Symposium scheduled for teacher-leadership initiative
A symposium on a statewide education initiative designed to create teacher-leadership positions will be held Aug. 4 in Des Moines.
This is the second Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium in two years. With 39 school districts representing one-third of Iowa’s students preparing to kick off leadership programs this fall, interest is high in the state.
The symposium is principally aimed at educators, parents, legislators, business leaders and other stakeholders wanting to learn more about this revolutionary initiative.
The Teacher Leadership and Compensation System rewards excellence among educators by giving them pathways to career opportunities with greater leadership responsibilities and additional pay. The teacher-leaders foster collaboration among educators and improve the experience for newly entering teachers to the profession.
The end result is that students receive world-class instruction in every classroom throughout Iowa, ensuring they are ready to leave high school ready for college or career training.
The investment in Iowa’s education was made possible by the Legislature, which authorized an additional $50 million each year over the next three years to fund the Teacher Leadership and Compensation System. Within the next three years, all districts that want to participate will receive funding for the program.
Participants in the August symposium will be able to register later this month. Read more about the Teacher Leadership and Compensation System.