Teacher Voice Groups and Collections

EXAMPLE SITES WHERE TEACHERS SHARE POSTS TO MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD

Chalkboard Project – A group of teachers from across Oregon share posts on their concerns at Chalkbloggers.

Connected Educators Website for forming or joining online teacher-professional communities. Sponsored by a group of education organizations along with the U.S. Dept. of Education.

Hope Street Group Organization for involving more voices in policy decisions. One focus is on education. While their advocacy on teacher evaluation is fairly specific, they stress involvement of teachers in planning & implementation.

NBC teacher leadersStories from School offers posts on a wide variety of issues for teachers.

Viva Project – Not ready to speak out on your own? The Viva Project conducts teacher online idea-sharing on specific issues. Large numbers of individual teachers’ thoughts are combined into an overall report that is presented to public officials. Example: the Viva principal evaluation report in Minnesota.



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