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Uncommon Impact Sharing Best Practices

Our goal is to close the achievement gap and help prepare millions of low-income students to graduate from college.
 
The past two years, we have collaborated with the New York City Department of Education to share best practices. Read more about our collaboration with District 23 in this great article.

How we share

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Why We Share

At Uncommon Schools, we know that many educators, schools, and school systems are interested in the same things we are interested in--practical solutions that work, can be performed at scale, and are accessible to anyone. We are fortunate to have had the opportunity to observe and learn from outstanding educators--both within our schools and from across the United States--who help all students achieve at high levels. Watching these educators at work has allowed us to derive, codify, and film a series of concrete and practical findings about what enables great instruction.

Uncommon Impact is committed to sharing these techniques, skills, and practices of high-performing teachers and leaders with practitioners from around the world. We are partnered more deeply with a select number of districts and professional development organizations to help advance these solutions. In particular, we share Uncommon’s instructional leadership content with 200 district and charter school principals from across the country through the Relay Graduate School of Education’s National Principals Academy Fellowship, a year-long job-embedded and practice-based graduate-level program. In addition, since the 2014-15 school year, we have been working closely with select districts and schools from the NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE) to provide professional development for their  teachers and principals. During the 2015-16 school year, we are holding a series of workshops for NYCDOE educators focused on critical aspects of reading instruction.