Teacher Leadership Book Study Update
We plan to offer 4 Teacher Leadership Book Studies again during the 2018-19 school year. To sign up and participate, click here. Our Teacher Leadership Book Studies are funded using Title II funds, which are federal funds that support on-going professional development and teacher leadership. The meeting will be in the PDC from 4:00-6:00 PM; for each book there will be two meeting dates from which to choose:
- 10/16 & 10/17
- 1/23 & 1/24
- 2/26 & 2/27
- 4/10 & 4/11
During the 2017-18 school year we read and discussed 4 books in the book study:
- The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity by George Couros
- Shift This: How to Implement Gradual Changes for MASSIVE Impact in Your Classroom by Joy Kirr
- Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap: Liberating Mindsets to Effect Change (Reduce Inequality in Education and Examine School Roles in Superiority and Victim Mindsets) by Anthony Muhammad
- Lead Like a Pirate: Make School Amazing for your Students and Staff by Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf
Title II, Part A, Supporting Effective Instruction is a federal categorical program contained in the Consolidated Application. The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts: (1) improve teacher and principal quality through professional development and other activities, and (2) providing low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders. The Federal Guidelines for Title II, Part A use address 5 key areas:
- Multiple Pathways to Teaching and Leading
- Induction and Mentorship
- Meaningful Evaluation and Support
- Strong Teacher Leadership
- Transformational School Leadership
The Sweetwater Union High School District has a Title II Committee, comprised of site and district teachers and leaders, who conduct an annual needs assessment and set a plan for Title II, Part A funding.
Teacher Leadership Academy Informational Meetings:
Teacher Leadership Aacdemy Participants in 2017-18 were:
- Melody Brown
- Maria Canales
- Sara Chai
- Candice DeVore
- Aceneth Foster
- Sophia Gray
- Alicia Johal
- Ashley Jones
- Nicole Link
- Melissa Rains
- Jason Reisenfeld
- Hayley Salazar
- Anna Savino
- Mari Venturino
- Gina Woodward
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