Teacher Leader Program Application
In the AFT/BTU Teacher Leader Fellowship members:
- Engage with state and local ed policy makers
- Learn how to advocate for your students and your profession
- Join a national network of teachers advocating for the policies we need
- Conduct action research in your classroom and school to explore the real impact of education policy
- Present your findings and policy recommendations to policymakers and colleagues
Contact Information
Name *
First and Last
Mailing Address *
Cell Phone *
Non-BPS Email *
Experience
School *
Professional Role *
(subject, grade-level, etc.)
Years of Experience *
What was your preparation for becoming a teacher? *
How have you continued your professional development? *
Are you a member of any professional organizations? *
Program Commitments
Please indicate your intent to fulfill the following commitments:

I will be available by email on a regular basis.

I will attend 7 Saturday meetings (9am-12pm) subject to change

10/17, 11/14, 12/12, 1/23, 2/27, 3/20, 4/10 (tentative dates)

I will complete and be prepared to discuss the assigned readings related to education policymaking.

I will participate in conducting research on a policy issue that is important to me and my students.

I will present my research and complete a two-page research summary.

I will take at least one action to promote my policy issue and share my learning (e.g. testify at school committee, lead a workshop, lead an initiative, advocate with a policymaker etc.)
I affirm that I will do my best to fulfill each of the commitments above. I understand that if I am unable to complete the program, I will not be eligible to receive the $1500 stipend:
Clear selection
Education Policy Interests
What areas of education policy most interest you? *
Please write a short essay (300-500 words) describing an initiative in which you were an active participant that was designed to produce positive classroom or school change. *
Be specific about your role.
In Order to Complete Your Application
Please send two letters of support. Appropriate references would be from your building rep, principal, colleague, student, parent, or other individual who can speak to your leadership abilities and school improvement efforts.

Please submit letters to Paul Tritter, Director of Professional Learning at ptritter@btu.org

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