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2 Working Systemically and Title I School Support The Big Picture

3 Norms Take care of your needs Ask questions and for assistance when you need it Turn off or silence cell phones Participate actively Listen attentively to others 2

4 Objectives— Promote coherence in technical assistance provided to Title I districts and schools Increase understanding of levels, components, and competencies that are essential to systemic improvement Increase understanding of NCLB provisions related to school support teams Identify and prioritize actions for using a systemic approach in implementing school support teams 3

5 Word Game Using the handout provided, complete as many words and phrases about the who, what, and how of the working systemically approach. Hint Who = Levels What = Components How = Competencies You have 5 minutes! 4

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12 Working Systemically 5

13 Improving the System Integrated and interrelated improvement of the parts, the people, and the organization. Change in one part of the system is accompanied by change in another part. (Jenlink, Reigeluth, Carr, & Nelson,1996) 6

14 School Support Team Functions From ESEA, Public Law , Jan. 8, 2002, 115 STAT 1499–NCLB 1.Conduct comprehensive needs assessment 2.Design, implement, and monitor plan 3.Check progress of school personnel 4.Provide additional recommendations 7

15 Function : –(i) review all facets of the school’s operation Key element of WS: –Examines components within the system SST Using the Working Systemically Approach 8

16 Function: –(ii) collaborate with stakeholders to design, implement, & monitor a plan to improve student performance Key element of WS: –Engages all levels of the system SST Using the Working Systemically Approach 9

17 Function: –(ii) collaborate with stakeholders to design, implement, & monitor a plan expected to improve student performance Key element of WS: –Develops competencies within the system SST Using the Working Systemically Approach 10

18 Functions: –(iii) evaluate* effectiveness of school personnel –(iv) make recommendations as the school implements the plan Key elements of WS: –Examines components within the system –Builds competencies needed to implement systemic improvement SSTs Using the Working Systemically Approach * “Evaluate” is interpreted as monitoring implementation or measuring outcomes and impact of the improvement effort. It is not interpreted as conducting performance appraisals of individual staff. 11

19 Reflections What do we mean by “a system”? What does it mean to “work systemically”? How is working systemically different from “school improvement”? How is working systemically similar to “school improvement”? 12

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24 Phases of the Working Systemically Approach Phase I Phase II Phase III Phase V Phase IV 13

25 Phase I: Understanding the System Steps in Working Systemically, Phase IWhen Select a district and plan the introductionJune, 2008: Forum Present approach to superintendentJune, 2008: Forum Collect preliminary dataJune, 2008: Forum Review and analyze preliminary dataJune, 2008: Forum Present data report at the district levelJune, 2008: Forum Present approach and data report at school levelJune, 2008: Forum Commit to partnershipJune, 2008: Forum 14

26 Phase II: Analyzing the System Steps in Working Systemically, Phase IIWhen Form the district support teamJune, 2008: Forum Collect additional data— Comprehensive Needs Assessment June, 2008: Forum Conduct a gap analysisJune, 2008: Forum Create a problem statementJune, 2008: Forum, and review at SST Summit Describe the ideal stateAugust, 2008: SST Summit 15


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