PLAEA Teacher Leader Networks

Let's get better together

Networks are for teacher leaders who want to learn from one another, provide support for one another, share information, and cultivate a community of learners who assist each other to grow professionally. PLAEA staff want to support you with leveraging your role as a teacher leader for having a clear impact on teaching and learning.


Networks are for administrators who want to build on their understanding of how to support teacher leaders in the changing context of leadership for transforming teaching and learning.


The same content will be offered in two different locations so that participants have choice in locations and dates.

Morning Networks for Instructional Coaches

Nov. 2 PLAEA - Spencer 8:30 - 11:30

Nov. 9 PLAEA - Pocahontas 8:30 - 11:30


Feb. 8 PLAEA - Spencer 8:30 - 11:30

Feb. 9 PLAEA - Pocahontas 8:30 - 11:30


April 16 PLAEA - Spencer 8:30 - 11:30

April 17 PLAEA - Pocahontas 8:30 - 11:30


These networks will provide opportunities for coaches to:

  • Reflect upon and inquire about successes with other coaches
  • Problem-solve and persist through challenges with other coaches
  • Stretch mindsets about what we can influence and do to impact teaching and learning – the stretch learning content will be new and based on feedback

Afternoon Networks for any Teacher Leader and Administrator


Nov. 2 PLAEA - Spencer 12:30 to 3:30

Nov. 9 PLAEA - Pocahontas 12:30 to 3:30


Feb. 8 PLAEA - Spencer 12:30 to 3:30

Feb. 9 PLAEA - Pocahontas 12:30 to 3:30


April 16 PLAEA - Spencer 12:30 to 3:30

April 17 PLAEA - Pocahontas 12:30 to 3:30


Teacher leaders and administrators will choose a content path to follow in the afternoons either in literacy, math, or technology.

Content Path Outcomes

The same content options for instructional coaching, literacy, math, and technology will be offered in two different locations so that participants have choice in locations and dates. Teacher leaders are encouraged to attend all three sessions in the literacy and math content area as the content will build from one session to the next.


Literacy
Teacher leaders will be able to coach around the three instructional shifts of the Common Core Standards including the ELA and Content area Standards.

  • Nov. 2 in Spencer or Nov. 9 in Pocahontas - Regular practice with complex text and its academic language (vocabulary)

  • Feb. 8 in Spencer and Feb. 9 in Pocahontas - Reading, writing and speaking grounded in evidence from the text

  • April 16 in Spencer and April 17 in Pocahontas - Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction


Mathematics

Teacher leaders will know and understand how positive mathematical norms impact the success of students in a math classroom. Teacher leaders will plan for and coach math teachers to create and implement a productive classroom culture for learning through the use of mathematical norms, routines, and practices.


  • Nov. 2 in Spencer and Nov. 9 in Pocahontas: The focus will be on increasing positive, productive student behavior in math class by understanding and establishing classroom mathematical norms. Norms support student engagement in the Standards for Mathematical Practice, which increase student sense-making in mathematics and reduce the occurrence of negative behaviors.
  • Feb. 8 in Spencer and Feb. 9 in Pocahontas: The focus will be on reviewing and using a variety of ways to gather math classroom data around classroom norms and mathematical practices to provide objective teacher feedback for use in a coaching cycle.
  • April 16 in Spencer and April 17 in Pocahontas: The focus will be determined by participant needs from the previous session.


Technology

This content path will provide opportunities for coaches to . . .

  • Understand how effective technology integration includes aligning the instructional process with the appropriate technologies


  • Learn how to co-plan and support teachers in redesigning lessons to incorporate the effective use of technology aligned to student learning goals


  • Learn how to co-plan and support teachers in incorporating Iowa Core 21st Century Technology Literacy Skills with student learning goals and selecting the technologies that best enhance the learning


*Feedback from the participants will be used to influence future technology learning experiences. Content does not build from one session to the next so participants can attend any session

Questions?

Contact Jaymie Randel, PLAEA Coaching Coordinator.