SREB’s Teaching to Lead teacher preparation program helps new
career and technical education teachers become great teachers.
Developed by SREB and the National Research Center for Career and
Technical Education, T2L supports CTE teachers who are entering
the classroom after successful careers. T2L has been shown to
improve teacher competence and self-efficacy in a study of the model (PDF)
conducted by the NRCCTE at SREB.
T2L can be used by states, districts or schools to support new or
veteran CTE teachers in the first or second year of teaching and
beyond. It can also take the place of traditional teacher
preparation programs or alternative certification models.
Customizable Design and Delivery
T2L is delivered by trainers with the real-world teaching and
leadership experience needed to inspire and support new teachers.
Four modules on instructional planning,
instructional strategies, classroom
assessment and classroom management
give participants the tools and strategies they need for success
on the first day, in the first week and during the first nine
weeks of school.
T2L’s customizable scope and sequence allows participants to
receive as many as 200 hours of training before, during and after
the first year of teaching, including:
- intensive instruction in the summer prior to their first year
- individual and team assignments, teach-backs and facilitated
- quarterly professional development sessions
- participation in professional learning communities
- on-site coaching visits and virtual mentoring
- intensive reflection and instructional planning in the summer
after their first year
SREB works with state, district or school leaders to sustain T2L
after the initial implementation and can offer follow-up services
that strengthen teachers’ capacity to create challenging,