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Are you deliberate and intentional about your leadership regardless of what your role is? Intentional leadership happens at all levels, from the classroom to the boardroom. New standards are requiring teams of instructional leaders to communicate, collaborate, and share responsibility in developing and maintaining the instructional program. Instructional leaders at all levels need time to reflect and refine research based instructional practices. Focusing on the Quality Instructional Elements™ will assist in creating the instructional culture desired.

Needs Assessment™
A needs assessment provides an efficient, data-driven basis for districts to prioritize areas of focus for improvement. Based on the triangulation of classroom visits, questionnaires, interviews of teachers, principals, and central office administrators, state assessment results, and other empirical data, our assessment is multidimensional, comprehensive, and actionable.
Data Walks I and II™
The Data Walk is a focused, highly efficient process that guides school leaders in the collection, compilation, and disaggregation of data regarding curriculum and instruction. The process leverages brief classroom visits into important data that drives decisions regarding school improvement and professional development. Participant may purchase Data Walks™ PDA Software which provides easy collection and computation for data analysis.

Data Walks Coaching™
Participants will conduct data walks with a consultant and receive feedback and coaching on how to maximize the impact of the process and build inter-rater reliability.

Focused Coaching™
The Focused Coaching model is intended for instructional leaders to lead teachers in reflective practices to achieve greater student success. The model is presented in four non-sequential modules for all instructional leaders. Coaching series include:

  1. Engaging Students in the Right Work™ this training provides a process for ensuring that work given to students meets the state’s grade-level expectations and is work worth doing.
  2. Level of Thinking™ providing students the opportunity to attain mastery of state standards requires that teachers design work at an appropriate level of thinking. Instructional leaders will review effective methods for coaching their staff toward a design which encourages meeting and exceeding state standards.
  3. Student-Friendly Learning Objectives™ learning objectives establish a direction for learning. Writing objectives in student-friendly language increases achievement in the classroom. Participants review the criteria of writing student-friendly learning objectives and practice using their state standards to write these objectives.
  4. Data Walks Rubric™ the Data Walks process is a powerful tool to reveal patterns of performance in the classroom and coach teachers to excel. The Data Walks Rubric is the next phase of this process, guiding the development of rubrics for what constitutes exemplary, proficient, and non-proficient classrooms.