Northern California Educational Leadership Consortium

Professional Learning Offerings

The Northern California Educational Leadership Consortium provides a variety of professional learning (PL) and support services for school and teacher leaders in our region. Services are free of charge to participants; some levels include a participant stipend with appropriate accomplishments. Explore the options on this page and join us. We want to help you create better outcomes for children and youth.

Team Level

The Team Level is for small teams of educators – district and site leaders, and teachers – who want to work together to address a specific local problem or concern. Support includes activities for learning more about school leadership and how to sustain a culture of continuous improvement, a NorCal ELC Coach to advise the team, access to additional tools for change, and opportunities to network with regional colleagues. Team Leads will participate in Leadership Academy (LA) sessions for leadership development; all participants will attend Regional Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) sessions, as well as 2-day Winter and Summer Leadership Institutes. 

Team participants who complete program deliverables and attend 90% of the required program events & team meetings will earn an annual stipend. To get started, just make a copy of the application template below and begin forming your Team!

2024-25 NorCal ELC Team Application (TEMPLATE) (Google Doc)

The application and program cycles for this grant are listed below. Towards the conclusion of each program year, existing teams/participants may choose to apply for continuation into the subsequent program cycle.

Year 1 -- August 2023 - June 2024

Year 2 -- August 2024 - June 2025

Year 3 -- August 2025 - June 2026

Share the 2024-25 NorCal ELC Team Open Recruitment Flyer!(opens in new window)

Principal Collaborative Support Network

If you are a school principal who wants to join a collaborative community of practicing principals, this network is for you. Its primary objective is to help principals create coherent and effective systems of instruction in their schools, as well as explore strategies to develop teacher leadership using a “case study problems of practice and theories of action” model of inquiry.

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Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) Module Offerings
in the NorCal Shasta Geo Region

  • Facilitated by Abeo School Change and Char Moffit, Faculty at Chico State University 

NorCal ELC is offering 21st Century California School Leadership Academy (21CSLA) UTK modules in the Shasta Geo Region in Spring 2024, both virtually and in-person in Redding. Watch this space for the modules selected, a registration link, and a flier in late January. For each module, NorCal ELC is offering a $500 stipend to participants upon completion.

Access the NorCal ELC UTK Module Offering(s) 2023–24 Calendar.(opens in new window)

NorCal UTK Community of Practice

Join our region-wide UTK Community of Practice (CoP) to talk and network with early childhood, TK and other primary teachers and administrators about educational issues and services for young children. All sessions are being held via Zoom. The NorCal ELC UTK 2023-24 Calendar(opens in new window) is also available.

To join the CoP, register for our UTK email list by accessing this Google Form.(opens in new window)

Neuroscience in the North State: A Focus on Executive Function

NorCal ELC has planned and is sponsoring Spring Webinar Sessions that will feature top experts in the neuroscience of learning who will offer practical approaches to increase student’s executive function skills in schools, classrooms, and at home. These sessions are sponsored by NorCal ELC. Registration will be free.

View the Neuroscience Sessions flyer.(opens in new window)