In September, Public Impact convened its Opportunity Culture Fellows for collaboration and learning, featuring sessions on tools to help educators personalize instruction, the science of reading, strategies of multi-classroom leaders and principals for team leadership and leading schoolwide change, and effective advocacy within schools and districts. On the Opportunity Culture blog, writer Margaret High is sharing some of what we learned in a series of blog posts. Check out the recent posts:
- How can multi-classroom leaders (MCLs) build the cohesion of their teaching teams? A panel of five Opportunity Culture Fellows tackled this question—a hot topic among MCLs—with suggestions that focused on the joy of team leadership as well as how to address challenges with team members. Read more in Building Team Cohesion: Opportunity Culture Fellows Share Strategies.
- Leading change and developing leaders: Opportunity Culture principals must know how to do this for student and teacher success, and Opportunity Culture Fellows are hungry for tips from their colleagues who do it well. At the Opportunity Culture Fellows Convening, a panel of principals highlighted strong hiring and communications as two keys among many to success. Read more in How Opportunity Culture Principals Lead Change and Develop Leaders.
- Opportunity Culture Fellows closed the 2019 convening by brainstorming solutions to this scenario in a session on the keys to effective advocacy—one of their most-requested topics. Effective advocacy means building support for an idea and getting others to act. That requires sharing information, exposing others to new information, or helping them see the known in a new way. Read more in the blog Advocating Effectively for Opportunity Culture: The Key Elements.
- In conjunction with the advocacy session, Public Impact has published a four-page guide on Opportunity Culture advocacy, which includes a common scenario in Opportunity Culture for discussion and brainstorming: Key Elements for Opportunity Culture Advocacy.