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Instructional Leadership Programs California

Leveraging the expertise of exceptional teachers in Common Core implementation to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement

Through TLPL, California teachers collaboratively learn from each other about the effective implementation of their state standards.  We train teacher leaders to lead a group of their peers in improving their knowledge of the standards, and instructional strategies and practices.

In California, we recruit, select, and train teachers through four TLPL programs: Teacher-Led Professional Networks, STEM Teacher-Led Professional Learning, Networks for School Improvement, and Change Agent.

What is the TLPN (Teacher-Led Practice Networks) program?
  • TLPN is based on the premise that formal networks within schools for collaboration significantly improve student outcomes and that these networks are strongest when led by teacher leaders. 
  • In 2019-2020, Teach Plus practice programming included teacher leaders from 12 schools across Los Angeles. We train the most effective teacher leaders in a school to lead their colleagues in professional learning to improve instructional practices through a collaborative, inquiry-based problem solving process. 
  • Teach Plus teacher leaders lead professional learning courses that include both in-person and virtual components.
Congratulations to our participating schools for the 2017-2018 school year: 
Camino Nuevo High School #2
Roosevelt High School
Endeavor College Preparatory Charter School
San Pedro High School
Animo Pat Brown Charter High School
Alliance Tennenbaum High School

Dymally High School
Camino Nuevo Sandra Cisneros Middle School
Camino Nuevo Jane Eisner Middle School
Para Los Ninos
John Burroughs Middle School
Extera Public Schools 2nd Street Campus


What is STEM Teacher-Led Professional Learning?

  • Through STEM TLPL, we’re building a sustainable professional development model to meet the demands of STEM professional learning. 
  • We’ve partnered with USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s STEM Educational Outreach Programs to increase the STEM instructional capacity of K-12 teachers in Los Angeles. We’ve launched our pilot program in collaboration with USC’s MESA program (Mathematics-Engineering-Science-Achievement) to design and facilitate effective STEM professional learning.