Teacher's Choice

Teacher's Choice

Teacher’s Choice is an opportunity for second year and beyond CREC teachers to identify and pursue learning experiences specifically tailored to the needs of their school and classroom. The Teacher’s Choice process reinforces CREC’s Core Values by providing time to engage in self-directed, collaborative learning in order to develop creative solutions to educational challenges to meet the needs of our students. Our hope is that as you work in partnership with your colleagues, you will see an immediate impact on your practice and your students’ learning.

Teachers in MSAP schools and First Year Teachers will work in designated teams for Teacher's Choice.  All other teachers may work with teams from their school or across the district.  PLCs will stay together for all sessions, and a single topic or problem of practice will be identified and explored in depth as the year progresses.

Teacher's Choice registration is open from October 2 - October 10, 2018. After reviewing the catalog below, REGISTER HERE.

Teacher’s Choice Meeting Dates:

  • October 17, 2018
  • February 13, 2019
  • May 22, 2019

2018-2019 Teacher's Choice Locations

2018-2019 Teacher’s Choice Catalog

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Group Coordination

Teacher’s Choice is designed to encourage groups of teachers to direct their own learning. Coordinators are not expected to plan each session. Rather, the coordinator serves as a catalyst for the learning, bringing together a group of like minded colleagues to collaboratively address the topic. Given the numerous factors impacting logistics, coordinators are expected to be the main contact for details related to session location and meeting time.  See below for a complete list of coordinator responsibilities.

Coordinator Responsibilities:

●Identify a professional learning need or area of interest and submit a proposal

●Identify a host classroom(s)

●Identify meeting time, taking into account dismissal times and school locations

●Communicate meeting time and location to the group

●Submit a brief session feedback form on behalf of the group, detailing attendance, objectives, major takeaways, and next steps.

Reporting Results

Teachers Choice participants will be asked to prepare and share a summary of their work after the May 22nd session to the faculty at their school.  Schools will set aside a specific meeting time for faculty to share out their objectives, learning process, major takeaways and next steps.

Consider various ways to share:

●Develop a Schoology Group or Google folder of curated resources.

●Share a video of your classroom, showcasing your learning in action.

●Model your learning by leading your peers through a sample activity.

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