For Districts and Educators
Teacher Leadership Tools
The Boston Teacher Leadership Certificate program was established in 2010 to be a learning organization that could not only support teachers to strengthen their abilities to be professional resources for one another, school improvement and district reform, but also to build knowledge about the conditions required for that to happen.
Partnership Development: A Strategy and Support Tool for Principals
This draft tool has been developed for Boston Public Schools (BPS) Principals and Administrators by Teachers21 and Community Matters with financial support from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The guidance provided is drawn from an examination of current leadership standards, research on Boston partnerships, interviews with BPS principals and partners, and literature that examines partnership dynamics across the nation.
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Supervision and Evaluation Resources
District Determined Measures
Supervision and Evaluation Binder: Table of Contents
Here are materials used as part of our district training on the new Massachusetts supervision and evaluation framework.
- Five-Step Cycle (35.06)
- Self- Assessment addressing Standards of Performance and Student Learning
- Goal Setting and Educator Plan (at least 1 student learning and 1 professional practice goal); team goals must be considered - Implementation of the Educator Plan and Collection of Evidence
- Formative Assessment or a Formative Evaluation, including Mid-Cycle
- Summative Evaluation based on performance against standards and attainment of goals
Teachers21 has contributed to the knowledge base on K-12 teaching and leading through the development of innovative learning models that seek to strengthen the single greatest variable in student achievement: teacher and leader expertise. These learning models, along with extensive implementation work within districts to improve and inspire learning, led to the development of our approach.
The following are learning models created by the Teachers21 research team.