A Team Approach to Developing Teacher Leadership


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This is the Keynote from our SLATE 2010 presentation on teacher leadership.

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  • Needed a way to get into schools quickly given that it is a 2 year commitment\nSimple Assessment given as a baseline for teachers and students\nMeeting with all principals and Dept chairs to become more visible in district\nCreation of team--21 people asked, 22 said yes! \n
  • Make sure to mention there was no compensation other than time spent between meetings\nWorking to bridge gap between IT/Teachers--to work as an entire team\nEach month a featured tool was shared\nWorking through goals/objectives\n\n\n
  • Team wanted to align our work with the district vision\nMission is bridge between The district vision and the Objectives--objectives are always changing and being updated\n
  • EETT grant written for and received...professional development/building leadership capacity for team=focus of grant\nTeam not told of grant right away, but asked to think about what a 21st Century classroom would like like\nAfter discussion, team was told of grant and asked to development a PDP to begin turning classroom to 21st Cent.\nPDP had to focus on classroom integration + prof dev that teacher was planning to take advantage of--PULL UP PLAN\n
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  • A Team Approach to Developing Teacher Leadership

    1. 1. A Team Approach to Developing Teacher Leadership South Milwaukee School District 21st Century Learning InitiativeTammy Lind - Technology Integration CoachJim Hendrickson - Director of Student Learning & TechnologySLATE 2010
    2. 2. Overview of Session Integration History in District Creation of Integration Coach Position + TILT teams EETT Grant Team Focus/Projects Examples of On-going Team Projects Future Plans for Team and for Coach Q&A
    3. 3. South Milwaukee District Profile 1 High School 1 Middle School 4 Elementary Buildings 3200 Students Approximately 40% F/R 237 FTE
    4. 4. Technology Integration - 2000-2009 2000-2001 4 Library Media Specialists 1 K-8 Technology Integration Specialist 1 9-12 Technology Integration Specialist T3 Group - K-12
    5. 5. Technology Integration - 2000-2009 2000-2001 2008-2009 4 Library Media Specialists 1 Library Media Specialist 1 K-8 Technology Integration Specialist 0 Technology Integration Specialist 1 9-12 Technology Integration Specialist T3 Group - K-12
    6. 6. Creation of Tech Integration Coach andLeadershipTeams Tech Integration Coach Job Description Simple Assessment Increasing visibility of coach throughout all 6 schools Needed a “go to” in each building Technology Integration Leadership teams created (E/TILT)
    7. 7. 2009 TILT Start Focus on Teacher Leadership/Capacity 75 Minute after school monthly meetings Problem-Solving Tech-related issues in schools-working closely with IT Dept Team coaching skills NET(S) Standards Professional Development on a Tool Goals/Objectives of Team
    8. 8. Team Mission/VisionThe vision of the South Milwaukee School District is to create a dynamic environment where the world becomes the classroomso the classroom impacts the world.Our TILT mission is to provide our learning community with the information management tools and skills to fully integratetechnology into the learning experience.
    9. 9. EETT Grant + PDP Goals EETT grant written/received Team goals and focus shift to personal professional development plans Team members create a plan Choose partner to work with on plan
    10. 10. Equipment Each teacher on team received Dual Boot Macbook Macbook cart of 10 machines iPod Touches for reading centers Student Response Systems Smartboard Document cameras Flip cameras
    11. 11. Professional Development WEMTA Milwaukee Digital Media Conference 2010 Workshops on iPod Touch in Classroom Workshop on Using Technology to Assist Struggling Students Smart Notebook Class Time to collaborate with other team members
    12. 12. Projects!
    13. 13. Example Projects Voicethread Projects Collaborative Story Writing + Write On Google Presentation--students collaborate Smart Notebook Blogging in the Classroom
    14. 14. TILT 2010 4 Half Day Meetings--after school meeting in between Continue Project Work Job Embedded Professional Development/Team Teaching Ning Book Study Collaborate with other school districts
    15. 15. The Future of TILT and the Coach Change philosophy of School Board Next Generation Assessment Hope to move TILT members to a mentoring/coaching role with colleagues Vision and Planning Team Goals directly relate to 21st Century Learning Environment
    16. 16. Contact Information Jim HendricksonDirector of Student Learning and Technology jhendrickson@sdsm.k12.wi.us 414.766.5053 Twitter: jhendrickson1 Skype: sdsmsuperdork Tammy Lind District Technology Integration Coach tlind@sdsm.k12.wi.us 414.766.5209 Twitter: TamL17 Diigo: TamL17 Skype: tammy.lind