This program prioritizes deeper learning on PA Leadership Core Standard I through design thinking. It consists of five onsite workshops, each aligning to one of the five stages of design thinking, to the five LIGHT Leadership lenses, and to one Corollary PA Leadership Standard.
In each workshop, leaders participate in inquiry-based protocols that yield deep knowledge from curated expert texts and the shared experiences of the cohort and craft an action plan to take back to their schools. After each workshop, leaders engage in job-embedded action steps, and participate in an online SPARK Collaborative to share successes and challenges in executing on their plan and leveraging the cohort to revise or refine their action. Because the work of this program prioritizes responsiveness to context, leverages both expert research and shared wisdom, and is laser-focused on impacting student engagement and achievement, it gives leaders the evidence-based resources, time for incubation, and collaborative support needed to create sustainable and robust positive change in their school communities.
For more information on this program, please email Danielle Shylit, Director of Innovation for String Theory Schools, at firstname.lastname@example.org