U.S. Department of Education’s Spring 2023 Teach to Lead Summit

Raising the Bar: In Pursuit of Equitable Opportunities Through Expanded Student Experiences and the Diversifying of the Educator Pipeline

December 14, 2022 |
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In-Person Convening: March 10-12, 2023 – Atlanta, Georgia

There is growing demand to address the post-pandemic needs of students and educators. Students’ NAEP scores have seen the worst decline in two decades, more teachers are choosing to leave the profession, and fewer candidates are entering teacher preparation programs. States, regions, and school districts are designing innovative ways to support the needs of students and staff, to attract and retain effective and diverse educators, and to strengthen systems and practices that improve academic outcomes for all students.

Teach to Lead is committed to lifting up educators and is excited to announce a Spring 2023 Teach to Lead Summit. We are seeking dynamic teams to join us as we focus on investing in a talented and diverse teacher pipeline using practices such as partnerships with historically black colleges and universities, minority-serving institutions, and Hispanic-serving institutions; mentoring and coaching programs; or improving the work environment for educators of color.

Interested teams are encouraged to submit projects aligned with:

  • supporting educators in academic recovery and raising the bar for every student,
  • increasing teacher collaboration time to improve student learning experiences,
  • supporting a culture of educator wellness and belonging, or
  • strengthening and diversifying the educator workforce.

What is Teach to Lead?

Teach to Lead (TTL) is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Education, ASCD, and TeachPlus, and envisions a world where teachers are valued as experts in instruction and leaders in informing, developing, and implementing policy and practice to steer systematic improvements to benefit student learning.

TTL Summits provide teams with collaborative planning time, skills development, and professional consultation to develop and refine innovative projects that can make a positive impact for educators and students in their schools, communities, districts, and states.

What are the benefits for teams attending this event?

  • Time and resources to develop a theory of action centered on a school, district, regional, or state challenge
  • Support of a dedicated “critical friend” to facilitate thinking and advance project work
  • New relationships with the U.S. Department of Education, education partners, and innovative peers
  • Participation in learning experiences related to strategic communications and implementation planning
  • No-cost registration and free on-site lodging for each team member (up to 5)

Who should submit an application?

  • Teams engaged in or planning to engage in innovative work may apply here by Friday, January 6, 2023.
  • Teams must have 4-5 members, consisting of at least one teacher, and should represent the expertise, authority, and perspective required to do the work effectively (e.g., education agency director, program director, superintendent, principal, collective bargaining representative, board of education member).
  • The project must focus on a key area listed above and may be at the school, district, regional, or state level.

Event Logistics

  • The event begins at 1:00PM ET on Friday, March 10, and ends at 12:00PM ET on Sunday, March 12.
  • Lodging costs for each team member will be covered. Upon selection, each participant will be required to provide a credit card number to guarantee their hotel reservation.

View https://eed.communities.ed.gov/#program/teach-to-lead-summit for additional resources and information.

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