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Teacher Leadership Toolkit: Strategies to Build, Support and Sustain Teacher Leadership Opportunities

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American Institutes for Research
Published Date
January 2019
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School systems—and the challenges they face—are often complex and diverse; effectively addressing these challenges may require a leadership approach that moves beyond traditional teacher and administrator roles. Teacher leadership is one strategy many states and districts are pursuing to facilitate meaningful change and support better outcomes for their students.

To support these efforts, the Teacher Leadership Toolkit 2.0 includes a synthesis of research on teacher leadership, current examples, and useful tools for designing, implementing, and supporting teacher leadership initiatives. Toolkit 2.0 builds on previous work by our partner, Leading Educators and includes 10 supporting resources exploring key aspects of teacher leadership initiatives at the national, state, and local levels. States and districts can use the toolkit to drive planning and decision-making and to build knowledge with stakeholders and colleagues.


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Amanda Zullo


This resource contains a ton of great information. I see the appendices coming in handy when working with school leaders on evaluating where they are and what they need to do to move forward.

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:48 AM