Purpose:

Spring Semester Kickoff is an opportunity for the Teach For America Los Angeles Community to launch into the new semester together. As we head into January, we are at a crossroads in the 2015-2016 school year. Our hope for the Spring Semester Kickoff is to galvanize our corps community so that we can more clearly see the incredible work we have accomplished and build clarity and focus on the work that lies ahead for the second semester. 

Outcomes for the day:

  1. The Community is Us:

    • We have an opportunity to build our understanding that TFA Los Angeles is the people working alongside us as corps members, alumni, and staff.
       
  2. Our Voices Matter:

    • We will leave feeling like our identity and our personal vision for our classrooms are valid and necessary for our collective work.
       
  3. Orienting to Collective, Contextualized Visions:

    • We will have an opportunity to work with others to clarify our visions and the steps necessary to achieve our visions.
       
  4. Tell the Story:

    • We will reconnect with the purpose and meaning behind monitoring student achievement and the broader outcomes.
       
  5. MTLD Partnership Clarity:

    • We will have clarity regarding our individual interactions with our MTLD this quarter (and possibly semester).
       
  6. Sense of Possibility:

    • We will leave feeling inspired to take on this work as individuals and members of a larger community.