Develop a 2-3 page essay addressing the following:
- Select an early childhood context (preschool caregiver, kindergarten teacher, etc) and provide an overview of how each of the roles (scholar, leader, and practitioner) can be applied in the targeted environment.
- Provide at least two specific examples of how you can implement each role. Provide research-based strategies/approaches for how you can embrace the role of scholar, leader, and practitioner. For example, for one idea, you may say “In my role as preschool director, I will advance my role as leader through the use of relevant Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). Since the goal of PLCs is to insure students learn (DuFour, 2004), we will form groups targeted on specific early learning standards. The formation of PLCs will support student learning while nurturing staff collaboration. A second way I can grow in my role as teacher leader is…..”
Resources from this week
Teachers as Change Agents~4:24
Teacher Collaboration: Matching Complementary Strengths~3:26