Cohort Program

This four-month professional learning journey equips senior leaders and their teams to ignite instructional transformation.

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Become a change agent wherever you lead. Become a GLEAM™ Leader.

Our four-month Cohort Program gives senior administrators and their teams the leadership tools and skillsets essential to lead systemic and systematic instructional change. Leaders will focus on a clear problem of practice and have the time and space to think through the policies, systems, structures, and practices that make grade-level, engaging, affirming, and meaningful — GLEAM™ — instruction possible.

Choose from two pathway options:

Observing for GLEAM™ Instructional Practices: Participants build a deep understanding of grade-level, engaging, affirming, and meaningful — GLEAM — instruction in order to shift mindsets and instructional practices.

Galvanizing for GLEAM™: Participants learn how to operationalize GLEAM practices in their own school systems.

Together, our cohort participants discover how to create a culture that fosters equitable ELA and mathematics instruction for all students.

What You Can Expect

Participants spend 20 hours over the course of four months learning to develop, implement, and assess strategies for change. They investigate the historical practices that influence present-day instruction. At the end of the Cohort Program, participants come away inspired, motivated, and prepared to strengthen learning conditions for faculty, staff, and students.

Who is this for?

Your team should include a diverse group of instructional leaders who work in various positions in your system. Both Cohort Program pathways are suitable for district-level system leaders (such as chief academic officers, executive-level district leaders, and curriculum directors) and school-based instructional leaders (such as principals, assistant principals, instructional coaches, etc.).

If you’re unsure who on your team should join a Cohort Program, our Client Engagement experts can advise you!

Ever since I've been with UnboundEd, I have become such a learner… I do everything differently now because I realized it's about involving everyone, every stakeholder, in making change. The learning has been incredible."


Our Cohort Program Alumni

UnboundEd’s Cohort Program has served nearly 400 leaders from school districts in California, Connecticut, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington.