SCRIPT FOR TEACHER
LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY
The State of Michigan needs an infusion of new blood into
leadership in mathematics...
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Script For Teacher Leadership Activity Formatted

  1. 1. SCRIPT FOR TEACHER LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY The State of Michigan needs an infusion of new blood into leadership in mathematics and science. Many professionals who have been working in science and mathematics education are approaching the end of their careers. We are at a point in time when our nation is pleading for the next generation of science and mathematics teachers and leaders. It is our hope, through this project to begin to identify and develop these individuals to carry us through the next three or four decades. Teacher leadership is not well defined. The term is used rather loosely and little consensus exists as to its meaning. Part of the reason is that teacher leaders are used in very different ways in schools. Also, many programs are labeled “teacher leadership” while being very diverse in nature. We know every teacher’s situation is different. It is not our intention to define teacher leadership for you and produce “cookie cutter” teacher leaders. It is important, however, in the context of this project, for every team to begin to develop an understanding of what teacher leadership will look like in their situation. Teachers far exceed the expectations held for them. From field experience it has been found that, when teacher leaders are allowed to craft their roles and responsibilities in collaboration with their administrators, they exceed the expectations held for them. The empowerment these teachers feel and the initiative that they and their principals take to improve student experiences and performance in mathematics and science is amazing. Construct a Working Definition of teacher leadership. This activity is designed to allow you to: 1) begin to explore ideas around teacher leadership, and 2) begin to construct a working definition that will be useful to your team.

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