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Teacher Leader Domain 3

According to the Teacher Leader Exploratory Consortium, “The purpose of these standards—like all model standards—is to stimulate dialogue among stakeholders of the teaching profession about what constitutes the knowledge, skills, and competencies that teachers need to assume leadership roles in their schools, districts, and the profession.”

Domain 3:  Promoting Professional Learning for Continuous Improvement


The teacher leader understands that the processes of teaching and learning are constantly evolving. The teacher leader designs and facilitates job-embedded professional development opportunities that are aligned with school improvement goals.





Collaborates with colleagues and school administrators to plan professional learning that is team-based, job-embedded, sustained over time, aligned with content standards, and linked to school/district improvement goals.




Uses information about adult learning to respond to the diverse learning needs of colleagues by identifying, promoting, and facilitating varied and differentiated professional learning.




Facilitates professional learning among colleagues.




Identifies and uses appropriate technologies to promote collaborative and differentiated professional learning.




Works with colleagues to collect, analyze, and disseminate data related to the quality of professional learning and its effect on teaching and student learning.




Advocates for sufficient preparation, time, and support for colleagues to work in teams to engage in job-embedded professional learning.




Provides constructive feedback to colleagues to strengthen teaching practice and improve student learning.




Uses information about emerging education.





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