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Working with Your M, TLD. August 3, 2011. Do Now. Fill out your nametag with your first name in LARGE BLOCK LETTERS on one side , and one word which describes the teacher you are aiming to be on the other side EXAMPLE:. Christine . Happy. Agenda. Introducing your M,TLD

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Working with your m tld

Working with Your M, TLD

August 3, 2011


Do now

Do Now

Fill out your nametag with your first name in LARGE BLOCK LETTERS on one side, and one word which describes the teacher you are aiming to be on the other side

EXAMPLE:

Christine 

Happy


Agenda

Agenda

  • Introducing your M,TLD

  • Our Vision and What Fires Us Up

  • The M,TLD Role & Impact

  • Team Operating Norms

  • Closing & CM Survey


A little about me 9 truths and a lie

A Little About Me . . . 9 Truths and a Lie

1) I was born in California, but grew up in Massachusetts.

2) I went to Bates College.

3) I lived in Senegal for six months.

4) I play on 3 different rec soccer teams.

5) I taught MS and HS French for 5 years in Baltimore City.

6) I just married my Institute sweetheart.

7) I co-founded and co-coached a boys rugby team at my last school.

8) I was a CMA at West Philadelphia HS at TFA’s 2008 Summer Institute.

9) I beat my former school’s technology teacher in sumo wrestling at our school’s fair three years ago.

10) I believe ALL students are capable of learning and achieving at extremely high levels.


Working with your m tld

And the answer is . . . #9!


A few pieces of evidence

A few pieces of evidence . . .


Whip around

Whip Around

Introduce yourself including:

  • Your name

  • Your hometown

  • Your college or recent work experience

  • What you will be teaching

  • Your guilty pleasure TV show or movie

  • One word which describes the teacher you aim to be


Agenda1

Agenda

  • Introducing your M,TLD

  • Our Vision and What Fires Us Up

  • The M,TLD Role & Impact

  • Team Operating Norms

  • Closing & CM Survey


My vision

My Vision

My reflections on my past . . .

My vision for my future CMs . . .

The fire that will keep me going . . .

Please check out a more detailed narration of my vision in the folder for this session 


What will be your fire

What will be YOUR fire?

Name: ______________________________

What will be YOUR fire?

Questions to Consider:

  • What inspired you to work for Teach for America?

  • How did your work with your first set of students at Institute inspire you?

  • What is it that will motivate you to get out of bed each morning as we take on this challenging work together?

Directions: Draw a picture or write a description of what it is that will fire you up each day as you work

relentlessly to become a transformational teacher for your students.


Agenda2

Agenda

  • Introducing your M,TLD

  • Our Vision and What Fires Us Up

  • The M,TLD Role & Impact

  • Team Operating Norms

  • Closing & CM Survey


A m tld is just like a cma well sort of

A M,TLD is just like a CMA . . . well, sort of . . .

What are the implications of these differences in terms of our abilities to effectively work together?

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Scope of the m tld role

Scope of the M, TLD Role

Just as a teacher wears many hats and is involved in many aspects of a school and school community; a Manager of Teacher Leadership Development wears many hats and is involved in many aspects of our regional and national organization.

Develops and executes

CM professional

development.

Manages one-two

regional projects,

(e.g. Induction)

Engages in authentic

relationships with

CMs to push

their development

and drive towards

academic gains

Supports

newly matriculated

corps members

Interviews applicants

for next year’s corps

Helps Development

Team as needed

Builds relationships

with district partners,

including principals

Engages in regional

and national trainings

to develop our own

competencies

What will this mean for our work together?


Breakdown of the role of the m tld

Breakdown of the Role of the M, TLD

Coach: CMs and I are purposeful and grounded in student achievement.

  • Push you in your instruction and model best practices

  • Meet to co-investigate and problem solve

  • Navigate tricky situations in school, classes, etc.

  • Develop you as a leader in the corps and outside the corps

  • Connect and guide you for your next step after your corps experience

    Manager: Execute team priorities, develop skills, follow-up

  • Set expectations for planning, assessing and problem solving to increase your students’ achievement

  • Plan and execute on reaching our goals as a MTLD team and inform the team of our progress

  • Facilitate practical and purposeful collaboration and shared thinking

  • Offer feedback for improving effectiveness

    Cheerleader:Support you and celebrate your successes - big and small

  • Build your confidence and support you in challenging and cheerful times

  • Push you to use asset based thinking and actively problem solve

  • Renew your sense of perspective and locus of control

    Partner: We’ll interact as people, and remember the mission that brought us both here!

  • We are both individuals with additional responsibilities professionally and personally

  • We will work together to process your experience and ensure you feel personally and professional supported.


A m tld s many levers and impacts

A M,TLD’s Many Levers and Impacts


How will i measure my success as your m tld

How will I measure my success as your M,TLD?

  • CM Effectiveness

    • I will work with you to develop you as a stronger teacher and leader every single day.

  • CM Retention

    • I will work with you to ensure you are honoring your commitment to your students, your school, and Teach For America.

  • CM Strength Measure

    • I will seek your feedback and help you develop a stake in our collective movement, both short- and long- term.


Agenda3

Agenda

  • Introducing your M,TLD

  • Our Vision and What Fires Us Up

  • The M,TLD Role & Impact

  • Team Operating Norms

  • Closing & CM Survey


Our team vision

Our Team Vision

1) How should we work together?

2) What will our work together look like?

Let’s talk about norms . . .


Team operating norms

Team Operating Norms


Taking norms outside of the m tld team

Taking Norms Outside of the M, TLD Team

How do these norms we’ve generated apply to leadership in other areas outside of our team?

  • Interacting with your principal and colleagues?

  • Reaching out to university partners?

  • Developing relationships with community members?


Agenda4

Agenda

  • Introducing your M,TLD

  • Our Vision and What Fires Us Up

  • The M,TLD Role & Impact

  • Team Operating Norms

  • Closing & CM Survey


How does what you learned in this session relate to the first eight weeks priorities

How does what you learned in this session relate to the First Eight Weeks Priorities?

Forging authentic relationships with students, families, colleagues, and Teach For America staff members

Establishing a powerful vision/big goal and beginning to invest their students/influencers

Independently pursuing the learning, solutions, and resources they need to have a meaningful instructional start to the year


Closing out

Closing Out

Please complete the CM Survey so that I can begin to learn more about you as an individual so that I can be the best support possible in the upcoming school year!!! 


Next steps

Next Steps:

  • Please complete your CM Survey this evening and hand it to me during the “Academic Vision – Sample Student Work” session tomorrow.

  • Expect to be hearing from me, via e-mail, in the next week or so about “Beginning of the Year Conversations”

  • Check out the“First Week of School Resources”that I have posted in this session’s folder to help you start planning for your own first day of school!


First week of school handouts

First Week of School Handouts:


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