Ken Doane, Program Director, S.H. Cowell Foundation
From forward to: Turning Around a High-Poverty District; Learning from Sanger
SLN professional learning networks develops the ability of school leaders to establish and lead learning organizations. Leaders are connected to learn from and with each other how they can identify and meet the learning needs of their school community, staff and students. They experience a rich, practice-based learning community in action. They develop their ability to recreate this experience to transform their school into a vibrant teaching and learning organization where all students succeed.
“SLN has given me hands on and ready to apply strategies to become a better instructional leader at my school.”
School leaders connect, once a month, for ten consecutive months with a cohort of 12 – 18 of their peers to form a professional learning network. They meet, away from their school sites, to take an uninterrupted four hour deep dive into their own leadership practice and strategies for cultivating school-wide success throughout the year. SLN Network are rigorously facilitated by expert educators who have been trained to lead high-functioning communities of practice and inquiry-based leadership development.
“The learning that occurs in every session is extremely useful for me and to my leadership team.”
School leaders who participate in a our professional learning networks will:
SLN professional learning networks improve school and student performance by increasing the tenacity, efficacy and effectiveness of school leaders. Through greater connection to and support from their network colleagues, leaders develop the resilience that is required to sustain efforts aimed at continuous school improvement over the long-term.
Professional learning networks empower school leaders and make better able to:
“A dynamic and engaging learning experience”
“A place of concrete conversations about practice”
“I am more focused on specific and attainable goals that directly inform instruction.”