Dates (Saturday Seminars):
- January 31, 2015
- March 7, 2015
- May 16, 2015
Between Saturday sessions, online coaching via Edmodo/Google Hangout (broken into several shorter sessions, after school hours) will be provided to support participants.
St Johns Public Schools
Outcomes for Program:
- Develop an inquiry stance within ones teaching practices (pursuing passions, wonderings, questions and insights)
- Acquire tools and processes that support an inquiry stance
- Build a knowledge base of teacher research as a pursuit of understanding teaching and learning
- Develop an understanding of collaborative inquiry as professional learning
- Be prepared to continue teacher leadership development through the Leading from the Classroom Program with Learning Forward Michigan
by Cynthia Carver, Oakland Schools
Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Denver “Teach to Lead” Summit. For two and half busy days, roughly 100 teacher leaders from 26 states gathered to learn, to create, and to be inspired. One week later, I am still reveling in the sense of possibility that grows when teachers are given voice and agency. I truly feel honored to have been included.
by Cynthia Carver, Associate Professor, Oakland University, LFM Past President
Earlier this year, I submitted a blog post titled “Defining Teacher Leadership: A Needed Conversation.” In that post, I argued the importance of taking time to talk with stakeholders about their understandings – of teaching, of learning, and of leadership – as a critical first step to elevating teacher leadership at the local level. The importance of this conversation was made very clear to me just a couple of weeks ago.
by Dennis Sparks
The biggest problem in professional development is that administrators and teachers significantly underestimate the amount of effort and time required to create the new habits of mind and behavior that are necessary to provide high-quality teaching and learning for all students.