Leading Schoolwide Improvement
EL Education Institute, Leadership Development
- City New York, NY
Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS)
K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Instructional Coaches, Leadership Fellows, School Leaders, Department Leaders
Network School Partners, Literacy Partners, Professional Services Partners
In this cohort experience, school teams will dig into the basic questions of continuous improvement: What am I trying to accomplish? What changes can I make and why? How will I know the change is an improvement? School teams will learn how to approach improvement as a science of small-scale trial and error rather than a large-scale roll-out of a single initiative. Topics include: analyzing the right data; conducting root cause analyses; testing theories with the mindset of a scientist; focusing on impact rather than intention; matching progress monitoring tools closely with goals; increasing a sense of collective efficacy through short cycles of improvement. Join highly motivated peers committed to ensuring greater equity in student outcomes through changing teacher and administrator practices.
This multi-session, cohort experience is designed to be results-oriented. For this reason, participants are required to attend in consistent teams that include at least one administrator or someone authorized to ensure participants can apply their learning back at school. Learning is intended to be job-embedded and not remain abstract. At the end of each session, teams return to their schools and test out continuous improvement strategies. Teams will collect evidence of their work, such as root cause analyses, video from meetings; evidence from ongoing progress monitoring; and survey feedback from colleagues about trust and the culture of improvement. At subsequent convenings, participants will give and receive feedback from members of their cohort.
Note regarding eligibility to participate: In order to participate in this yearlong cohort, schools must send a team of at least two participants. As members of this year-long cohort, all team members are expected to attend all three sessions (summer, fall, and spring). School teams must include at least one administrator or someone authorized to ensure participants can apply their learning back at school.
Note regarding pricing: Payment spans two contract years. This is necessary given EL Education's fiscal contract year. This means that participants will register for the entire 7-day experience now. The cost to attend this 7-day offering is $1,800 per registrant.
Invoicing will occur over the course of two fiscal years: $900/participant in FY19 and $900/participant in FY20. Partners will be responsible for $900 for Part 1 (August 2019) by the end of FY19 which can be paid by invoice, addendum or by using an equally valued slot from their FY19 cooperation agreement. Partners will then pay $900 for Parts 2 and 3 (combined) in their FY20 cooperation agreement or by invoice.
Part 1: August 5-7, 2019
Part 2: November 14-15, 2019
Part 3: March 5-6, 2020
Important note - Please arrive the night before if traveling as we will be starting early.
Click here for policies, logistics and pricing information.
This institute is now at capacity.