1. Welcome Des Plaines School District 62

    Des Plaines School District 62 has joined the Digital Leader Corps Community! On August 19th,  D62 Teacher Leadership Corps was launched with teacher leaders, building/district personnel and community members. It was an amazing day. Check out the storify below for highlights! [View the story “Des Plaines Consolidated School District 62 Launches Teacher Leadership Corps” on […]

  2. Teachers as Leaders

    Digital Leader Corps is rooted in the development of teacher leaders as agents of change to build and nurture a culture of continuous improvement grounded at the intersection of three fundamental components: pedagogy, change knowledge, and technology. The Teacher Leader Model Standards are the backbone of our work to grow teacher leaders. The standards were […]

  3. Kids Host Talk Show About Autism

    The Fantastic Ferrets are an amazing group of fifth graders that I was privileged enough to work with this year. Their enthusiasm, work ethic, and need to make the world a better place exhausted, overwhelmed and exhilarated me. When I thought the year was beginning to wind down, I couldn’t have been more wrong. They […]

  4. The School as a Learning Lab

    This spring was a blur of Digital Leader Corps activity. I probably traveled 25,000 air miles in a three month time span meeting with educational leaders all over the country. As I reflected on the conversations I noticed a trend. We had successfully communicated the components of Digital Leader Corps, but really needed to emphasize the […]

  5. Deep and Wide Implementation

    In almost every school system I have ever worked in there is a very real tension between providing high quality professional learning for every teacher and providing the on-going depth of experiences needed to produce lasting change. School systems typically do not have enough resources, otherwise known as time and money, to engage their teachers […]

  6. Growing Leaders. Growing Capacity.

    Over the last year, Discovery Education has worked closely with several school district partners to develop a new professional development model entitled Digital Leader Corps. Digital Leader Corps is a strategic model for building capacity for teachers to modernize instruction, increase student engagement and ultimately, student achievement. Each member of the corps establishes a learning […]