Lead Teacher Orientation
CASE is committed to providing career-changing professional development opportunities. CASE Institutes are 80-hour professional development programs for each CASE course. These experiences lead teachers through the rigors of the curriculum examining every aspect of the pedagogy and laboratory procedures. CASE Institutes are facilitated by practicing CASE teachers that bring a wealth of implementation strategies and intangibles to enrich the experiences of CASE Institute participants.
CASE Institute instructors are called Lead and Master Teachers. They have specific roles and responsibilities for facilitating an institute. Each year on the last weekend in April, CASE holds a Lead Teacher Orientation meeting. At this meeting teachers who have been selected to lead CASE Institute sessions meet to develop programming, team assignments, and further develop their skills as peer-teachers. Much like an Institute, CASE provides over twenty hours of professional development to the selected Lead Teachers during the three days of Lead Teacher Orientation. Institutes also occur over a weekend to minimize the amount of school missed by the teachers.
CASE covers all expenses for the teacher to travel to the Lead Teacher Orientation. Teachers receive professional development credits for the experience. CASE considers being a Lead Teacher an honor as the greatest professional development experience is that of teaching other teachers for the improvement of their practice.
Typically, mentor teachers recommend Lead Teacher candidates from previous CASE Institute sessions. However, CASE staff will evaluate every application as long as the minimum qualifications for becoming a Lead Teacher have been met.
- Must be CASE certified in the course the candidate wishes to Lead Teach
- Must have taught the CASE course certified in according to CASE design for at least one school year by the time of Lead Teaching session
For more specifics related to Lead and Master Teachers please read the manual linked below.
2013 Lead Teacher Orientation
April 26-28, 2013
Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport Hotel & Convention Center
The deadline for Lead and Master Teacher Applications has been extended to March 1, 2013.