Use the Summer Learning Recruitment Guide from the Wallace Foundation to learn from five school districts how to launch a summer learning recruitment effort, develop a recruitment planning timeline, and create your recruitment game plan.
The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) has a Summer Learning Planning Guide that helps educators prepare to work with students and families/caregivers. See page 9 for a breakdown of communications considerations by stakeholder groups (i.e., teachers, families, students).
Review the Comprehensive Guide to a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) to learn about how districts are using MTSS to ensure that all students have the resources and support needed to succeed. Under What is MTSS, see how schools are using the “inverted pyramid” to serve all students, small groups in need of additional interventions, and individual students who …
Download the IGNITE Peer Mentoring Guide and see pages 2-5 to learn about a model for supporting first-year students and developing leadership and empathy skills for older youth.
Creating a culture that values good attendance is important and consistency is a key part of that. Communication about this important issue must be ongoing. This presentation shares both a sample family event calendar and communication calendar on pages 16-17 with suggestions for each month to help you map out your year of attendance outreach.
Ready to Create, Change, or Improve a District or School’s Postsecondary Practices? This site offers many resources and supports to get you started. It also reviews Key Approaches for Supporting Postsecondary Transitions including; Transforming Postsecondary Advising Using Data to Educate Students and Inform Services Increasing FAFSA Completion Reducing Summer Melt and Ensuring Matriculation
Look at this District’s Transition Planning Guide that is designed to assist district leaders in working with district and school teams to create a data-informed transition plan for the return to in-person learning. This planning guide puts students and families at the center, especially those who have lost out on learning due to Covid-19.
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 …
Education Strategy Group’s strategies for keeping 9th grade students on track are beneficial to the college and career readiness of students from low-income households.
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.