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Thursday, November 17 • 3:00pm - 4:10pm
Teacher Leadership: Bridging Leadership and Learning

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Beyond “Teacher Heroes” and “Mint Officers”: Teacher Leadership Development in Complex Contexts. Jonathan Eckert, Wheaton College

Schools are complex organizations requiring teacher leadership development that relies on more than teacher heroes and delegated work. Using literature on teacher leadership, work redesign, and organizational leadership, we have created a model of teacher leadership development. That model is the lens for a descriptive analysis of three high school case studies in addition to interviews of recognized teacher leaders from across the U.S. with implications for future development.

Examining the Blind Spots: Integrating Teacher Leadership and Instructional Leadership Research. Douglas M. Wieczorek, Iowa State University; Jeffrey Charles Lear, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

The purpose of this systematic review of the literature is to synthesize three research perspectives providing empirical evidence for direction on the future knowledge development on the instructional leadership research construct. Our review identi es signi cant gaps in understandings about teacher leadership, framed by successful instructional leadership practices known to bene t school improvement efforts in all contexts.

The Sensemaking Experience of Newly Appointed District Teacher Leader Coordinators: A Case Study. Jill Janes, University of Kentucky

Iowa policymakers enacted a statewide teacher leadership initiative in 2013. This case study examined how district-level teacher leader coordinators came to understand their role as leaders. Data were collected through interviews, observations, and document reviews. Participants included district-level teacher leader coordinators and supporting regional leaders. Preliminary ndings reveal coordinators were guided through formal policy guidance and informal interactions. Coordinators enacted leadership roles in a bridge building capacity, linking others to resources and modeling leadership processes.

Open the Black Box of Distributed Leadership. Yan Liu, Susan M. Printy (Michigan State University)

The current body of literature does not include rigorous quantitative studies measuring whether people from different levels of school con gurations take on various leadership functions, and how frequent and intensely they are involved in each of the leadership roles. Using TALIS 2013 data, this research try to measure how formal and informal leaders are involved in different leadership responsibilities, and how the pattern varies from school to school and from country to country.




Thursday November 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:10pm
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center: Floor 5 - Richard B

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