Presentation on theme: " SAM Project in Iowa Our Three Year Journey. It all began…… Fall 2006- visit to Louisville, KY (site of initial pilot project that began in 2002) "— Presentation transcript:
It all began…… Fall 2006- visit to Louisville, KY (site of initial pilot project that began in 2002) January 2007– pilot schools have baseline data collected (Oak Ridge Elem., Oak Ridge MS, Bowman Woods Elem/Linn Grove.- LM) March 2007– LM hires two SAMS for three sites Summer 2007- Trained data collectors in Iowa Fall 2007– four new districts are added--CCA (3), W.DM (1), Spencer (2), Storm Lake (2) Winter and Spring 2008– Saydel, addtl. LM, CB (7)
And then….. Fall 2008– Hartley/Melvin/Sanborn, Waterloo (2), Clear Lake MS (currently inactive), CCA (1), WDM (1) Fall 2009– LM (2), Storm Lake (2), Ft. Dodge MS, Council Bluffs (6), Anamosa- St. Hill, Sioux City (1), Sigourney El., Albia HS, West Sioux Elem., Cedar Falls HS, Davenport (2) WE NOW ARE AT 45 TEAMS IN IOWA!
Configuration of our teams High Schools: Storm Lake, Albia, Waterloo East, Clear Creek Amana HS (2), Council Bluffs- Jefferson & Lincoln; Cedar Falls Intermediate/MS: Clear Creek Amana; Council Bluffs- Wilson & Kirn; Spencer; Storm Lake; Ft. Dodge-Fair Oaks; Saydel- Woodside; Waterloo- Hoover; Davenport- J.B. Young & Smart Intermediate Elementary: Anamosa- St. Hill, Clear Creek El.; Council Bluffs- Bloomer, Carter Lake, Edison, Roosevelt, Rue, Walnut Grove, Hoover, Washington, Gunn; LinnMar- Linn Grove, Echo Hill, Bowman Woods, Novak, Wilkins; Sioux City-Joy/Longfellow; Storm Lake Elem.; Sigourney; West DM- Fairmeadows, Western Hills; West Sioux; Independence- West Elem.; Spencer Central Office/Supt: Hartley/Melvin/Sanborn
Stimulus Funds Spring/Summer 2009- two year money Albia Anamosa Cedar Falls Sigourney West Sioux
The Future & Sustainability Current Wallace funding until- August 2010 Rationale to be presented to DE regarding use of “at risk” money to fund SAMS in the future Stimulus money through 2011 Multi-state grant Application: 3i- USDE (Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Delaware, Kentucky, Atlanta-GA, Victorville-CA)-- $30+million grant to sustain and expand the SAM project Commitment to support existing teams– continue to pursue ongoing financial support
In addition….. Cost-savings Reduced data collection (after 2 nd successful annual shadowing) Co-coaching (Linn Mar pilot this year) Closer cohesion/connection with district initiatives and internal supports available State-supported services model with SAI
We’ve Only Just Begun… Keep sight of the vision…for our students! They need and want their school leaders to be instructionally focused. “What matters anywhere, matters everywhere”- Madeline Albright “What we know/learn today doesn’t make yesterday wrong, it makes tomorrow better”- unknown