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, July 8, 2015

Leadership Institute for Teachers (LIFT)

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  1. Great workshop! Awesome opportunity to grow and network. Thanks for the L.I.F.T. offering the strategies to support teachers through PLCS at our schools. Doc Tee

  2. A big thank you to the CPL team for an amazing week of engaging and upLIFTing PD! Looking forward to being with everyone again! Best - Ms. Mohamed

  3. The LIFT program provided an invaluable opportunity to learn leadership skills and strategies, collaborate with colleagues, and network with others whom I might not have had any other contact with. Thank you to the CPL team and FIU's Center for Leadership for facilitating such an amazing PD. I also want to thank the principal, Ms. Blanco, that trusted in me enough to offer me this opportunity. I look forward to the continued collaboration and networking not only with the facilitators, but also with the participants.

  4. Thank you to the CPL team and FIU's Center for Leardership for the wealth of knowledge presented and gained. This was an excellent opportunity to collaborate and expand my strategies on leadership skills and how to increase student learning.