High School School-Based Teacher Leader Professional Development and Support

During the 2018-2019 school year, the Office of Teaching and Learning provided professional development for School-Based Teacher Leaders (SBTLs) at the K-8 level.  In the 2019-2020 school year, we are extending leadership development to SBTLs at the high school level! High School SBTLs will have the opportunity to come together on a monthly basis for professional development directly related to their roles as a teacher leader as well as network with others in their position across the district.  In addition, SBTLs will have the opportunity to visit high schools around the district to support each other in developing the teachers in their schools during bi-monthly site visits. Our work in teacher leadership is directly in line with the Office of Teaching and Learning’s mission to Connect, Share and Grow.

Dates for High School SBTL PD

All sessions will be held at two times for each date, 8:00am – 11:00am and 11:30am – 2:30am.  High School SBTLs are encouraged to choose the time frame that works best for their schedule.

Sessions will be held at 440 N. Broad Street in room #1075 on the first floor.

Sessions will focus on various aspects of leadership development and are not “turnaround trainings” for high schools.  Attendees of the first session in October will be given a needs assessment to inform content in upcoming sessions.

Pre-Planned Site Visit Dates

In addition to monthly development sessions, High School SBTLs will be invited to SBTL Site Visits. A small group of SBTLs will host while fellow SBTLs participate in visiting classrooms.  These visits will take place between 8:00am – 11:00am.  The purpose of the site visits is strictly to allow SBTLs to support each other in leadership development specifically related to coaching teachers, and are non-evaluative.  After classroom visits, SBTLs will debrief on coaching focal points and leadership competencies.


Questions? Please email professionaldevelopment@philasd.org.