Lead Coherent System-Wide Support for Student Learning
- Examine international, US Washington State, and local data, disaggregated by key student demographics that present the disparities in student achievement across our nation, state, and local systems.
- Examine beliefs and expectations regarding the goal of achieving high levels of learning for all students, and an emphasis on social justice that responds to the call for high achievement for all children.
- Understand changes in our world that shape what skills and knowledge students need in order to be successful.
- Hear what students currently say about their educational experiences in our WA State school districts.
- Participants will personally commit ( or recommit) to tackling the moral imperative of all children learning.
- Participants will gain new insights and access to resources that they will use to bring the sense of urgency about all children learning back in their home districts with constituents and colleagues.
- Participants will develop specific plans for how to bring this sense of urgency back to their home districts.
- Childress, S., Elmore R., Grossman, A., & King, C. (2007), Note on the PELP Coherence Framework. PEL-010. Publication Education Leadership Project at Harvard University. Request copies at www.hbsp.harvard.edu.
- Elmore, R. (2006), Leadership as the Practice of Improvement. Paper prepared for the International Conference on Perspectives on Leadership for Systemic Improvement, sponsored by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Improving School Leadership Activity and HSBC, 6 July, London, England.
- Wagner, T. (2003). Beyond Testing: The 7 Disciplines For Strengthening Instruction. Education Week. Published: November 12, 2003. (http://www.gse.harvard.edu/~clg/pdfs/EdWeek7Disciplines.pdf)
- Shannon, S. & Bylsma, P. (2004). Characteristics of Improved School Districts. Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
(Page 56, specifically, of http://www.k12.wa.us/research/pubdocs/DistrictImprovementReport.pdf)
- Case Study Sources: Copland & Knapp (2006) and
Harvard Case Study Book (2008)