Planning for Success

Planning for Success

Planning for Success: Creating an Effective District St rategy and Plan Federal Grant Programs Conference November 2, 2018 Presenters Lori Likis, Ed.D o Planning for Success Consultant Kimberlee S. Chappell o Title I/Literacy Coordinator, North Adams Public Schools Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

2 Agenda The Planning for Success model and process Creating or refining a multi-year strategy and plan Creating an annual action plan for implementation o The North Adams experience: Kim Chappell Q & A Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 3

Planning for Success is Inclusive Flexible Hands-on Simple and accessible DIY resources o http://www.doe.mass.edu/research/success/ Recommended Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 4

The PfS Model A multi-year academic improvement plan The heart of coherence when systems and resources are aligned Budget and grants, Educator Evaluation System, school i mprovement plans Implemented through an annual action plan Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 5 The Planning for Success Process

Create Plan Align Systems Implement Analyze district performance, educator evaluation, and community feedback data for trends and patterns Envision the future Backward design the improvement strategy from specific, desired student outcomes, researching effective practices Connect Educator Evaluation goals and School Improvement Plans to the District Plan

Leverage budget, grants, and resources in support of the District Plan Build community commitment to the District Plan Create an annual action plan with progress and impact benchmarks Monitor and publicly report on progress Redesign the District Plan if necessary Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 6 PfS Superintendent Feedback We werent just trying to come up with a plan; we were trying to change culture at the same time.

Superintendent Bob Sanborn, Cape Cod Regional Technical High Scho ol Compliance vs. engagement isnt just about the ki ds; its about the adults, too! Superintendent Barbara Malkas, Webster Public Schools If youre a teacher, principal, social worker, you ca n see yourself somewhere in this document. Superintendent Dave DeRuosi, Malden Public Schools Source:ofDistrict Case Studies: Massachusetts Department ElementaryPlanning

and Secondary Education Planning for Success 2015 Pilot Projects7 Some PfS Districts Include Burlington Cambridge Cape Cod Regional Technical Concord and Concord-Carlisle Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical Malden Marshfield Northbridge

North Andover North Middlesex Regional Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Pilgrim Area Collaborative Quabbin Regional Randolph Reading Saugus Silver Lake Regional Valley Collaborative Webster Weston Whitman-Hanson Regional

8 Creating/Refining the Pla n Elements of a Strategy and Plan 1. Mission, vision, core values 2. Data analysis and theory of action 3. Strategic objectives and initiatives, including: a. Professional development b. Teacher induction and mentoring activities 4. Outcomes (SMART goals) Multi-Year Plan

(3 years) Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 10 Creating a Strategy and Plan: PfS Resources for Each Step PfS facilitation resources available for: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Designing the planning process

Getting started with the Planning Team Analyzing the current context Envisioning the future Drafting and revising the plan DIY resources available on website Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 11 PfS Facilitators Trained in Creating a Plan Approximately 50 facilitators trained to date Approximately 30 available for contracting with distri

cts o Facilitator bios and contact information posted on website Facilitator training to be offered again this year o Contact Lori Likis to learn more Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 12 Creating the Action Plan Elements of an Action Plan 1.

Implementation benchmarks Process benchmarks: what, when, who Early evidence of change benchmarks: measuring impact during implementation 2. Resources Action Plan (annual) Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 14

Implementation Benchmarks Process o What will be done, when, and by whom o Are we on track to accomplish what we want to accomplis h? Is the work getting done? Early evidence of change o Changes in practice, attitude, or behavior you should begi n to see if the initiative is having its desired impact o Does our selected strategy appear to be having the desire d impact? Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 15

Action Plan Readiness What is the current state of the district plan? What level of knowledge do stakeholders inside and ou tside the district have of the plan? What are some of the cultural issues the district is facin g? Who should be involved in the action planning process and why? How would you like to structure the action planning pro cess in order to build capacity and address some of the districts cultural and leadership issues? Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 16

Creating an Annual Action Plan: PfS Resources for Each St ep PfS facilitation resources available for: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Creating the Action Planning Team Analyzing planning practices and culture (SWOT) Creating the action plan Reviewing the draft action plan for quality

Monitoring and reporting on action plan progress DIY resources available on PfS website Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 17 PfS Action Plan Facilitation Training: Action Plan Networks Action Plan Network objectives o Support districts in creating an action plan o Support district leaders in building facilitation skills o Foster the development of a professional learning netw ork

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 18 Action Plan Networks 3-4 retreats over a 4-5 month period Participants trained to facilitate a workshop at each retreat No cost to districts PDPs available for participants Two networks launched to date o Approximately 15 diverse districts Third network launching fall/winter 2018 o Contact Lori Likis to learn more

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 19 The North Adams Experience: Kim Chappell A PfS Action Plan Network #2 participant Assessed the current district plan using PfS resource With Superintendent Barbara Malkas, leadin process to update and revise the North Adams plan and begi n action planning Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 20

Questions? PfS facilitation resources, sample plans, and ca se studies o http://www.doe.mass.edu/research/success/ Lori Likis, Ed.D., PfS consultant o [email protected] Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 21

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