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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 84,000 educators representing more than 2,000 California public schools in at least 457 districts.

Phase Two of the ILC Project

We 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 are delighted to announce the public release of our first set of ILC Tools for Practice. 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)

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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.

Every child deserves a chance to learn and no child succeeds alone.

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