Welcome to EDUO 9905 Working Effectively with Teachers and School Administrators. This class was created as part of a three course series entitled Becoming a More Effective Teacher Association/Union Representative. The three courses in this series are:
This series is designed to help Association/Union representatives develop the skills needed to become an effective leader in their assigned role. The content learned in this series, Becoming a More Effective Teacher Association/Union Representative, will help representatives understand their role, become a support for teachers in their building, and discover ways to work in partnership with their school, district and the community.
There is no prerequisite for any of these classes, however, all three provide a well-rounded foundation of how to become a more effective Teacher Association/Union Representative.
In this course participants will have an opportunity to:
1. As a Teacher Association/Union Representative, create a year-long plan of meetings with the teaching staff regarding information and issues related to the teaching contract.
2. As a Teacher Association/Union Representative, set dates, times and topics for meetings with the school administrator to discuss information and issues related to the teaching contract.
3. As a Teacher Association/Union Representative, create PowerPoints, emails and handouts for meetings with teachers and administrators.
4. Read articles related to effective leadership and communication with teachers and administrators as a Teacher Association/Union Representative.
5. Write a 2-3 page reflection of experiences during the school year communicating with staff and the administration regarding Teacher Association/Union business/contract information, and providing leadership/support where needed.
Course assignments will consist of articles, written responses to questions, and written reflections. Examples of assignments for this class are:
• Reflect on how you plan to communicate effectively with Teachers and your school administrator, in your role as a Teacher Association/Union Representative.
• Plan and develop Teacher Association/Union meetings at your school site.
• Create handouts and emails to distribute throughout the school year.
• Plan and set meetings with your school administrator in your role as a Teacher Association/Union Representative.
• Reflect on your school-year experience communicating with teachers and your school administrator.
Instructors: Kathy Vining, Marlene Grueber