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Developing Teachers’ Collaboration Skills: Teacher Leadership Conference

Monday, February 10, 2020, 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

The 10th Annual Syracuse University Teacher Leadership Conference
Drumlins Country Club

Preceded by a pre-conference session for school administrators, 1:30-3 p.m.

A conference on the structures, processes and skills that depend on and support collaboration among teachers. Dr. Jill Harrison Berg, an Educational Leadership columnist and nationally-recognized scholar on school leadership, will serve as keynote speaker, focusing on ways of cultivating the leadership potential of all school staff members. In addition to her keynote address, she will lead a pre-conference workshop for school administrators on their roles in promoting teacher collaboration, and will present a workshop during the second concurrent session on conducting conversations with colleagues on challenging themes.

Conference Schedule

After a poster session and Dr. Berg’s address, participants will engage in two sets of concurrent workshops:

Sessions 1: Collaborative structures that depend on and support teacher collaboration

  • Teacher Centers
  • Instructional teams
  • Co-teaching & consultation between regular educators, special educators and other specialists
  • Teachers and paraprofessionals
  • Teachers and school librarians

Sessions 2: Collaborative processes & skills required for teacher collaboration

  • PLC’s & collaborative analysis of performance data and student work
  • Mentoring, coaching and providing colleagues with instructional feedback
  • Lesson study & collaborative observation of learning
  • Teachers, counselors & collaborative efforts to address students’ social-emotional needs
  • Trust-building & conducting conversations on challenging and controversial topics

Conference Registration Fee $25
Conference registration fee is waived for up to 2 poster presenters per poster and for the first ten registrants from each Teacher Center that co-sponsors the conference; registration fees are reduced to $10 for those whose districts are members of The Study Council at Syracuse University or additional attendees from co-sponsoring Teacher Centers.

If you know of a teacher who might want to present a poster of their action research or collaborative project or need more information about the conference, please contact Dr. Joseph Shedd or Mary Ann Luciano

Register for the Teacher Leadership Conference


Monday, February 10, 2020
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
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Drumlins Country Club
800 Nottingham Road
Syracuse, NY 13224 United States