instructional leadership

Building The Capacity of Beginning Teachers

Anna Baldwin worked with a team to create professional learning to improve the teaching skills of beginning teachers in the district. School: Arlee High School District: Arlee Joint District State:  Montana Source: National Network of State Teachers of the Year In my hybrid position as a half-time instructional coach and half-time teacher, I am tasked not only [...]

2014-11-19T20:31:05+00:00 November 19th, 2014|

Building an Algebra Scope and Sequence That Makes Sense

John F. Mahoney partnered with other district math teachers to map out a scope and sequence for Algebra I that aligned with the Common Core State Standards and to teach the sequence to teachers. School: Benjamin Banneker Academic High School State: District of Columbia Public Schools Source: teacher The District of Columbia Public Schools started the [...]

2014-11-19T19:43:59+00:00 November 19th, 2014|

Literacy Leadership Across the Curriculum

Serving in a hybrid role, Sarah Yost created cross-curricular literacy training that dramatically improved students’ reading skills. School: Westport Middle School District: Jefferson County Public Schools State: Kentucky Source: Hope Street Group After our school was identified by our state as a school with repeated low performance on state tests in 2013, my principal asked me to [...]

2014-11-12T21:14:22+00:00 November 12th, 2014|

A Team Approach to Literacy Leadership

Rebecca Gault worked on a team with two other teachers to improve literacy instruction at her middle school. School: Bel Air Middle School District: Harford County Public Schools State: Maryland Source: Teacher The story began when my former principal, Nancy Reynolds, saw a need for improved literacy instruction and brought together a team of teacher leaders to [...]

2014-11-05T20:16:22+00:00 November 5th, 2014|

Coding for Careers

Tammie Schrader created a program for her school and district to teach computer programming and coding to middle school students so that they are qualified for jobs in a growing sector. School: Cheney Middle School State: Washington Source: Hope Street Group Key employers in Washington State, like Microsoft and Boeing, are leaving our state to [...]

2014-09-05T18:51:24+00:00 September 4th, 2014|

UnCommon Planning

High school teachers Joanna Schimizzi and Rob Leichner formed a teacher-driven professional development community called Uncommon Planning, which works to collaboratively build and evaluate Common Core instructional tools. District: Charlotte State: North Carolina Source: America Achieves Hearing the concerns of teachers about lack of collaboration and planning around the Common Core in Charlotte, North Carolina, [...]

2014-09-09T20:05:31+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|

iPad Classroom 101

Jennie Magiera led a community of teachers to explore the use of iPads in schools and develop plans and supports for teachers to teach effectively with the devices. School: National Teachers Academy District: Academy for Urban School Leadership / Chicago Public Schools State: Illinois Source: Teacher In the summer of 2010, Jennie Magiera applied for [...]

2014-09-07T05:25:25+00:00 August 17th, 2014|

One Community at a Time

Heather Buskirk founded a STEM-based school centering on project based learning in rural New York. School:         Johnstown High School District:       Greater Johnstown School District Source:         Knowles Science Teaching Foundation As the only high school physics teacher in her upstate New York school district, Heather Buskirk faced a dilemma familiar to many educators [...]

2014-09-05T18:52:30+00:00 August 5th, 2014|

Tech To Lead

Assistant Superintendent Todd Wirt created a Wake County (N.C.) Teacher Leader Corps of 700 teacher leaders that provides them with structured opportunities to hone their leadership skills to build the capacity of the district’s teachers to use technology effectively. District: Wake County State: North Carolina Source: Discovery Education The Wake County Teacher Leadership Corps’ story [...]

2014-09-05T18:51:14+00:00 July 29th, 2014|