Teacher Leadership Program Curriculum – Year 1

ASTA, along with its partners, will deliver timely professional development to mentors and protégés to support each person’s growth plan through the Teacher Leadership Program (TLP)

Mentors will focus on developing and applying leadership knowledge and skills, including coaching/mentoring, communication/productive feedback, professional growth.

Protégés will benefit from direct weekly communication and targeted support from a mentor, along with monthly resource development and reflection geared to instructional and classroom environment practices.

Both mentors and protégés will build a community of learners devoted to professional growth. Resources are provided to assist throughout the year, including:

  • Science or Math Resources from National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)/National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) for protégés
  • Leadership and Coaching Resources for mentors
  • Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Resources for all

Regular monthly events develop skills and knowledge and support sharing of instructional strategies:

  • Online meetings (Tentatively set for 3rd Wednesday of each month)
  • Blog posts
  • Online discussion forum

Additional face-to-face trainings, Conference participation and Summer Institutes will support a focus of learning for each participant.

Below is a detailed agenda of the professional development plan.

 

September 20, 2017
Online Monthly Meeting
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Agenda
●       Get Acquainted
●       Expectations
●       Resources Available
●       Preparation for face-2- face meeting
●       Overview of online platform Introductions
●       Discuss Conference Registration
Cohort members blog and respond to a discussion forum during the month based upon topics from monthly meeting and/or reading and reflection of provided articles or resources
Cost covered by TLP Cohort members register for conference of their choice in Fall/Winter 2017-18.
●       AATM
●       AzTEA
●       ASTA
September 23, 2017
Face 2 Face Training
●       RTOP Training
●       Personality Analysis
●       InTASC Standard – Introdcution; Standard 1
●       Technology training (GoPro, Discussion Forum, Blogs)
TLP will cover training and
$150 travel stipend
TLP will lend Go-Pro Cameras for teachers to use for the year
October 18, 2017
Online Monthly Meeting
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Agenda
●       Review RTOP training
●       Mentors — providing feedback utilizing RTOP
●       Protégés – Classroom Engagement utilizing RTOP
●       InTASC Standard 2 – discuss; goal
Cohort members blog and respond to a discussion forum during the month based upon topics from monthly meeting and/or
reading and reflection of provided articles or resources
Fall/Winter Conference Choice
Personalized PD
●       Math, Science, or STEM content and pedagogical training for your classroom
TLP will cover registration and provide $150 travel stipend
November 15, 2017 Online monthly meeting 7:00-8:00 pm
Agenda
●       RTOP connection InTASC Standard 2
●       InTASC Standard 3 – discuss; goal
●       Reflection of conference attendance
Cohort members blog and respond to a discussion forum during the month based upon topics from monthly meeting and/or
reading and reflection of provided articles or resources
November 15-May 15 Classroom Observation
Face-2-Face with Mentor/Portege
●       Pre-plan observation
●       Observe
●       Post observation discussion
Mentor may visit protégé OR protégé may visit mentor
TLP will provide $150 travel stipend for the individual who travels
November 15, 2017 – May
31, 2018
Classroom Observation
Video Observation with Mentor/Portege
●       Video a lesson or part of lesson
●       Reflect
●       Share with mentor/protégé
●       Observation discussion
Expectation – video of quarterly lesson with mentor/protégé
December 20, 2017 Online monthly  meeting 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Agenda
●       Mentors – analyze video and practice providing feedback based upon RTOP
●       Protégés – analyze video in classroom engagement lens
●       RTOP connection with InTASC Standard 3; InTASC Standard 4 – discuss; goals
Cohort members blog and respond to a discussion forum during the month based upon topics from monthly meeting and/or
reading and reflection of provided articles or resources
January 18, 2018 Online monthly meeting 7:00-8:00 pm
Agenda
●       Sharing available resources for content and pedagogical knowledge
●       Complete indexer for content knowledge and review PD resources for critical areas of need
●       RTOP connection with InTASC Standard 4; InTASC Standard 5 – discuss; goals
Cohort members blog and respond to a discussion forum during the month based upon topics from monthly meeting and/or reading and reflection of provided articles or resources
February  2018 STEM Unconference 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Regional (Flagstaff, Tucson, Yuma, Stafford, Phoenix)
Personalized PD
●       STEM Content and pedagogical training for your classroom
TLP will cover registration and provide $150 travel stipend
February 21, 2018 Online monthly meeting 7:00-8:00 pm
Agenda
●       Mentors – What is leadership? What are constraints in leadership?
●       Protégés – How to find balance in your life? Time management techniques
●       RTOP connection with InTASC Standard 5: InTASC Standard 6 – discuss; goals
Cohort members blog and respond to a discussion forum during the month based upon topics from monthly meeting and/or reading and reflection of provided articles or resources
March 5, 2018 Phoenix, AZ**
Face 2 Face Training
●       Examining Student Work
●       InTASC & RTOP – making connections
●       InTASC Standard 7 – discuss; goals
●       Team Building
●       Protégés – Lesson Design
●       Mentors – Coaching Training
●       Summer Training
TLP will provide training and
$150 travel stipend
March 21 2018
Online monthly meeting 7:00-8:00 pm
Agenda
●       Taking examining student to work into action
●       Mentors – Developing tools to have courageous conversations with colleagues
●       Protégés – Analyze individual classroom observation with the RTOP
●       RTOP connection with InTASC Standard 7: InTASC Standard 8 – discuss; goals
Cohort members blog and respond to a discussion forum during the month based upon topics from monthly meeting and/or
reading and reflection of provided articles or resources
April 18, 2018
Online monthly meeting
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Agenda
●       Utilizing data to inform instruction
●       RTOP connection with InTASC Standard 8: InTASC Standard 9 – discuss; goals
●       Closing the school year on a high note
●       Mentors – providing feedback that leads to change
●       Proteges – keeping students on-task
Cohort members blog and respond to a discussion forum during the month based upon topics from monthly meeting and/or
reading and reflection of provided articles or resources
May 17, 2018
Online monthly meeting
7:00-8:00 pm
Agenda
●       Reflection on the year- next steps
●       RTOP connection with InTASC Standard 9: InTASC Standard 10 – discuss; goals
●       Utilizing the INTASC Standards, evaluate oneself and create a PD plan for one area of growth
Cohort members blog and respond to a discussion forum during the month based upon topics from monthly meeting and/or
reading and reflection of provided articles or resources
June 2018***
System & System Model Symposium Biosphere II
Personalized PD
●       STEM Content and pedagogical training for your classroom
TLP will cover registration and provide $150 travel stipend
June/July 2018
Summer Institute (choose 1); Dates/Locations Vary
●       Beginning Teacher Institute
●       Teacher
Leadership Institute
●       Math Institute
●       Modeling Institute
●       Technology Institute
Personalized PD STEM Content and
pedagogical training for your classroom
TLP will cover registration and provide $150 travel stipend
July 2018
Individual calls with TLP Facilitator
Goals for next year
Changes for next year
Cohort members blog and respond to a discussion forum during the month based upon topics from monthly meeting and/or
reading and reflection of provided articles or resources
Complete evaluation

 

*Participant chooses one conference to attend (AATM, AzTEA, or ASTA) by October 20th in which the TLP will cover registration costs and provide $150 travel stipend.

**Location to be determined

***System Symposium date/location is tentative

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