Teacher-Powered Schools National Conference

ONLINE | October 19–29, 2020

Educators like you—designing and leading teacher-powered schools—aren’t satisfied staying on the ground. You need to explore, to journey, to discover new and exciting designs for learning with your students. You rethink power in education, and this event is for you.

The theme of this year's Teacher-Powered Schools National Conference is 2020 Teacher-Powered Odyssey: Rethinking Power in Education. Join us October 19–29, 2020, to explore how teachers in vastly different schools across the country are using shared leadership and collaborative decision making to design and run student-centered schools.

  • Share and grow together with local and national networking
  • Learn from practitioners in powerful breakout sessions for schools in all stages
  • Experience virtual school tours and discussion groups led by these schools' teacher teams


Register between now and October 1 for regular the registration rate of $50 per participant! We have discounted group rates available on Eventbrite.

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The 2020 conference will be held online this year. We will miss seeing everyone in person, AND we are excited that this online format will allow more educators, students, and those in support roles to attend without the added cost of travel, hotels, and subs.


This year we have four session strands.

  • To boldly goDesigning equitable, student-centered learning: Teacher-powered teams use their autonomies to create student-centered learning environments. Sessions in this strand will focus on ways teacher-powered schools have designed learning programs and environments that allow all students to be successful.
  • Planetary alignmentSharing power with students, families, community: Teacher-powered schools actively engage families and communities as experts and give students real power and choice in their own education. Many teacher-powered schools are also community schools, meaning they offer wraparound support services to students and families and have a staff member or members coordinate community involvement. Sharing the power of decision-making with students, families, and communities allows all members of a school to come together for the benefit of students. Sessions in this strand focus on this particular teacher-powered practice.
  • Intergalactic cooperationRunning effective collaborative teams: These sessions will focus on innovative ways teacher-powered teams use their autonomies, structures, and collaborative leadership practices to govern their schools.
  • Shooting for the starsTransforming the system: There are many teacher-powered allies and advocates that actively support teacher-powered teams. Sessions in this strand will focus on ways districts, unions, networks, and education organizations support the innovative and important work happening in teacher-powered schools.

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