Author: The Center for the Future of Teaching & Learning

CenterView: Forging Partnerships — A Model for Teacher Leadership Development

In the current landscape of rigorous standards implementation, teacher leadership is gaining increased attention and interest as a school improvement practice. Moreover, the Every Student Succeeds Act calls out teacher leadership as an intervention strategy. How can districts foster strong teacher leadership where teachers are prepared and empowered to lead collaborative learning opportunities with peers, while helping to build a school or district’s instructional leadership capacity? Read: Forging Partnerships — A Model for Teacher Leadership Development This CenterView focuses on teacher leaders as instructional leaders and how districts can enable successful teacher leadership to improve standards-aligned instructional practices. In...

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June 2 Webinar: Teachers as Instructional Leaders and How District Staff Can Support Them

Join us for a webinar on what’s working—and what more can be done—to bolster districts’ ability to support teacher leadership through effective partnerships. June 2nd, 2017 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT Register Today Teacher leadership is widely understood to not only improve classroom practices by promoting peer-led professional development, but to also create positive teaching climates and increase educator retention. One way that districts can increase their capacity to support teacher leaders is through partnerships with outside organizations that can provide guidance, pedagogical content knowledge, and other resources that foster teacher leadership. This highly interactive online learning event...

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CenterView: Common Core implementation in California — A Snapshot of Districts’ Progress

It’s been six years since California adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). District leaders have been busy building capacity and developing infrastructure to support effective CCSS implementation, while teachers have been working hard to implement standards-aligned instruction that supports academic success for all students. Read: Common Core Implementation in California — A Snapshot of Districts' Progress In a state as vast and varied as California, what exactly does CCSS implementation look like and what sort of progress are districts making? To get an accurate snapshot of where California districts are in their standards implementation, the Center for the Future...

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