landingpageCommit to Lead is the online community of Teach to Lead. The community makes it easy for educators to share and collaborate on promising ideas to advance teacher leadership to address pressing problems in education. Through the power of crowdsourcing, Commit to Lead allows members to vote and comment on ideas submitted by others so that the most talked about ideas rise to the top.

Members are invited to submit short ideas – under 300 words — that advance teacher leadership in their area and promote them on  social media, helping to spur the conversation beyond their own school buildings.

To ensure a productive dialogue, Commit to Lead does not allow political statements or advertisements, only genuine ideas and input to advance teacher leadership.

Ready to get started? Jump in at www.teachtolead.ideascale.com.

What makes a great teacher leadership idea?

Whether it’s engaging teachers in education policy decisions or mentoring the next generation of teacher, an idea may reflect an existing teacher leadership effort or it may propose an entirely new concept. However, successful teacher leadership efforts often:

  • Increase pathways and opportunities for teachers to exercise leadership, especially those that allow teachers to continue to teach students on a regular basis;
  • Elevate teacher voice and influence in policy and practice; and
  • Expand existing efforts and create models for the field of effective teacher-led work.

Click here to see an example of a teacher leadership idea about instructional coaching.

Denver Teacher Leadership Summit – Submit your ideas!

We are now accepting ideas for consideration for the regional Denver Teacher Leadership Summit, scheduled for Jan. 10-11, 2015. The deadline for idea submissions for the Denver Summit is midnight (EST), Dec. 9, 2014. If you would like to submit an idea for possible inclusion in the summit, click here.