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Submit Your Ideas for the Teacher Leadership Summit

LEE is excited to be a supporter of the Teach to Lead initiative. As you may know, on October 6, we joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in a formal announcement of our support for the Teach to Lead initiative. In addition to announcing our support, the Secretary also announced that the Teach to Lead initiative will host three regional Teacher Leadership Summits in Boston, Denver and Louisville. These summits will bring together educators from around the regions to collaborate, problem solve and develop action plans to put teacher leadership ideas into action.

We would like to invite our members to submit an idea which may be selected for inclusion in the third Regional Teacher Leadership Summit, to be held in Boston on February 6-8, 2015. If you are interested in attending and would require financial assistance please contact Nina Scheinman for more information.

The deadline for idea submissions for the Boston Summit is 11:59 PM EST on Friday, January 2, 2015.

The hope is to attract the best teacher leadership ideas from exceptional educators like you. That’s why we are inviting YOU – the best educators we know to submit an idea. All educators are welcome to apply as individuals or as a team (teachers, principles, administrators, school board members, etc.).

As space is limited for each summit, idea submissions will be reviewed and invitations for participation with registration details will be emailed to those accepted. Please read the criteria below carefully before submitting your idea.

Idea Submission Requirements

Summit Participants must:

  • Have an actionable teacher leadership idea.
  • Be available to attend the entire summit.
  • Commit to taking implementation steps following summit participation.
  • Currently serve as an educator committed to teacher leadership (this can include teachers, principals, and administrators).

Submitted Ideas must:

  • Allow teachers to lead from the classroom.
  • Identify an area of need or target a specific problem.
  • Develop and implement approaches that address the need or solve the problem.
  • Utilize teachers’ professional experiences and expertise.
  • Promote collaborative work among multiple stakeholders.
  • Seek to create systemic supports for teacher leadership.
  • Be viable in the local context and sustainable over time.
  • Include tracking measurable improvements, including improvements beyond test scores?

Submitted Idea may:

  • Focus on any level of change – the school, district, or state.
  • Be functioning at any stage of development - an emerging idea requiring input and buy-in from stakeholders; something currently being developed in collaboration with recruited stakeholders; or something that has been implemented that is ripe for improvement or expansion.

Click here to submit your best teacher leadership idea. You will be submitting under the Boston Teacher Leadership Summit Campaign. The Teach to Lead team will notify you if your idea is accepted for attendance. 

Please contact the Teach to Lead educator engagement team with additional questions:

Kisha Davis-Caldwell 
Tami Fitzgerald 


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