TTEA Teaching Lab

TTEA Teaching Lab PURPOSE and PROTOCOL:

 

PURPOSE: In a study by Stanford University Educational  Leadership Institute, teacher needs for time to observe one another teach are highlighted by statistics demonstrating that such practice, in combination with feedback, collaboration and creation of instructional design together, yields markedly higher learning outcomes as demonstrated on international tests. Furthermore, the California Teachers Association (CTA), in its strategic plan, recognizes the need for teacher-driven reforms to improve our profession.  It calls for the, “transforming our profession for teachers and other educators by supporting the highest standards of quality in student-centered education.”   TTEA is pleased to support this vision by offering teachers the opportunity to engage practices that we know to promote professional growth and increased student learning. 

 

The TTEA Teaching Lab pays for release time (full or half day) so that teachers can participate in any of the following:

(Please plan no more than two hours of travel to reach your teaching lab destination.)

  • teacher observation

  • team teaching

  • shadowing a student

  • other (if you have another idea, please just describe it, and clear it with our current president)

 

PROTOCOL: Please refer to the process below in order to engage in the teaching lab practice. 

  1. Ask for administrator approval. 

  2. Make a digital or paper copy of the following questions.

  3. Send responses to our current TTEA Treasurer and President (Kate Teller and Jess DeLallo).

  4. After getting confirmation that you are clear to go from Jess, put in a “Certificated Leave Request” with your administrator. Mark the section that says “Leaves for conferences….” Underneath, write “TTEA Teaching Lab”

  5. Following your Teaching Lab experience, fill out the brief reflection send it to Jess DeLallo.

 

BEFORE TEACHING LAB: 

1. Your name

2. Lab experience (What do you want to do?)

3. What is your learning goal?

Email answers to: Jess DeLallo- jessdelallo@gmail.com  and Kate Teller- TTEAtreasurerD5@gmail.com

 

APPROVED: 

Please remember that your substitute is paid for out of membership dues. In order to honor your colleagues’ contribution, please be on a site working for the contract hours for which you are being released. 

 

POST TEACHING LAB

Please complete this questionnaire during or after your Teaching Lab experience and send it to Jess DeLallo at jessdelallo@gmail.com

 

1. I did… or   I saw...

2. I noticed...

3. The experience informed my teaching practice in the following ways...

4. Other thoughts related to your experience:

ABOUT US >

TTEA is the local teachers union in Tahoe-Truckee, CA representing about 280 educators. It is an affiliate of the California Teachers Association which represents over 325,000 educators across CA. TTEA/CTA members are also members of the National Education Association representing over 3 million educators nationwide.

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The Tahoe Truckee Education Association exists to protect and promote the well-being of its members; to improve the conditions of teaching and learning; to advance the cause of free, universal, and quality public education; to ensure that the human dignity and civil rights of all children and youth are protected; and to secure a more just, equitable, and democratic society.  

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