M-DCPS Teacher LEADership Academy

The M-DCPS Teacher LEADership Academy (Leading Education and Development) is designed to challenge and support teacher leaders across the District in developing the andragogical knowledge, content expertise, and facilitative leadership skills needed to guide instructional improvements in schools. The program enhances the leadership abilities of highly skilled teachers as they facilitate the professional learning of their colleagues. The Teacher LEADership Academy also provides principals and assistant principals an opportunity to cultivate shared leadership and embed effective teacher leadership structures and practices within their school community.

With the Professional Learning Support Teams (PLSTs) fully implemented at each school-site, the M-DCPS Teacher LEADership Academy creates opportunities for effective teachers to lead through new career opportunities and advancement initiatives that promote professional growth and emphasize multiple career paths. Miami-Dade County Public Schools utilizes the structure of the PLST to develop a cadre of teacher leaders by clearly identifying differentiated teacher leadership roles in the areas of new and early career teacher support, professional learning and growth, instructional coaching, and digital innovation. The M-DCPS Teacher LEADership Academy addresses the specific professional learning needs of each teacher leadership role by differentiating the context, process, and content of the professional development provided. The model supports teacher leaders who lead from the classroom.

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M-DCPS Teacher LEADership Academy experience includes:

One (1) Two-day Summer Institute

Two (2) One-day Follow-Up Sessions

Three (3) 2-hour Virtual Follow-Up Sessions

Learning Showcase

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer Time 2 Learn! Teach! Lead!

June 12 - 27, 2017 @ Barbara Goleman Senior High School

Clinical Supervision Academy
Endorsement Academy
  • Autism Endorsement
  • ESOL Endorsement
  • Gifted Endorsement
  • Reading Endorsement
MINT Academy for New Teachers
Paraprofessional PassPort to Teach Academy (P2T)
Teacher LEADership Academy

Monday, June 15, 2015

Leadership Conference: Supporting a Culture of Excellence

We hope that you found the conference informative and worthwhile. We believe that Dr. Deborah Estes provided in-depth insight, as well as, practical tools for team building, shared leadership, and effective communication. Your presence helped to make this event a great success and your enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make our time together both productive and fun.

Please let us know what was the most beneficial aspect of the conference and if the conference fulfilled your reason for attending. Your comments will enable us to better plan and execute future conferences and tailor them to meet your professional development needs.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Help us make the Endorsement Program even better!

  • To what what extent did the professional learning increase your knowledge?
  • To what extent did the professional learning meet its intended objectives?
  • Feedback and suggestions for improvement.