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Supporting Transformational Leadership

December 6, 2018

This archived webinar is the fourth in a four-part series designed to help school, district, and state administrators implement the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement, a framework developed by WestEd's Center on School Turnaround.Effective leadership is critical for sustained improvement in schools and districts. Education leaders — individually and as members of a leadership team — spearhead the design and implementation of processes that strengthen culture, capacity, and skill to improve student outcomes.Learn about WestEd's approach to Transformational Leadership using the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement. Our Transformational Leadership team guides viewers to enhanced understanding of leading for change, as well as adjusting and prioritizing instructional approaches and practices. They share research-informed strategies for:Diagnosing and responding to student learning needsProviding rigorous evidence-based instructionRemoving barriers and providing opportunities for all students

Data-Driven School Improvement with WestEd's Four Domains CALL System

November 6, 2018

This archived webinar is the second in a four-part series designed to help school, district, and state administrators implement the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement, a framework developed by WestEd's Center on School Turnaround.Learn about WestEd's new Four Domains CALL System, an online tool that identifies a school or district's unique leadership opportunities and challenges.CALL utilizes a multi-source comprehensive survey to assess core leadership practices distributed across an organization and the results are used to create a targeted action plan that supports professional growth and school effectiveness.The Four Domains CALL System delivers:Domain-specific feedback on your schools' strengths and opportunities for improvement that will inform planning and monitoringA shared understanding of excellence and the required leadership skills and knowledge necessary to achieve improvementsData comparisons against national norms and previous school-level CALL administrationsTools to measure ongoing progressWho Will Benefit School & District AdministratorsState School Improvement Directors

How Successful School Improvement Plans Prioritize Culture and Climate

October 23, 2018

Cultivating and sustaining a positive environment for teaching and learning is challenging. A strong foundation of safety, support, and health is key. This archived webinar showcases the Center on School Turnaround's Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement as a framework for school climate and wellness.Focusing on culture shift, the fourth domain, WestEd's Jenny Betz and Sarah Nadiv demonstrate how to implement policies and practices that improve school climate and engage all stakeholders, including students, families, staff, and community, in school improvement efforts.Who Will BenefitState school improvement leadersDistrict and school site leadersTeachersCounselorsWhat You Will LearnThis archived webinar offers strategies for:Prioritizing equityAddressing disparitiesCultivating student voice and leadershipEngaging families and communitiesBuilding a culture of safety, inclusion, and collaboration

Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement: Indicators of Effective Practice

February 28, 2018

This document is designed to help school, district, and state teams identify with greater certainty whether a relevant practice from the four domains is standard and routinely operational in their part of the education system or whether more work is needed.

Evidence-Based Improvement: A Guide for States to Strengthen Their Frameworks and Supports Aligned to the Evidence Requirements of ESSA

January 1, 2017

Click the download link to the right to download a complete PDF version of the guide and tools. Individual tools are available in MS Word format to the right.

School Improvement Grants: Guidance and Tools for the 2015 Amended Regulations -- Maximizing the Optional Planning/Pre-Implementation Year

January 1, 2015

This guide provides states, districts, and schools with information and support to prepare applications for 2015-2016 School Improvement Grants (SIGs).

California High Schools That Beat the Odds in High School Graduation

March 28, 2008

Based on interviews with principals of schools with better graduation rates, test scores, and dropout rates compared to others of similar student composition, outlines policies and practices that contribute to high graduation rates and academic standards.