The Tulsa Teachers Fellows are a teacher-led group. The city representative and other teacher leaders are essential in recruiting fellows and planning for involvement in the Yale National Initiative. As we plan to establish a teachers institute and join the League of Teachers Institutes, teachers drive the planning and preparation for this initiative.
Once an Institute is established, the manual for establishing institutes (The Teachers Institute Approach) details the role of teacher leaders:
The Yale National Initiative (2007). The Teachers Institute Approach. New Haven, CT: Yale-New Haven
Teachers Institute, Yale University.
As an Institute is established, a University Advisory Council is formed, comprised of faculty in the liberal arts and/or sciences. These faculty partner with teacher leaders by leading seminars, serving as advocates for the Institute approach, and offering advice for the direction of the Institute.