Webinar Series: Staying the Course – Pathways in a New Landscape
A series of three webinars addressing changes in the educational landscape after passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA increases responsibility for school improvement planning, implementation, measurement, and accountability placed on State Education Agencies (SEAs). As the content comprehensive center focused on school improvement, CST hosted these webinars to familiarize SEA staff with newly-implemented ESSA requirements and encourage states to collaborate and share their practices.
Webinar #1 Archive
Measuring School Turnaround Success
Overview: Successful school turnarounds require hard work and are difficult to both achieve and sustain. Further complicating the issue, few stakeholders have a clear, robust definition of turnaround success. This webinar highlighted an approach to defining and measuring successful turnaround efforts.
Webinar #2 Archive
“What it Takes” for a Turnaround
Overview: This webinar referenced the CST resource guide “What it Takes” for a Turnaround: Principal Competencies that Matter for Student Achievement. The session was designed to discuss the behavioral event interview (BEI) and turnaround leader competencies. In this guide, we explain how each of these can support the turnaround endeavor and it takes an in-depth look at how they might be used in practice. Lastly, the session was designed to explore how several districts and states use these research-based processes to improve selection as well as other human resource functions, such as school assignment and professional development.
Webinar #3 Archive
School Improvement: Focused Planning for Sustainable Progress & Change
Overview: The Office of Early Learning and Intervention has reflected on the support and planning for schools in this past year through a monthly blog series for the STLC. Lessons learned from earlier cohorts of SIG schools and an intentional focus on planning has helped to focus schools’ efforts around leadership, effective instruction, data, and sustainability. This webinar shared lessons learned and provided some analysis of the successes of SIG implementation in Indiana schools.