Introducing the Honorees of the 2021 Teacher Leader Impact Awards

This spring, we asked you to nominate the best teacher leaders making an outstanding impact in their district and creating spheres of influence extending beyond the classroom… and you answered!

Here are the nine honorees of our first Teacher Leader Impact Award. Each teacher below is doing incredible work, and we could not be more excited to recognize and celebrate them.

As honoree Alicia Stevens reflected, “This year, more than ever before, teachers have worked so hard to ensure that our students feel safe, respected and have their social and emotional needs met while working on rigorous academic expectations. ALL teachers have done a phenomenal job to make this year happen!

Doug Fisher Explores Creative, Proven Student Assessment Tools

Teachers are exploring the best ways to approach student assessment in the era of technology. Nontraditional and creative checks for understanding can help educators gather essential information. In a world of technological resources, teachers find that student assessment is becoming more challenging as students can find answers at the click of a button. Co-author of The…

5 Ways Ed-tech Will Transform PD Post-COVID (District Administration)

In this article from District Administration, Adam Geller, founder and CEO of Edthena, outlines five ways ed tech will revolutionize educator professional development post-pandemic, including more flexible PD. “The experience of teaching through the pandemic has shown everyone that it’s possible to design and deliver PD opportunities that don’t require someone to head down to…

Pedro Noguera: Teachers Have Power, and This is What They Can Control

Teachers can strengthen relationships with kids by determining what is in their control Teaching is about helping students imagine dreams and possibilities When teachers learn together, they grow together As part of our #PLtogether initiative, we talked with researcher and school equity advocate Pedro Noguera, dean of USC Rossier School of Education. Pedro discussed his perspective…