Match K12 Mentoring Program
- Do you ever feel isolated in your work as a school or district leader?
- Do you want to deploy more innovative student-centered instructional approaches, but are not quite sure where to begin?
- Do you seek to learn from other educators who have similar students and school demographics?
- Is there a specific school-improvement challenge or issue that you would like to overcome?
Then MatchK12™ is for you!
As the Future Ready Schools®(FRS) network matured, a thoughtful and innovative group of experienced school and district leaders emerged, poised to help their peers become future ready! FRS selected more than fifty of these exceptional leaders to mentor and support other districts as they move toward authentic student-centered learning, regardless of where the districts are in the implementation process. These experienced and knowledgeable leaders are the heart of the MatchK12 Mentoring Program.
Working with Columbia University’s National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools & Teaching (NCREST), FRS identified seven key areas where districts often need additional support when implementing student-centered learning strategies. Through the MatchK12 website, district and school leaders quickly access information organized by topics related to their specific school-improvement needs. They also connect directly with MatchK12’s mentors through “quick match,” a feature that pairs districts with other education leaders willing to share their expertise, help their peers overcome challenges, and discuss the implementation steps that suit a specific school or district.