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Tammy Carolan

Secretary/Registrar

319-399-6771

tcarolan@gwaea.org


Lisa Hastings-Wells

Secretary/Registrar

319-399-6767

lhastings-wells@gwaea.org

 

Sherry Sines

PD Coordinator

319-399-6517

ssines@gwaea.org



Additional Resources

AEA PD Online
Statewide AEA PD Offerings
BOEE Licensing Information
Drake University

Evaluator Approval Information

Morningside College

Iowa Teacher Leadership and
Compensation System  (TLC)

Systems Thinking

Integration and alignment of district and statewide educational improvement efforts.

- To understand the processes of school improvement and 2nd order change.

- To align teacher leadership efforts to implement:
MTSS
Iowa Core
Early Literacy

- To understand the aligned and delineated roles and responsibilities of the administrator and the teacher leader by following the professional learning standards.


Data

Facilitation of data analysis and data informed decision making. 

- To collaborate with colleagues in the design, implementation and scoring of assessments, and the subsequent interpretation of student data to improve educational practice and student learning, or to support those who do.

- To use assessment and data findings to influence changes in instructional practices and/or organizational structures to improve student learning.

- To facilitate program evaluation and impact in collaboration with team.


Adult Learning

Design and delivery of professional learning

- To use knowledge and understanding of adult learning styles and preferences; generational differences; and different backgrounds, 
ethnicities, cultures, and languages to design and deliver professional learning or to support those who do.

- To incorporate existing and emerging technologies in the design and delivery of professional learning.


Collaborative Culture

Facilitation of group processes and development of necessary structures for professional learning environments to be effective.

- To cultivate educator’s facilitation skills to create trust among colleagues, develop collective wisdom, build ownership and action that supports student learning.

- To utilize peer to peer processes (or to support those who do) to help colleagues work collaboratively to solve problems, make decisions, manage conflict, and promote meaningful change.

- To cultivate effective skills in listening, presenting ideas, leading discussions, clarifying, mediating, and identifying the needs of self and others in order to advance shared goals and professional learning.


Organizational Leadership

Facilitation and enactment of a vision for school improvement with teacher leadership as a point of leverage.

- To cultivate coaching skills specific to administrators to support teacher leaders and other administrators who work with teacher leaders.

- To develop the Professional Capital of an organization.

- l To cultivate a mindset that supports empowerment of teacher leaders.

- To allocate resources and implement organizational structures and schedules that facilitate the implementation of a system of teacher leadership.


Communication

Cultivation of skills associated with effective dialogue with colleagues.

- To give and elicit honest, open, and constructive feedback.

- To demonstrate deep listening skills, such as paraphrasing and asking deep clarifying questions.

- To seek and engage in non-evaluative, reflective dialogue with colleagues.

- To balance advocacy and inquiry.


Content/Pedagogy/Assessment

Implementation of research and best practice in content (Iowa Core), instruction, and assessment.

- To engage in studying and applying current professional literature and pursue professional learning opportunities focused on content, instruction and assessment.

- To support implementation of instructional strategies that ensure individual student learning needs remain the central focus of instruction.

- To increase the capacity of colleagues to identify and use multiple assessment tools aligned to state standards.

- To support colleagues in the alignment of content, instruction, and assessment.

 

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Grant Wood Area Education Agency extends equal opportunities in its employment practices, educational programs and services, and does not discriminate on the basis of color, gender, race, national origin, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or as otherwise prohibited by law. If you believe you or your child has been discriminated against or treated unjustly, please contact the Agency’s Equity Coordinator, Maria Cashman, at 319-399-6847 or 800-332-8488 or TDD 319-399-6766, Grant Wood AEA, 4401 Sixth St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.

ADDRESS: 4401 Sixth Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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