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School Support Teams August 2014 Odyssey
Today’s Objectives: Define School Support Teams (SSTs)as well as their function and purpose Who is on an SST and their role through the process SST meeting basics “What if” scenarios and troubleshooting
What is the function and purpose of a School Support Team? School Support Teams are small groups of education professionals who meet periodically to examine and support the school’s Comprehensive Achievement Plan (CAP). Working collaboratively, the team: tracks implementation of interventions monitors and identifies barriers to implementation makes recommendations for adjustments facilitates innovative solutions Guidance
Which schools have Support Teams? Pilot year 1 had 22 schools, both Priority and Focus. Year 2: expansion to approximately schools. Exploring the idea of District Support Teams.
How often do schools meet with their Support Team? Three to four times a year. Depends on agreements among ODE and team members.
How are Support Teams formed? Application and interview process for external team members. Regional Network Coordinators (RNCs) and ODE, form the teams, drawing from a set of approved candidates. Each team matches a balance of knowledge and experience related to the school’s efforts.
Who serves on Support Teams? The school principal, select teacher-leaders and a district representative comprise the internal members of the school support team. Educators who possess knowledge and expertise related to the school’s efforts, but are not school or district employees, represent external members of each school support team. The school’s assigned Leadership Coach is also a member of the school support team and is not considered to be either an internal or external team member.
What might a Support Team meeting look like? Internal members (school personnel): Report on CAP progress Share and discuss data relevant to interventions within the school and student performance data Report on successes and challenges All team members: Collaboratively discuss and analyze data, pose questions, and offer insights Collaboratively analyze and discuss challenges and propose innovative solutions and course corrections
When will Support Teams start? Year 1 vs. Year 2 Initial meeting completed end of October. Subsequent meetings occur regularly throughout the year for a total of about 4 meetings.
Initial Support Team Meetings Will focus on the school’s CAP and the actions determined by engagement (either concluded or ongoing). Relationship building and understanding of the process for all roles.
Subsequent Support Team Meetings Focus on Agreed set of questions – standardized protocol School and student data Collaborative problem-solving and decision- making processes Intermittent updates to CAPs Efforts aimed at supporting schools in improvement efforts
What if… A school is trying to implement several initiatives at once. It is evident that there is no system for collecting data in a common manner at the school. SST has determined that the district won’t allow the school to implement a particular program that the school team believes would assist in making progress.