We empower teachers to serve as instructional coaches for college and high school students during after-school time.
Based on school and student needs, C4C works with schools to create a student profile. Teachers use our cross-age mentoring platform to scaffold project-based learning opportunities. Teachers tailor the program to students needs by providing more time after school. Teachers are able to design responsive lessons based on learning objectives missed in the classroom.
What does a partnership between a school system and C4C look like?
A partnership starts with a minimum of one school. C4C runs workshops and trainings for motivated and talented educators to learn, practice, and apply new leadership skills. This enables teachers to lead after-school programming that complements school-wide improvement efforts by providing targeted, small group support.
BENEFITS OF PARTNERING
Coaching4Change uses existing resources to implement strategies and structures that allow teachers to learn, practice, and develop leadership and management skills.
Teacher Leadership: Teachers learn to lead targeted school improvement initiatives.
Community and College Collaboration: C4C recruits and trains college and high school students to serve as additional after school support staff.
Align after school with school day: The C4C framework complements school goals by providing enriching experiences that achieve learning goals and by scaffolding supports to improve student growth.
- Student Connectedness: C4C puts culture over curriculum. This focus allows teachers and students to build positive relationships with each other and their peers. We see the results reflected in improved school attendance, behavior, and grades.
HOW IT WORKS
How do school districts finance the partnership?
C4C has created a cost sharing agreement with school districts.
Schools cover 40%-50% of the partnership and C4C fundraises the remainder. Four major budget areas have been identified to contribute to the C4C partnership:
|Title I||Math/Literacy Intervention,
|Title IIa||Teacher development and
support for district / coaching opportunity
|Title IIIe||ELL additional