The greatest way to show teachers appreciation is to give them a seat at the table.
Teachers, those closest to student learning, are positioned to hold a powerful seat at the table in decision-making that impacts their students and their profession. Teacher-powered solutions are an essential force to drive improvements that work for students– which is why Opportunity 180 partnered with Teach Plus to expand their high-impact Policy Fellowship to Nevada. The first Nevada cohort of 20 Fellows are building their professional networks, receiving training to understand how policy shapes their classrooms, and collaborating on well-designed solutions.
The Teach Plus Policy Fellowship as a pathway for teachers to have a voice in policy decisions:
The Policy Fellowship enables excellent teachers to expand their influence in policy without leaving the classroom. Fellows develop their expertise by building their knowledge and skills to impact leadership opportunities and voice solutions that inform decision-making at the district and state level.
Read some of the voices of Teach Plus Nevada:
- We need bold vision from the Clark County School District’s new superintendent– by Kenny Belknap
- School district’s budget woes hanging over fate of Teach For America program– featuring Sarah Hartman
- Clark County School District Must Honor the Agreed-upon Contract with Teachers– by Jordana McCudden
By listening to the collective wisdom of teachers and by embracing research-based policies that teachers know work in practice, schools can refocus on achieving the goals of public education on which our pluralistic democracy depends. -Adam Urbanski (via EdWeek)
We are excited to continue to see the Teach Plus Fellows, and all teachers, demonstrate their excellence and expertise to support student success and strengthen the teaching profession to deliver for kids.