Teach to Lead to Hold Ninth Teacher Leadership Summit in Long Beach, California

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The U.S. Department of Education, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and ASCD will hold their ninth Teach to Lead Teacher Leadership Summit on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24, in Long Beach, California.

The attendees will include 30 teams of educators, administrators, community members and students from 17 states who were selected based on ideas they submitted for teacher-led efforts to improve student outcomes.

Teach to Lead focuses on expanding opportunities for teacher leadership in ways that enhance student learning and make it possible for teachers to stay in the classroom while leading in the profession. The summits are designed to reflect and support collaboration between over 130 supporting organizations, local school districts, teachers’ associations and other key leaders on the ground to advance teacher leadership. This past year, the initiative hosted several Teacher Leadership Summits in Louisville, Denver, Boston, Washington, D.C., Washington state, Baltimore, New Orleans and Minneapolis inviting teachers to bring their ideas to advance teacher leadership, ideally without their need to give up teaching responsibilities, at the school, district, state and national levels.

President Obama’s 2017 budget proposal includes $10 million in Teach to Lead Grants, which would build on the success of Teach to Lead by providing direct support for teacher-designed, teacher-led projects implementing innovative strategies with the potential for wider impact on improving student outcomes.

Future summits include a teacher preparation summit in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 3-4, 2016. Visit teachtolead.org for information on upcoming summits.

Teach to Lead Teacher Leadership Summit

1 p.m. – 5 p.m. PT, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. PT, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
111 E Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, California