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Mark Aquino & Elizabeth Iwaszewicz

Left: Instructional Leadership Corps (ILC) members Mark Aquino and Elizabeth Iwaszewicz at the Summer ILC Conference in July in San Mateo discussing plans for educator-led professional development during the 2017-18 school year.


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 77,000 educators representing more than 2,000 California public schools in at least 431 districts.

Phase Two of the ILC Project

We are delighted to announce that we have received funding to further support the ILC of accomplished public K–12 and higher education professionals.

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.

We will accomplish these goals by focusing on the following:

  • Deepen investments in educational entities that have demonstrated significant success, or the potential for significant success, in ILC Project Principles taking root. (Application deadline has passed)
  • Develop a system of support for ILC members that includes Peer Support Providers from the cohort of Phase One ILC members. (Application deadline has passed)
  • Expand into several rural or geographically isolated sites that the ILC currently is not serving and where educators are under-served by other providers. (Application period September 1–30, 2017)

We seek educators in rural or geographically isolated areas to provide professional development to assist educators in implementing the California Standards to grow the instructional leadership capacity of California public school educators. Click here for details and a link to the application.

View our introductory video | Download a brochure

The ILC project has been made possible in part by grants from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the Stuart Foundation, the National Education Association, the California Education Policy Fund (CEPF), and the Community Education Fund grant-making strategy of Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

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