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Instructional Leadership Corps

How a professional development model of teachers teaching teachers has taken root in Yuba City, CA.


The California Teachers Association (CTA), the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE), and the National Board Resource Center at Stanford University (NBRC) collaborate to support educator-driven professional development that benefits all California schools and students. Together, these organizations created the Instructional Leadership Corps (ILC) to build a network of accomplished classroom teachers, site leaders, administrators, and higher education professionals. We have expanded the program into rural or underserved areas. All teams are creating and sustaining professional learning where Educators Educate Educators.

Since Fall 2014, the ILC has served over 109,000 educators representing more than 2,000 California public schools in at least 504 districts.

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ILC News

See the March 2019 ILC Newsletter covering ILC events, member spotlight, and the release of a Learning Policy Institute brief and report on the ILC.

The ILC Project will not be recruiting new teams for 2019-20. We intend to continue the current ILC teams through June 2020. We will add new ILC members in May 2019, as space is available and only to existing teams. The online application is available between April 1–30, 2019.

ILC Videos

ILC collaboration to impact student achievement

Educators supporting educators to engage and benefit students

Overview of the ILC


ILC Tools for Practice

We are delighted to announce the public release of ILC Tools for Practice. Topics include:

  • Using primary source documents in the classroom
  • Creating workplace conditions for deep, meaningful, and ongoing adult learning
  • Supporting elementary students’ mathematics learning in and out of school (bilingual, specifically tailored for parents and families)



Many thanks to the ILC Funders for supporting this program:


More Resources

See our current cohort Follow our public collection on Collaboration in Common Seismic Shift: New Study Lauds Instructional Leadership Corps’ ‘Teachers Teaching Teachers’ Approach