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NSI 2012: It Takes a Village - Year One

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This presentation covers how to overcome the challenge of being faced with budget cuts and how to leverage a community partner to continue to offer parents and students a high level of college and career support. Participants learn how collaboration within
a five high school district ensured successful implementation of e-mail management, lesson plans, timelines, parent-student buy-in, and community and district support.

Lisa Brittain, Director of College and Career Readiness; Camille Clay, Director of Career and Technology Education; Mitzi Powell, Transition Coordinator; Jayme Spexarth, Transition Coordinator; Kathy Trapp, Lead Counselor; and Melissa Wood, Transition Coordinator, Leander ISD (Texas)

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NSI 2012: It Takes a Village - Year One

  1. 1. It Takes a VillageLeander Independent School District July 12, 2012
  2. 2.  Suburban Community north of Austin in central Texas District encompasses 200 sq. smiles 5 high schools  Diverse populations  Low SES rates range from 7% to 37%  Student enrollments range from 1452 to 1952 8 middle schools One of the fastest growing districts in the state with enrollment over 20,000Enrollment Increases: 46% over the last 5 years 121% over the last 10 years 14,499 to 32,035 students 1
  3. 3. Master Planning the Community
  4. 4. Master Planning the Community• Defining the purpose (district vision)• Funding  Carl Perkins federal funds  State compensatory education funds  Community grant (Hill Country Education Foundation)• Technology Support 3
  5. 5. Master Planning the Community District College & Career Readiness Team Coordinator of Director of College & Director of Career and Guidance and Career Readiness Tech Education Counseling/AVID District Director Deans of Transition Lead Instruction Coordinators Counselors Counselors 4
  6. 6. Master Planning the Community• District Steering Committee  Representation from all 5 high schools • Counselor • Transition Coordinator • Dean of Instruction • District Technology representative • Director of College & Career Readiness • Director of Career & Technology Education • Coordinator of Guidance and Counseling AVID District Director 5
  7. 7. Breaking Ground
  8. 8. Breaking Ground• Steering Committee Function  Project Manager  Agendas  Contract/Funding Manager  Long-term meeting schedule  Training Decisions (conferences, webinars, etc.)  Determine Settings/permissions for uniformity  Share best practices between campuses  Determine/create roll-out matrix  Evaluate usage data  Consulted with experienced user (Austin ISD) 7
  9. 9. Breaking Ground• Marketing/Branding  Flyers – English and Spanish  District and high school campus web sites  Broadcast Journalism Class – Naviance Commercial  Austin American Statesmen – Newspaper Article 8
  10. 10. Breaking Ground, example 9
  11. 11. Breaking Ground, example 10
  12. 12. Breaking Ground• Marketing/Branding  Board Presentation  Posters  Parent nights  District mail out (email/snail-mail)  District E-letter and Campus E-letter 11
  13. 13. Breaking Ground, example Parent Information Night Information Night 12
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  16. 16. Breaking Ground, example Customized welcome message to include class size for students to calculate rank. 15
  17. 17. Laying the Foundation
  18. 18. Laying the FoundationStudent log-in Task Matrix, year 1 Grade level implementation 17
  19. 19. Laying the FoundationStudent log-in Task Matrix, year 2 Grade level implementation 18
  20. 20. Laying the Foundation• Student log-in  Task Matrix  Grade level implementation• Parent log-in  Parent nights• Staff training  Who?  What? 19
  21. 21. Framing
  22. 22. Framing• Strategies to increase and sustain student/parent use (reducing alternatives)  Posting GPA and Rank  Signing up for college visits  Sending emails  Posting PSAT/SAT/ACT scores  Posting early release forms  Booster club presentations (spring)  Surveys 21
  23. 23. Live Presentation • Naviance log-in at LHS 22
  24. 24. Framing, example 23
  25. 25. Building the Future
  26. 26. Building the Future• 4-year course planning• Whole campus training• Extending the “community” training – Librarians, registrars, senior teachers, career & tech teachers, ACE teachers• Use of e-docs for transcripts and recommendations• CCR website connections to Naviance• Campus implementation timelines• Refine scholarship database 25
  27. 27. Hidden Costs
  28. 28. Hidden Costs  Uploading data  Demographics  Scholarships  Communication  Timely  E-mail replies  Time Commitment 27
  29. 29. It’s Been Worth It!!!!!
  30. 30. Contact Information• Lisa Brittain, Director of College & Career Readiness – lisa.brittain@leanderisd.org• Camille Clay, Director of Career & Technical Education– camille.clay@leanderisd.org• Mitzi Powell, CPHS Transition Coordinator– mitzi.powell@leanderisd.org• Jayme Spexarth, VRHS Transition Coordinator – jayme.spexarth@leanderisd.org• Kathy Trapp, VRHS Lead Counselor – kathy.trapp@leanderisd.org• Melissa Wood, LHS Transition Coordinator – melissa.wood@leanderisd.org 29

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