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Making the most of Teaching & Learning 2015

Attending this National Board event? 

If you're making the trip to D.C. for Teaching & Learning 2015 on March 13-14, here are some sessions you won't want to miss! (Note: Some times and locations may shift. Keep an eye on the official online agenda.) 

Following from afar? 

Collaboratory members will be live-tweeting from the conference using #CTQCollab and #TLConf2015.

CTQ-sponsored sessions

Designing Systemic Change: A Practical Workshop

Brianna Crowley (@AkaMsCrowley), Jessica Cuthbertson (@JJCuthy)

Friday, March 13, 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.


Eager to identify ways to transform education in your school, district, or state? Ready to move beyond vision to action? In this workshop, participants will understand and use the levers for systemic change as a framework to generate ideas about how different levers relate to teacher leadership opportunities and challenges. Attendees will identify an area for systemic change, reflect on how teacher leadership meets that need, and develop a plan of action for implementing in their respective context.

Transforming Teaching as a Global Profession

Noah Zeichner (@NZeichner)

Friday, March 13, 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

147 A

How could 110,000 NBCTs have an impact on the 55 million teachers at work in classrooms across the world—and their students? Why is this question worth considering? What could be our first steps toward accomplished teaching that crosses continental lines? Noah Zeichner, Seattle Public Schools teacher and 2011-2014 CTQ teacherpreneur, will share insights on the prospects for a global teaching profession and the potential roles of NBCTs and the National Board in this transformation.

Teacher-Powered Schools: Vision to Action

Jeff Austin (@MisterA), Alysia Krafel (@AKrafel),Lori Nazareno (@LNazareno)

Friday, March 13, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.


Are you one of those teachers who has said, “I want to start (or redesign) a school?” Well, it is time to get started! Support for teacher-powered schools is growing, as are the opportunities to make this dream a reality. Chat with teachers from teacher-powered schools and learn about the tools and resources available to help you get started on your journey.

Designing Connected Leadership

Jennifer Barnett (@JenniferBarnett), Valeria Brown (@ValeriaBrownEDU), Nancy Gardner (@GranciNancy)

Saturday, March 14, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

146 C

Technology tools can make it easier for busy teacher leaders to communicate and take action. But how do you make sure technology doesn’t become more important than your leadership community itself or exclude those who may be uncomfortable online? In this workshop, participants will bring a current challenge or opportunity you face in collaboration with peers. We’ll learn and use the design thinking process to explore solutions that integrate–but aren’t dominated by–technology.