Presenter: Dr. Chris Jones, Next Level Consulting
Core Area: Domain 1 Strong School Leadership and Planning Indicator 1.5; Domain 2 Effective, Well-Supported Teachers Indicator 2.2, 2.3; Domain 5 Effective Instruction Indicator 5.4
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 0.75 

Are you striving to be the change your teachers and students need, but you’re unsure where to start? In this 45-minute course from Next Level Consulting, Dr. Chris Jones explains the strategies behind what it takes to be a successful teacher leader. Once you have completed this course, you’ll have the tools for what it takes to effectively support and develop teacher leadership in your school.

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Typically in education, leaders often seek buy-in. So what happens when not everyone on your team agrees with your goals, values, and vision? That’s why teacher leaders are crucial to the overall success of a school.

In this course, aspiring teacher leaders will explore their influence on instruction. They achieve this by discovering four practices that develop the instructional capacity of teachers. Learn how you can shine and unlock your potential as a teacher leader by sharing your positive examples with others.

In this 45-minute course, you will learn:

  • 4 Strategies for effective teacher leadership
  • The two essential learning targets
  • The three steps of successful teacher collaboration
  • How to inspire high-quality instructional practice
  • How to improve student learning outcome

Other courses in this series:

School and Community Culture
The Competency-based Classroom
Secondary Math – A Competency-Based Approach

Presenter Bio

Prior to serving as the Virginia ASCD Executive Director and Owner of Next Level Consulting, Dr. Jones most recently served as the Principal of Thomas Dale High School in Chesterfield County Public Schools (2,500 students in two campuses) in Virginia, where he also served on division-level leadership committees. Dr. Jones was also the Programs Committee Chair for VASCD, the Chair for the Central District, and the Chair for Region 6A as part of the Virginia High School League. Prior to his service in Chesterfield, Dr. Jones was an Assistant Principal, Central Office Teacher Leader, and High School Math Teacher in Virginia Beach. He has also served as Assistant Principal of Sussex Central Elementary School. Dr. Jones found his passion for education following his service as an United States Army Airborne Ranger. He and his wife, Suzanee, have four incredible school-aged children.

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