eSchool News highlights some of the 10 most significant ed-tech developments of 2014, and the emergence of the teacher leader is No. 3

teacher-leaderEach year, the eSchool News editors compile 10 of the most influential ed-tech developments and examine how those topics dominated K-12 ed-tech conversations. No. 3 on our list for 2014 is the teacher leader’s new role.

School leadership is expanding, and some of today’s most celebrated local, district, and state leaders say that a school’s success depends on strong teacher leadership.

When teachers feel supported and empowered, their instructional practices can change for the better, and this has a direct impact on student engagement and achievement.

(Next page: How teacher leaders took charge in 2014)

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Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura