Building Capacity through Teacher Leadership
Time to Think about Teacher Leadership: For ALL Teachers
A report from the Center for American Progress lists these recommendations:
- Create teacher leadership roles at the classroom, school, and district levels.
- Allocate time for teachers to collaborate.
- Create systems for embedded teacher professional development.
- Give teachers an active role in the selection and development of CCSS instructional materials.
Literacy & NCTE Blog, May 8, 2015
These findings echo what we learned from Remodeling Literacy Learning Together: Paths to Standards Implementation, a 2014 study from the National Center for Literacy Education.
"Imagining the Possibilities: Improving the Teaching of Writing through Teacher-Led Inquiry": English Leadership Quarterly, April 2014
"Cross Disciplinary Collaborations with Informational Texts": English Leadership Quarterly, October 2014
"How to Be a Teacher Leader": Literacy and Learning Exchange, June 5, 2015
"Recognizing NCTE Members Who Are 2015 State Teachers of the Year": Literacy & NCTE Blog, August 14, 2015
"Do NCTE's Early Career Leadership Programs Really Make a Difference?" Now the NCTE Secondary Representative-at-Large, 2008 NCTE Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award recipient Shekema Silveri discusses what she learned about teacher leadership and the NCTE Early Career Leadership Program. The Council Chronicle, March 2012
Listen as Shekema talks about "Multicultural Literacy Education and 21st Century Leadership" on this Education Talk Radio archive.
Congratulations to NCTE's 2015 Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award Recipients!
Leading through Collaboration
CEL Associate Chair Heather Rocco and NCTE member Chris Bronke talk about teacher leadership and collaboration. Education Talk Radio, August 17, 2015
The Power of the PLN: Explore the questions participants considered and read the archive of the August 2015 #nctechat.
Collaborative Leadership: Scan the archive of this #LitLead Twitter chat from the Conference on English Leadership.
Intentional Literacy Leadership
Join the Conference on English Leadership on Friday, October 9, in Lincroft, New Jersey, for this one-day institute. Register online through September 30.
Thinking about Education Reform
Ivy League Schools Are Divided Over Whether to Require SAT Essay
"The kinds of things that you can measure in impromptu writing are pretty limited," said NCTE President-Elect Doug Hesse. Bloomberg.com, August 24, 2015
The Impact of the SAT and ACT Timed Writing Tests
NCTE Position Statement on Machine Scoring
Testing Doesn’t Measure Up for Americans
Among the findings of the 2015 PDK/Gallup Poll are that Americans endorse choice; testing lacks public support; Americans prefer state control, not federal; Common Core is out of favor; and Americans love their local schools.
Formative Assessment That Truly Informs Instruction
Blogs and Podcasts Related to the NCTE Assessment Story Project