Clayton’s Lab Classroom Leadership Program is a professional development structure designed to improve student achievement while strengthening professional practice. Lab Classroom is:
- A program that promotes and sustains teacher leaders by developing expertise through job-embedded professional development within the classroom setting. A lab classroom is a place where talented teachers collaborate with other educators, while deepening their knowledge of innovation, data-driven instruction and ways to help students access content.
- In depth professional development during Lab Classroom Leadership Summer Institute, covering the following: leadership, building community, brain-based teaching and learning, student empowerment, equity, observational feedback, and data literacy.
- Resources to support and refine teaching practices:
- Release days throughout the school year
- After-school sessions with cohort group
- Opportunities to observe and be observed by colleagues with follow-up conversations
- Stipend for each school year you participate