TLC Professional Learning

Competency-Based Approach to Leadership Development

  • Competencies are aligned to the LEAD Framework and  Scope and Sequence.
  • Guidance will be provided to support practice and application in a teacher leader’s school, and we will be sure to share with principals how they can continue to support the skills teacher leaders are learning in sessions.
  • Skills are introduced and practiced through a combination of in-person sessions and online learning and are done in collaboration with regional structures when possible.
  • Those new-to-role engage in a prescribed year-long learning experience and those returning-to-role select learning experiences aligned to individual needs.
    • New Senior/Team Leads – Observation & feedback essentials, coaching, and tough conversations
    • New Team Specialists – Leading data driven instruction, leading team planning, OR facilitating adult learners
  • New-to-role learning strands are also open to other leaders.
  • Content-specific sessions will be offered when possible.

Summer Learning for Teacher Leaders 2019

Returning-to-Role Senior Team Leads and Team Leads

  • Leadership Weeks: June 4-5 and July 22-25. More information will be available in May.

New-to-Role Senior Team Leads and Team Leads

  • Register for Initial LEAP Observer Training in May or August (Elementary: 8/5-6 or 8/7-8, Secondary 8/5-6 or 8/7-8)
  • Register for 1 day of Onboarding on May 2 OR 9. (Sub coverage HERE)
  • Register for 2 days for new-to-role learning on June 10/11 OR July 30/31.
  • Attend Leadership Weeks: June 4-5 and July 22-25. More Information will be available in May.

New-to-Role Team Specialists 

  • Register for 1 day of new-to-role learning on June 3 OR July 29.

Returning-to-Role Team Specialists

  • No summer requirements

New Teacher Ambassadors

  • Register for 1 day of new-to-role learning on June 3.
  • Hold July 25 for a short webinar
Scope & Sequence of Learning »

Teacher Leader Professional Learning Requirements and Expectations 2019-2020

Returning-to-role Senior/ Team Leads and Principals/supervisors will consider the strengths and areas of growth/gaps identified through reflecting on practice using the scope and sequence teacher leader development to create a learning plan. Senior/Team Leads who are in year 2 and beyond are expected to engage in professional learning opportunities to support their growth and development. Review suggestions and opportunities outlined in the LEAD Development Guide and plan to attend learning that aligns to individual needs during Fall and Spring Leadership Development Weeks. 

New Senior/Team Leads  will engage in the prescribed year-long learning that focuses on observation & feedback essentials and coaching and tough conversations. An additional DDI strand will be available for those who need it. This common experience will support a consistent expectation across the district for what Senior/Team Leads know and can do. The structured learning will be aligned to the scope and sequence skills described in column C: developing skills related to 1:1 observation/feedback and coaching. In addition to structured professional learning experiences, new Senior/Team Leads will participate in a cohort experience designed to support individual application and practice of skills as well as social emotional support.

Below are the experiences designed to support the job-embedded learning provided by principals/supervisors. Required learning experiences include:

May Onboarding, 1 day in May
Summer Initial LEAP Observer Training, 2 days
June/July New Senior/Team Lead Summer Professional Learning, 2 days
September Cohort Session 1, ½ day
October Fall Leadership Week Professional Learning, 1 day
November Cohort Session 2, ½ day
January Cohort Session 3, ½ day
February Spring Leadership Week Professional Learning, 1 day
March Cohort Session 4, ½ day
Ongoing Online Content through Schoology
Professional Learning Content »
Returning-to-role Team Specialists and Principals/supervisors will consider the strengths and areas of growth/gaps identified through reflecting on practice using the scope and sequence leader teacher development to create a learning plan. Team Specialists who are in year 2 and beyond are expected to engage in professional learning opportunities to support their growth and development. Review suggestions and opportunities outlined in the LEAD Development Guide and plan to attend learning that aligns to individual needs during Fall and Spring Leadership Development Weeks. 

New Team Specialists will engage in the prescribed year-long learning that focuses on leading data driven instruction, leading team planning, OR facilitating adult learners. This common experience will support a consistent expectation across the district for what Team Specialists know and can do. The structured learning will be aligned to the scope and sequence skills described in column B: essential skills in leading a team. 

Below are the experiences designed to support the job-embedded learning provided by principals/supervisors. Required learning experiences include:

 

June/August New Team Specialist Summer Professional Learning, 1 day
October Fall Leadership Week Professional Learning, 1 day
February Spring Leadership Week Professional Learning, 1 day
Ongoing Online Content through Schoology
Professional Learning Content »

Returning-to-role Regional Team Specialists and RTS supervisors will consider the strengths and areas of growth/gaps identified through reflecting on practice using the scope and sequence leader teacher development to create a learning plan. Team Specialists who are in year 2 and beyond are expected to engage in professional learning opportunities to support their growth and development. Review suggestions and opportunities outlined in the LEAD Development Guide and plan to attend learning that aligns to individual needs during Fall and Spring Leadership Development Weeks.

New Regional Team Specialists will engage in the prescribed year-long facilitating adult learnersThis common experience will support a consistent expectation across the district for what Regional Team Specialists know and can do. The structured learning will be aligned to the scope and sequence skills described in column B: essential skills in leading a team. 

Below are the experiences designed to support the job-embedded learning provided by RTS supervisors. Required learning experiences include:

June/August New Team Specialist Summer Professional Learning, 1 day
October Fall Leadership Week Professional Learning, 1 day
February Spring Leadership Week Professional Learning, 1 day
Ongoing Online Content through Schoology

Required Learning:

New Teacher Ambassadors will engage in professional learning opportunities alongside peers in order to increase their positive impact on new teacher’s socio-emotional and logistical growth. Additional New Teacher Ambassador resources and information can be found on the DPS New Teacher Ambassador Schoology Group (access code: 4XCD5-S6RD4).

Below are the required and optional NTA 2019-2020 Professional Development Expectations:

June 3 New to Role NTA Professional Learning Session, 1 day
July 25 ALL NTAs (New and Returning) Webinar (Online), 60 minutes
August 2 Make-up Session: New to Role NTA Professional Learning Session, 1 day (Only for those who cannot attend June 3)
September ALL NTAs (New and Returning): Professional Learning Session, 2 hours
January OPTIONAL for ALL NTAs: Webinar, 60 minutes
April ALL NTAs (New and Returning): Professional Learning Session, 2 hours