Toolkit for Rebuilding Student Supports into
a Comprehensive System for
Addressing Barriers to Learning and Teaching
Designing and Planning a Unified and Comprehensive System of Learning Supports
Reworking Leadership Infrastructure
- Leadership Infrastructure: Is What We Have What We Need?
A tool outlining a four step process that can be used by planners and decision makers to map and analyze current infrastructure.
Leadership at a School Site for Developing a Comprehensive System of Learning Supports
Examples of job descriptions are provided for both an administrative and staff lead for a learning supports component.
- Notes on Leadership Infrastructure at a Small School
Obviously, a small school has less staff and other resources than most larger schools. Nevertheless, the three major functions necessary for school improvement remain the same in all schools, namely (1) improving instruction, (2) providing learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching, and (3) enhancing management and governance. These notes highlights the needed roles and functions that call for a change in current operational and organizational infrastructure at the school site.
- Notes on Infrastructure for Learning Supports at District, Regional, and State Offices
Highlights roles and functions related to developing a comprehensive learning supports system that call for a change in current operational and organizational infrastructure at these levels.
- Key Leadership Mechanisms for Enhancing student & Learning Supports
Pulls together the Center's work on resource-oriented mechanisms designed to ensure schools pay systematic attention to how they use resources for addressing barriers to learning and promoting healthy development.
- One Page Handout on What is a Learning Supports Leadership Team?
Basic description of the functions and composition of a school-site leadership team for system development to enhance how a school addresses barriers to learning and teaching and re-engages disconnected students.
- Guide to enhancing school-community infrastructure and weaving resources together
Discusses school-community collaboratives as key mechanisms for braiding school and community resources and stresses ways to optimize the functioning or such groups.
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