"ELC has provided me training in leadership skills and challenged my application of those skills through experiential learning within the city, while developing alongside a solid network of committed education professionals. This experience has had a positive impact on my work within my school, as well as strengthened my capacity as a professional educator."
Mark Anderson, ELC 2013
Special Education Teacher & Coordinator, Jonas Bronck Academy
"Coro has provided me with a career changing leadership development experience that has connected me with some of the most dynamic, accomplished, and intelligent educators in NYC. The professional network that I have developed will sustain and empower me well into my professional future."
Dafina Westbrooks, ELC 2013
Founding Educator, Launch Expeditionary Learning Charter School
"I'm so proud and honored to be a member of ELC. The program's thoughtful design cultivated strong relationships and shared understanding. The colleagues I met at Coro became friends who challenge my beliefs, empathize with my frustrations, and consistently remind me, as living examples of the power and hope for the work we do for students and for our city at large."
Donalda Chumney, ELC 2013
Director of Professional Development, NYCDOE Middle School Quality Initiative
Education Leadership Collaborative is a partnership with NYC Collaborates.
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Coro's Education Leadership Collaborative offers something you can't find in any other leadership program for educators. It delivers a uniquely civic style of leadership – one that's built on understanding complexity, listening to multiple perspectives, and exercising purpose-driven leadership (regardless of position or title) to catalyze school change. Simply stated, Coro participants hone the skills needed to get things done in complex environments. The cohort model allows for peer-to-peer learning, collaboration and the exchange of ideas in a way that will enable participants to achieve greater results on behalf of the students and school communities they serve.
For over thirty years, Coro New York Leadership Center has equipped thousands of our city's top talent with the resources they need to understand how decisions are made, how complex policies are shaped, and how to influence meaningful change. Through their participation in Education Leadership Collaborative (ELC), educators from a variety of backgrounds and roles within NYC public schools are deeply immersed in strategies for leading school change and are given the opportunity to build their leadership skills through intensive training and peer-to-peer learning. Participants leave the program equipped with the knowledge and skills to drive change in their own school communities and enhance the success of the students they serve. As members of the Coro community, participants will also gain access to an unparalleled network of engaged civic leaders from which to continue to build and grow.
Education Leadership Collaborative brings together New York City's public school educators-from district and charter schools-to increase the success of their students and their schools. This year-long, part-time program will increase participants' capacity to effectively collaborate, exercise leadership, and drive change. Participants will gain the skills, knowledge and network to increase student achievement in their schools and improve public education in New York City.
EDUCATORS WHO APPLY SHOULD
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The application deadline for ELC 2014 is now closed. Click here to express interest in ELC for 2015. You will be contacted when the application period opens in the Spring.
SCHOOL CHANGE PROJECT: During the course of the year-long program, participants are immersed in a 6-month phase of leadership and strategy development, which is then put into practice via a School Change Project. In the second 6-month phase, the cohort convenes for peer consultancy sessions to support the project implementation process and any related challenges. The program culminates in a final session where projectresults, strategies and challenges are sharedfor the benefit of the full cohort as well as the larger stakeholder community around NYC public education.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: By learning how to both give and receive feedback, take risks, and have courageous conversations, ELC participants will bring valuable tools and skills back to their school sites to increase collaboration and effective communication among their colleagues, students and school community members. By better understanding their own work and communication styles, participants will uncover strategies for working more
successfully with others.
Learn more about the impact our participants have on their schools: