- Planning &
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Planning & Advisory Services
We believe that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to teaching and instruction. Our first step in assisting your school or district is to gain a deeper understanding of your goals and challenges. We then develop a plan, together with you, to meet those needs using some or all of the following services.
In order to develop a successful solution, it is critical to begin with an accurate situation analysis. Our senior consultants work collaboratively with the leadership team to determine where you are now and where you want to go.
Our senior consultants acquire information through a series of classroom observations, interviews, and surveys. Students, instructional staff, school leadership and community members are all taken into account during the information gathering process. The Daggett System for Effective Instruction rubric helps to establish how well all aspects of your system are aligned to support instructional effectiveness.
The result is a Comprehensive Needs Assessment Report that identifies your school or district’s strengths and its challenges.
Building on the information gathered in the Needs Assessment, we collaborate with the leadership team to prioritize your needs, develop an action plan, and determine how to measure our efforts. All of this comes together in the Strategic Plan, which serves as a road map for your school improvement initiative. Staff and stakeholder buy-in is essential, which is why we have developed proven practices for facilitating strategic-planning discussions around the plan.
Once implemented, we monitor progress, communicate with you regularly, and adjust the plan, as necessary, to ensure that goals are met.
Creating a Culture of Instructional Excellence in Colonial School District
- Improvements in learner engagement and student achievement directly correlate to improvements in relationships between staff and students.
- ICLE partnered with school and district leaders to conduct needs assessments and strategic planning. The first step in executing upon that plan was providing deep, hands-on professional learning experiences for all staff—focused on developing instructional strategies focused on Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships.
- ICLE assisted staff in matching the current curriculum to the new Common Core State Standards and developing Next Generation Assessments
“One of the first things we learned is that you have to focus on the relationships before you can have students focus on the rigor. Without relationships the kids won’t work for you.”