Teacher Leadership Institute long-term goals

  • Define the foundational competencies of teacher leadership.
  • Develop relevant experiences and supports to help teachers cultivate those competencies.
  • Activate teachers to be leaders of their profession as a result of their participation in this process.

Teacher Leadership Institute Fellowship

Leadership is not a responsibility we leave to others; leadership is inherent in the professional work of teachers. Leadership takes a variety of forms for teachers today, and the Teacher Leadership Institute (TLI) supports teacher-leaders in becoming more expert and confident at leading in the current education environment.

The National Education Association and state and local affiliates, in partnership with the Center for Teaching Quality and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards are proud to offer a professional growth opportunity designed to grow the skills and enhance the experiences of teacher-leaders looking to expand their impact. The Institute offers a blended learning path addressing NEA Association leadership, instructional leadership, and advocacy and policy leadership.

Beginning this February, NEA’s 2017-2018 Teacher Leadership Institute Fellowship will launch. Teachers will work in cohorts of approximately 30-35 colleagues. They will engage face-to-face and online in a customized curriculum exploring leadership in all of its facets. Virtual learning focused on the overarching Teacher Leadership Competencies will begin in March, followed by the Pathway specific competencies during the following semester. Social justice is infused throughout the pathway competencies. The Fellowship will culminate in capstone projects designed by the TLI Fellows to address existing, relevant policy challenges in their districts and communities. Fellows will earn micro-credentials via a formative process which focuses on mastery of singular competencies to enhance their resumes.

For more information on micro-credentials, view this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdWRkl8rDiU. Fellows will be guided by other accomplished teacher-leaders from their state, as well as by content experts with a range of experiences from the three partner organizations.

At the completion of the year, fellows will have gained new, unparalleled leadership expertise and experience. TLI fellows will be uniquely prepared for leadership roles in their association, in the policy-making arenas, and in their profession.

Stipend: $300+
PDPs: 67.5
Micro-credentials to add to one’s resume and more!

The first Face-to-Face meeting will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Hampton Inn in Natick from 10am to 4pm. (Continental breakfast and lunch included, as well as reimbursement for mileage and tolls)

Massachusetts participants are supported by NEA contact Linda Davin; MTA state contact Beverly Miyares, and two MTA state coaches, Mary Chamberlain and Gary Gilardi.

Capstone Projects by Massachusetts Educators

Brag Sheets - Teacher Leadership Initiative – Pilot Years One, Two and Three

Year 3 TLI Quotable Quotes