Teachers lead their students every day in the classroom, but there are so many more opportunities for teachers to make an impact. Through leadership roles, teachers can help support retention in their schools, create a pathway to school-wide and district leadership, encourage professional development, participate in sustained school improvement efforts, and more.

In this course, you will explore the various roles of teacher leaders in your school and district. You’ll learn the value of distributed leadership in the school community and how you can establish yourself in leadership roles to support these structures. In addition, you’ll gain concrete tools for running effective meetings, supporting colleagues in engaging in constructive dialogue, and implementing practices that build leadership and collaborative structures. Finally, you’ll examine the impact of teacher leadership on school improvement through research and case studies.

With the knowledge and techniques from this course, you will be able to sharpen your leadership skills so you can better serve your colleagues and improve your team, school, and district.