Teacher Leader Fellowship & Lesson Study in SFUSD

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What is the Teacher Leader Fellowship?

The Teacher Leader Fellowship (formerly the Master Teacher Program) is a 1-4 year opportunity to grow your leadership, facilitation, and teaching practice!

You will receive one-on-one coaching to help foster site-based equity centered professional learning communities, engage in a monthly cross site PLC, and have the opportunity to develop your own facilitation skills as you lead a site-based lesson study team.

Why Lesson Study?

As school communities struggle with teacher shortages, lesson study addresses school reform by intentionally supporting teachers.

Lesson Study provides...

  • Professional development that empowers and values teacher competency

  • A network of support for new and veteran teachers

  • Encouragement of teacher leadership

  • Compensation for teachers for their time and expertise

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What is Lesson Study?

Lesson Study is a professional learning structure that is an educator-driven, collaborative inquiry cycle focused on students.

During lesson study, teams of educators engage in research, experiment with new strategies and lesson design, observe student learning, and ultimately seek to improve their practice. Lesson Study shifts the culture of professional learning by placing teachers in the driver’s seat, valuing their professional expertise, promoting open classroom practice, and highlighting the true science of teaching.

Want to learn more about the Teacher Leader Fellowship and Lesson Study in SFUSD?

Contact Kathleen Helfrey at HelfreyK@sfusd.edu
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“Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.”

 -Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed