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Current Network-Wide Projects

Affinity, Action, and Advancement Network
BIPOC teachers, paraprofessionals, pre-service educators, and professors are invited to join the Affinity, Action, & Advancement Network, a two-year commitment to receive coaching, community, and peer support rooted in active healing and focused on developing leadership skills critical to transformation and change leadership. For more information, contact sarah@mcren.org!

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Leadership Network
The DEIB Leadership Network is a space for district equity leaders to connect across schools and districts in order to provide support, skill-building, and collective problem-solving. Register today or contact sarah@mcren.org for more information!

Mentor Collaborative
Mentors, coaches, and program designers – you are invited to delve into equity-based mentoring practices with Mentoring Collaborative, a no-cost professional development and support network. Register today or contact bianca@mcren.org for more information!

New Educator Mentoring
New educators have the opportunity to receive one-on-one, confidential peer mentoring with an emphasis on student-centered focus, developing culturally-inclusive practices, and supporting educator growth and
professional development. Register today or contact bianca@mcren.org for more information!

Principal Coaching Network
The 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 will have access to an online library of professional development, tools, and resources. For more information, contact connect@mcren.org!

Upcoming Learning Opportunities

Trauma Stewardship with Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
This no-cost, two-hour virtual event will provide educators with the tools, skills, and ideas to shift intentions and actions and move from surviving to thriving. Trauma researcher Laura van Dernoot Lipsky will go deep into systematic oppression, internalized oppression, and the intentional movement to do no harm to others out of primary or secondary trauma

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 from 3-5:00 PM

Register today or contact bianca@mcren.org for more information!

Communicating Change with Jennifer Abrams
This no-cost, three-part professional development series will support administrators and teacher leaders through communicating change within our organizations. Sessions include:

  • Session One: Friday, March 17 from 9am to 3:30pm
    Stretching Your Learning Edges: Growing (Up) at Work
  • Session Two: Friday, August 4 from 9am to 3:30pm
    Swimming in the Deep End: Four Foundational Skills for Leading Successful School Initiatives
  • Session Three: Thursday, November 30 from 9am to 3:30pm
    Hard Conversations Unpacked: Who, When, and What-If

Register today or contact connect@mcren.org for more information!

Transformational Design and Facilitation Lab with Lori Cohen
This no-cost, six-part series will help you apply a design-thinking lens to creating professional development opportunities. Sessions include:

  • Feb 2: Determining Your Professional Learning Purpose
  • Feb 23: Approaching Design with Intention
  • Mar 9: Digging Further Into the Details
  • Mar 23: Self-Knowledge and Facilitation Basics
  • Apr 6: Addressing Sideways Situations
  • Apr 13: Present, Assess, and Refine

Register today or contact ebray@mcren.org for more information!

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