Successful Opportunity Culture districts ensure that their curriculum and instruction staff support Opportunity Culture schools, helping principals, multi-classroom leaders, and their teaching teams improve instructional excellence by using strong, research-based curriculum materials as well as tailored instructional resources and support.
Many Opportunity Culture districts take advantage of the Instructional Leadership & Excellence resources, which were developed with input from the most successful Opportunity Culture principals and teachers. Subject-specific help is based on research and available with the low-cost School Excellence Portal data package that helps districts ensure strong, long-term outcomes.
Tools & Resources for Curriculum and Instruction Offices
Instructional Leadership & Excellence: These web pages offer curated resources on critical elements of instructional leadership and excellence for teachers, multi-classroom leaders, and principals, including videos, study guides, and tools.
Teach Reading Using the Science of Reading: These concise resources help teachers learn the basics of the research on the science of reading and turn them into simple, actionable steps to boost standard curricula.
Professional Learning Sessions for Opportunity Culture Roles: We provide summer and school-year professional learning sessions to help Opportunity Culture educators prepare for success in their new roles and school models, and address in a timely fashion topics and needs likely to arise throughout the year.
Covid Response Resources: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have developed materials to support teachers and students in the transition to at-home teaching and learning, including a slide deck, recommended district policies for remote learning, at-home schedule examples, and stories of educators teaching from home. We will continue to add resources throughout 2020.
School Excellence Portal: Our online portal allows us to provide your district with a virtual planning and communications platform to support essential activities, give rapid, personalized feedback on implementation, ease the collection of data for analysis of outcomes, and provide educators with curated information and resources.