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Teacher Leader

Who and What is a Teacher Leader?                                                                                                                                                                          MWP TL’s…

  • Establish trust and build strong professional communities inside schools to transform the teaching and learning of writing.
  • Encourage teachers to engage in personal writing and use their insights as writers to imagine new possibilities for writing instruction.
  • Expand their knowledge about teaching writing while sharing challenges and working toward solutions.
  • View themselves as both a leader and learner.
  • Create a sense of community and establish learning opportunities within their schools.
  • Demonstrate a strong moral commitment to doing what is right for children.

How are they Teacher Leaders?                                                                                                                                                                                         MWP TL’s…

  • Lead colleagues across disciplines to identify common challenges and engage in problem solving.
  • Help fellow teachers address challenges related to writing instruction and improve students’ writing process.
  • Model literacy strategies and how to apply them in the classroom.
  • Foster collaboration and community among colleagues to develop a professional learning community within their school and districts.
  • Effectively share what they know about teaching writing with their colleagues.
  • Develop other leaders in writing instruction among their colleagues.

What is their role as a Change Agent?                                                                                                                                                                               MWP TL’s…

  • Continue to grow and learn as teachers, working collaboratively with others as they support change within themselves and their schools.
  • Work with colleagues to make changes to writing instruction and the writing curriculum.
  • Promote cooperative goals and build trust among teachers so they work together to implement change.

If you would like to reconnect and get involved in the day to day operations of the Maryland Writing Project as a TL we ask that you follow the volunteer link to fill out the form and we will get back to you about opportunities. If you simply want to just get in touch to ask a general question, click the contact us link and fill out the form.

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