Develop Teacher Leaders

We foster the development of teacher-leadership through equity-centered, collaborative and reflective professional learning.

Note: All CREATE professional learning has been moved to a virtual format until the Covid-19 pandemic abates.

Compassion-Centered Professional Learning

Compassion Practice is a weekly, free 45-minute virtual guided compassion practice and discussion for educators. (Note: Open to all)

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Presence Power and Impact is an interactive institute during which participants explore how practices of compassion and discernment enhance their presence, power and impact. (Note: Open to all)

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Presence Power Impact Instructor Training Each year, experienced educators from across our partner schools have the opportunity to become certified instructors (Note: Educators from CREATE Only)

Equity-Centered Professional Learning

Cultivating Equity Leadership Retreat is a 2-day leader retreat designed to cultivate an equitable and compassionate leadership perspective in collaboration with an ongoing community of educators focused on accountability and a holistic framework for understanding educational equity. (Note: Open to all)

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Equity-Centered Critical Friendship (ECCF) Institute is offered as a 4-day immersive institute or as an 8-week institute during which participants encounter what it looks, sounds, and feels like to be a part of a community of practitioners fiercely committed to educational equity and excellence.  (Note: Open to all)

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Equity Facilitation Fellowship is an 8-month leadership and facilitation development program. (Note: Open to all)

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Equity Evening Meetings provide an opportunity for educators fiercely committed to educational equity and excellence to gather for reflection, learning and community.   (Note: Specific eligibility requirements)

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School Reform Initiative (SRI) Fall Meeting is 3-day gathering of educators from around the world, coming together in community to share questions about their practice and learn from close, public examination of their work.  At Fall Meeting, participants engage with others in professional collaboration, equity-centered practices and reflective discourse using SRI protocols and resources! (Note: Educators from CREATE Only)

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New Teacher Development Professional Learning

Cooperating Teacher (CT) Training equips experienced educators working in CREATE schools to support year 1 residents completing their teaching practicum (student teaching) towards improvement in: professionalism, instructional skills, planning skills, assessment skills, and collaboration/reflection skills.  CT Training is delivered in several sessions totaling over 23 hours in length, beginning the summer prior to the start of the school and continuing throughout the year. (Note: Educators from CREATE Only)

School Based Mentor (SBM) Training equips experienced educators to guide year 2 and year 3 resident (full-time classroom teachers) in mastering: professional practice, development of a growth mindset, and skills for well-being. SBM Training is delivered in several sessions totaling over 12 hours in length, beginning the summer prior to the start of the school and continuing throughout the year. (Note: Educators from CREATE Only)