Teacher Leadership has become a national focus as schools and districts seek strategies for improving student learning. Distributed leadership and collective efficacy are emerging as variables correlated with student achievement. Teachers are the core of our work in education, and PEBC has a long history of empowering Teacher Leaders.
According to the US Department of Education:
Expand your knowledge and skills by earning your master’s degree while teaching. Immerse yourself in a rigorous curriculum with experiential opportunities for observation, feedback and growth.
Expand your role as a teacher and play a key part in the growth of new teachers. Supervise and guide a Boettcher Teacher Resident in their teacher development in your classroom for an entire school year. Articulate one’s own professional development goals and participate in aligned professional development activities. Talk to your principal about Mentor Teacher opportunities.
Welcome colleagues into your classroom to observe student learning and instructional techniques. As a group, you will build a vision of what student understanding looks and sounds like, as well as to reflect on the instructional strategies that facilitate that understanding.