Students need to know where they are educationally and where they want to be so they understand what steps to take to reach their goals, as Candace Butler demonstrates.
When using technology in the classroom, have a goal and objective in mind, Multi-Classroom Leader Amber Hines says.
The excitement is contagious as Multi-Classroom Leader Lara Harris shows her students how to tell a great story.
Opportunity Culture helps provide support and opportunities through having multi-classroom leaders, students at North Edgecombe High School in Tarboro, N.C., say.
Students at North Edgecombe High School in Tarboro, N.C., say Opportunity Culture helps them develop deeper connections with their teachers and clearer visions for their futures.
Students at Hairston Middle School in Greensboro, N.C., appreciate the extra support and encouragement they get from Multi-Classroom Leader Angela Porter, who helps them believe “anything is possible.”
By Sharon Kebschull Barrett, June 12, 2020
In Gentry, Arkansas, Opportunity Culture is just getting started, but educators aren’t waiting around.
The district’s first nine multi-classroom leaders (MCLs) were told of their new titles in March and officially appointed at the April school board meeting, expecting to begin their roles this fall. But when the COVID-19 crisis demanded a 48-hour turnaround from in-school to at-home learning, the MCLs stepped up to lead immediately.
“They did everything,” Assistant Superintendent Christie Toland said. “They made videos to put together a video library, and they were so good, and we got such a response that was positive from parents and from students, that they are going to hang on to those, and we’re going to build on it moving into the future.” Read More…
By Sharon Kebschull Barrett, June 11, 2020
As educators end the school year and look ahead to an uncertain fall, districts report that their Opportunity Culture leaders helped smooth the transition to at-home learning and set up structures that will help next year.
In Arkansas, middle school multi-classroom leaders (MCLs) in Lincoln Consolidated Schools made the transition easier by creating structures other schools could use, and producing instructional videos that could be used now and in the future.
In the few days the district had to plan its transition to at-home learning, Lindsay Bounds, Lincoln Middle School’s math and science MCL, worked with her principal and fellow MCLs to create a digital plan outlining what every person in the school would do. The district’s high school quickly adapted the plan for its own use after the superintendent shared it. Read More…
This slide deck, with accompanying schedule examples, provides considerations and recommendations for Opportunity Culture schools to continue achieving high-growth student learning and developing students’ critical social-emotional skills, and providing strong support to teaching teams. It suggests high-connection and lower-connection learning options, reviews the shifts needed in technology, roles, instruction, and schedules, and provides a basic action planner.
What can Multi-Classroom Leadership look like if some students and teachers need to stay home, or if schools open, then shut, in waves in the coming school year? This model offers three detailed scheduling and staffing model options for Opportunity Culture schools faced with those conditions, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of each.