We offer this connection from our partners at NNSTOY as a resource for educators.

Please find
this list of resources, articles, strategies, considerations, and a quick scan from NNSTOY members regarding conversations that are happening in schools and districts across the United States. There are also considerations that would be helpful for district and school decision-makers.

How can Lead4Change be helpful?

During this time of uncertainty and unexpected changes to our school focus, we want to share some ways that Lead4Change can be a supportive, engaging tool for educators and students.

Remember - we offer a program that is free, ready to use, and can be fully completed as a student led program

If your school or district is implementing new teaching methods - and preparing for distance or digital learning - we want to make things easier for you and productive for your students.  

  1. Keep students engaged and interested through online learning.  Lead4Change lessons are available in digital format - either editable PDFs or Google Docs.  Share the student lesson plans with groups of students. Have them work together in small groups to complete the lessons and turn them in for review.

    The lesson plans are ready to go and easy for students to complete outside of the classroom. The bonus? You can show real skill development and learning tied to specific skills they need to develop this year.

  1. Rethink your Lead4Change project focus to respect social distancing.  Many teams are working on community service that involves gathering and/or working with others, often groups most susceptible to health issues. These are important initiatives, and populations who should not be ignored.

    Assign the Overcoming Barriers Activity
    (12-track, Lesson 10 or 6-track, Lesson 5) to students to complete online.  Have them explore and discuss ways to overcome the barrier of social distancing while still accomplishing their project’s goals.  

  1. Stay on track to achieve your core subject goals. Lead4Change offers a variety of Alignment and Integration Guides to ensure that you achieve the core goals of your class. Find the resource you need here

    Students, working online, can stay on track in any subject area --
    English, Math, Social Studies, Science, STEM, Arts, FCS, CTE - through the Lead4Change lessons.  The guides demonstrate the connection, lesson by lesson. 

    You can also find out how to stay aligned to your goals in any setting -
    IB MYP or DP, Character Education, SEL PBL, Gifted Education and more -- by utilizing the alignment guide for your setting.  

  1. Complete your Challenge Entry. For those who have finished the Lead4Change lessons and project, this is a great time to complete your submission. 

    Students and/or educators can utilize this break from school to finish up the entry. After we all get through these difficult days, wouldn’t it be wonderful to showcase the work of your students and bring resources back to your school or community in a winning grant? What a great way to end this year on a positive note!

This is a perfect time to develop students into leaders. They want to have a voice and a role in overcoming this crisis.  Empower them to use their time now to make real change happen. They will have to be innovative and collaborative in bold new ways. 

Our world needs these young leaders to step up. Equip them and watch the results!

You will find the lessons, resources and videos in your Lead4Change member account.  Log In (and hit “forgot password” if you cannot remember your log in information).

Contact us if you need assistance. The Lead4Change team is available when you need us. Thank you for being an innovative educator!
Need to know...
  • Have you seen our newly released Research Study? We are excited to have evidence-based data supporting the learning outcomes of Lead4Change. See complete details here
  • Meet Lead4Change team members at an upcoming conference:
    • March 25-29 Homeschool Expo Online
    • April 14-16 NCEA Baltimore
    • April 29 - May 1 DECA ICDC Nashville
    • May 6-10 BPA National Harbor, MD
    • May 9 FCS Indiana
  • Do you need information from a previous newsletter? Would you like to share the newsletter with another educator? Find all previous newsletters here
  • ILA 2020 Conference | Shaping the Future of Literacy
    • Join the International Literacy Association and fellow educators this October in Columbus, OH, for the ILA 2020 Conference! ILA 2020 offers forward-thinking professional development and over 500 sessions, panels, and hands-on workshops. Learn more and register at
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