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1 Successful Practices Successful Practices Network An alliance of more than 668 schools (K-12) that have made a true commitment to continuous school improvement Sponsored by International Center for Leadership in Education 1587 Rt.146 Rexford, NY Welcome to the

2 Successful Practices  Promote rigor and relevance for all students  Help good schools become great schools  Share best practices and resources  Provide service based on 10 key components fundamental to school improvement Purpose of the Network

3 Successful Practices 1. Create a culture that embraces the belief all students need a rigorous and relevant curriculum. 2. Use data to provide a clear focus to curriculum priorities that are both rigorous and relevant. 3. Set high expectations and hold both students and adults accountable. 10 Key Components for School Improvement

4 Successful Practices 4. Create a framework to organize curriculum that leads to a continuum of instruction between grades and across disciplines. 5.Provide students with real-world applications of skills and knowledge. 6.Create multiple pathways to rigor and relevance based upon a student’s interests, learning style, aptitude, and needs. 10 Key Components for School Improvement

5 Successful Practices 7. Provide sustained professional development. 8. Obtain and leverage parent and community involvement. 9. Establish and maintain a safe and orderly school. 10. Offer effective leadership development for administrators, teachers, parents and community. 10 Key Components for School Improvement

6 Successful Practices Getting the Most Out of Your Membership

7 Successful Practices

8 Successful Practices The Member Login Log in ID: Your address Password: ICLE2004

9 Successful Practices The Members Only Area

10 Successful Practices Search the Database

11 Successful Practices Resource Library

12 Successful Practices Successful Practices Bulletins

13 Successful Practices SPN Newsletter

14 Successful Practices Views You Can Use

15 Successful Practices Curriculum Library

16 Successful Practices Repository of Best Practices

17 Successful Practices Rigor/ Relevance Framework Gold Seal Lessons

18 Successful Practices PowerPoint Presentations

19 Successful Practices Virtual Coach Here’s a great way to ask a question of your SPN Liaison

20 Successful Practices The Essential Skills

21 Successful Practices National Essential Skills Survey (NESS) New online national review of Essential Skills Offered at no cost to SPN members Available online now

22 Successful Practices CORR Collaborating Online for Rigor and Relevance (CORR) Online facilitated activities to assist teachers in developing high rigor/high relevance lessons At the conclusion, all teachers will create one high rigor/high relevance (Quadrant D) lesson

23 Successful Practices Quadrant D Gold Seal Lessons Service Submit lessons to the Network for review The Network will review up to ten lessons and make any changes needed in order to place the lessons in Quad D and to cross-reference the lessons to state standards Lessons are returned to school along with other lessons from participating schools Free for members

24 Successful Practices Pod casts November 2006 Principal Sue Szachowicz discusses the changes that made Brockton High School successful by dealing with issues directly and implementing effective programs. October 2006 Larry Gloeckler of the Special Education Institute presents data regarding students with special needs along with a call for clear school district policies and procedures.Special Education Institute September 2006 Ray McNulty of the Successful Practices Network discusses implementing the Learning Criteria to Support Rigor, Relevance and Relationships.Ray McNulty All are available on the Network Web site.

25 Successful Practices Study Tours of Successful High Schools Investigate the organizational structure, learning environment, curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Meet with school leaders, faculty, and students to learn the characteristics that contribute to the school’s success. Network Benefits

26 Successful Practices Member Role and Responsibilities All schools must have a passion for and be committed to providing a rigorous and relevant curriculum for all students.

27 Successful Practices Submit curriculum and Best Practices for inclusion in the repository of best practices. Use the Best Practices Template form provided in your welcome packet or download it online at the members home page after you log in. Member Role and Responsibilities

28 Successful Practices Be an active member of the Network by using its services and resources to nurture self-improvement providing support and assistance to other Network members Member Role and Responsibilities

29 Successful Practices Network schools are assigned a liaison who will: Provide personal assistance Respond promptly to requests Provide access to shared expertise Connect members with consultants and each other Network Benefits

30 Successful Practices Successful Practices Network 1587 Route 146 Rexford, NY Sponsored by International Center for Leadership in Education


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