Hey teachers: Know a stellar colleague in his/her third year of teaching? Then tell him/her about the Teacher Leadership Institute.
The Institute gives teachers chances for career and leadership development without having to leave the classroom. It's a year-long program of classes, collaboration, retreats and more where highly motivated teachers can learn all new skills and better their classrooms, their schools and the entire district.
So if you are a teacher and know colleagues who could benefit from this oppotunity, send them to MyMNPS and tell them to apply!
Metro Schools proudly inducted 28 promising young teachers into its 2nd Teacher Leadership Institute Class. The men and women are entering their third year of teaching and will spend the next 12 months developing leadership skills that they can use inside the classroom or in administrative roles throughout MNPS. The full release is below.
Five MNPS educators were selected to attend the Sally Ride Science Academy this past summer! This group is now training others in the district. Check out the news release issued by the Academy:
The Sally Ride Science Academy brought to you by ExxonMobil announced that five educators from Nashville were selected to learn new, innovative strategies to raise students’ awareness of and interest in science and science careers.
Teachers from Metro Nashville Public Schools attending the Academy include:
The Academy is a partnership between Sally Ride Science, founded by the first American woman in space, Dr. Sally Ride, and ExxonMobil. The program educates teachers and counselors about the importance of introducing young students to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers, showcases diverse role models in those careers, and provides pathways to incorporate STEM career awareness in the classroom. The Academy was held in San Diego.
Educators were selected by district administrators based on their qualifications, dedication to inspiring students at an early age, and overall commitment to enhancing the teaching profession. The participants are among 275 educators from around the country attending additional Academy sessions this summer.
“I’m thrilled to announce the selection of these fine educators,” Ride said. “Research shows that introducing young students to the wide variety of science careers available, the many paths to becoming a scientist, and the vibrant women and men working in science today makes girls and boys more likely to stay interested in science and to consider a science career. By partnering with ExxonMobil, we’re equipping educators with the necessary tools to encourage students to pursue math and science in higher education and beyond.”
The Sally Ride Science Academy utilizes a train-the-trainer model that prepares Academy graduates to train other teachers in their district during the 2011-2012 school year. Graduates and their trainees will receive sets of the Sally Ride Science Cool Career book series for use in their classrooms. Since the inaugural Academy in 2009, the Academy has trained more than 395 educators in 41 districts spanning 14 states and the District of Columbia. Those educators have since returned to their districts and trained more than 2,700 additional educators using Academy materials.
“Programs like the Sally Ride Science Academy brought to you by ExxonMobil will help transform the perception of scientists and science-based careers and inspire young people to take up careers in these areas,” said Truman Bell, senior program officer for education and diversity, ExxonMobil. “It’s our responsibility to ensure that every child feels inspired and competent in these subject areas to face the challenges of the future.”
The Sally Ride Science Academy is part of ExxonMobil’s investment in math and science education in the United States. The company supports numerous other initiatives that encourage students to take an active interest in careers in the math and science fields; support the professional development of highly qualified teachers and promote involvement of women and minorities students.
Seven teachers and the assistant principal at Nashville School of Arts recently completed the Coaches' Training for Critical Friends Groups with the National School Reform Faculty. By completing the training, these educators are Certified Critical Friends Coaches and are now a part of the National School Reform Faculty (NSRF), the national network of educators coaching Critical Friends Groups (CFGs).
MNPS teachers have a new opportunity to learn and lead! Monday, May 3, Metro Nashville Public Schools Administrators and the Mayor's Office of Youth and Development hosted a special induction ceremony for the inaugural class of the Teacher Leadership Institute.