Create three groups and have each group brainstorm and create a reasonable list of expectations for each of the areas. Have groups rotate twice so that each group gets to add to the list. Have a person from the group present the compiled list of expectations to the entire group.
Admin Vertical teams April 12, 2012
Vertical Collaborative TeamsApril 12, 2012
Grounding:Celebrating Your Leadership How do you plan to celebrate the incredibly hard work, successes, and growth that you have led? ◦ Individually reflect on what, how, and when you will celebrate with your staff? ◦ Record your idea on a post-it. ◦ When prompted, join a colleague from a different cluster. ◦ Share ideas as a cluster.
Key Learning Objectives Review and clarify expectations for SIP. Review and clarify expectations for core instruction and system of interventions action plans. Clarify summer PD opportunities related to core instruction and system of interventions. Provide update on Q-Comp re-write following focus group with BEA executive board.
Focus on Core Instruction “If the last 30 years have taught us anything, it’s that institutions will neglect even the most obvious and powerful practices unless we focus on them—and them alone—until they’re truly understood and implemented.” M. Schmoker
The School Improvement Plan Framework Current Reality (Needs Assessment) Student Achievement Goals Core System of Culture and CommunityInstruction Interventions Climate EngagementAction Plan Action Plan Action Plan Action Plan Systems of Culture and CommunityCore Instruction Interventions Climate Engagement PD Plan PD Plan PD Plan PD Plan
Key Notes & Common Expectations Key dates for sharing our work will continue to be established. Note the following preliminary benchmarks: ◦ April/May : principals clarify expectations for action plans, meet with TLT directors, and establish categorical budgets supporting the SIP ◦ Spring/Summer: SIP and PD plans are created as well as a plan for monitoring and sharing via Google sites ◦ Fall: plans are launched ◦ November: principals present prior year results and current year plans with school board
Surveys on Learning,Collaboration, & Results Links and directions for the learning, collaboration, and results surveys will be sent to principals early next week. The survey window will be open through May. Survey results will be processed as part of our DLT retreat in June (18-19).
Refocus ProfessionalDevelopment “For a time—perhaps a few years— schools and districts should devote the lion’s share of their professional development time and resources to courses and workshops with dull titles like “Curriculum 101,” “Effective Teaching 101,” “Literacy 101,” and “PLCs 101.” In offerings like these, educators would become thoroughly acquainted with the evidence that demonstrates that these structures and practices would have more effect than all other initiatives combined.”
Summer PD Options A calendar of events and descriptions will be finalized and shared after tomorrow’s TLT meeting. A PDF will be posted on the TLT web page and will reflect when updates are made to the calendar.
Core Instruction: (Initially Processed November 17) Common Expectations District Principal Teachers• What does • What do • What do the district principals teachers need to do need to do need to do (& (& (& document) to document) to document) to support the support the support the development development development of core of core of core instruction? instruction? instruction?
Clarifying Core Instruction Using the Google doc for your cluster, consider each of the expectations for core instruction. Discuss the relevance of each expectation. Finally, document your cluster’s responses to the three questions to the right of the expectation.
Clarifying Core Instruction What does TLT need to do to clarify and fully support the implementation of the expectation? What do buildings (principals and collaborative teams) need to do to fully support the implementation of the expectation? What do individual teachers need to do to fully support the implementation of the expectation?
What PD Is Needed? Add a column to the right of the final column on your cluster’s Google doc. Generate a list of suggestions for PD that would support… ◦ Our buildings ◦ Our collaborative teams ◦ Principals ◦ DLT and/or BLT members ◦ Teachers
Clarifying System ofInterventions As a cluster, identify criteria that should guide the development of a district-wide system of interventions and enrichments. Consider the following: ◦ Draft copy of K-6 Intervention Process Flowchart ◦ Updates for parents of G/T students ◦ Standardizing TAT (bat, cat, dat, fat, hat, rat, sat) process ◦ Connecting PBIS data to core instruction and system of interventions Document your list of emerging criteria/expectations on your cluster’s Google doc
General Updates Building Common Assessments May 1-2 (elementary) May 22-23 (secondary) June 20-21 (secondary) June 28-29 (elementary) Q-Comp Update Equity Leadership for Students Learning Leaders Lyceum