October 2, 2014
Iowa’s AEAs, the DE, ISEA and SAI announce the opening of a new virtual community to support the Teacher Leadership and Compensation system. The purpose of this site is to bring teacher leaders and administrators across the state together to access resources and learning opportunities, and to collaborate as we strengthen teacher and administrator leadership.
This community is an Agora site developed by AEA PD Online. To participate in the community, visit the site.
Community resources include:
- Self-Assessments – Teachers and administrators can complete surveys, which will help identify areas of need in relation to the Learning Supports Framework.
- On-Demand Learning – Community participants will find learning opportunities that address the seven focus areas of teacher leadership. The searchable database includes articles, learning modules, websites, videos and more.
- Community Forums- Participants will have different forum spaces in which to participate, each with a different overall focus. Join in the discussion, or just choose to follow the conversation.
- Events -This is a statewide calendar of learning opportunities for teacher leaders and administrators to support the seven focus areas. Participants can search the calendar and find professional development opportunities to address identified areas of growth for teachers and administrators.
All resources on the site can also be explored by each focus area: Adult Learning, Collaborative Culture, Communication, Content Pedagogy & Assessment, Systems Thinking, Data and Organizational Leadership.
Resources and learning opportunities will continue to be added to the TLC Online Community. The Events Calendar is currently the most developed section. Events will be added as they become available. The other areas are at the beginning stages of development, but will soon be a robust source of resources. Please visit our community. If you choose to enroll in the community, you will be able to sign up for notifications as well as participate in community activities.
Please contact Lora Rasey if you have questions about the Agora site.