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Make Your Voice Heard in the ASCD Forum from January 16 - April 11, 2014.
ASCD has is convened the 2014 ASCD Forum to solicit worldwide educator discussion regarding the question, "How do we cultivate and support teacher leaders?” with a particular focus on the professional development best practices to serve this special cadre of educators.
As Rachel Curtis has suggested, “broadly speaking, teacher leadership is defined as specific roles and responsibilities that recognize the talents of the most effective teachers and deploy them in service of student learning, adult learning and collaboration, and school and system improvement.” Still, important questions remain about this evolving concept that would benefit from the input of ASCD’s worldwide community.
This ASCD Forum discussion of teacher leadership goes to the heart of what it means to be an educator, the career potential of teachers, and the essential elements of professional development needed to support aspiring leaders. In addition, the first-hand perspective of school administrators will be especially valuable in this discussion about the benefits of teacher leaders regarding student, staff, and school improvement efforts.
Go to the ASCD Forum main page for discussion questions and more details. We hope you will join this important conversation!