What is a Teach to Lead® Summit?
Summits assist teams of educators to incubate their good ideas using a logic model. Every team must include, if not be led by, active classroom teachers. Logic models can be designed to address a range of topics, but all must use teacher leadership as a key strategy and empower teachers in their communities to lead change.
These thoughtfully developed logical models, or action plans, outlining concrete outcomes-based solutions, can then be brought back to teams’ communities to clearly communicate project goals and rationale and build support among key stakeholders.
Over the course of two days, teams network with and get feedback from other teacher leaders and experts, have focused time for collaboration, and participate in targeted skills development sessions designed to increase project success. While most of the Summit is dedicated to intensive team work, Summits are enriched by speakers ranging from world-renowned experts to middle school students to better support, inspire, and inform participants on the importance of advancing collaboration, equity, leadership, and the teaching profession.