Across the country, a growing number of educators are transforming student learning and the teaching profession in new ways through teacher-powered schools.
More than 220 of these educators representing 23 states gathered in Minneapolis over the weekend for the first Teacher-Powered Schools National Conference.
At an optional site visit to Avalon School, attendees observe a
mock staff meeting to see how collective decisions are made.
The conference featured teacher-powered practitioners in both the district and charter sectors sharing how they are collaboratively designing and running all aspects of their schools. Session presenters spoke on securing and sustaining school autonomy, distributing leadership among teacher teams, and demonstrating student success beyond test scores.
We are working on editing video from several of the sessions and will be posting videos in the coming months. Stay tuned.
At the conference, several schools and individuals were presented with this year's Teacher-Powered Schools Initiative awards:
Dr. Richard Ingersoll being presented the Advancements
in Research Award by Education Evolving's Ted Kolderie.
Read more about the conference in the post on the Education Evolving blog.