Educators have a tendency to downplay their own awesomeness; this session will remind us of how great we are and what we can do to meet all of the Teacher Leader Model Standards. We are all leaders in some way by nature of what we do in our individual classrooms. In this session, participants will understand how they can become or already are teacher leaders in their schools and districts. Teachers may be organic leaders (the “doers”- the people everyone assumes will lead the committee because that’s just what you do). This session will introduce the idea of how to identify and transition organic teacher leaders to intentional teachers as leaders. The demands of today’s 21st century education system require a move to intentional teacher leadership.
Lee, Lindsay; Moore, Audrey; Szakasits, Angela; and Wortham, Cynthia, "PLC Participation: Roadblocks, Speed Bumps, and Detours" (2016). Center for Innovative Leadership Development Summer Seminar Presentations. Paper 2.