Teacher Leadership Book Study Update

We plan to offer 4 Teacher Leadership Book Studies again during the 2018-19 school year. The books and RSVP links will be shared here and emailed to all SUHSD teachers. 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:

  1. 10/16 & 10/17
  2. 1/23 & 1/24
  3. 2/26 & 2/27
  4. 4/10 & 4/11

During the 2017-18 school year we read and discussed 4 books in the book study:

  1. The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity by George Couros
  2. Shift This: How to Implement Gradual Changes for MASSIVE Impact in Your Classroom by Joy Kirr
  3. 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
  4.  Lead Like a Pirate: Make School Amazing for your Students and Staff by Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf



Teacher Leadership Academy

Do you want to make an IMPACT?

Are you prepared to lead for change?

If not you, who?  If not now, when?



Materials for TLA Informational Meetings:

TLA 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


Looking for personalized learning?  See below (and the twitter tab) for some free online options!

EdCamp:  EdCamps are “participant-driven professional learning experiences created by educators, for educators”.  The Sweetwater Edcamp 619 will take place on August 26!

CoffeeEDU: Another “unconference” created by educators for educators, this is simply a one hour meet-up of educators who want to talk to other educators about key issues in education.

Micro Credentials and Digital Badges: The new wave of adult professional growth is coming to SUHSD!  Read here for research on micro credentials: competency-based, personalized, on-demand, and shareable. Did you know that Illuminate offers digital badges?

MOOCs: Massive Open Online Courses are offered FREE from universities around the globe – see below for some links to MOOC offerings.  MOOCs are often self-paced classes available to individuals looking to expand their knowledge base in a variety of areas, with curriculum shared via videos, articles, and discussion forums for collaboration.

TED Talks:  TED Talks are a great way to enhance your own professional growth.  Browse the 2,000+ TED Talks available here to learn more about areas of your own professional interest.