Developing Teacher Leaders STARTALK

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Developing Teacher Leaders STARTALK

  1. 1. Developing Teacher Leaders<br />Cherice Montgomery, Ph.D.<br />STARTALK 2009<br />Chicago Marriott<br />
  2. 2. Novice<br />Expert<br />What’s the difference?<br />Experienced<br />
  3. 3. Vision<br />Knowledge<br />Vision<br />Experience/Time<br />Skills<br />Reflection<br />
  4. 4. Support<br />Capacity<br />Feedback<br />Access<br />Information<br />Mentors<br />Personal Learning Network<br />Validation of Practice<br />Challenge<br />Vision<br />Resources<br />
  5. 5. Connections<br />
  6. 6. Community<br />
  7. 7. Expanding Leadership Capacity<br />What products, practices, and perspectives might alert us that we are in the presence of an emerging leader?<br />2) What factors make it difficult for teachers to see themselves as leaders?<br />How might we connect STARTALK teachers in ways that build their professional capacity?<br />How might we provide emerging leaders with more opportunities to exercise their leadership capacity in the STARTALK community?<br />What has your program taught you about mentoring and<br /> leadership?<br />
  8. 8. What session participants said . . .<br />
  9. 9. What is a leader?<br />What products, practices, and perspectives might alert us that we are in the presence of an emerging leader?<br />Change Agent<br />Coach – Don’t necessarily play (i.e. teach) better than the “professional” basketball players, but good at crafting collaborative learning environments & motivating others <br />Classroom Manager (routines & procedures), Curriculum Developer (backward design), Decision-maker (materials, etc.)<br />Collaborator<br />Continuous Learner<br />Reflective Practitioner<br />Flexible Thinker (resourceful, takes initiative)<br />Problem Solver<br />Visionary<br />Mentor<br />
  10. 10. Barriers to Emerging Leadership<br />2) What factors make it difficult for teachers to see themselves as leaders?<br />Cultural: younger teachers deferring to older ones<br />Emotional: Insufficient Affirmation, Feedback, & Recognition<br />Social: Lack of Political Savvy<br />Practical: New paradigms of teaching/learning  teacher must function as a leader in the classroom (leading students to learn)<br />Professional Risk: Decision-making, hard work, heavy responsibility, what if I make the wrong decision?<br />Psychological: Self-perception<br />
  11. 11. Building Connections<br />3) How might we build professional community and capacity?<br />Connect participants to a professional/state organization (global community) and do a series of follow-up workshops through that organization<br />Come back a 2nd or 3rd year in tiers – have a teacher/leader strand<br />Online STARTALK Community – For networking and online professional development (open to all former participants)<br />Ongoing local or online chapters (to build on prior knowledge, scaffold, build up from there)  CONSISTENCY is key! <br />Ways to open professional opportunities to those who are not STARTALK teachers<br />
  12. 12. Exercising Capacity<br />4) How can emerging leaders exercise their leadership capacity in the STARTALK community?<br />Allow them to lead <br />Leadership training/workshop<br />Mentoring<br />Subset of participants return and are mentored<br />Trainer of trainers model<br />
  13. 13. Lessons Learned<br />What has your program taught you about mentoring and<br /> leadership?<br />
  14. 14. Reprise<br />DEFINITION - What does an emerging leader look like?<br />2) PERCEPTION - Why don’t some teachers see themselves as leaders?<br />COMMUNITY - How might we connect STARTALK teachers in ways that build professional community and capacity?<br />PRACTICE - How can emerging leaders exercise their leadership capacity in the STARTALK community?<br />EXPERIENCE - What has your program taught you about mentoring and leadership?<br />
  15. 15. What questions were not discussed that we should have considered?<br />
  16. 16. The Power of Understanding<br />Click here to see: <br />Risk Comparison with Respect to Knowledge & Time<br />
  17. 17. Developing Teacher Leaders<br />One Person at a Time<br />
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