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Introduction to Teacher Leadership

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Overview / Abstract:

Discover how you can assume a leadership role without leaving your students and classroom behind. In this graduate-level course, you will learn how to translate your expertise in teaching and learning to effect positive change for your students, your colleagues, and your profession. Learn to identify and overcome common roadblocks in taking leadership roles, and examine and strengthen your own leadership style. Discover the skills that can help you lead with greater confidence—in your classroom, in your school, and beyond.

Teaching Tangibles
Examine the values and beliefs successful leaders embody.
Learn how to construct a personal definition of teacher leadership.
Explore various skills needed to become a dynamic teacher leader.
Examine what differentiates and characterizes teachers who lead.
Analyze your skill set against the research on teacher leadership.
Assess your personal readiness to lead change and your organization’s readiness to undergo change.
Learn how to propose strategies to reduce resistance to change.
Explore systems thinking and organizational theory.


Oct 16, 2020


Education (K-12)





Credits / Hours

3 semester hours

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Roland S. Barth, Ed.D.

Dr. Barth is a consultant to schools, school systems, state departments of education, universities, foundations, and businesses in the United States and abroad. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and master’s and doctoral degrees in education from Harvard University, Dr. Barth served as a public school teacher and principal for 15 years in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and California. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1976 and was a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for 13 years. Dr. Barth is a trustee of Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound and received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003 from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Roland Barth has also authored books available through Canter’s partner, Corwin press.

Linda Lambert, Ed.D.

Dr. Lambert is professor emeritus at California State University, Hayward, and president of Lambert Leadership Development. She has served as a teacher, principal, district director, and coordinator of leadership academies. Dr. Lambert is the author of The Constructivist Leader, Who Will Save Our Schools?, and Building Leadership Capacity in Schools. Her major research areas involve constructivist leadership, leadership capacity, teacher leadership, school and system improvement, and women in leadership.

Robert J. Starratt, Ed.D.

Dr. Starratt began his work with school administrators in 1973 at Fordham University, after earlier work in secondary schools as a teacher and high school principal. He has served as chair of the educational administration departments at both Fordham University and Boston College, where he currently serves as professor of educational administration. He teaches courses in the ethics of educational administration, human resource administration, instructional supervision, qualitative research, and foundations of educational administration. His books include The Drama of Schooling: The Schooling of Drama, The Drama of Leadership; Building an Ethical School; Centering Educational Administration; Transforming Educational Administration; Supervision: A Redefinition (with Tom Sergiovanni), and Ethical Leadership.

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Canter and Associates, LLC

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