NCEE and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Broad Foundation, the New Schools Venture Fund and the Stupski Foundation invested $11 million to support the research, design, development and field-testing of the NISL program.
This research has driven NCEE’s work from the start—to address the changing role of school leaders, to build our rigorous curriculum rich in lessons on education and leadership, and to deliver the NISL program with as much impact as possible.
The NISL curriculum reflects aspects of instructional leadership that research suggests are critical to improved instruction and learning, including:
The NISL program has incorporated leadership best practices from a variety of fields, including education as well as business, the military and medical professions:
The NISL program not only has strong content, but it is delivered in a manner that increases participant learning, consistent with best practices in adult learning: