GLCC will carry out many of the objectives listed in Project 3: Success for All Learners, within the SDN, with increased intensity and frequency. This project extends from and builds upon the Personalized Pathways to Academic Achievement for All Learners from year 4. The SDN will provide leadership and resources to the nine LEAs in SDN cohort 1, and the seven LEAs in cohort 2. Cohort 1 addresses systems change with LEAs that have high numbers of focus and priority schools. Cohort 2 addresses graduation gaps with a set of LEAs in which schools have A, B, and C ratings, but serious achievement gaps.
The SDN kick-off workshop was conducted in August 2016, with all LEAs participating in data review, root cause analysis, and strategy/goal setting exercises. The SDN will come together for fall, winter, and spring review of progress workshops. In addition, each SEA team will participate in monthly progress calls with their IDOE outreach coordinators and case managers. GLCC will co-plan and co-facilitate the workshops, and provide coaching, content expertise, and tool/materials support to IDOE throughout the development of the SDN.
Progress to Date: GLCC…
- Collaborated with GTL and the Center on School Turnaround (CST) to co-develop a framework for the professional learning opportunities that the Cohort 2 districts will experience.
- Facilitated cross-departmental collaboration and alignment of existing projects and initiatives.
- Co-planned and facilitated the August SDN kick-off workshop, including individual school data review, root cause analysis, and strategy/goal setting exercises.
Research and Resources
This project will draw on resources from the Center for Great Teachers and Leaders, the College and Career Readiness and Success Center, and the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation.