Reclaiming Teaching

From Taking Care to Taking Charge

Join with educators from across the country to deepen and inspire your teacher leadership within your school, district, and state. The need to empower and elevate the voices of teacher leaders is critical to improving education practice, policy, and advocacy.

The pandemic’s effects have widened and deepened long-standing disparities of access to high-quality student learning environments, culturally responsive teaching, and rigorous learning experiences. The pandemic’s more than 785,000 US deaths have resulted in widespread experiences of trauma and grief during a time with weaker and uneven access to social and emotional support systems. Learn and collaborate with amazing teacher leaders on how to best meet and advocate for your students’ academic, social, and emotional needs in the fall of 2022.

The 2022 National Teacher Leadership Conference will connect you with educators who are teaching and leading during this time. You will leave feeling inspired with strong relationships and a renewed commitment to your students and the profession. You will expand your repertoire of innovative and timely teaching strategies, and strengthen your capacity to build a strong, committed coalition of public education advocates in your school, community, state, and country.

1. LEADERSHIP: Being a Strong Leader in Difficult Times
2. EQUITY: Don't Be Afraid! Equity Work is for Everyone
3. PRACTICE: Owning Our Expertise


We invite you to submit a proposal to present at the National Teacher Leadership Conference. Attendees at the National Teacher Leadership Conference are some of the most highly recognized educators in the world and this event offers a unique opportunity for teacher leaders, education advocates, business leaders, and policymakers to come together regardless of time or distance.

The theme is “Reclaiming Teaching: From Taking Care to Taking Charge” The conversation at the event will focus on three topics:
1. Leadership: Being a Strong Leader in Difficult Times
2 Equity: Don’t Be Afraid! Equity Work is for Everyone
3. Practice: Owning Our Expertise

Types of Sessions:


Sessions are 25 minutes long and address all attendees in a web-based platform and speak about a specific topic (above). You will not be able to see the attendees as you present, but they will be able to engage with each other in a chat feature. The keynote may be done by one person or as a duet.

Immediately following the keynote session, attendees will have the option to join a zoom breakout room where they will process, respond to, and discuss the session. Keynote speakers must provide 5 essential questions for attendees to grapple with following the session.


The 60-minute session should be interactive, engaging, and practical. The session will be delivered via Zoom meeting where you will have a technology host. Due to this being virtual, your session must engage attendees by providing them an opportunity to react, respond, interact, problem solve, etc.

Types of Breakout Sessions include a lecture/panel or a workshop. Descriptions are included in the Breakout RFP.

Important Items to Know and Note

– The deadline to submit your proposal is February 2, 2022.

– You will receive communication from NNSTOY by March 4, 2022 regarding the status of your proposal.

– All proposals are double-blind scored using a rubric by the Conference Presenter Committee.

– If you are a breakout or keynote presenter, your registration fee for the conference will be waived.