Teacher Leadership Institute (TLI) fellows design a formative, portfolio-based teacher leadership plan that addresses student learning challenges in teachers’ schools, districts, associations, or states. This Capstone Project demonstrates professional growth along the continuum of one of the three key pathways of teacher leadership: association, instructional, and policy leadership.

The Capstone Project provides fellows the opportunity to take action and have a direct impact on a leadership challenge they have identified. Teachers explore potential strategies for addressing their challenge, share thinking and receive feedback through virtual and face-to-face interactions with colleagues.

The Capstone Project enables fellows to integrate the concepts and skills they have learned in order to address their selected leadership challenge and to impact education stakeholders, policy, and/or practice. The Capstone promotes exploration of personal leadership skills, leading by problem solving, collaboration, and self-reflection.