New Leaders Alumni, 2010
Here’s Why Coaching Works
Leaders engage with others across their system in job-alike cohorts as they work together to establish a common language and the systems and structures required to create and implement a vision of instructional excellence and equity at scale.
Our coaching is customized to meet the needs of each leader. We use a cycle of inquiry to spur deep thinking and build the capacity of school and system leaders to reflect, analyze, and problem-solve independently.
Competency-based online modules provide participants with a range of personalized learning opportunities to explore and advance their own leadership.
Community of practice sessions provide leaders with dedicated space to engage in deep discussions and rigorous activities around a particular problem of practice. Through these sessions, leader develop and hone the mindsets, skills and leadership actions required to lead more equitable schools.
In alignment with adult learning theory, job-embedded practice offers opportunities for leaders to apply newly acquired skills to their work. Leaders learn to implement their strategies in real-time and utilize feedback cycles to iterate and deepen their practice.
Strengthening best practices in ELA and math instruction to drive equitable learning gains
Building team capacity for data analysis and continuous school improvement
Refining school-wide systems and structures to advance equitable solutions
Developing new leadership skills for career advancement and transformational impact
How It Works
Step 1: Our leadership coaching services can begin at any point in the school year, providing leaders with the support they need, when they need it. Alongside their New Leaders coach, school leaders create a coaching goal and plan that clearly articulates their priorities and areas of focus.
New Leaders Alum, 2009
Step 2: As the individual coaching sessions begin, school leaders meet with their New Leaders coach to make progress against their pre-identified goals and learning targets. Each coaching session utilizes a cycle of inquiry to drive deep thinking and build the capacity of leaders to reflect, analyze, problem-solve independently, and achieve their personal growth goals.