Aspiring School Leaders Collaborative: Applications Open to All South Carolina Teachers

Story by Jen Jordan / May 15, 2023

COHORT THREE APPLICATION: Final Deadline: Tuesday, June 26th

Earlier this month, New Leaders announced that applications are now being accepted for the third cohort of the Aspiring School Leaders Collaborative in South Carolina.  

The third cohort will be comprised of 20-30 aspiring leaders from across schools and districts in South Carolina.  See key dates and projected program schedule below.
A newly-secured philanthropic grant makes this opportunity free-of-charge to participants.

New Leaders is seeking talented and passionate individuals who are committed to making a difference in the lives of ALL students and their communities through school leadership.  The program offers a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth. Participants will have a chance to engage with leading educators and experts, while building a strong network of peers and colleagues.  For more than 20 years, New Leaders has equipped education leaders to be powerful and positive forces for change, providing best-in-class leadership training that accelerates learning for every student in every classroom, every year.
The ideal candidate for ASLC-SC is a teacher-leader (i.e., teacher, instructional coach, in some cases new assistant principals) with at least two years of classroom/school experience who is interested in exploring school leadership opportunities in the highest-need schools in the decade ahead.  While the program is open to candidates with a variety of experiences, it is expected that participants will engage in job-embedded team leadership and instructional leadership work during the 2023-24 school year. 

TO APPLY:

Application Registration Information

1. Please register using cohort code MSAL2023.  

2. Confirm registration by logging into the New Leaders Online Portal.  Save your username and password in a safe place for access to New Leaders learning platforms.

3. APPLY!

If you encounter any problems while registering, please reach out to programsupport@newleaders.org and copy Delores at delores.brown@newleaders.org

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FOR MORE CONTEXT ON PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS, SEE BELOW:

Team Leadership Expectations:

Team Size, Grade Level & Subject

●       Highly Recommended: Minimum of two, and up to five teachers (not including the Team Leader)

●       Highly Recommended: One grade level/subject area focused on English or Math


Meeting Frequency
Highly Recommended: Weekly

Coaching Expectations:

Team Size, Grade Level & Subject

●       Highly Recommended: Ability to observe instruction and coach at least one teacher throughout the year

●       Highly Recommended: Ability to observe and coach at least two teachers on team


Coaching Frequency
Highly Recommended: Weekly ______________________________________________________________________

Cohort Three ASLC: Projected Calendar & Year at a Glance

ComponentTotal SessionsSession LengthDates
Program Orientation190 minMonday, July 31, 2023 (tentative)
Program Launch – Day 118 hoursSaturday, Aug 5, 2023
Program Launch – Day 218 hoursSaturday, Aug 26, 2023
Fully Asynchronous Module 11Up to 45 minsSeptember 2023
Community of Practice 118 hoursMonday, Oct 2, 2023
Fully Asynchronous Module 21Up to 45 minsNovember – December 2023
Community of Practice 218 hoursSaturday, Jan 27, 2024
Fully Asynchronous Module 31Up to 45 minsFebruary 2024
Community of Practice 318 hoursFriday, Mar 8, 2024
Fully Asynchronous Module 41Up to 45 minsApril 2023
eLearning (Pre-work)VariesUp to 45 minsThroughout Program Year
Reflective Learning Exercises6Up to 2 hoursThroughout Program Year
One-on-One Coaching101 hourThroughout Program Year

 (Dates may be revised per composition of cohort)

Aspiring School Leaders Collaborative: South Carolina

COHORT THREE APPLICATION: PRIORITY DEADLINE MAY 22nd

Earlier this month, New Leaders announced that applications are now being accepted for the third cohort of the Aspiring School Leaders Collaborative in South Carolina.  

The third cohort will be comprised of 20-30 aspiring leaders from across schools and districts in South Carolina.  See key dates and projected program schedule below.
A newly-secured philanthropic grant makes this opportunity free-of-charge to participants.

New Leaders is seeking talented and passionate individuals who are committed to making a difference in the lives of ALL students and their communities through school leadership.  The program offers a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth. Participants will have a chance to engage with leading educators and experts, while building a strong network of peers and colleagues.  For more than 20 years, New Leaders has equipped education leaders to be powerful and positive forces for change, providing best-in-class leadership training that accelerates learning for every student in every classroom, every year.
The ideal candidate for ASLC-SC is a teacher-leader (i.e., teacher, instructional coach, in some cases new assistant principals) with at least two years of classroom/school experience who is interested in exploring school leadership opportunities in the highest-need schools in the decade ahead.  While the program is open to candidates with a variety of experiences, it is expected that participants will engage in job-embedded team leadership and instructional leadership work during the 2023-24 school year.  To learn more, there is an information session on Monday @ 5 PM:
https://newleaders.zoom.us/j/99698659088?from=addon

TO APPLY:

Application Registration Information

1. Please register using cohort code MSAL2023.  

2. Confirm registration by logging into the New Leaders Online Portal.  Save your username and password in a safe place for access to New Leaders learning platforms.

3. APPLY!

If you encounter any problems while registering, please reach out to programsupport@newleaders.org and copy Delores at delores.brown@newleaders.org

==========================

FOR MORE CONTEXT ON PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS, SEE BELOW:

Team Leadership Expectations:

Team Size, Grade Level & Subject

●       Highly Recommended: Minimum of two, and up to five teachers (not including the Team Leader)

●       Highly Recommended: One grade level/subject area focused on English or Math


Meeting Frequency
Highly Recommended: Weekly

Coaching Expectations:

Team Size, Grade Level & Subject

●       Highly Recommended: Ability to observe instruction and coach at least one teacher throughout the year

●       Highly Recommended: Ability to observe and coach at least two teachers on team


Coaching Frequency
Highly Recommended: Weekly ______________________________________________________________________

Cohort Three ASLC: Projected Calendar & Year at a Glance

ComponentTotal SessionsSession LengthDates
Program Orientation190 minMonday, July 31, 2023 (tentative)
Program Launch – Day 118 hoursSaturday, Aug 5, 2023
Program Launch – Day 218 hoursSaturday, Aug 26, 2023
Fully Asynchronous Module 11Up to 45 minsSeptember 2023
Community of Practice 118 hoursMonday, Oct 2, 2023
Fully Asynchronous Module 21Up to 45 minsNovember – December 2023
Community of Practice 218 hoursSaturday, Jan 27, 2024
Fully Asynchronous Module 31Up to 45 minsFebruary 2024
Community of Practice 318 hoursFriday, Mar 8, 2024
Fully Asynchronous Module 41Up to 45 minsApril 2023
eLearning (Pre-work)VariesUp to 45 minsThroughout Program Year
Reflective Learning Exercises6Up to 2 hoursThroughout Program Year
One-on-One Coaching101 hourThroughout Program Year

 (Dates may be revised per composition of cohort)

 

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