InstitutesEskolta partners with the New York City Department of Education to offer the following institutes
Academic Behaviors Institute
The Academic and Personal Behaviors Institute is a network of educator teams from New York City public schools who are dedicated to using data and improvement science methodologies to spread academic mindsets (growth, value, and belonging) among both colleagues and students. Facilitated sessions and individual coaching calls throughout the year bring together teams to deepen their learning around Academic and Personal Behaviors, share strategies and approaches to help students persist in the face of rigorous learning challenges, and build capacity both within and across schools to implement changes and share learning.
College Access For All Institute
Eskolta is supporting a team of College and Career Planning Managers through the NYC Department of Education’s College Access for All Institute as they work to build school-wide college-going and career cultures at 100 public schools across the five boroughs. The Institute team guides school teams in introducing individualized college and career planning tools and practices in order to put students on the path to postsecondary success. Through training of College and Career Planning Managers in Eskolta skills; assistance with tools for planning and tracking progress; and support in sharing practices across schools, Eskolta’s work with the College Access for All Institute will help provide students with the practical resources and structured guidance necessary to thrive beyond high school graduation.
Transfer School Common Core Institute
The Transfer School Common Core Institute (TSCCI) is a multi-year professional development model supported by the NYCDOE to help overage under-credited students build skills and academic behaviors to strive to mastery of Common Core Standards. It is a unique school support effort designed to simultaneously strengthen instructional practices and transform systems and structures through job-embedded coaching and capacity-building to teams of teachers and administrators. Additionally, the institute provides opportunities for cross-school sharing, learning, and planning through communities of practice.
The Eskolta Fellows Program is a professional development opportunity to learn about the methods and approaches behind Eskolta’s successful facilitation of school change efforts. Cohorts of educators from schools and district offices are selected to participate in a series of several sessions in which they explore research and strategies rooted in participant-driven improvement processes and apply them to related efforts they are involved with in their own work settings.