This slide deck 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.
This brief slide deck describes the many benefits of combining the Multi-Classroom Leadership model with Team Reach.
The Science of Reading Study and Action Guide is intended to help multi-classroom leaders, their teaching teams, and other teachers improve reading instruction and student learning growth fast.
The Science of Reading Introduction details the simple view of reading equation—Decoding X Language Comprehension = Reading Comprehension—and distinguishes misleading conventional wisdom from facts based on research about teaching methods that boost students’ reading comprehension.
How could far more children ages 0–5 who are in early childhood education and care settings have consistent access to excellent teaching? Public Impact’s new vision brief explains how Opportunity Culture models, including Multi-Classroom Leadership and educator residencies, can be applied to early childhood settings, and shows the potential benefits for students, educators, and the country.
Multi-Classroom Leadership is the cornerstone of an Opportunity Culture. Teachers with a record of high-growth student learning and leadership competencies, known as multi-classroom leaders or MCLs, both teach part of the time and lead small, collaborative teams of two to eight teachers, paraprofessionals, and teacher residents in the same grade or subject to meet each MCL’s standards of excellence.
This short slide deck with brief speaker notes provides a useful overview for educators, policymakers, and anyone else interested in dramatic improvements in education of why students and educators need an Opportunity Culture, how it works, the research supporting it, what states and districts can do to support it, and a list of more resources.
What if all teachers could achieve excellent student learning results by getting the right leadership and support? This guide presents examples of career paths that make this possible—using multi-school leaders, multi-classroom leaders, and other roles for teachers, who can collaborate, improve, and excel on teams led by multi-classroom leaders. Teachers and principals in all these paths reach more students with excellent teaching and earn more for it, within schools’ budgets.
Opportunity Culture multi-school leaders (MSLs) are excellent principals with a record of high-growth student learning who lead a small group of two to eight related or closely located schools for more pay, funded within the budgets of their schools.
How do Opportunity Culture multi-classroom leaders fit into a typical week all their duties? This video and vignette follow Okema Owens Simpson, a middle school multi-classroom leader, through several typical days in which she provides what her teaching team needs most.