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Oklahoma WISE Planning Tool 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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