The Lead Learners

Hello! This is the site for The Lead Learners, a consortium of nearly 30 schools in northern Indiana and southern Michigan. You may know us from our original beginnings as All Write.

The consortium’s original mission was to provide professional development for writing instruction, wrapping strong arms around instructional coaches who were focused on supporting writing workshop in classrooms.

Over the years we’ve grown. Many coaches have shifted from only a writing focus to all content areas, and All Write has expanded from writing to reading to math.

In June 2018 long time director Mindy Hoffar will retire. The Dekko Foundation, who lavishly inspired and funded the start up and growth of All Write, is again supporting us with a grant titled, All Write: The Next Generation.

Dekko is helping us to make a smooth transition to a new director, as well as claiming a plot online. Through Dekko’s considerate grant, we have engaged in strategic planning, establishing an online presence, and added two half time positions to the team.

I’m Ruth Ayres, the incoming director, and am learning the ropes from Mindy this year. Inga Omondi is the tech coordinator. She is working diligently to spread the word about our many professional development events.

Our dream for this blog is to feature the voices of instructional leaders (teachers, coaches, administrators and students) to share the remarkable work happening to empower student-centered learning in the consortium.

We’ll launch the blog later this year. Our first focus is gearing up for Summer Institute 2018.

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4 Replies to “All Write: The Next Generation”

  1. Good Luck Ruth! I know you will do a fantastic job as director. The Summer Institute looks so exciting this year! Kelly

  2. Excited to see where the Lead Learners will take us. I am grateful for Dekko to continue to support this continued growth. Ruth and Inga, thank you for leading us and sharing so much. Mindy, thank you for your service and celebration of teachers.

  3. So excited to be attending my first Lead Leaders summer institute in June. Many of my favorite Twitter friends will be presenting there.

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