Current Priorities & Projects

We invite you to partner with us in these ongoing initiatives!

Our 2023-24 Priorities

 

Administrator Supports

 

 

Mentoring & Induction Supports

 

 

Culture & Climate

Administrator Supports

MCREN believes in the power of building and supporting great leaders.

Our Instructional Leadership program provides ongoing support to school administrators throughout the school year.

MCREN’s Portico Principal Coaching Network supports school principals and assistant principals with one-on-one coaching and a network of peer support throughout the school year. Participants have access to an online library of professional development, tools, and resources.

In addition, MCREN hosts high quality professional learning and communities of practice for administrators such as Transformational Leadership and Jennifer Abrams’ Having Hard Conversations.

2023-24 Administrator Support Offerings

Program/Offering

Current Participation

Portico powered by Inflexion

 

This year round Administrator support program is designed to provide high-quality coaching along with peer support networking opportunities along with an online toolkit of resources, frameworks, and other tools.

Educators

Districts

ESDS

Transformational Leadership Series

 

This workshop series with Lori Cohen and collaborators invites K-12 principals, assistant principals, and district-level leaders to be in community, leveraging the expertise of their fellow leaders to center equity and grow in their practice.

Educators

Districts

ESDS

Jennifer Abrams

 

An interactive workshop series and personal approach to mastering the art of challenging conversations. This workshop series helps educators to speak with clarity and courage to address difficult situations within their schools and districts.

Educators

Districts

ESDS

Mentoring & Induction Supports

MCREN strives to empower and enable educators to be their greatest. The first years of an educator’s career are the most critical, and first impressions count!

The Regional Mentor Program provides new educators with one-on-one, confidential peer mentoring with an emphasis on student-centered focus, developing culturally-inclusive practices, and supporting educator growth through professional development.

In addition, MCREN believes that even mentors need mentors! Our Mentor Collaborative supports mentors, coaches, and program designers with equity-based mentoring practices, professional development and support.

2023-24 Mentoring & Induction Offerings

Program/Offering

Current Participation

Design Lab with Lori Cohen

 

A series of workshops for people tasked with delivering professional learning experiences in school districts to increase confidence, skills, and effectiveness in delivering meaningful and impactful learning experiences.

Educators

Districts

ESDS

Mentor Collab

Facilitated by Bianca Espinosa and Lori Cohen, this is a regional community of practice that supports mentors in the region to grow their mentoring skills and connect with each other to collaboratively address problems of practice.

Educators

Districts

ESDS

Peter Liljendahl

 

COMING SOON! This is a virtual workshop aimed at math teachers in the region who are interested in learning how to build “thinking classrooms” as outlined in Liljendahl’s book.

Culture and Climate

More than half of MCREN districts have set goals to change practices, build relationships, shift mental models, and redistribute resources in their planning to foster equitable learning conditions.

MCREN provides resources that are aligned to your district’s climate and culture priorities. We partner with districts to investigate and implement strategies that work for your unique school communities.

We provide support for new SEL curriculum expectations and strategies to improve the effectiveness of the curriculum. MCREN currently hosts networking opportunities for district DEIB leaders. And our A3 Network affinity space provides BIPOC teachers, paraprofessionals, pre-service educators, and professors with coaching, community, and peer support.

2023-24 Culture and Climate Offerings

Program/Offering

Current Participation

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) Network

A network to connect folks in formal roles related to leading district or school level DEIB improvement work because leaders need a place to grow their own DEIB skills while connecting with others in similar positions to explore problems of practice and practices with promise for improvement.

Educators

Districts

ESDS

Regional BIPOC Affinity, Action, & Advancement (A3) Network

A network to connect the BIPOC educators in the region with a regional group of BIPOC educators interested in growing their own equity capacity as well as developing their own leadership & design skills in order to create more equitable outcomes.

Educators

Districts

ESDS

Trauma Stewardship

This training and discussion offered practical tools to help educators sustain, individually and collectively, in the face of trauma, secondary trauma and overwhelm related to work, societal injustice, systematic oppression, global political conflict, natural disasters, or personal events.

Educators

Districts

ESDS

SEL Curriculum Support

COMING SOON! MCREN is investigating resources to support local districts with new SEL curriculum adoption.

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