Winter/Spring 2022 Cohort — Applications due by December 6, 2021
High-quality teaching advances meaningful change.
Achieving the Dream is pleased to offer a new collaborative program, Building Capacity for Change: Strengthening Professional Learning on Your Campus. Drawing on ATD’s dynamic new Teaching and Learning Toolkit, the program will bring together teaching and learning leadership teams from across the network for synchronous and asynchronous engagement. A structured community of practice will empower teams to apply a comprehensive framework for high-impact professional learning to their campus needs and goals.
With coaching from national professional development leaders, teams will help each other in a program that combines college-focused self-assessment and strategic planning with supportive cross-college community. At the program’s conclusion, teams will come away with resources for research-based pedagogies and student support structures, educational development strategies proven to advance equity-focused change, a cohesive college-focused Professional Learning Action Plan, and connection to a growing national network of support.
Initially offered to three small cohorts of colleges in 2020–21, the seminar process has drawn rave reviews. In feedback surveys, 90% of participants rated “the support in applying the principles of high impact professional learning on my campus” as helpful or very helpful. And 96% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that the process helped them “identify campus strategies for strengthening professional learning design and leadership.”
“Having a Framework to approach our work was excellent,” wrote one participant. “It was compelling to learn from other faculty,” wrote another. “MORE!”
The Winter/Spring 2022 seminar will include eight meetings, two hours each, beginning January 25 and ending May 12. In addition, each college team will meet with a Teaching & Learning coach for four hours of focused coaching sessions over the course of the seminar series.
The application deadline for the Winter/Spring 2022 cohort is Monday, December 6, 2021. For more information or support completing the application, please email TeachingAndLearning@achievingthedream.org.
|November 8, 2021||Application period opens|
|December 6, 2021||Application deadline|
|December 17, 2021||Announcement of selected colleges. Seminar pre-work released.|
|January 25 & 27, 2022||Two-part seminar kickoff (3:00–5:00pm ET each day)|
|February – May, 2022||Five synchronous seminar meetings; Thursdays, 3:00–5:00pm ET|
|May 12, 2022||Final seminar meeting|