Q. WHAT ARE THE DATES AND LOCATION OF THE TEACH TO LEAD NYC SUMMIT?
The New York Teacher Leadership Summit will take place at the Interchurch Center, the home office for Teaching Matters, located at 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115, between June 17 and June 18th 2016.
Q. WHY SHOULD TEACHERS APPLY?
Teacher-led teams who attend The New York Teacher Leadership Summit get an unparalleled opportunity to:
- Develop and strengthen their own local teacher-led initiative through a structured and supportive process.
- Network and build relationships with critical thought partners who volunteer to support the initiative.
- Connect with teacher leaders and administrators from the NY Metro region.
Q. WHY SHOULD A PRINCIPAL OR A SUPERINTENDENT SUPPORT A TEACHER-LED SCHOOL TEAM ?
Do you have a teacher team or a teacher-led initiative that you would like to promote and support in your school/s? Are you committed to empowering and developing leaders in your school or district? This summit will provide two-days of “time,” and targeted support to teacher teams to problem solve and develop a clear action plan for a promising initiative.
Q. WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND THIS SUMMIT? HOW DOES A TEACHER ATTEND?
Teachers have the opportunity to submit their ideas via the The New York Teacher Leadership Summit website to be considered for recommendation to attend. See sample proposals here:
Q. HOW ARE PARTICIPANTS SELECTED?
Participants are selected by a panel of educators based on the teacher-led initiatives they submit and will be notified via email of their acceptance into the summit the week of May 2nd.
Q. WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION?
- Have an actionable teacher leadership idea.
- Have at least two practicing classroom educators for your team.
- Commit to implementation following Summit participation.
- Be available to attend the entire Summit (8:00 am Friday, June 17 through 3 pm on June 18th).
Qualifying ideas must:
- Allow teachers to lead from the classroom.
- Identify an area of need or target a specific problem.
- Develop and implement approaches that address the need or solve the problem.
- Utilize teachers’ professional experiences and expertise.
- Promote collaborative work among multiple stakeholders.
- Seek to create systemic supports for teacher leadership.
- Be viable in the local context and sustainable over time.
- Be able to show measurable progress over time.
Submitted ideas may:
- Focus on any level of change – the school, district, or state.
- Be functioning at any stage of development - an emerging idea requiring input and buy-in from stakeholders; something currently being developed in collaboration with recruited stakeholders; or something that has been implemented which is ripe for improvement or expansion.
Q. WHAT IS TEACHING MATTERS’ ROLE IN THIS SUMMIT?
Teaching Matters is sponsoring and organizing this summit in collaboration with Teach to Lead, the New York City Department of Education, UFT, ASCD, US Department of Education and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Teaching Matters is dedicated to increasing teacher effectiveness, one of the most critical factors in student success. Our services transform how educators work together at urban public schools, helping the most effective teachers develop the skills they need to lead their peers and drive school-wide improvement. We also partner with school leadership to create a work environment that equips teachers to succeed in the classroom.