Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Are you interested in becoming a Teacher Leader?

MSP-LEAD prepares teacher leaders in grades 5-12 to lead improvement in mathematics and science at the local, regional and state level. Combining training, collaboration, and mentorship, MSP-LEAD applies best practices in leadership development to help you meet long-term goals.

What are the benefits of becoming an MSP-LEAD teacher?
·         Develop specialized skills to facilitate change
·         Build lasting relationships with other Montana education leaders
·         Be an advocate for standards-based teaching and learning
·         Receive a $2000 stipend for MSP-LEAD participation
·         Earn OPI renewal units for training sessions

MSP-LEAD Events and Timeline
Jan 16 – Feb 28, 2017
Online application period

March 10, 2017
Notification of acceptance

May 15 – June 15, 2017
Leadership pre-training
·         Readings, case studies, discussion
Online session, 4-6 hours per week for three weeks
June 22-25, 2017
Leadership Academy
·         Workshops, speakers, activities
Montana Learning Center at Canyon Ferry Lake
Fall 2017
Special interest groups
·         Inquiry into a topic of your choice
Online, monthly small group discussions
Spring 2018
Collaborative leadership experience
·         Present/facilitate/organize/create
Co-plan and present with a leadership mentor
June 2018
Teacher Leadership Showcase
Share and celebrate!

MSP-LEAD will prepare and support a select group of potential leaders representing mathematics and science, spanning grades 5-12, and widely located across the state. Selection criteria include:
*        At least three years of teaching experience
*        Recent participation in mathematics/science professional development
*        Evidence of efforts to implement research-based practices within the classroom
*        In-depth knowledge and implementation of Montana’s State Standards for Mathematics and/or the Next Generation Science Standards
*        A personal statement describing your interest and potential in educational leadership
*        Identification of a supporting school and/or district administrator who can recommend you

For more information, contact Dr. David Erickson, MSP-LEAD Director
MSP-LEAD is an OPI-funded ESEA Title IIB Mathematics and Science Partnership
including UM, MSU, MT Tech, Polson SD #23, and other districts

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