Opportunity Culture Videos

Building Space for Collaborative Instruction

In this short video, see how one school’s room designs, including moveable walls, proved “perfect” for Opportunity Culture teams and their students. While such design is not needed for Opportunity Culture implementation, it has made collaboration even easier for multi-classroom leader teams in this Midland, Texas, school.

Connect Opportunity Culture Work to Mission and Vision

Beth Thompson, principal of Whitewater Middle School in Charlotte, N.C., before becoming the district’s assistant superintendent, explains the importance of regularly reminding school staff of the “why” behind the work they do.

Sydney Garcia on Being a Multi-Classroom Leader

Sydney Garcia, a multi-classroom leader at Pease Elementary in Ector County ISD, says the MCL role is “the best of both worlds” allowing her to take on a leadership role while still being in the classroom.

Audriana Munoz on Being a Teacher Resident

Audriana Munoz, a teacher resident at Pease Elementary in Ector County ISD, describes how her yearlong paid residency, working under the guidance of a multi-classroom leader, prepared her to enter the teaching profession already feeling like “a second-year teacher.”

Edgecombe County Public Schools: Believe in What’s Possible

Learn how Edgecombe County Public Schools is using Opportunity Culture educator roles, like multi-classroom leaders, expanded-impact teachers, and reach associates, to fulfill its commitment to innovation, family, and exceeding expected growth for students.

NC Superintendents of the Year on Their Opportunity Culture Districts

Dr. Valerie Bridges and Dr. Anthony Jackson, 2022 and 2020 recipients of the A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year award, describe how the Opportunity Culture initiative has improved student outcomes and increased teacher retention in their districts.

Opportunity Culture: Teaching, Leading, Learning—Part 2

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.

Opportunity Culture: Teaching, Leading, Learning—Part 1

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.

On Being a Team Reach Teacher

Team reach teachers work on a multi-classroom leader’s team, directly teaching more students than usual but typically without raising instructional group sizes.