Accomplished teacher leaders with the right combination of skills, knowledge, vision and opportunities can and do improve the quality of teaching, increase student learning and enhance the profession. Acting on this conviction, CSTP built knowledge, skills and professional identity among Seattle's leading teachers so they acted act on their collective responsibility to improve the education system and their profession.
The Seattle Teacher Leadership Cadre (STL Cadre) empowered Seattle teacher leaders to develop and execute solutions-oriented strategies that address their professional challenges. Thirty teacher leaders participated in an Issue Development Cycle that included knowledge and skill-building in advocacy, communications and policy. The STL Cadre then created a network of their teacher colleagues who committed to understand and acting on critical policy issues, and resulted in the participation of more than 10% of the Seattle teaching corps.
This project supported the Gates Foundation effort to empower Seattle Public Schools teachers to add their informed perspectives to dialogue regarding some of the district's complex workforce issues like increased collaboration time, more support for new teachers and seniority-based assignment as well as instructional challenges such as implementation of increased high school graduation requirements, national standards and creation of formative and summative assessments that will assure all students are able to achieve the high standards set for them.
Here are the publications the cadres produced:
|SeattleScienceEdRevised2 12.pdf||1.19 MB|
|2_aki hiring toolkit_2.pdf||875.79 KB|
|multi age brief_3.pdf||805.78 KB|