Beginning with the February 2021 issue, the Opportunity Culture Newsletter will be shorter and a bit more frequent, with eight newsletters coming your way in 2021. This month’s newsletter includes several recent blog posts about Opportunity Culture educators, resources for monitoring learning and adjusting instruction, video playlists, communication tips, and more. Read the February 2021 newsletter here.
January 28, 2021, CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—As part of its commitment to implement Opportunity Culture in schools across the state, the Arkansas Department of Education is supporting its third cohort of school districts this year joining the national initiative to extend the reach of excellent teachers and their teams, for more pay, within regular school budgets. The school districts of Brinkley, Crossett, Earle and Osceola will begin implementing Opportunity Culture roles in the 2021–22 school year. Read the full press release…
January 28, 2021, CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—The North Carolina State Board of Education awarded Advanced Teaching Roles grants to Wilson County Schools and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in fall 2020 to join the national Opportunity Culture initiative. The districts are using their grant funding this year to design and strengthen Opportunity Culture plans for implementation in fall 2021. Read the full press release…
January 28, 2021, CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—Under Superintendent Marvin Connelly, Jr., Cumberland County Schools has become the eleventh district in North Carolina to join the national Opportunity Culture initiative, which extends the reach of excellent teachers and their teams to more students, for more pay, within schools’ recurring budgets. Read the full press release…
Webinar Date: December 1, 2020
In this webinar, Opportunity Culture Fellow Matthew How, principal of Ridge Road Elementary in North Little Rock School District, explores how school leaders—including administrators and multi-classroom leaders—can right the ship when teachers are unhappy, and use Opportunity Culture to create opportunities for distributed leadership and collaboration—and ultimately, happy and successful staff and students.
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.
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.