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Instructional Leadership Corps




The 310,000-member California Teachers Association (CTA) is partnering with the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) and the National Board Resource Center at Stanford University (NBRC) to be at the forefront of educator-driven professional development that will benefit all schools and all students.

Since Fall 2014, the Instructional Leadership Corps (ILC) project has served over 122,000 educators representing more than 2,000 California public schools in at least 530 districts.

Phase Two of the ILC Project

Phase Two goals include: 1) Grow the capacity of ILC teams to sustain and embed ILC work in local learning communities; 2) Create and sustain self-supporting models of Educators Educating Educators.

 Resources for educators:

ILC members share their Tools for Practice. Each tool contains a PowerPoint presentation, handouts, and a video that helps you better understand the professional learning goals. There are more being developed including tools dealing with the Next Generation Science Standards.

Current topics include:

  • Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy and the five elements of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
  • Introduction to Ethnic Studies concepts and curriculum for the TK-12 classroom
  • Do's and don'ts to de-escalate anger in the classroom

More Information:

For additional information about the ILC, please contact us.

Featured Educators: 


Cinda Wert Rapp is a teacher at Vista Hills Education Center in the West Contra Costa Unified School District in Richmond, California.

Cinda was featured in a KQED Perspectives story where she discussed how a devastating childhood injury has informed her long teaching career.

Sherry Lanza is the director of districtwide programs in the Kernville Union School District in Lake Isabella, California. 

Sherry shared her expertise regarding ways central offices can best help schools, administrators, teachers, students, and families in an Education Week Teacher response for Classroom Q&A with Larry Ferlazzo.