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Instructional Leadership Corps News



The 325,000-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 100,000 educators representing more than 2,000 California public schools in at least 495 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:

·      Using primary source documents in the classroom

·      Creating workplace conditions for deep, meaningful, and ongoing adult learning

·      Supporting elementary students’ mathematics learning in and out of school (bilingual, specifically tailored for parents and families)

More Information:

For additional information about the ILC, please contact us.

Recent Activities:

1.     19 current or alumni ILC members supported those newest to the profession by leading  workshops at the 2018 CTA New Educator Conference in San Francisco on topics such as using phenomena to teach the Next Generation Science Standards, student-centered classrooms, productive academic talk, and Google Classroom.

2.     On March 2, the ILC team from Lakeport Unified School District offered its first educator-led in-service day based on teachers’ needs. Session topics were: Student- Centered Learning; Mindfulness in the Classroom; Growth Mindset/Resilience; Understanding our Student Population and Learning; and Conflict Resolution and De-escalation.

3.     18 current or alumni ILC members helped to plan the conference or offered sessions at the CTA Good Teaching Conference-North in San José. Topics included mathematical modeling, formative assessment, tech tools to support inquiry, reasoning, and authenticity, and strategies to help students understand complex text.


Featured Educator: 

Elizabeth Beltran, a Teacher on Special Assignment in Banning and a member of the Banning Teachers Association, is our featured Instructional Leadership Corps member this month.


An experienced educator in dual immersion classrooms - and a Peer Support Provider for the ILC with a focus on helping other educators in remote areas navigate the Common Core State Standards – Beltran explained dual immersion on a radio show and in an Education Week Teacher response for Classroom Q&A with Larry Ferlazzo.

·      Hear the radio show

·      Read the response


Noni Reis is a recently retired Professor of Educational Leadership at San José State University and a member of the California Faculty Association.


An expert on culturally relevant pedagogy, Noni’s work was featured in an neaToday article on making professional development more personal.

·      Read the article