Leading Educators partners with school leaders to make professional learning more actionable and relevant. At the beginning of each engagement, the organization works with school leaders to review existing instructional knowledge and school conditions data like leadership and curriculum alignment. In partnership, they then create professional learning opportunities designed to fill holes based on any instructional misalignment. Teacher leaders in each school are invited to go through the optimized professional learning, which focuses on the improvement areas identified by the data.
As a result of their work in Louisiana and Michigan during SY 2017-18, students at Leading Educators’ schools learned more than the comparison group despite starting further behind. If assigned to a Leading Educator school in Louisiana, the average student in the comparison group would have gained 12 percentile points in math.
With support from Overdeck Family Foundation, Leading Educators worked across 16 different school systems in SY 2020-21, supporting close to 50,000 students with more equitable learning experiences.