K-8 SBTL Support

K-8 School-Based Teacher Leader (SBTL) professional development will provide essential learning opportunities for SBTLs to refine the specific skills and knowledge needed to perform functions of their role. Development will be provided consistently throughout the school year and will be led by the Office of Teaching & Learning and the Office of Curriculum & Instruction, as well as other partner offices.  Development cues will be taken from SBTLs’ needs assessment, central office initiatives, as well as seasonal and environmental needs.


K-8 SBTLs will have an opportunity to strengthen and refine their instructional leadership skills and content knowledge during the school year on monthly professional development days.  Professional development days will also provide K-8 SBTLs the opportunity to participate in network-specific sessions led by their network PLS.

Sample agenda of the K-8 SBTL Professional Development Day below:

9:00-10:30Leadership Development
10:30-11:00Break
11:00-12:30Content Development
12:30-1:00Break/Lunch
1:00-3:00Network-Specific Development

Monthly K-8 School-Based Teacher Leaders will take place virtually until further notice.  Teacher Leaders should attend one day per month, based on the network-specific dates listed below, and will be able to register on Cornerstone (coming soon!):

MonthNetwork DatesTimes
OctoberTuesday, 10/13: LN6, LN7, LN8
Wednesday, 10/14: LN3, LN9, LN11, LN12, Acceleration
Thursday, 10/15: LN2, LN5, LN10, Innovation
9:00-3:00
NovemberWednesday, 11/4: LN6, LN7, LN8
Thursday, 11/5: LN3, LN9, LN11, LN12, Innovation, Acceleration
Friday, 11/6: LN2, LN5, LN10
9:00-3:00
DecemberWednesday, 12/2: LN6, LN7, LN8
Thursday, 12/3: LN3, LN9, LN11, LN12, Innovation, Acceleration
Friday, 12/4: LN2, LN5, LN10
9:00-3:00
JanuaryTuesday, 1/12: LN6, LN7, LN8
Wednesday, 1/13: LN3, LN9, LN11, LN12, Acceleration
Thursday, 1/14: LN2, LN5, LN10, Innovation
9:00-3:00
FebruaryTuesday, 2/9: LN6, LN7, LN8
Wednesday, 2/10: LN3, LN9, LN11, LN12, Acceleration
Thursday, 2/11: LN2, LN5, LN10, Innovation
9:00-3:00
MarchTuesday, 3/9: LN6, LN7, LN8
Wednesday, 3/10: LN3, LN9, LN11, LN12, Acceleration
Thursday, 3/11: LN2, LN5, LN10, Innovation
9:00-3:00

Strong teacher leaders are essential for the growth of teachers and students. The K-8 SBTL instructional leadership development will focus on three of the six teacher leadership competencies.  SBTLs participating in these development days will prioritize skills such as conducting classroom visits and coaching peers, encouraging data-informed decision making and supporting rigorous, equitable expectations.