School Operations Changed Almost Overnight Due to COVID-19
School and system leaders across the country are seeking solutions to a set of problems no educator ever envisioned. Leadership matters more than ever – but how do educators lead?
New Leaders has worked with educators in more than 30 communities nationwide to develop leadership skills through a variety of programs, and many of their resources are online. New Leaders’ mission is to ensure that educators have the leadership skills critical to raising academic achievement for all children, especially students in poverty and students of color.
The disruption caused by the pandemic has created an unprecedented challenge for these leaders, and New Leaders is working overtime to support them through a virtual platform, in addition to continued remote mentoring. To ensure that mentoring is most productive, New Leaders has been breaking up online cohorts into smaller learning groups and increasing individual coaching.
For educators who would like to access helpful content, New Leaders is developing and curating an ongoing list of resources to support school and system leaders with quick, reliable, and trustworthy resources. The link to that content can be accessed at https://www.leadership-newleaders.org/resources.
- A blog, Leadership Changes Everything, serves as a hub for weekly insights, targeted resources, coaching opportunities and so much more.
- Resources for district partners and school leaders: 1) Guidance for Delivering Programming Virtually to support teams when delivering virtual learning to adults; and 2) Three Priorities for School Leaders While Navigating this Unprecedented Time to support leaders in thinking about the critical moves they can take to care for needs of their students during this time.
- A “mini-bundle” of virtual look-fors for instructional leaders:Virtual Look-Fors for School Leaders: Supporting Instruction During COVID-19 Online & Remote Learning
- A set of resources to support principals and their leadership teams as they shift to coaching teachers virtually:
The New Leaders organization has shown results in cultivating diverse and talented educators, providing high-quality leadership training that prepares them to elevate instruction across their schools, accelerate student learning, and build a brighter future for their communities.
To learn more, and to view the organization’s success metrics, please view https://newleaders.org/about/.
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