Using Data to Close Learning Gaps

Focus Area: Accelerating Growth

CInstructional Coaches, LLeaders

Pathway: Understanding

Available Now


As achievement gaps continue to form and widen, instructional leaders are charged to employ change management strategies that improve student outcomes. The current level of learning loss brought on by the pandemic will have significant implications for educational leaders now and in the years to come.  As educators navigate the various modalities of instruction, creating and sustaining learning spaces that set students up for success to meet their academic, social, and emotional needs is a primary concern. While the tendency to focus on remediation prevails, accelerating learning is a more viable option in response to this area of growing concern. By creating differentiated learning opportunities that are equitable, sustainable, and rigorous, educators can provide support for all students, regardless of any learning gaps from the past year. This workshop equips instructional leaders to develop, support, and sustain systems that accelerate student learning.


This session is designed for district,  school, and teacher leaders who interface with school-level educators to provide instructional support, training, and leadership.


  • Virtual Workshop
  • 2 hours
  • Up to 20 participants per session 
  • Participants will need a camera, microphone, and a Zoom-enabled device


 I can close academic gaps by developing consistent, equitable, and flexible systems for accelerating learning.

Learning Experience


  • Contextualize the term “accelerating growth”
  • Define the “remediation paradox”
  • Compare acceleration vs. remediation and asset vs.deficit mindsets
  • Review the five Pillars for Accelerating Learning


  • Analyze 5 approaches for “minding the gap”
  • Identify key “lenses” when using specific approaches
  • Explore strategies and tools that help create a sustainable system for accelerating growth various contexts using real-world scenarios


  • Synthesize new learning
  • Build a strategic plan for implementing ideas and strategies in context
  • Exchange feedback from peers on strategic plans