What Could You Do in an Opportunity Culture?
Hear what current Opportunity Culture educators have to say about their roles as teacher-leaders known as multi-classroom leaders (MCLs), blended-learning teachers, and subject-specializing teachers. Their new teacher-leader roles offer them “the best of both worlds,” working directly with teachers and students to help both reach their goals, while earning large pay supplements, within school budgets. Team teachers receive the support and feedback they need to develop into the excellent teachers they aspire to be, and students thrive in an environment where excellent teachers are directly accountable for their growth.
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Pioneering Blended-Learning Teachers Reach More Students
Two blended-learning teachers explain how they extend their reach to more students by teaching two groups of students during the same class period
Pioneering Multi-Classroom Leaders
Hear what four pioneering teacher-leaders say about their MCL roles and the actions they took to lead their teaching teams
How Principals Use Multi-ClassroomLeadership in School Turnarounds
Three principals discuss how the Multi-ClassroomLeadership model enabled them to create and lead a team of teacher-leaders in their schools
What could you do in an Opportunity Culture? (2015)
Teachers and staff in Opportunity Culture school districts discuss how teacher-leader roles offer teachers "the best of both worlds"
Teacher Support in an Opportunity Culture
Hear how the genuine, on-the-job, consistent support from multi-classroom leaders (MCLs) sets an Opportunity Culture apart
Cabarrus County Public Schools
Pioneering Blended-Learning Teachers Reach More Students
Two blended-learning teachers explain how they extend their reach to more students by teaching two groups during the same class period
Scott Nolt on Being a Blended-Learning Teacher
Scott Nolt, a blended-learning history teacher, explains how blended learning enables him to personalize instruction for students at all levels
I Want to Be Like Karen
First-year teacher Emily Angles tells whyshe wants to be like Karen von Klahr, her Opportunity Culture multi-classroom leader
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools and Project L.I.F.T
Erin Williams on Being a Multi-Classroom Leader
Erin Williams describes how she uses data to encourage students to track their own growth
Kristin Cubbage on Being a Multi-Classroom Leader
Kristin Cubbage describes the deep support her role enables her to provide to both teachers and students
Amy Sparks on Being a Multi-Classroom Leader
Amy Sparks highlights how even high-achievingschools and students can continue to grow with an Opportunity Culture
Bobby Miles on Being a Multi-Classroom Leader
Multi-classroom leader Bobby Miles explains why his role is "the best of both worlds"
Erin Burns on Being a Multi-Classroom Leader
Erin Burns describes her role as a multi-classroom leader at West Charlotte High, where she leads a team of biology teachers reaching 500 students
Combining Multi-Classroom Leadership and Subject Specialization
Danielle Bellar describes her role as a multi-classroom leader, leading a team of three subject-specializing teachers for 75 5th-graders in Charlotte
Ranson and Ashley Park Choose an Opportunity Culture
Principals at Ashley Park PreK-8 and Ranson IB Middle in Charlotte tell why they chose to create an Opportunity Culture in their schools
Recruiting in an Opportunity Culture
District leaders and principals share thoughts on how an Opportunity Culture is attracting teachers to previously hard-to-staff schools
Opportunity Culture Roles in CMS
Teachers and principals discuss why they love Opportunity Culture's team-based teacher roles
Indianapolis Public Schools
How Opportunity Culture Helps Schools Retain Teachers
Because of Multi-Classroom Leadership, Principal Jeremy Baugh says, his school has been able to dramatically reduce high teacher turnover rates.
How Opportunity Culture Lives Upto Its Five Principles
Opportunity Culture has done what it says, benefitting students and teachers, Principal Jeremy Baugh says.
Providing Greater Teacher Support Through an Opportunity Culture
Through greater teacher support, student learning grows in an Opportunity Culture, Principal Arthur Hinton says.
Multi-Classroom Leaders Support Teachers and Students
Through Multi-Classroom Leadership, Melissa Wirth can support both teacher and student growth.
Bridging the Gaps Between Teachers and Administrators
Multi-Classroom Leader Brandon Warren sees his role as advocating for his teaching team with administrators, and helping everyone work together to reach their common goals.
Vance County Schools
Best of Both Worlds
Casey Jackson, a multi-classroom leader at Aycock Elementary School in Vance County, N.C., explains why she likes her Opportunity Culture role.
The Buzz is Opportunity Culture
Principal Carnetta Thomas discusses how Opportunity Culture provides teachers with the support they need.
I Wish Every School Had Opportunity Culture
Multi-Classroom Leader Casey Jackson explains why she wishes every teacher and student could experience Opportunity Culture.
Innovation Does Not Need Permission
Superintendent Anthony Jackson discusses his innovative vision for Vance County Schools.
Syracuse City School District
Sharon Archer on Being a Multi-Classroom Leader
Sharon Archer discusses what being a multi-classroom leader requires, and what makes it different than the standard teacher coach role.
Maggie Vadala on Being a Multi-Classroom Leader
Syracuse City Schools Multi-Classroom Leader Maggie Vadala discusses support she gets and gives in her Opportunity Culture school
Metropolitan Nashville Public School’s iZone
Karen Wolfson on Being a Multi-Classroom Leader
Karen Wolfson, a math multi-classroom leader, discusses the benefits of Opportunity Culture and having teaching teams led by fully accountable teacher-leaders
Nashville Multi-Classroom Leaders in an Opportunity Culture
Multi-classroom leaders in Opportunity Culture schools in Metro Nashville share thoughts about why they love their jobs
Nashville Principals in an Opportunity Culture
Hear principals of two Opportunity Culture schools in Metro Nashville discuss why an Opportunity Culture is the “it factor” in changing the game for teachers and students
Nashville Team Teachers in an Opportunity Culture
Teachers on multi-classroom leader teams in Metro Nashville Opportunity Culture schools tell why they love their collaborative teams
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