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Center for School Improvement (CSI) 2022 Community

AFT’s 2022 Center for School Improvement Leadership Institute, created in collaboration with the United Federation of Teachers’ Teacher Center and AFT national partners and local union affiliates, will focus on helping teams discover how to collaboratively create sustainable systems change—around the issues impacting their own schools’ students, educators and families—with a particular focus at this year’s institute on literacy, equity and community

We have created a virtual structure that can work for your team! Rather than a few long, intense days, this year we will offer weekly live sessions, over the course of six weeks.  

CSI 2022 will highlight how to expand capacity to increase educational equity as we help students recover and advance learning and development post-pandemic. We know that literacy is fundamental to that learning. And we know that students thrive when they are taught the reading and writing skills they need, in a safe and welcoming environment that embraces and builds on their lived experiences. 

The 2022 institute will focus on: 

  1. Reviewing the science of reading and helping teams identify what they need to do to enrich their literacy practices.  
  2. Deepening participants’ knowledge around the connection between literacy and culturally responsive pedagogy. 
  3. Strengthening labor-management-community teams’ capacity to lead and facilitate school transformation, resulting in improved connections between literacy and culturally responsive systems.  

By focusing on the needs of culturally and academically diverse students, we learn how to use practices, strategies and resources that will benefit all students. 

The virtual institute will last six weeks, starting with a kickoff plenary on Thursday, January 20th, into Friday January 21st. Thereafter, teams will meet every week on Wednesdays from 3:30-6:30 PM EST, culminating on Thursday, February 24th. Although we will miss seeing you face to face, we are also excited to offer the CSI Leadership Institute in this new format, which does not require long travel days away from home!  

  • Did you miss the orientation session for CSI 2022? Access it here. *Note: You must join the community before viewing.
  • For more information, please contact Giselle Lundy-Ponce, Educational Issues at [email protected].

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