Fall listening tour connects state with TLC districts
Following the success of an August symposium on teacher and principal leadership, state education officials have organized a fall listening tour of some of the first 39 school districts to implement plans through Iowa’s new Teacher Leadership and Compensation System, known as TLC.
Officials from the Branstad-Reynolds Administration and the Iowa Department of Education have scheduled visits to eight school districts from October through December. The goal is to find out what’s working and what should be strengthened in each district and to seek broader recommendations for improving TLC, a transformational approach to improving instruction and raising achievement across Iowa.
Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, Deputy Director Ryan Wise, and Linda Fandel, special assistant for education in the Branstad-Reynolds Administration, will hold the conversations with teachers, school administrators and others in the following school districts:
Oct. 8 - Hudson 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Oct. 23 – Sioux City 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Oct. 24 – Mount Pleasant 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Oct. 29 – Davenport 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Nov. 10 – Southeast Polk 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Nov. 10 - Benton 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Nov. 21 – Council Bluffs 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dec. 3 – Colo-Nesco 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
This is one of many steps the Department is taking throughout the school year to support TLC implementation and planning efforts.
TLC is the most comprehensive teacher leadership system in the nation. The system rewards effective teachers with leadership opportunities, attracts promising new teachers with competitive starting salaries, and fosters greater collaboration for all teachers to learn from each other.