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1 School Improvement Facilitators Network November 13, 2013 1

2 Session Objectives: Review Implementation process Instructional Learning Cycle—what is it?Progress Monitoring Updating SIP 2

3 Agenda 8:30-9:30 Introductions and reviewing process 9:30-9:45 Instructional Learning Cycles (ILC’s) 9:45-10:00 Break 10:00-10:45 Progress Monitoring 10:45-11:30 Facilitated Work time 11:30-12:00 Lunch 12:00-12:30 Updating SIP 12:30-3:00Facilitated Work Time 3:00-3:30Evaluation, Feedback and Next Steps 3

4 Working Agreements Participate Fully Press for Clarification Collaborate Share your Thinking 4

5 Quick Survey on Purpose: Where are we now in Implementation? 5

6 How To Vote via Capitalization doesn’t matter, but spaces and spelling do TIP EXAMPLE





11 Overview of the School Improvement Process 11

12 12 Continuous District Improvement Facilitators Network Meetings Vision/Mission of CSIF/CDIF Network – It is the mission of the Jackson County School Improvement Consortium to support a community of collaboration using a Continuous School Improvement Process in order to increase student achievement.

13 13 Continuous School Improvement Facilitators Network Meetings School Improvement Support September 25 – Planning for Implementation November 13 – Got SIP now what? January 22 – School Process Rubrics March 26 – School Data Profile / Analysis May 7 – School Improvement Plan


15 The Big Picture

16 Drivers of Effective Implementation Drivers of Effective Implementation Leadership Competency Organization Mission Vision Beliefs Student Achievement

17 Leadership TechnicalTechnical Does the leadership have the knowledge and skills to effectively monitor and evaluate implementation? AdaptiveAdaptive Does the leadership have the ability to minimize resistance and to create support for high quality implementation?

18 Competency Selection Who are the right people to implement the strategy? Training What learning opportunities and PD is needed? Coaching What ongoing support will be provided? Performance Assessment What will be done to monitor fidelity?

19 Organization What type of data systems are in place to collect implementation and impact data? Data-Driven Decision Making How will leadership support successful implementation of the strategy/activity? Leadership Support System Support What internal systems are in place to support the successful implementation of the strategy/ activity? Performance Assessment What processes are in place to evaluate if systems are fully functioning to support implementation?

20 Team self-check: Work Time How does your Action Plan Template from September 25 th include all 3 Drivers? 20 Leadership Competency Organization

21 Instructional Learning Cycle (ILC)

22 What is an ILC? The Instructional Learning Cycle process is a defined structure that promotes collaboration and collective responsibility within a teacher team by setting up structures for short term cycles of improvement. *This will be a requirement for Focus and Priority schools during the implementation phase.

23 Instructional Learning Cycle (ILC) Collaborative short term process of instructional improvement Reflect on the quality of classroom instruction Focus teacher teams on implementation of instructional strategies from the School Improvement Plan and linked to a school-wide instructional priority

24 Within an ILC, teacher teams focus on a single instructional strategy related to standards Continuous ILCs signals purposeful and focused instructional improvements Provides teachers teams a process to monitor student achievement Instructional Learning Cycle (ILC)

25 Short cycles of improvement are meant to last 2-4 weeks Includes 3 collaborative meetings held by content area or grade level Each meeting provides an opportunity to – Reflect on the quality of instruction – Analyze implementation and impact data Instructional Learning Cycle (ILC)

26 Instructional Learning Cycles are linkable to… A school improvement plan: An instructional priority; and Content expectations or Common Core Standards

27 Common pre and post assessments (along with data analysis) Purposeful identification and implementation of research-based instructional strategy Collaborative instructional dialogue and reflection Key features of ILCs

28 Instructional Learning Cycle

29 Instructional Learning Cycle is guided by the following questions What do we want students to know and be able to do? How will students demonstrate that they have acquired the essential knowledge and skills? How will we agree on the criteria that we will use in judging the quality of student work, and can we apply the criteria consistently? How will we intervene for students who struggle and enrich the learning for students who are proficient? How will we use the evidence of student learning to improve our individual and collective professional practice?

30 Theory of Action If teacher teams engage in regular instructional dialogues around a data- informed instructional strategy, then the quality of classroom instruction will improve, and student learning will increase.

31 Break 31

32 Progress Monitoring Strategies and Activities DETERMINE How and What you will MONITOR 32

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34 What do we monitor? Adults are implementing the strategy with fidelity Impact implementation is having on students

35 Leadership and Learning Center 2010 Implementation and Impact

36 Adult Activities 36 atch?v=TXMR2THtHcg

37 Student Impact 37 atch?v=VkaUhBj6hOg&list=PL CB718B345BE1E309

38 Readiness to Implement  Have a shared vision?  Understand the need?  Concerns have been addressed?  Staff and administrators are able to integrate this new work with existing work?

39 39 School Improvement Plan

40 Steps When? Timeline Who? Person Responsible Evidence of Data (artifacts)? 1. Attend PDAugustMath DepartmentMaterials from PD 2. Implement geometric shapes hands on OctoberMath TeachersRecording Sheet 3. Administer and Analyze Assessment DecemberMath TeachersWill administer an oral geometric check for understanding, using a previously created rubric to define mastery, teachers will meet in their PLC/Department Meeting to discuss results. Teachers will record evidence in an excel spreadsheet. 40 Action Plans

41 Sample Elementary School WHAT WOULD THIS SCHOOL PROGRESS MONITOR OR MEASURE? 41 Math Measurable Objectives- – MEAP, NWEA, common unit exams Strategy – All teachers will teach the 8 math practices using manipulatives. Activities- – Friday combined math activities – ISD Math Academy Professional Development

42 Monitoring Implementation Demographics Student Outcomes Perceptions School Processes

43 Progress Monitoring Templates 43

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45 Lunch 45 Help us tell the story: Tweet one success so far to #JCISDNov13

46 Welcome Back! Write a two-minute speech about the importance of progress monitoring strategies and activities from your plan Find someone from a different district and share your thinking 46

47 Revisions to SIP Key Questions: – Are there pieces of your plan you are not implementing? – Are there key activities/steps that you forgot to include? ASSIST is an open tool – Revise as needed – No need to make minor revisions 47

48 Additional Online Training is available: Free MI-CSI on Michigan Virtual University – odeBehind/Customization/Login/MILPLo gin.aspx odeBehind/Customization/Login/MILPLo gin.aspx 48

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50 Facilitated Work Time 50

51 Questions 51

52 Evaluation, Next Steps, and Feedback 52

53 Questions/Comments? Please contact:  Susan Townsend (  Maeghan McCormick (  Sandy White (  Steve Doerr (  Jennifer Fox ( Or visit the MDE - School Improvement websiteMDE - School Improvement

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