High School SBTL 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 Leadership Professional Development

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.  The professional development location is listed in Cornerstone.

Click HERE to access the scope and sequence.

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.

*Please see Cornerstone to register.

High School SBTL Content Development

SBTLs will also have an opportunity to refine content knowledge and understanding.  These professional development sessions will be facilitated by the Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. The content-specific professional development is intended as a “mix n’ match” structure.  SBTLs are not expected to attend all content area PD, but rather the contents specific to their role and responsibilities within their individual buildings.  Locations will be updated upon the determination.

*Please register on Cornerstone.

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.