When you take the passion and experience of teachers, then add relevant support, academic focus, and new opportunities for shared learning and planning, you build a foundation for improvement that can adapt to evolving standards and student needs.
We’ve helped school systems achieve lasting change so students and teachers alike thrive today and beyond.
Teachers are invaluable to ensuring students access the knowledge and skills they need to follow their dreams. But too often, their own opportunities to grow fall short of what’s best for teachers and students.
That’s where we come in. We focus high-quality professional development for teachers on their curriculum and put it back where it belongs: in schools, where they can collaborate to strengthen students’ experiences in real time. Equity lives in the choices teachers make every day, so we have to support them to lead classrooms where every student can thrive, no matter where they start.
Making Equity Actionable
True, sustainable educational change must acknowledge and disrupt the effects of structural oppression. We are determined to foster schools where all policies, practices, and mindsets promote access to real opportunity for all students.
That’s why we evaluate choices through the frames of diversity, equity, and inclusion when guiding senior leaders through planning for instructional improvement. Furthermore, our programs offer more than 30 hours of equity-focused learning for teachers, leaders, and decision-makers that address topics such as structural inequities, cycles of oppression, and marginalization in education.
89% of students
served by LE identify as students of color
51% of students
served by LE identify as Black
29% of students
served by LE identify as Latinx or Hispanic
Building for What Comes Next
For more than 10 years, we’ve worked to stay on the cutting edge of strengthening instruction to prepare all students for a rapidly changing world. Success beyond school requires a deep base of knowledge, comfort with taking many approaches to solving problems, and skill in connecting with others across lines of difference.
With leading public districts and charter networks, we’re developing sustainable strategies for adopting strong materials, elevating teachers’ expertise, making equitable visions for instruction actionable, and bolstering the leadership capacity to adapt to future change with focus.
Our approach isn’t just a theory–it’s tried, tested, and effective. Dig into case studies to learn how we’ve helped partners reshape the support around their teachers so every student thrives.
How has one of the most heavily-watched districts improved outcomes for 49,000 students for four straight years? LEAP, a first-of-its-kind effort to provide teachers with collaborative planning and practice every week raised the bar for the teacher support.
After adopting a new curriculum, TPS partnered with Leading Educators to support teachers in not just learning the curriculum, but mastering it. Rather than lead professional development in auditoriums and gyms, Leading Educators created a system in which teacher leaders would guide their peers through learning sessions. The result? Empowered teachers who empower other teachers.
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