Part 3 of this three-part training series identifies next steps for learning more and systematically improving your team’s explicit comprehension instruction together.
Part 2 of this three-part training series focuses on a critical, research-based approach to supporting students’ textual meaning-making: explicit comprehension instruction.
Part 1 of this three-part training series defines the elements of reading comprehension and why each matters, and identify ways that teachers across content areas can develop students’ comprehension skills.
Interested in supporting Opportunity Culture’s growth in new districts? Public Impact is hiring for consultant positions, with a January 2021 start date.
Work includes facilitating Opportunity Culture school transformations, using Multi-Classroom Leadership and other innovative roles for educators. Most team members work on other projects, as well, including school turnarounds and school success measurement.
Qualifications include two or more years of teaching or other relevant, school-based work with students, plus experience coaching or developing adults and/or a graduate degree in policy/law/management or education.
For more details, see the full job description and application information. Applications are due November 29, 2020!
Learn about the unique role of multi-classroom leaders (MCLs)—educators who provide intensive support and development to small teaching teams, for more pay, within regular budgets.
Part 2—Here’s How: Part 2 of this two-part video details how an Opportunity Culture provides on-the-job, consistent support for all teachers to reach many more students with excellence, learn more, and earn more—by having great teachers lead teams or reach more students directly, with more school-day collaboration and planning time.
Part 1—Why Opportunity Culture?: What barriers keep teachers and students from experiencing great support and strong learning outcomes? Part 1 of this two-part video highlights some of the barriers that an Opportunity Culture can remove.
Team reach teachers work on a multi-classroom leader’s team, directly teaching more students than usual but typically without raising instructional group sizes.
From News West9, September 22, 2020, by Rachel Ripp
Teachers have a lot on their plates this year, more than ever. But some of them here in the Basin have signed up for a brand new teaching landscape plus more students to teach or co-workers to coach. These teachers are involved in what’s called “Opportunity Culture” at ECISD and MISD.
“We also saw this as a way to keep good teachers in the classroom. I think a lot of teachers get tempted at a point to say I want to go into administration or I want to try and be a principal or I want to do something else other than teach and they’re great teachers. We don’t want to lose that. We want to keep them here, and by paying them what they’re worth I think that that helps keep them in the classroom,” Chris Hightower, MISD Opportunity Culture director said. Read more…
Webinar Date: September 15, 2020
In this webinar, three excellent, experienced multi-classroom leaders detail how they support their teaching teams remotely, as their teams faced the extreme challenges of helping students through the trauma of a pandemic, racial violence, and protests while delivering excellent instruction—all while balancing their own stress and personal needs.