We are thrilled to announce this year’s group of Teacher Leaders for CORElaborate! While our numbers may have reduced this year, we are so excited for this cadre of 2 mentors, 12 bloggers, and 4 tweeters to share their impressive knowledge with all of us.
On Saturday, February 24th, this group of exceptional educators came together at Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) to kick off the year and learn about their roles as Washington State Teacher Leaders. While weather may have kept some of our teachers home, we were able to connect and have a great session (thanks Google Hangouts!).
PSESD and Ready Washington believe that teacher leadership is essential for successful large-scale systemic changes in education, such as college and career ready learning standards, and teacher and principal evaluation. In 2016, we expanded our teacher voices network from the Puget Sound region across Washington State and today we are continuing to see an increased reach in our teachers’ voices online.
What originally began in 2013 as a cadre of accomplished teacher leaders from the Puget Sound region blogging about their classroom experiences and instructional practices has now expanded to all nine ESD regions in the state. In partnership with Ready Washington, and funded through a generous grant from College Spark Washington, PSESD is excited to build upon work done by Puget Sound Teacher Leaders who have been blogging through the CORElaborate Website and tweeting (#WATeachLead) about standards-aligned practice.
After a competitive application process, PSESD and Ready Washington hired the 18 teacher leaders to continue working to amplify teacher voice, accelerate implementation and understanding of learning and teaching standards through teacher dialogue via social media, and raise awareness among communities about the amazing teaching and learning happening every day in public education classrooms. In addition to weekly blog posts, teachers will host and participate in a Twitter chat each month, as well as come together as a cohort each month to discuss the program and how we can further support these teachers.
Keep your eye here on the CORElaborate website for blog posts, as well as on Twitter for our monthly Twitter chats (use the hashtag #WATeachLead to join the conversation), and help us welcome the 2018 cohort!
2018 Washington State Teacher Leaders
|ESD||First Name||Last Name||District||Twitter handle|
|101||Jennifer||Hargrave||Davenport School District||@gozags2001|
|112||Erin||Lark||Evergreen Public Schools||@larkscience|
|121||Scott||Cleary||Kent School District||@clearyteacher|
|ESD||First Name||Last Name||District||Twitter Handle|
|189||Kati||Tilley||Lake Stevens School District #4||@mrs_tilley|