The importance of teacher leadership cannot be overstated. Strong teacher leadership is critical to both transforming student outcomes and strengthening our profession.
On this page you will learn more about how ECET2 convenings:
Improve their instructional practice,
Cultivate teacher leadership.
Teachers leave ECET2 convenings inspired to strengthen the teaching profession, to improve and enhance their teaching practices, to collaborate with their peers, and to elevate and celebrate themselves and their peers.
Strengthen the profession
"The convening was the first time in 26 years of teaching that I have felt appreciated and honored. It was an amazing feeling." - 4th Grade Science Teacher
"I felt celebrated and appreciated. The convening gave me time to really reflect on my career and the true reason why I do what I do each and every day. It gave me a newfound energy to go back into my classroom, build those relationships with my students and parents, and try out the new things I learned." -Teacher
Collaborate with peers
"Social media helps me to maintain relationships which helps me grow as a teacher." - Derek Long
Improving Instructional Practice
Teachers leave ECET² convenings inspired to improve and enhance their teaching practices.
88% of teachers who attended an ECET2 convening adapted instructional practices based on resources they gained from convening programming.
95% of teachers felt attendance at an ECET2 convening had a positive impact on their classroom instruction.
88% of teachers who attended an ECET2 convening felt that the professional development and training they received was relevant to the needs of their students.
97% of teachers who attended an ECET2 convening gained new knowledge, resources, and/or skills at an ECET2convening.
Cultivating Teacher Leadership
Teachers leave ECET² convenings inspired to elevate and celebrate themselves and their peers:
93% of teachers felt more empowered to advocate for the needs of their students
93% of teachers felt better equipped to perform their existing leadership roles
81% of teachers felt more likely to take on a new formal or informal leadership role in their school, district, or community
96% of teachers felt more prepared to take on new leadership roles
88% of teachers have greater confidence in their ability to be a teacher leader