Madison Park Academy 6-12, Oakland

Our project aims to transform our classrooms into spaces filled with the voices of our English language learners and newcomers (rather than teachers). With this funding, we will hire Lead by Learning (LxL) to get much more out of our professional development planning meetings, and thus our department time. Specifically, through visioning sessions, monthly planning meetings, and a knowledge management system, we will work with the adult learning pros to design, reflect on, and refine our departmental professional development series to meaningfully transform the school and classroom culture, so that all teachers are creating and facilitating spaces where English learners can thrive.