The long awaited 1st annual National Teacher Leadership Summit was held in Washington D.C. on February 5, 2016. The summit brought together representatives from over 20 States to discuss what they are doing to promote teacher leadership. The delegates included policy makers but more importantly they included practicing educators and association leaders.

The States’ representatives collaborated and had hard conversations on what teacher leadership policies should be in place and plans to implement them. The next steps are considered crucial as they go back home. It is easy to get distracted or to allow the movement to be co-opted by others with different agendas.

Those in attendance were encouraged to follow through on commitments made at the Summit and to make short term goals and plans that will lead to achieving the larger goals.

 

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http://blog.ed.gov/2016/02/one-step-forward-a-national-summit-on-teacher-leadership/