Resources-Teacher Leadership

The list of organizations and related research on teacher leadership is long and varied, providing practitioners with a wealth of resources to further explore the impact of teacher leadership in schools.  The links below highlight research, leadership programs, Maine educator preparation program contacts, professional development opportunities and specific contract language in the field of Teacher Leadership.

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            Professional Development

            • K12 Arizona: The Arizona K12 Center serves as a vital hub connecting Arizona's educators with the most current best practices in professional development. As the demands of our 21st Century economy and demographics emerge, the education community is called upon to respond in kind. New approaches are required to address new challenges. At the same time, we cannot afford to simply embrace innovation for its own sake. Now more than ever, research-based answers are essential to enhancing teacher performance and student learning. With the practitioner standing at the intersection of theory and practice, the Arizona K12 Center develops and facilitates leading professional development solutions for our classrooms today. 
            • South Carolina Center for Educator Recruitment Retention and Advancement:  CERRA is the oldest and most established teacher recruitment program in the country. The Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, & Advancement was established by the Commission on Higher Education in December 1985 and is funded by the South Carolina General Assembly. Following the passage of the state's landmark Education Improvement Act, CERRA was created out of a concern for the condition of South Carolina's teacher supply pool and a need for a centralized teacher recruitment effort.  CERRA's agenda is a comprehensive one in which the Center pursues a variety of programs for increasing the number of students in the education pipeline and recruiting and retaining qualified, caring, and competent teachers. The Center's primary target groups are middle and high school students, college students, and adults interested in changing careers. CERRA also targets groups of accomplished teachers through programs including mentoring, teacher leadership and National Board Certification. The network of educators in our programs overlaps in powerful ways to increase the level of collaboration for recruitment, retention, and advancement of South Carolina educators.
            • North Carolina Center for Advancement of Teaching:  NCCAT’s mission is to keep high-quality teachers in the classroom, advancing teaching beyond that of a simple job to an art form and a profession. By renewing their love for teaching, and improving the quality and enthusiasm of the teachers themselves, NCCAT ultimately improves student engagement in learning and academic achievement.  NCCAT’s vision is to help North Carolina teachers grow in knowledge, skills, compassion, and professionalism so that every student becomes engaged, self-motivated, and successful.  NCCAT helps to retain the most caring, highly qualified, and skilled teachers necessary to positively impact the quality of public education in North Carolina. Dedicated to enriching the professional lives of our state’s public school teachers, NCCAT provides support for the entire spectrum of their teaching career.
            • MassachusettsThe Center for Teacher Education and Research, known as the CENTER, was established in 2004. The CENTER works to develop collaborations and partnerships between Westfield State University and public school districts, community colleges and universities, collaboratives, and professional organizations in order to provide high quality professional development for teachers and administrators. The CENTER is a registered Institution of Higher Education Professional Development provider with the Massachusetts Department of Education. Therefore, the CENTER’s professional development offerings meet the guidelines established by the state department of education and are aligned with the Massachusetts Standards for Professional Development. The professional development offerings include: summer institutes, conferences, workshops, and courses. The workshops and courses may be face to face, hybrid, and/or online. Each professional development offering provides PDPs and some offerings also offer graduate credit for successful completion of requirements.  The CENTER also facilitates grant proposals between Westfield State University and public schools districts, community colleges and universities, collaboratives, and professional organizations. The CENTER welcomes suggestions for PD programs and/or grant opportunities.
            • Illinois : The Center: Resources for Teaching and Learning is a not-for-profit organization that serves as the umbrella organization for specific programs that address different, but often related, aspects of high-quality education for students who may be at risk of academic failure. This includes students of all ages from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds; English-language learners, including adults; young children at risk of failure because of poverty, family issues, disabilities or other circumstances; refugee and immigrant populations and others.
            • CITL:  The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) enhances and supports excellence in teaching and learning across various formats. The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning has multiple locations. The Armory site currently houses the instructional development staff,  two e-Learning professionals, and measurement and evaluation. This group offers an array of campus-wide services to faculty, academic units, and teaching assistants.
            • New Mexico Center for School Leadership