For nearly four years, Teach to Lead has promoted a national conversation on teacher leadership by supporting teachers as they turn leadership ideas into action. In cooperation with over 160 supporting organizations, the U.S. Department of Education and ASCD have partnered to develop Teach to Lead into a movement to equip teachers to lead from their classroom and enact positive change in teaching and learning.
We are pleased to announce that Teach to Lead will host our 16th Teacher Leadership Summit in San Jose, California, September 28-30, 2018. The Summit will bring teacher leaders and other stakeholders together to collaborate, problem solve, and develop action plans to benefit students and schools. Teams must include at least one practicing classroom teacher. This topical summit will bring teacher leaders and other stakeholders together to incubate their ideas, leverage teacher leadership, and specifically work to improve STEAM learning for ALL students.
How do participants benefit from the Summit?
  • Receive the time and space to collaborate and develop ideas in order to put them into action
  • Obtain the support and expertise of a dedicated “critical friend” from a supporting organization to help advance proposed work
  • Build relationships with ASCD, United States Department of Education, and national supporting organizations
  • Free registration
  • Hotel accommodations for two nights or parking*
  • Some meals during the Summit 
*Hotel is provided free of charge for teams traveling more than 50 miles; parking is provided for teams traveling 50 miles or fewer to the Summit.

The deadline for idea submissions for the San Jose Teacher Leadership Summit is July 9, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST. Applications are peer-reviewed by a panel of educators. Space is limited to approximately 20 teams. Educators are encouraged to submit an idea, regardless of their geographic location, but participants must cover their own travel costs or obtain sponsorship.

All teams that submit ideas will be notified of selections on July 30, 2018. We acknowledge that notification of your acceptance may fall during school vacation. Please be sure to check your email outside of school hours.