MCEA Councils on Teaching and Learning
Public school educators today demand greater input on issues of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. MCEA's Bylaws have been amended to create three Councils; one each for elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools. Council Representatives are elected by their 'constituency group' (i.e. all third grade teachers, or all high school science teachers). They meet regularly with the administration to provide feedback from teachers and to work together to improve the implementation of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Council members are responsible for regular communication with their constituency groups. Click here to download CTL Charge .
The Councils on Teaching and Learning are representative Professional Learning Communities of teachers, professional development staff, and curriculum staff devoted to improving student learning through stakeholder collaboration, communication, and feedback using well-designed, well-defined, and well-deployed processes. Click here to view the complete Charge Statement describing the role and responsibilities of the Councils.
The Councils meet monthly either during the day or after school. MCEA leave is provided. Council members represent the interests of their colleagues across the county, not just their personal views. Members communicate regularly with their grade-level or subject-area colleagues to keep them informed and solicit their input. The CTLs have had a major role in:
- Working with the District on both the content and implementation of Curriculum 2.0;
- Working with the District on the evaluation and revision of the Academic Intervention Program;
- Initiating the development of a Math Review Committee that has since taken on a complete, comprehensive review of the entire MCPS Math Curriculum;
For more information on how you, a school-based MCEA unit member, can become a part of this unique collaborative process, contact Andrea Giunta, MCEA UniServ Director, email@example.com.