State-wide support for teacher leadership : implementing standards to evaluate teacher leader practices and inform professional growth activities

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Robert Gordon Sox (Creator)
Western Carolina University (WCU )
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Kathleen Topolka-Jorissen

Abstract: This project used the improvement-science structure of a 90-Day-Cycle to support theimplementation of the NC Teacher Leadership Specialist (TLS) Standards in two CountySchool Districts in North Carolina by providing professional development with facilitatedreflection activities and by collecting data regarding the depth and appropriateness of thestandards for guiding and evaluating district-specific teacher leadership roles andactivities. The outcomes from this project offered NCDPI deeper state-level awareness ofdistrict-specific teacher leadership roles by identifying models of teacher leadershippractice and existing support structures and assessing the level of alignment between theTLS standards and those practices. The outcomes of this project yieldedrecommendations to guide the development of statewide resources for supporting teacherleadership, in order to better align them with actual district-level teacher leader roles, aswell as identify focus areas for the development of future professional developmentresources. The narrative concludes with recommendations moving forward in light ofnew legislative influences on teacher leadership in North Carolina.

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Language: English
Date: 2016
Evaluation, Instructional Coaching, Teacher Leadership
Educational leadership -- North Carolina
Teachers -- Education (Continuing education) -- North Carolina -- Evaluation
Teachers -- Training of -- North Carolina
School management and organization -- North Carolina

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