Coordination: The data check calendar, located in the data-based insturctional website lists specific operational/achievement benchmarks tied to the instructional calendar. This is (was?) a great place for principals / directors to go and see what is due and where to get it from.http://data.lausd.net/administrator/im-an-administrator-data-sources#Data_Check_CalendarKeep current on changing requirements for graduation, new assessment criteria, policies effecting Els, SwDs, GATE and other students Support of school sites with timely data and answer questions as quick as possible.Engage in consistent reflective practices and data analysis to explicitly meet the needs of all LAUSD students.<Click>Cross Pollinate. Be models of SLF 3a for differentiated PD based on the research of Tomlinson, Garmston, Marzano, and others to support meaningful collaboration.<Click>It's all about the common language and what it looks like and what does it sound like.
PD: Provide professional development on a less nuanced level --> perhaps something along the lines of a "how to be a good manager", or a "time management" series. By casting a wide net we may get more buy-in.Continue to attend meetings and professional development to advance knowledge and skills. Be informed using multiple forms of communication, i.e. newsletters, emails, websites, etc.If you want to have "effective" employees at every level, you must train them on being "effective". What that means should be defined and then trainings should be provided.Reflection/Communication:Engage in daily, weekly, monthly conversations about how our work directly impacts students. For example, engage in calibrating our work using the rubrics from TGDC and/or SLF. How am I, my unit, my division, etc engaging the Problem Solving Process to access our intended versus actual outcomes?<Click>Work with AALA to insure fair and transoparent hiring paractices at Beaudry. Clasified and Certificated Management need to work together.
Be informed of district, ESC, and individual schools data. Have a list of magnets with focus areas and other schools with special programs.Good DataBe transparent about the indicators for success of high quality schools and progress monitoring based on multiple data points (not just the single event of the School Experience Survey, for example).
Provide "service with a smile." Be professional in all interactions with staff, parents, and students. Return communication in a timely manner. Be positive. Assume good intentions. Be a role model worthy of representing LAUSD.Be models of each of the Tschannen-Moran's facets of trust. Know the names of the people with which we work (especially classified!).We as a District Community should know about the Districts "Discipline Foundation Policy", understand how this connects to us and all offices/divisions in this District. It is not just a policy for school site staff and students. Also, schools are being trained on emergency responses to "shooters", yet we who are working in a building that might be "attacked" have not been trained. If it is something we are training school staff on, then we should all be trained.
Walk the talk: Follow district policy. Act in ethical manner at all times. Share necessary information with appropriate stakeholders. Minimize waste in regards to time, personnel, resources. Streamline communications. Encourage autonomy within departments and minimize intrusion by middle managers to micromanage daily operations.Honesty - not being passive-aggressive with one another when we reach out, i.e. "She asked me for this, but I will just ignore the email or agree and then never do it." It's gotta be counter-productive!Be explicit in the purpose (why),content (what), process (how) timeline (when), next steps(now what) and reflection(how'd we do). Too many meetings expect participants to block off tremendous amounts of time that don't require face time. Have and follow an agenda for every meetingBe open and not create Silos here at Beaudry
0913 OMAs Response to LAUSD Strategies
LAUSD has five strategies that will
help us achieve our vision of 100%
college prepared and career ready:
Transform teaching and Learning so
that all youth graduate college-
prepared and career ready
Ensure that there is an effective
employee at every level of
organization focused on improving
Provide a portfolio of high quality
schools for all youth, families and
Ensure a safe, caring and nurturing
environment for all youth
Operate an effective, efficient and
transparent organization I order to
assure the public trust.
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