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Call for conference breakout session proposals open

What does your team do that every teacher-powered school ought to know about? Share how your team is rethinking power in education—by rethinking teaching, leading, and learning.
Learn more and submit your proposal
The application period closes March 15. Some helpful information about sessions below.


Teacher-powered practitioners or those supporting teacher-powered teams. We are looking for a diverse group of teacher leaders, educators, and students to share their knowledge and experience.

Session strands

To boldly goDesigning equitable, student-centered learning: Ways teacher-powered schools have designed learning programs and environments that allow all students to be successful.

Planetary alignmentSharing power with students, families, community: Ways schools actively engage families and communities as experts and give students real power and choice in their own education.

Intergalactic cooperationRunning effective collaborative teams: Innovative ways teacher-powered teams use their autonomies, structures, and collaborative leadership practices to govern their schools.

Shooting for the starsTransforming the system: Ways districts, unions, networks, and education organizations support the innovative and important work happening in teacher-powered schools.


  • New to Teacher-Powered: Those exploring the possibilities of teacher-powered practices and structures.
  • In-Development: Those in the process of creating a teacher-powered school or converting to a teacher-powered model.
  • Open and Innovating: Those using teacher-powered, student-centered practices and innovations.
  • Teacher-Powered Supporters: Those in supporting roles who work with teacher-powered teams.


Presenters receive 50% off registration pricing (up to 2 per session; or, with sessions where multiple schools are presenting, 1 per school).

Early registration open

Register between now and April 30 to enjoy Early Bird rates! Prices start at $300 per person. Reach out to your regional network leader for network member discount codes; national network members email

Register early and save

Blog post: Rethinking Power in Education

Rethinking power in education is healthy, necessary, and an important step towards a more equitable system—which is why we have chosen this as our theme for the year and for the 2020 Teacher-Powered Schools National Conference.

This year we challenge all of you to join us in rethinking power in education. Can we reimagine teaching, leading, learning? Can we build structures, systems, and practices that support the innovative, the creative, the collaborative? Can we create an equitable system? Can we resist reverting to the status quo when things are hard?

Read more from Amy Junge

Welcome to the inventory!

The number of teacher-powered schools across the country is growing — with many of them inventoried on so that teacher teams may discover peers, partners, and friends they otherwise would not.

Welcome to the newest schools in the inventory, Brooklyn Transition Center and Jennings Community School!

The Brooklyn Transition Center prepares students with varying abilities for adulthood through innovative programming, simulated work-based learning labs, access to wellness, authentic community experiences, and hands-on, functional academics. Through person-centered life planning with families and partner organizations, they empower students to become active, independent, and well rounded members of the community.
At Jennings Community School, students have to think, solve problems, and interact with others in situations as close to real life as possible. They establish goals, create learning plans, establish courses of action, and are held accountable for results. Teachers see themselves as “facilitators of learning” — helping students be responsible citizens, achieve fulfilling careers, become self-directed, lead healthy lives, and become lifelong learners.

Join the inventory

Is your school missing from the inventory? We want to hear from you! Fill out this survey and we will be in touch!

Opportunities & Resources

Teacher-Powered Practices paper
Explore the practices teacher teams use to collaboratively lead and create student-centerd schools. Available for free on our website.

Teacher-Powered Jobs Board shares job postings from our network of schools around the country. Check in on the board now and bookmark the page to stay in the know for teacher-powered job opportunities. View job postings.

The Teacher-Powered Schools Initiative is a project of

Get your team started on its teacher-powered journey
with this DIY guide!

Connect with other like-minded educators in the 
National Teacher-Powered Network.
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