We help educational professionals succeed using five key practices.

Our approach brings together years of expert research in a strategic method that brings teachers and schools lasting results.

3-Year Programs

Research shows that lasting change on teacher effectiveness takes a minimum of three to five years, which is why the Institute is designed across a three-year arc.


Teacher learning and changes in practice involve a recursive and continual process that takes place over time. 


Throughout their involvement, member schools continually collect and analyze student data, revise teaching tools and practices, and examine evidence of instructional shifts.


Each new member school works with the district leader and two coaches to create a personalized work plan that is site-based and rooted in the school's goals and aspirations.

A powerful tool for mobilizing the collective capacity of the teacher team, the work plan serves as a reference throughout the year to keep the work on track or make adjustments as needed.


It clearly articulates the expected outcomes of the coaching, the supports the principal will provide to ensure effective implementation of work, and a breakdown of activities and deliverables by semester.


We leverage distinct expertise.

Our schools work with two strategic partner organizations, each with a track record of customizing supports and services that align with the needs of schools.


reDesign supports teachers in adopting high-impact pedagogical practices that include:


  • scaffolding and metacognition

  • designing authentic performance assessmentsand

  • developing accessible, rigorous and engaging courses and modules.


Eskolta School Research & Design works with school teams to research and rethink how teachers empower students to achieve high academic expectations.


They provide ongoing technical assistance to member schools by analyzing existing systems and structures and assessing where new systems need to be built.  

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A strong culture of trust and transparency moves the Institute and our schools beyond a "compliance" model and towards an authentic, collaborative relationship.

A contributing factor to our success is the explicit partnership district leaders build with participating principals and their school teams.


When faced with challenges, principals know they can rely on the district for the support and resources needed to further their work in the Institute.  



A key practice in the long-term sustainability of the Institute, schools that graduate from the Institute are invited to become mentor schools and share their new expertise citywide.


Schools that graduate from our Institute are passionate about sharing their practices with others. Mentorship is a simple yet highly effective system for leveraging their expertise and scaling our work citywide.


Mentor schools host annual cross-school site visits, provide one-on-one support for new principals and school teams at Saturday Symposiums, and partner with new member school to co-plan and lead presentations at the annual Transfer School Conference.


The New York City Department of Education is committed to working collaboratively with parents, educators, school communities, and external stakeholders to improve student achievement and ensure that every child graduates from high school prepared for college, a career, and a future as a productive, critically thinking adult.


The mission of the NYC DOE Office of Postsecondary Readiness (OPSR) is to research, develop, and implement innovative school and program models that help students graduate ready for college and careers.




Multiple Pathways Institute

New York City Department of Education

Office of Postsecondary Readiness

52 Chambers Street, Room 309

New York, NY 10007

Tel. 212-374-6736


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