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Teacher Practice Network
The Arkansas Public School Resource Center was pleased to invite teachers and instructional facilitators from Arkansas and Oklahoma to apply to become a Teacher Leader in the first phase of implementation. Exceptional teacher leaders were identified. These leaders are building a collaborative network and the products they develop may be used, free-of-charge, by other educators.
TEACHER PRACTICE NETWORK CONNECTIONS
These are our 'Teacher Practice Network' specific sites.
Click on each one to explore and connect.
@TPNLEAD #TPNLEAD #ECET2AR
LEAD LEARN CONNECT
Develop a cadre of teacher leaders who can effectively lead other teachers in collaborative, professional learning.
Provide teacher leaders with high-quality CCSS-aligned resources, digital tools and platforms, and social media training to allow sustained teacher learning.
Strengthen existing partnerships with local/state/federal organizations to sustain teacher leadership development and scale network efforts through broader outreach.
What is a Teacher Practice Network Leader?
Teacher Leaders receive training and support from APSRC and the Above and Beyond the Core Team. Our goal is to provide training and support for a new generation of teacher leaders. These leaders are teachers who have a professional voice, the skill to train their colleagues via a wide array of professional development strategies, and can facilitate new collaborative learning opportunities outside of their traditional grade level PLCs, school, district, or network. Teacher Leaders learn to provide both “high-touch and light-touch” learning environments for educators using a variety of free social media tools.
Face-to-face days and virtual meetings are designed to learn from and create with other Teacher Leaders from across Arkansas, Oklahoma, and beyond! The work includes the development of new professional learning opportunities utilizing a wide variety of media tools. All tools developed are available to TPN Leaders and their districts/schools.
What does a Teacher Practice Network Leader do?
Teacher Leaders are contracted to initiate and host communications between teachers who share similar interests, challenges, or passions. They may use a variety of social media tools such as Twitter Town Halls, developing and supporting Facebook groups/pages, writing an educational blog, or hosting a Google Hangout or Zoom Chat around their personal professional passions. Actually, the teachers are limited only by their imagination as we seek new ways to communicate, collaborate, and create!
It’s a chance to look at education in a new way, linking and learning together across the miles!
As Emily Dickinson said,
"Dwell in possibilities."
NATIONAL TEACHER PRACTICE NETWORK WEBSITE
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Who are the Teacher Leaders?
See for yourself!
The Arkansas Public School Resource Center has been privileged to work with teacher leaders from Arkansas and Oklahoma. As part of their work open-source PD Packs are being developed and will be posted for others to use as they see fit.
If you would like to submit information for a PD BYTE on a topic or passion of your choice, please download the
PD BYTE GUIDELINES
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My Wish for Education
Our story emerges!
This is a work in progress!
PAST ITEMS OF INTEREST
Past Meeting Materials
Our first f2f meeting was Thursday and Friday, December 3 & 4 in Little Rock. Teacher Leaders may access all files from the meeting.
Our second f2f meeting was Monday, February 22 in Little Rock. (For the first time we had Oklahoma partners attend! Woo hoo! ) Teacher Leaders may access all files from the meeting.
Our Summer Summit was held July 18-20 at Lake Point in Russellville, AR. TPN Leaders from Arkansas and Oklahoma participated. Teacher Leaders may access all files from the meeting.
We gathered again at Lake Point in Russellville, AR on February 16 & 17. TPN Leaders from Arkansas and Oklahoma participated. Teacher Leaders may