As a system we need to move beyond seeing Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPs), and the Teacher and Principal Evaluation Program (TPEP) as separate and discrete initiatives and instead view them as necessary, interrelated components that have the potential to elevate the teaching profession and ensure ALL students are college and career ready. PSESD believes that teacher leadership is essential for successful large scale systemic changes in education.
What is a Puget Sound Teacher Leader?
Puget Sound Educational Service District is hiring a cadre of Puget Sound Teacher Leaders from all content areas to contribute to the conversation and engage other teachers in talking about implementation, connections and best practices for CCSS, NGSS, ELPs, and TPEP. Our cadre will represent a mix of teachers from across all content areas and grade levels. We are especially interested in K-12 teachers using arts integration, teachers of English Language Learners in the general education classroom, science, STEM, social studies, math, CTE, and English language arts.
Who should apply to be a Puget Sound Teacher leader?
- Current Teachers or Instructional Coaches in Puget Sound ESD region
- Educators passionate about teaching, learning, and literacy
- Teachers who who are able to participate in the below mentioned activities, training sessions and meetings
- Friendly and conversational educators
- Succinct writers, team players and tech savvy or tech curious teachers
- Fast learners with a growth mindset
Why should I apply to be a Puget Sound Teacher Leader?
This is an excellent opportunity to lead without leaving the classroom. Other benefits include:
- Access to high quality, job-embedded professional learning led by practicing teachers
- A professional learning network of accomplished teacher leaders
- Clock hours and $1,200 stipend
Teachers can choose a blogging or Twitter focus. No prior experience necessary.
- Attend kick-off and social media professional learning session on January 3
- Participate in a session on using video in professional learning (mutually agreeable date/time tbd)
- Attend Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) Professional Learning session on February 7 and 8 and implement practices in classroom
- Engage in virtual PLC to set goals, analyze student work from LDC mini-tasks and assessments, discuss instructional practices – up to 5 one hour meetings on mutually agreeable dates/times
- Attend and assist with Tweet Up on May 2 focused on connecting standards and TPEP student growth goals
- Regularly comment and tweet about CORElaborate blog posts written by fellow teacher leaders
- Create two videos (approximately 30 seconds to 2 minutes long) in collaboration with colleagues. No fancy video editing skills or special equipment required!
- Choose a blog or Twitter Focus
- Blog Focus: Write one Blog post per month on topics related to TPEP, CCSS, NGSS and/or ELPS
- Twitter Focus: Facilitate or participate in two PSESD sponsored Twitter chats per month (#TPEPchat, #WATeachLead, #LDCchat) plus one additional chat of your choice related to professional interest/focus area
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