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Teacher Leadership

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Turning Points offers various types of programs in American history and pedagogy throughout the year. We are looking for teacher leaders to attend these programs to offer ideas, model best practices, and give follow-up classroom assistance to their peers. Some of our programs are study groups that promote a collaborative culture across the consortium: historical book study groups and primary source study groups.

We envision that teacher leaders will develop and run additional new study groups in the year following their leadership activities, thereby expanding this model of professional development. Leaders will be offered support in starting their own groups and in using the learning materials that will become available on Turning Points’ website. Teacher leaders will attend an annual summer retreat to assess the past year’s program, make adjustments, and plan for new study groups. In this way, teachers can continue to collaboratively communicate, examine work, and problem-solve issues long after the grant expires.

Teacher leaders might also write articles about their experiences for publication and/or provide presentations locally, regionally, and nationally on their educational pedagogy and collaborative professional development strategies.

In addition to your application, please send the following items as email attachments:
- a cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation.

The project co-directors and select advisory board members will review the applications and let you know if you have been selected. If you have any questions about the process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Compensation:
Teacher leaders will be paid $1,000 a year on top of any stipends earned.

Criteria:
- A deep interest in history
- Working knowledge of innovative historical pedagogy
- Outstanding communication skills – oral and written
- Excellent presentation skills
- Superior problem-solving skills
- Proficiency with digital classrooms
- Enjoys collaborating with colleagues