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.
Addressing Equity Head-On
No successful educational change can be neutral when it comes to race and systemic oppression. Leading Educators is fully committed to promoting policies, practices, and mindsets that disrupt systemic inequity.
That’s why we work with leadership teams to develop and maintain learning systems that prioritize continuous action for diversity, equity, and inclusion alongside development of content knowledge. We also support partners to incorporate equity analysis when looking at data, facilitating instruction, and developing systems. Finally, we challenge partners and decision-makers to view teaching, teacher mindset, and access to grade-appropriate content as matters of equitable resource distribution.
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.
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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