Collaborative Research: Teacher Leadership: Investigating the Persistence and Trajectories of Noyce Master Teaching Fellows

  • Criswell, Brett (PI)

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The overarching goal of the Teacher Leadership (T-Lead): Investigating the Persistence and Trajectories of Noyce Master Teaching Fellows collaborative research project is to contribute to the field’s currently-limited understanding of teacher leadership by thoroughly examining the influences of teacher leadership development on the persistence and professional trajectories of Master Teaching Fellows (MTFs). Through a collaborative research effort involving (1) the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, (2) SUNY Stony Brook, (3) the University of South Carolina, (4) the University of Kentucky, (5) the University of Colorado at Boulder, (6) the University of Cincinnati, (7) Auburn University, and (8) California State – San Bernadino, and (9) Kennesaw State University, T-Lead will gather data related to the nature and structure of Noyce MTF programs, the professional trajectories of participating MTFs, the school contexts in which the MTFs operate, and the leadership activities in which they engage. Goal 1: Determine the impact of the professional development models used in the various Noyce projects on the professional identities and trajectories of participating MTFs, and look for patterns in the features of those models that may be correlated with teacher persistence. Goal 2: Explore how different contexts, networks and leadership opportunities shape the decisions of MTFs to remain in classroom roles during and after the Noyce PD program. Goal 3: Describe the leadership opportunities In K-12 systems that engage classroom teachers as leaders, and what are sustainable, scalable models that do or could exist to provide such opportunities.
Effective start/end date6/15/188/14/19


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