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Educator Evaluation

Teacher Leadership

Leveraging teachers' expertise both within and outside the classroom is critical for supporting students' success, providing professional growth opportunities for teachers, and building capacity within schools and districts. To encourage teacher leadership opportunities, ESE partnered with ten districts during the 2014-15 school year through a Teacher Leadership Professional Learning Network. Resources from this partnership and along with our ongoing work with teachers through the Teacher Advisory Cabinet are included below. We hope these resources will promote opportunities and conversations about how teacher leadership can be embedded within districts to support student learning and educator effectiveness.


Members of ESE's Teacher Leadership Professional Learning Network talk
about the Value of Teacher Leadership.


Distributed Leadership Resources
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An Interactive Planning Guide for Distributed Leadership, A district resource from ESE's 2015-16 Distributed Leadership Professional Learning Network

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Building a School Culture that Promotes Teacher Leadership, Advice from ESE's Teacher and Principal Advisory Cabinets

Creating and Sustaining Teacher Leadership Roles, Lessons Learned from Districts through ESE's Teacher Leadership Professional Learning Network

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Springfield Public Schools' Effective Educator Coach Program
Case Studies from the Teacher Leadership Professional Learning Network
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Leadership Boards and Councils: Decentralizing Decision-making in Revere Public Schools

From Coach to Supervisor: Shifting Roles in Wareham Public Schools

Who can be a Teacher Leader? Broadening the Definition in New Bedford Public Schools

Moving to a Shared Curriculum: Teachers Leading the Way in Northampton Public Schools

Slow and Steady Wins the Race: Building Trust in Wakefield Public Schools

Other Resources
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February 14, 2017 Convening Keynote Address by Milken Educator Michelle Ryan

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Teachers' Top Three from ESE
Teachers' Top Three is a direct communication from ESE to teachers. Every other week, we'll highlight resources and information relevant to teachers' work, reflection pieces written by current teachers, and upcoming opportunities to engage with ESE. We'll keep it short and to the point—selecting the top three items we think teachers will find most interesting. Subscribe. You can read past issues on our Communications and Engagement page.

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Teacher and Principal Advisory Cabinets
Learn about how ESE is engaging teachers and principals from across the state to provide input and feedback on policy decisions and resources. Read the annual reports to see how teachers and principals had a critical role in our work during 2014-15 and watch a video of them sharing their experiences on the cabinets.

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Educator Recognition Programs


Last Updated: February 15, 2017
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