Presentation on theme: "Postsecondary Leadership Teams Collaborating In The Southwest HS Network For College Awareness, Readiness, Access and Success Eric Z. Williams, CC Specialist."— Presentation transcript:
Postsecondary Leadership Teams Collaborating In The Southwest HS Network For College Awareness, Readiness, Access and Success Eric Z. Williams, CC Specialist
Objectives Define Postsecondary Leadership Teams (PLTs) Describe PLTs or PSLTs
Definition of PLTs A PLT is a collaborative structure designed to bring key stakeholders together around the common goal of increasing college and career awareness, readiness, access and success in a school or network.
PLT Definition Continued A PLT provides an organizational framework for ongoing strategic communication, planning, assessment and evaluation of postsecondary work in a school or network.
Description of PLTs PLTs are minimally comprised by college/career coaches, counselors, principals/assistant principals, specialists, teachers (e.g. AVID, CTE, IB, PSE Seminar) and postsecondary partners (e.g. TRIO, GEAR-UP, NCS staff members, etc.). All stakeholders work together to implement strategies and systems to support student achievement.
Students District AdministrationParents CoachesTrio/ETS Programs Colleges & Universities Counselors Teachers PLT Description Continued
PLTs are driven by data about postsecondary achievement or outcomes (e.g. college enrollment, college applications and acceptances, college match & fit, FAFSA completion and award letters, college fair/tour participation, WNI completion, etc.). PLTs provide a context for strategic responses by the school to gaps in key performance indicators. The PLT takes ownership for increasing college enrollment and creating a college-going culture in schools.
PLT Description Continued PLTs meet at least once a month with a written agenda and minutes included as best practice. Counselors or College/Career Coaches should convene or lead the meeting depending on school context. Leadership may also rotate along with recording of minutes. PLT meeting could also be integrated into regular Counselor/Coach Team meetings (preferably ASCA-aligned).
PLT Description Continued PLTs should establish Team Norms (e.g. respect for differences, recognition of value added by all members, respect for time and agenda, etc.)