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.
As students and teachers shift to working from home, many district policies need to shift as well. Our new publication, Recommended District Policies for At-Home Teaching and Learning, provides recommendations with a focus on: What policies are both feasible and most likely to produce strong learning outcomes for all students, especially disadvantaged learners?
Research shows that multi-classroom leaders lead teaching teams to move from achieving average student learning growth to growth like or approaching that of top teachers. This two-page brief explains how a complete Opportunity Culture can maintain these results and extend them to all preK–12 students and both current and aspiring educators.
This brief slide deck describes the many benefits of combining the Multi-Classroom Leadership model with Team Reach.
The multi-classroom leadership model, alone or in combination with Team Reach, can be used by special education (SPED) teachers. This brief describes four examples of how to reach all students who have disabilities with excellent teaching—three in inclusive models and one in self-contained SPED classrooms.
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.