Collective Leadership Improvement Communities

Collective leadership is dependent on doing good work toward shared goals together. This kind of leadership work for school improvement is done best when it involves key teachers and administrators within and across schools around shared problems of practice. Building on the Carnegie Foundation’s work that is bringing improvement science into education, we are partnering with some of the strongest Christian schools around the country to work on shared adaptive goals. Over the course of the next year, we hope to build additional networks of schools around these five areas that are critical to school improvement:

Problem of practice
Adaptive improvement

Limited leadership pipeline

Collective leadership development

Inadequate teaching quality

Peer observation and feedback

Talent management / development

Teacher and administrator evaluation / feedback

Limited resources

Strategic compensation

Engaged student learning

Assessment as learning

Innovative curriculum design

Enhanced student engagement

 

 

We will address these issues through our Academies and institutes, but we hope to achieve sustained engagement through monthly virtual meetings where teams of teachers and administrators develop tools, skills, and approaches to these challenges together. We have developed tools for facilitation and implementation that can be adapted to meet the unique needs of individual schools and networks.