What is Opportunity Culture?
Opportunity Culture is to help highly skilled, master teachers keep making a direct impact on students while giving them opportunities to increase their responsibilities—and compensation. Many school districts and states are adopting the Opportunity Culture model, developed by a North Carolina-based organization and used in many N.C. districts.
Opportunity Culture is Guided by the Following Key Principles:
• Teachers lead the way. Each Opportunity Culture school creates a team of teachers who decide which aspects of the model fit their school best.
• Many more students are reached with excellent teaching. Excellent teachers—those who typically make about 1½ years of progress each year with their students—reach more students directly or by leading teaching teams.
• In most cases, large, permanent pay supplements are funded through reallocations of current school budgets, making the higher pay sustainable.
• Teachers gain more protected, school-day planning and collaboration time, achieved through careful scheduling, and clarity about how to use that time.
• Accountability matches the responsibilities of each person. Teachers can focus on their best subjects and roles, with accountability matching what they take on.
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