As we reflect on the Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (STLE) grant, it is clear that we have collectively engaged in work that has challenged and enhanced our thinking and approaches. Most importantly, this work changed how we address the needs of our students and educators. The Office of Teacher and Leader Effectiveness strives to facilitate the creation of communities of practice, knowing that for many, the best way to address challenges is with the assistance of others engaged in similar work. To that end, this toolkit is a compilation of information, tools, and tips shared at the July 2014 Convening, “Engage-Envision-Elevate: From Initiatives to Systems.” This toolkit contains work from national experts, districts across the nation engaging in similar work, and most importantly tools and resources from our local districts.
Click here for a tutorial about the toolkit: Overview of the Engage-Envision-Elevate: From Initiatives to Systems Toolkit
Click here for the complete toolkit: Engage-Envision-Elevate: From Initiatives to Systems
Sections of Resources:
- Developing Sustainable Career Pathways and Leadership Roles
- Systems Thinking and Evolution of Practice
- Peer Observation: Approaches and Design Considerations
- Enhancing Family and Community Engagement
- Transformational Collaboration: Systemic Commitment to Professional Learning Communities
- Force Field Analysis
(To access the materials for these sections, scroll further on this page to the Resource Collection to visit other portions of the toolkit.)
Video: Perspectives from STLE Grantees: What Is a Teacher Leader?
Watch and listen to see how educators across New York State define teacher leadership.
For additional examples of this work in action, please see the New York State Career Ladder Pathways Toolkit, New York State Career Ladder Pathway Local Education Agency Profiles, the STLE Interactive Map, and the Improving Practice District Spotlights.