lowest level it has been in the survey in 25 years. A majority of teachers report that they feel under great stress at least several days a week, a significant increase from 1985 when this was last measured. MetLife Survey 2013 Research 14 Breland and Stewart, January 21, 2015

15 Teachers in the US spend 80% of their work day directly interacting with students, compared to 60% of other industrialized countries. That leaves them less time to analyze data, plan instruction, and collaborate with colleagues, all activities that research ties to improvement in instruction and student outcomes. More Research 15 Breland and Stewart, January 21, 2015

16 Potential Barriers  Culture of district does not embrace teacher leadership  Trust is not established among administration and teaching team  Too much top-down leadership  Teachers’ expertise and professionalism are undervalued  Teacher leadership opportunities are limited  … Breland and Stewart, January 21,

17 Table Talk Identify & List Barriers to Promoting Teacher Leadership in Your District or School Breland and Stewart, January 21,

18 Teacher Leader Model Standards Breland and Stewart, January 21,

19 Teacher Leader Model Standards Purpose -the knowledge, skills and competencies that teachers need to assume leadership roles in their schools, districts, and the profession. Breland and Stewart, January 21,

20 Teacher Leader Model Standards Structure and Contexts Domain  Seven domains that define the knowledge base needed by the teacher leader Functions  Describe key actions and practices related to each domain Breland and Stewart, January 21,

21 Seven Domains of Teacher Leadership Domain I: Fostering a Collaborative Culture to Support Educator Development and student learning Domain II: Accessing and Using Research to Improve Practice and Student Outcomes Domain III: Promoting Professional Learning for Continuous Improvement Domain IV: Facilitating Improvements in Instruction and Student Learning Domain V: Using Assessments and Data for Systemic Improvement Domain VI: Improving Outreach and Collaboration with Families and Community Domain VII: Advocating for Student Learning and the Profession 21

22 Teacher Leader Model Standards  What roles can/do teacher leaders play?  What knowledge/skills do teacher leaders need?  What pathways exist for teacher leaders? Breland and Stewart, January 21,

23 Organizational structures and leadership models Selecting Teacher Leaders Building and Supporting Teacher Leaders Building Capacity for Teacher Leadership 23 Breland and Stewart, January 21, 2015

24 Organizational Structures  A. Breland and Stewart, January 21, B. C. D. Duff, LFNJ2013

25 Learn more about Teachers Leading at: Sources: Ancona and Bresman. X-team: how to build teams that lead, innovate, and succeed. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2007 Ancona, Malone, Orlikowski, Senge, In Praise of the Incomplete Leader. Harvard Business Review, February, Distributed Leadership Model

26 X Teams 26 Learn more about Teachers Leading at: Sources: Ancona and Bresman. X-team: how to build teams that lead, innovate, and succeed. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2007 Ancona, Malone, Orlikowski, Senge, In Praise of the Incomplete Leader. Harvard Business Review, February, 2007.

27 Selecting Teacher Leaders  Use data to identify overall district goals  Define roles/responsibilities of potential teacher leaders  Develop process for selecting and training teacher leaders  Develop process/system for implementing teacher leadership  Anoint and Appoint (Smylie) Breland and Stewart, January 21,

28 Teacher Leader Model Standards Design and Application The teacher leader model standards can be used to guide the preparation of experienced teachers to assume leadership roles such as resource providers, instructional specialists, curriculum specialists, classroom supporters, learning facilitators, mentors, school team leaders, and data coaches (Harrison & Killion, 2007) Breland and Stewart, January 21,

29 Our experiences as Teacher Leaders and Supporting Teacher Leaders Teacher Leadership in Practice 29 Breland and Stewart, January 21, 2015

30 How will you use this information to help you work with others in building Teacher Leadership in your school/district? Table Talk Breland and Stewart, January 21, 2015

31 Resources - Webinar  Teacher leadership with Chong-Hao Fu, Leading Educators and Ross Wiener, Aspen Institute. “ Teacher Leadership Roadmap” Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 from 6-7PM EST  Visit for registration link or click on: teacherleaderwebinarwww.nnstoy.org teacherleaderwebinar Breland and Stewart, January 21,

32 Resources  Finding a New Way Finding a New Way Breland and Stewart, January 21, Leading From the Front of the Classroom

33 Resources TLMS Breland and Stewart, January 21, Teacher Leaders: Not just a buzz phrase


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