Owning Their Profession

Chris Eide, Nathan Gibbs-Bowling, Kirby Green and Robert Ettinger created Teachers United, a Washington state teacher organization that advocates for teaching quality. State:  Washington Source: Teachers United Teachers United began with a group of three teachers from high-poverty schools who met…

And the Teachers Shall Lead

Gretchen Sage-Martinson, Carrie Bakken, & Nora Whalen created a project-based, teacher-powered high school. School: Avalon School District: Avalon District in St. Paul State: Minnesota Source: Educators 4 Excellence We work at the charter public school, Avalon. Avalon is unique in that it…

An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Common Core

Terri Vest developed Common Core training for teachers in Vermont who do not teach math or English language arts. District: Twinfield Union #33 State:  Vermont Source: America Achieves Much teacher leadership is born out of a need to solve problems. Mine focused…

Standing Up for Social Studies

David Bosso, John Tully, Steve Armstrong, Gene Stec, and Carolyn Ivanoff worked with a core of social studies teachers to organize political action prioritizing the teaching of social studies in Connecticut. State:   Connecticut Source:  National Council for the Social Studies Education should…