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For Your Own Use: Teacher Leadership Frameworks

January 31, 2020

As part of Education First's research into teacher leadership nationally and within Massachusetts, Education First developed this framework as one way to look at the teacher leadership roles and opportunities and the pathways between them.  Please note: This does not represent a comprehensive view of every role and opportunity available to teacher leaders in Massachusetts, and captures only a snapshot in time.

Lovelyn Marques-Prueher: An agent of change, both in and out of the classroom

November 1, 2019

An article published by Education First on the importance of teacher leadership.

Education - Invest in Educators

Rachel Estariz: Leading through professional learning

November 1, 2019

An article published by Education First on the importance of teach leadership.

Education - Invest in Educators

Casey Jackson: Returning to the classroom to lead

November 1, 2019

An article published by Education First on the importance of teacher leadersip.

Education - Invest in Educators

Tennessee Department of Education: Making Teacher Leadership a statewide priority

November 1, 2019

As teacher leaders have expanded their impact in schools and districts around the country, the role that the state education agency could play in supporting and elevating their work has continued to evolve. Tennessee is one example of a state that made teacher leadership a priority, resulting in lessons learned, and systems and tools to support the growth and expansion of leadership efforts statewide.

Education - Invest in Educators

Eric Hale & Keisha Rembert: Leveraging practice to lead policy

November 1, 2019

An article published by Education First on the importance of teacher leadership.

Education - Invest in Educators

Teacher Leadership in Massachusetts: Roles, Opportunities and Gaps

November 1, 2019

At the request of the Barr Foundation, and with their support, Education First researched the teacher leadership landscape in Massachusetts.The goals of this research were to: understand the breadth of existing programs and opportunities available to Massachusetts teacher leaders, identify where and how these opportunities link together to create pathways for teacher leaders, and pinpoint gaps in the current ecosystem.Process: This research was informed by a review of the national research on teacher leadership, interviews with local and national leaders, and focus groups with Massachusetts leaders.This document is a summary of that research, and includes one potential framework to think about pathways for teacher leaders. It does not represent a comprehensive view of every role and opportunity available to teacher leaders in Massachusetts, and captures only a snapshot in time. The tools in this document can be used in whatever ways are most helpful to those in the field.

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