The University of Portland School of Education's Teacher Leadership Network (TLN) promotes professional growth and development, mentorship, and networking among educators in the Portland metropolitan area. Comprising local school and school system educators, classroom teachers, teaching and curriculum coaches, community educators, current students and alumni, our Teacher Leadership Fellows are committed to TLN's three-fold focus on professional development, networking, and mentorship.
TLN Areas of Focus:
The phrase "students learn differently" describes the diversity in classrooms around the world that teachers are facing in the 21st century. As education is ever-changing, teachers need to be equipped with the knowledge to meet all student's needs. Attendees at this event had the opportunity to learn how to work with these challenging situations in their own classroom. Panelists included both elementary and secondary teachers and administrators in the Portland area about how they are integrating high performing students in their classrooms and schools.
Panelists and their presentation:
Dr. Sara Bruins | Assistant Principal | Central Catholic High School
Teri-Kay Johnson | Mentor Teacher | Holy Cross Catholic School K-8
TLN Panel Presentation
Kiya Masunaga | Assistant Principal | Beverly Cleary K-8
UP TAG PowerPoint Presentation
Dr. Michael Musick | Executive Director of School Management | Lake Oswego School District
Five Year Trend for CHS2013 Presentation
Curriculum Pathways with Revised GT Programs
Guidelines for Math Acceleration
PSAT Prediction Data
Meeting the Needs of TAG and Accelerated Students (Secondary) PowerPoint Presentation
The professional development session in February featured an event that benefited teachers across all disciplines in understanding DATA. Our faculty data specialist, Drs. Nicole Ralston and Jacqueline Waggoner presented a invaluable segment on DATA. What to do with data, how to read data, and why data is important. If you were unable to attend this event, below is the PowerPoint presentation that was created and utilized by our faculty.
The professional development session in December featured a focused academic vocabulary panel presentation with three of our most celebrated faculty members, Drs. Rich Christen, Tisha Morrell, and Peter Thacker. All attendees received a one(1) hour of professional development unit credit for this event. If you were unable to attend this event, below is the PowerPoint presentation that was created and utilized by our faculty.
TLN Contact Information:Amy O. Kwong-Kwapisz