Teacher leaders are the foundation of our leadership pipeline as they assume a wide range of roles to support student and school success. Opportunities are available for current teachers within the context of their role and as they prepare for advancement, demonstrating the DOE's commitment to teacher leadership.
The programs described below are targeted to assist current and aspiring teacher leaders with enhancing their skills and furthering their own professional development.
Opportunities for Teachers Interested in Teacher Leadership
|Common Core Fellowship (CCF)||Intensive professional development that prepares teachers to become Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) experts by evaluating and developing a robust set of resources aligned to the CCLS to share within their network and citywide||1 year||Additional information regarding the application process will be made available in February 2014|
|Lead Teacher (LT)||In the classroom half time, LTs create demonstration sites for best practices. LTs spend the remainder of their time facilitating teacher teams as well as demonstrating new curriculum and pedagogical strategies.||1 year||The 2014-15 application will be available in spring 2014|
|New Teacher Mentoring||The mentor's role is to promote the growth and development of new teachers to improve student learning by providing instructional coaching and non-evaluative feedback.||1 year||School based postings; deadlines vary|
|Teacher Leadership Program (TLP)||Strengthening content knowledge, coaching, and facilitative skills are the key elements of this program for teachers already serving in school-based leadership roles ||1 year ||Recruitment begins in spring 2014|
|Relay Graduate School of Education (GSE) Instructional School Leadership (ISLP) Pilot||This program serves as an entry point for teacher leaders interested in pursuing a path to school leadership with a specific focus on honing strong instructional leadership skills that drive better outcomes for students||1 year||Application process is currently open and closes in early spring 2014|
|Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF)||Awarded to the DOE in September 2012 by the U.S. Department of Education, the grant provides additional resources over the next four years to pilot new teacher leadership roles in select high-need middle schools|| 1 year||Applications for 2013-14 is now closed and will re-open next year|
Opportunities for Teachers Interested in Exploring School Leadership
|Middle School Leader Internship (MSLI)||With a specific focus on middle schools, teachers interested in exploring school-level leadership engage in a professional internship||5 week summer intensive ||Information sessions take place in late fall 2013 and early spring 2014|
Application process will close in March 2014
|Relay Graduate School of Education (GSE) Instructional School Leadership (ISLP) Pilot ||This program serves as an entry point for teacher leaders interested in pursuing a path to school leadership with a specific focus on honing strong instructional leadership skills that drive better outcomes for students.||2 year ||Application process closes in May/June 2014|
|New Leaders (NL) Emerging Leaders Program (ELP)||Provides teachers, instructional coaches and other school leaders with hands-on, on-the-job training that deepens their adult leadership skills.||2 years||Application process closes in May 2014|
|Teacher Leadership Program (TLP)||Builds the capacity of DOE teacher leaders to facilitate school-based professional learning communities that provide their colleagues with ongoing professional growth focused on effective classroom instruction and collaborative learning and problem solving.||1 year||Application process closes in May 2014|
|NYC Leadership Academy (NYCLA) - NYCDOE Leadership Advancement Program (LAP) ||This is a innovative School Building Leader (SBL) certification program with intense focus on preparing teacher leaders, who currently serve in school-based leadership roles, to become school administrators||2 years, including part time residency ||Application process will re-open in spring 2014|