5Essentials Leadership Development

5Essentials Leadership Development builds leadership team capacity to improve the practices that are critical to driving school improvement.

Levels of Support

Through a collaborative partnership, the 5Essentials team supports schools with 5Essentials Professional Learning and 5Essentials School Leadership Coaching.

Professional Learning

5Essentials Professional Learning develops networks of school leadership teams through collaborative data analysis, school improvement planning and other key school culture and climate topics.

School Leadership Coaching

School Leadership Coaching builds the capacity of the school leadership team through a data-driven, tailored, consistent, and embedded approach to creating sustainable school improvement.

5Essentials Professional Learning

5Essentials Professional Learning includes three types of supports:

School Improvement Series

A six session series over two years designed to help educators analyze their 5Essentials data within a cycle of improvement and apply the data to coherent school improvement plans.

Targeted Development Sessions

Training on evidence-based strategies for improving school performance on specific 5Essentials Measures, such as Student-Teacher Trust and Collaborative Practices

On-Site Support 

School Culture Inquiries designed to assess the on-site conditions necessary for school improvement, as well as learning walks and cross-site visits focused on specific areas of opportunity.

5Essentials School Leadership Coaching

Through leadership coaching using the 5Essentials, UChicago Impact supports school leaders in building the critical skills, knowledge, and capacity to be effective leaders of school improvement. Coaches support leadership teams through a tailored, consistent, embedded, and data-driven approach to creating sustainable school improvement.

Although the nature of our support depends on the particular context of each school, our coaches support leadership teams through four ongoing actions:

ongoing actions

Coaches use the key actions detailed above to engage leadership teams in a continuous improvement cycle. This cycle reinforces short-term and long-term process of analysis, planning, implementation, evaluation, and adjustment for all school improvement priorities and action steps.

Leadership Development Results