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After the last bell The Multiple Roles of Principals in School-based Afterschool Programs by Lanya Samuelson is a great resource to share with the principals in your district. The article clearly lays out the role of a principal in successful OST programs and provides a useful graphic on page 8.
A tool to help districts evaluate digital tools that support asynchronous, online or blended learning for teachers.
This is a way for K-12 school district leaders to get FREE urgent and customized guidance. A coalition of leading education experts who work with district leaders to quickly determine concrete next steps and connect them with the tools they need to take action.
A model for creating a web site that effectively shares information with students, families, and teachers.
Beyond a critical foundation of equity, there are various steps to take in establishing or expanding a dual enrollment program. Use Aspen Institute’s Dual Enrollment Playbook for two key resources: • Step by step guide to starting a dual enrollment program with an emphasis on strengthening equity impact • For schools who want to expand …
Create a shared understanding of grade-level work is an important part of igniting learning. These assignment review protocols from TNTP, useful for PD or content meetings, share tools to help instructional leaders and teachers determine if an assignment gives students the opportunity to engage in grade-level content and can create shared understanding of grade level.
This protocol helps teachers focus on student learning collaboratively by looking at student work samples. Using a protocol like this can help shift teacher conversation back to student learning in a moment where they are thinking about countless logistics.
Here’s a quick video from Skyward that can help an attendance aid generate letters to families, though the best results come from more personalized efforts.
A playbook of 26 strategies to address student chronic absence, whether it be mild, moderate, or severe (the three tiers of intervention). The COVID-19 considerations, included with the strategies, show ways to adapt evidence-based practices when it is not possible to meet face-to-face.
This template from Attendance Works to name the tiered attendance supports you use in your system. By naming those supports, you can reflect on where your systems are strong and where you might want to strengthen a tier.
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