The Common Core Connection
A monthly newsletter of high yield resources including instructional tools, professional development modules, training opportunities, current testing information, best practices from local educators, and videos of students and educators sharing perspectives on their schools and classrooms.
Whole School Reviews
In a full-day session, NSNO surveys teachers and students and gathers a team of leaders from other local schools to observe every classroom and interview each staff member with the goal of providing high-level strengths, areas for growth, and key areas of focus.
Targeted School Reviews (Pilot)
NSNO is piloting targeted school reviews for a limited number of schools. These reviews will be targeted specifically at: 1) school culture and data-driven instruction foundational practices, 2) content-specific instructional practices in ELA and math, or 3) the alignment of teacher support with instructional priorities.
In CMOs where NSNO has conducted at least one review for each school, we will compile data across these reviews and conduct interviews of all CMO staff to provide high-level strengths, areas for growth, and recommended key focus areas.
Leading Instructional Change Cohort
Formerly the Fellows Program, this programming targets school-based instructional leaders and CMO staff to work in small groups of 6-8 to drive instructional change in ELA and math at their schools using learnings from instructional rounds, co-observations, and student work analysis.
Relay National Principals Academy Fellowship
In partnership with UnCommon Schools, this selective 1‐year, job-embedded leadership program offered nationally focuses on building competency in key instructional and cultural leadership levers for sitting leaders. NSNO convenes a local cohort of participants to reinforce skills learned in national trainings.
In three-hour feedback and action planning sessions, NSNO will gather a team of leaders from other partner schools and organizations with the goal of providing feedback related to a defined problem of practice, in support of Leading Instructional Change (LIC) cohort members and Relay National Principals Academy Fellowship (NPAF) cohort members.
Early Learning (K-2), LEAP Years (3-8), and ACT 23 (High School) Consortia
Schools have the opportunity to confidentially share data and resources to measure progress to the college ready threshold and to identify citywide trends. Schools may elect to share STEP, F&P, and MAP data in grades K – 8. High schools may elect to work together to develop and share ACT prep resources aligned to 9th and 10th grade courses (e.g. scope and sequences, formative assessments).