Align the Design: A Blueprint for School Improvement
Regardless of where you are in your school improvement process, here's a book that helps you make sure you have all the right elements working for you in the right way. The authors take you through the core processes that are essential for all school improvement efforts from establishing your mission to differentiating your supervision based on measures of success. To assist your improvement effort, the book equips you with a set of power tools that every school leader should have, including: * A nine-step curriculum planning and development process * The 5 phases of a practical cycle for data analysis * A black folder of spreadsheets for organizing and standardizing data * An outline and preparation steps for conducting a data consultation among school and district leaders * Walkthroughs and look fors for powerful professional development
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Developing Curriculum Leadership and Design
Aligning the Design for School Improvement
Making Sense of the Data
Providing Accountability for the Data
Working the Plan for School Improvement
Developing Powerful Professional Development
Supervising Teaching Learning and People
Creating Leaders for School Improvement
Appendix A Sample State of the Schools Report
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