UnboundEd Cohort Programs

At UnboundEd, we believe that sustained and scaled change is possible through the development and aligned actions of educators throughout an organization.

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Justice is found in the details of teaching and learning.®



Our two cohort programs, the System Leader Academy and the Equity Influencer Residency, work in tandem to build a system’s capacity by training cohorts of leaders who become change agents for supporting effective, equity-focused instructional practices. Whereas the Equity Influencer Residency (EIR) develops teacher leaders, coaches, principals, and support staff who directly build capacity in teachers to successfully implement equitable instructional practices, the System Leader Academy (SLA) develops leaders at the highest levels of a district to implement systems that scale equitable instruction.

These programs matter more than ever now.

Black and Brown students deserve consistent access to learning that is meaningful, engaging, and affirming grade-level instruction. The System Leader Academy and Equity Influencer Residency partners alongside leaders within the schoolhouse and the central offices for a yearlong learning experience that enables them to create a culture where these students of color experience equitable ELA and mathematics instruction on a daily basis.

"Ever since I've been with UnboundEd, I have become such a learner. I try to listen as much as I can, and show other people where I am that it's important to really listen to stakeholders. I want to be that ally. I was one of those people who used to say that I didn't see color. I do everything differently now because I realized it's about involving everyone, every stakeholder, in making change.
The learning has been incredible."

-District Leader, Community Relations

Throughout both programs, participants will experience 40 hours of learning with the goal of developing, implementing, and then assessing their strategies for change.

So, how do you know if our cohort programs are fit for your role? Here’s how we define each experience and which roles are recommended.

Systems Leader Academy

For sitting, highly qualified instructional leaders who have the authority to implement significant changes in system-level district policies and structures. This includes Chief Academic Officers and executive-level district administrators.

Equity Influencer Residency

For educators who can impact the quality of curriculum and instruction across multiple classrooms and/or schools. This includes instructional coaches, curriculum specialists, assistant principals and department chairs who coach teachers.

We are full for Cohort 3 and are currently accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year.

To learn more about how your district can be involved in our next cohort in the 2022-23 school year, complete the form below and one of our team members will be in touch.