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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: 

Brian Guerrero is a Teacher on Special Assignment for the Lennox School District in Lennox, California, and president of the Lennox Teachers Association.

An experienced educator and union leader, Brian discussed the importance of teachers unions as professional, community, and advocacy organizations on a radio show and in an Education Week Teacher response for Classroom Q&A with Larry Ferlazzo.

Elizabeth Iwaszewicz is a Teacher on Special Assignment at Lafayette Elementary School in the San Francisco Unified School District in San Francisco, California and a member of the United Educators of San Francisco.

An experienced primary grades educator in multilingual classrooms, Elizabeth discussed how teachers can help English Language Learners meet the Common Core Standards on a radio show and in an Education Week Teacher response for Classroom Q&A with Larry Ferlazzo.