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Oklahoma State Department   Training for Coaches   Aug 6,
      of Education                                 2010
              Goals for Today
• Provide a more detailed and interactive view
  of the features of the WISE Planning Tool.

• Provide training the coach’s role in continuous
  improvement.

• Provide training on effective coaching using
  the WISE Planning Tool.
 School Improvement Plans -Then
• In previous years, a school improvement plan
  was a paper plan that was created once a
  year.
• Student data informed decisions and plans.
• This school improvement plan addressed
  specific subgroups or specific areas of
  weakness.
• The main goal was to improve low scores.
        The Coach’s Role - Then
• A coach would advise the team and provide
  suggestions for improvement.
• A coach would give input during the creation
  of the plan.
• A coach would provide guidance during the
  implementation year.

      – But the plans rarely changed.
            Think. Pair. Share.
• What do you feel your role as a coach was last
  year?

• How did you support the goals and actions of
  the school improvement plan?

• How could your role as a coach have been
  utilized more effectively?
 School Improvement Plans - Now
• The WISE Planning Tool allows for continuous
  improvement.
• In addition to analyzing student data, the
  team analyzes school practices that affect
  student achievement.
• The team is always assessing current practice,
  planning steps for progress, and monitoring
  implementation.
  – The ultimate goal is improved performance in all
    areas.
        The Coach’s Role - Now
• The coach builds the capacity of the team to
  function within a culture of candor.
• The coach helps the school understand the
  meaning of each indicator.
• The coach models how to analyze performance
  and how to plan action steps.
• The coach asks critical questions, hold the team
  to a high standard, and builds the abilities of the
  team for continuous improvement.
          Coaching Comments
• The WISE Planning Tool provides a means for
  documenting key points of advice and
  congratulations.
• Coaching comments allow for continuous
  dialogue between the coach and the team.
• Coaching comments track the thinking of the
  coach and team which is useful in future
  work, especially when a new coach, principal,
  or team are appointed.
    Sample Coaching Comments
• Take a moment and review the sample
  coaching comments provided by the Center
  on Innovation and Improvement.
• Coaching comments aimed at particular
  indicators or tasks and comments between
  the coach and school have been provided.
            Think. Pair. Share.
• How do you feel your role as coach will change
  with the use of the WISE Planning Tool?

• What opportunities do you see to build capacity
  of the teams?

• What additional training or information do you
  need to be an effective coach?
WISE is a Six Step Process
Steps: 1-3
         Title I Requirements
• Title I requires the plan be developed with
  the involvement of parents and other
  members of the community, as applicable.
  – How will you promote the involvement of
    parents?
• The Planning TEAM should oversee and
  organize the assessment of indicators and
  develop the plan.
  – How will you promote and support shared
    leadership?
Step 4: Assess School Indicators
           Title I Requirements
• The School Team should analyze multiple
  forms of data to inform the assessment of
  indicators in WISE.
• Quantitative Data: enrollment counts, student
  achievement results, dropout rates,
  graduation rates, and demographic statistics.
• Qualitative Data: surveys, interviews, focus
  groups, and classroom observations.
  – How will you assist or support schools in collecting
    and analyzing data?
Step 4: Assessing School
       Indicators
        An adequate response:
• Integrates results from the data analysis.
• Is informed by the Nine Essential Elements (9
  EEs) rubrics.
• Is a “snapshot” of the school at the present.
• Provides the opportunity to identify strengths
  and weaknesses.
     An adequate response also:
• Examines current practice to identify
  strengths and weaknesses.
• Emphasizes what the adults do that makes
  student achievement possible.
        Indicators Rated as Full
       Implementation should:
• Be supported by data and other evidence
  relative to the indicator.
• Be routinely and effectively demonstrated by
  all personnel relative to the indicator.
• Satisfy the meaning of the indicator and the
  high standard set by the team.
                  Activity
• Choose an indicator that has been assessed.
• As a coach, read through the assessment and
  the description of current implementation.
• Create a coaching comment to either affirm
  the assessment or suggest improvement.
• Write your comment on paper (for now!).
• Responses will be shared.
Entering a Coaching Comment
                   Activity
• Using the comment you created for the last
  activity, practice entering the comment into
  the WISE Planning Tool.
• You will have five minutes to complete this
  activity.
• Some responses will be shared.
Step 5: Create School Plan
     How Does a Team Prioritize?
• As each indicator is assessed, it is given an
  index score (priority score x opportunity
  score) that the team can use to prioritize
  when planning.
• Indicators of high priority that are easily
  achieved should be addressed first.
  – How can you encourage “quick wins” to motivate
    the team?
Step 5: Create the School Plan
  What is an adequate response?
• The description of “full implementation”
  should align with the school’s vision for the
  future.
• Information in the 9 EEs rubrics will be helpful
  in writing the description, but description
  should be site specific.
• Description should align with the indicator.
               Creating Tasks
• Tasks should be clearly written and
  manageable.
• Tasks should directly align to the description
  of full implementation.
• Tasks should logically lead to full
  implementation of the indicator.
                   Activity
• Choose an indicator for which a plan has been
  created.
• Review the description of full implementation
  and the tasks.
• Create a coaching comment to either affirm
  the plan for the indicator or suggest revision.
• Enter the coaching comment into the WISE
  Planning Tool.
Step 6: Monitor the Plan
- What role does the coach play in the
monitoring of the school plan?
 What Other Resources are Available?
• Multiple reports for quick review of plan
  status
• Meeting Agenda Set-Up
• Indicator Worksheet Sample
• Wise Ways/Rubric
• Coaching Comments
Resources and Reports
          Think. Pair. Share.
• How can a coach support and encourage the
  use of the reports available on the WISE
  Planning Tool?

• What are some ways these reports could be
  utilized effectively?
        WISE and SST Meetings
• School Support Team Reports are valuable
  data schools can use to inform assessment of
  the indicators or to develop action plans.
• Coaches can suggest indicators for
  assessment, strategies for school plans, or
  resources to assist in implementation based
  on SST Meetings or Educational Leadership
  Coaching.
                 Activity
• Read the WISE Planning Tool Coaching
  Simulation Activity.
• Use the information provided to recommend
  indicators that may be helpful in the
  improvement process at the sample
  elementary, middle and high schools.
• Enter your coaching comments into the WISE
  Planning Tool
• You will have 20 minutes to complete this
  activity.
Any Questions?

				
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