What Could You Do in an Opportunity Culture? (2016)
See OpportunityCulture.org/jobs for job openings in Opportunity Culture schools, and watch what current Opportunity Culture educators have to say about their roles as teacher-leaders known as multi-classroom leaders (MCLs), blended-learning teachers, and subject-specializing teachers. Their new teacher-leader roles offer them “the best of both worlds,” working directly with teachers and students to help both reach their goals, while earning large pay supplements, within school budgets. Team teachers receive the support and feedback they need to develop into the excellent teachers they aspire to be, and students thrive in an environment where excellent teachers are directly accountable for their growth.
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Pioneering Multi-Classroom Leaders
Hear what four pioneering teacher-leaders say about their MCL roles and the actions they took to lead their teaching teams
How Principals Use Multi-ClassroomLeadership in School Turnarounds
Three principals discuss how the Multi-ClassroomLeadership model enabled them to create and lead a team of teacher-leaders in their schools
Teacher Support in an Opportunity Culture
Hear how the genuine, on-the-job, consistent support from multi-classroom leaders (MCLs) sets an Opportunity Culture apart
What could you do in an Opportunity Culture? (2015)
Teachers and staff in Opportunity Culture school districts discuss how teacher-leader roles offer teachers "the best of both worlds"
Cabarrus County Public Schools
Scott Nolt on Being a Blended-Learning Teacher
Scott Nolt, a blended-learning history teacher, explains how blended learning enables him to personalize instruction for students at all levels
I Want to Be Like Karen
First-year teacher Emily Angles tells whyshe wants to be like Karen von Klahr, her Opportunity Culture multi-classroom leader
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools and Project L.I.F.T
Kristin Cubbage on Being a Multi-Classroom Leader
Kristin Cubbage describes the deep support her role enables her to provide to both teachers and students
Amy Sparks on Being a Multi-Classroom Leader
Amy Sparks highlights how even high-achievingschools and students can continue to grow with an Opportunity Culture
Combining Multi-Classroom Leadership and Subject Specialization
Danielle Bellar describes her role as a multi-classroom leader, leading a team of three subject-specializing teachers for 75 5th-graders in Charlotte
Bobby Miles on Being a Multi-Classroom Leader
Multi-classroom leader Bobby Miles explains why his role is "the best of both worlds"
Erin Burns on Being a Multi-Classroom Leader
Erin Burns describes her role as a multi-classroom leader at West Charlotte High, where she leads a team of biology teachers reaching 500 students
Ranson and Ashley Park Choose an Opportunity Culture
Principals at Ashley Park PreK-8 and Ranson IB Middle in Charlotte tell why they chose to create an Opportunity Culture in their schools
Recruiting in an Opportunity Culture
District leaders and principals share thoughts on how an Opportunity Culture is attracting teachers to previously hard-to-staff schools
Opportunity Culture Roles in CMS
Teachers and principals discuss why they love Opportunity Culture's team-based teacher roles
Syracuse City School District
Sharon Archer on Being a Multi-Classroom Leader
Sharon Archer discusses what being a multi-classroom leader requires, and what makes it different than the standard teacher coach role.
Maggie Vadala on Being a Multi-Classroom Leader
Syracuse City Schools Multi-Classroom Leader Maggie Vadala discusses support she gets and gives in her Opportunity Culture school
Metropolitan Nashville Public School’s iZone
Karen Wolfson on Being a Multi-Classroom Leader
Karen Wolfson, a math multi-classroom leader, discusses the benefits of Opportunity Culture and having teaching teams led by fully accountable teacher-leaders
Nashville Multi-Classroom Leaders in an Opportunity Culture
Multi-classroom leaders in Opportunity Culture schools in Metro Nashville share thoughts about why they love their jobs
Nashville Principals in an Opportunity Culture
Hear principals of two Opportunity Culture schools in Metro Nashville discuss why an Opportunity Culture is the “it factor” in changing the game for teachers and students
Nashville Team Teachers in an Opportunity Culture
Teachers on multi-classroom leader teams in Metro Nashville Opportunity Culture schools tell why they love their collaborative teams
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