As 2018 comes to a close, it’s a nice time to reflect on the accomplishments of this year’s Teacher Leaders. In February, we welcomed 18 teachers from around the state to launch the third year of CORElaborate as a statewide program, co-led by Ready Washington and Puget Sound ESD. This year’s group represented 8 of the 9 ESD regions and all grade levels. Four Teacher Leaders are people of color, and five were the first in their family to graduate from college.
For the third straight year, this website received more than 100,000 site visits. And the 10 monthly #WATeachLead Twitter Chats saw 500 participants, 5,000 tweets, and more than a million people reached. Incredible numbers, demonstrating the growth and stability of this program. And, thanks to generous support from College Spark, CORElaborate will continue in 2019, with a new group of Washington educators blogging and tweeting about how they’re preparing students for successful futures.
Outside of CORElaborate, these Teacher Leaders took on leadership positions, developed curriculum in their district, presented at conferences, and much, much more — and this isn’t even counting their day job 😀
Here’s a non-exhaustive list of accomplishments by this year’s cadre (18 teachers total):
- 15 Teacher Leaders served in leadership positions at the district or state level.
- 14 Teacher Leaders presented at state or national conferences.
- 5 Teacher Leaders published articles in statewide or national media outlets.
- 3 Teacher Leaders planned or developed curriculum for their school or district.
- 2 Teacher Leaders served as AVID site team members.
- 2 Teacher Leaders submitted their National Board Certification applications, and 1 received their National Board Certification.
- 2 Teacher Leaders received a special teaching certification.
- 2 Teachers Leaders served as OSPI Fellows.
Congratulations to all the CORElaborate Teacher Leaders on their accomplishments this year.
In closing, I asked all the Bloggers for their favorite blog post of 2018 that they wrote. Here’s that list — the Best of 2018:
Jeniffer Pitharoulis (@JenifferPithy): Solving the Puzzle of Professional Learning Communities
Thank you all for reading. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season. We’ll see you in 2019!
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