Theme of the month

Theme of the Month

Join us each month as we focus on a topic of interest to STEM Teacher Leaders with a webinar panel, open
discussion, resources and blog post. 

December

Leading Without Leaving the Classroom

Join us in December for the first STEM Teacher Leadership Theme of the Month where we will focus on the theme "Leading without Leaving the Classroom," facilitated by Jay Labov and Margo Murphy. Be sure to read the introductory blog post, view the recording of the interactive online expert panel, post to the month-long online discussion and browse related resources and videos.

Expert Panel: Leading Without Leaving the Classroom

Facilitators: Jay Labov and Margo Murphy
Panelists: Claudia Walker, Jose Rivas, Julie Olsen, and Barnett Berry
 

 
 

 

We tell the story about how the Noyce Master Teacher Fellowship program at the University of Rochester supported teachers in their growth as agents of change.  Growing as teacher leaders, each fellow focused on their instructional practice and expanded their sphere of influence to positively influence their classrooms, schools, and districts.

Theme Videos

We are EleSTEMary, a small group of elementary teacher leaders, who share our unique experiences, knowledge, & instructional strategies in elementary STEM through monthly workshops.

Synthesis Blog

Brian Drayton
In this blog post, Brian Drayton provides a synthesis of this month's theme "Leading Without Leaving the Classroom," that highlights the challenges discussed by experienced teacher-leaders and other educators who participated in this month's discussion and expert panel.

Expert Panel

Discussion

In this facilitated discussion starting December 5th, we will discuss the challenges and opportunities that exist for teachers who want to stay in the classroom to work directly with students but also want to continue developing professionally as a STEM teacher leader. If you were unable to attend the online Expert Panel, you can view it here: https://stemtlnet.org/theme/december2019-expert-panel

Intro Blog

William O'Brien
William O'Brien kicks off this month's theme, "Leading without Leaving the Classroom," with a blog post that describes his own journey as a classroom mathematics teacher and his thoughts on the upcoming expert panel and facilitated discussion. He invites all members to take an active part in sharing their experiences by commenting on this blog post.