CSTP is committed to promoting dialogue about Washington’s schools and to moving from ideas to action. Here are some ways you can join us in this important work:
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- Join CSTP’s listserv to receive updates on CSTP’s work, invitations to upcoming events and trainings, information about opportunities, summaries of articles about effective teaching and other information of interest.
- Whether in or out of session, legislators, state agencies and other stakeholder groups continue to work year-round on education issues affecting K-12 schools, teachers and students in Washington. Stay plugged into the latest information on legislative issues in education including the outcomes of the session and the continued work of agencies, task forces and boards. Legislative Toolkit - provides the ‘nuts and bolts' tools for contacting your legislators.
- Sounding Board is comprised of NBCTs that provide regular feedback, opinions and perspectives on relevant and critical education issues or policy implementation questions. Check out what issues they've weighed in on and opportunities you have to engage in policy discussions with them.
- Attend a CSTP event such as the annual Mentor Symposium.
- Read CSTP’s latest research to see how it can inform your work. Forward research to other educators and policymakers in order to spark dialogue.
- Read CSTP publications such as the Induction Standards or the Mentor/Coaching Guidelines to see how your school or district can better support new teachers through mentoring and experienced teachers through instructional coaching.
- Attend a CSTP training to deepen your leadership skills.
- Read and respond to what your teacher leader colleagues are saying on CSTP’s blog Stories from School: Practice meets Policy.
- Consider writing a guest blog about how policy impacts your classroom.
- Stay informed about how you can form and maintain relationships with policymakers through the NBCT Network. Share your stories and learn from the experiences of others.
- Bring your voice into the conversation about Washington’s schools by attending a CSTP event.
- Invite teacher leaders to speak to your parent or community group. Contact CSTP to find a teacher leader in your area.