When I went to see my daughter sing at the Southern Kentucky Music Association’s All Festival choir concert, I realized that the beautiful music their joined voices created was a metaphor for us as educators and the magic that happens when we work together.
Two Shelby County High School teachers have discovered they become stronger teachers by planning their lessons together.
Hope Street Group's annual survey is under way, collecting teacher input regarding the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System and teacher leadership. Hope Street Group has been asked by the Kentucky Department of Education to collect teacher perspectives on how PGES evidence is affecting decision making, how the expertise of teachers is shaping professional learning and how teacher leaders are impacting [...]
Teachers and administrators at one Wayne County elementary school say a system of shared leadership is working.
Heidi Givens By Heidi Givens Heidi.givens@Daviess.kyschools.us Teacher leadership is “the process by which teachers, individually and collectively, influence their colleagues, principals, and other members of the school community to improve teaching and learning practices with the aim of increased student learning and achievement.” (York-Barr and Duke, 2004) When selected as 2013 Kentucky Elementary Teacher of the Year, I [...]
The Southeast/South-Central Education Cooperative (SESC) will host a leadership workshop for administrative and teacher leaders Dec. 2 in Corbin. Dr. Anthony Muhammad, a leading speaker on school culture, will present “Transformational Leadership: Creating Responsive Learning Environments,” which is aimed at the role of leadership in creating a culture in which all students can learn. The workshop will be held from [...]
The University of Kentucky College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership Studies invites participants to join a community of learners who are leading next-generation school systems. New face-to-face, blended and online programs in teacher leadership, school technology leadership, principal and superintendent preparation, educational leaders, and professional services are now available. Visit http://leadership.uky.edu to learn more.
Data is meaningful if used to support collaborative efforts to identify and implement best practices within and among Kentucky schools.