Supporting Teacher Leadership Oct09


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Leadership development resources from the MMSTLC program. This presentation focused on providing building and district administrators with information to support teacher leaders in their schools.

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Supporting Teacher Leadership Oct09

  1. 1. Supporting Teacher Leaders <ul><li>Michigan Mathematics and Science Teacher Leadership Collaborative </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Session for Principals and School Administrators </li></ul>Supporting Teacher Leaders
  3. 3. <ul><li>In our experience, all things being equal, the principal’s involvement and support in teacher leadership programs make the difference in the level of success. </li></ul><ul><li>~Sheline/Meyers, 2008 </li></ul>Supporting Teacher Leaders
  4. 4. Session Topics <ul><li>Shared Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting Teacher Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Shift to Teacher Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy for Science & Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Policy & Procedures </li></ul>
  5. 5. Shared Leadership <ul><li>Discussion: </li></ul><ul><li>What does it mean? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think about it? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you feel about it? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Discussion: </li></ul><ul><li>In what ways can principals / administrators support teacher leaders? </li></ul>Supporting Teacher Leaders
  7. 7. <ul><li>Discussion: </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Leaders are not always accepted by colleagues. They are sometimes treated as “outsiders” once they are designated as leaders. </li></ul><ul><li>How can principals / administrators prevent teacher leaders from becoming the “principal’s pet”? </li></ul>Supporting Teacher Leadership
  8. 8. <ul><li>Discussion: </li></ul><ul><li>Being a Teacher Leader adds responsibilities and tasks to a teacher’s already busy life. How can principals / administrators prevent overload and burnout? </li></ul>Supporting Teacher Leadership
  9. 9. <ul><li>How will you know if Teacher Leaders have made a difference? </li></ul><ul><li>How will you measure effectiveness? </li></ul>Supporting Teacher Leadership
  10. 10. <ul><li>Discussion: </li></ul><ul><li>How will you know if Teachers are making the shift to teacher leadership? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adult Development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dialogue </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational Change </li></ul></ul></ul>Supporting Teacher Leadership
  11. 11. Advocacy <ul><li>Discussion: </li></ul><ul><li>What does it mean to advocate? </li></ul><ul><li>What actions can principals / administrators take to advocate for science / mathematics / and Teacher Leaders? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Policy and Procedures Question 6: Policies and procedures are in place that support/align with teaching and learning as reflected in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and instructional materials. Red = Math Blue = Science
  13. 13. <ul><li>Discussion: </li></ul><ul><li>What policies in place at your schools might impact instruction in science and mathematics? </li></ul><ul><li>What barriers are in place that may make it difficult for teacher leaders to be successful? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the process for changing policies and procedures? </li></ul>Policy and Procedures
  14. 14. <ul><li>York-Barr, J. & Duke, K. 2004. “Practical Steps to Expand Teacher Leadership.” National Staff Development Council. Source from “What do we Know About Teacher Leadership? Finding from Two Decades of Scholarship.” Review of Educational Research, Vol.74, No.3 (Fall). </li></ul><ul><li>Moller, G. & Pankake, A. 2007. “What the Teacher Leader Needs from the Principal.” JSD, National Staff Development Council, Vol.28, No.1 (Winter). </li></ul><ul><li>Jenness, M. 2001. “Considerations and Issues Related to Teacher Leader Programs.” SAMPI, Western Michigan University. Based on a review of findings and lessons learned from SAMPI projects. November. </li></ul>References