Teacher Teams Gather for Teacher-Powered Schools Conference

Mailing Date: 
November 11, 2015

Teacher Teams Gather for Teacher-Powered Schools Conference

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.

Teacher-Powered Pioneers Recognized

At the conference, several schools and individuals were presented with this year's Teacher-Powered Schools Initiative awards:

  • Extraordinary Achievement Award to Social Justice Humanitas Academy Team of Teachers and Avalon School Team of Teachers
  • School-Union-District Partnership Award to Reiche School Team of Teachers, Portland Education Association, and Fayette County Public Schools
  • Advancements in Research Award to Dr. Richard Ingersoll

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.

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