System Change Toolkit
Transforming Student Supports into a Unified, Comprehensive, Equitable System for Addressing Barriers to Learning and Teaching
Over the last two decades, work on transforming student and learning supports has blossomed across the country. Changes being discussed include (a) a fundamental shift in school improvement policy, (b) development of a unified, comprehensive, and equitable system of intervention, (c) reworking of operational infrastructure, and (d) strategic implementation that accounts for replication to scale and sustainability. See National Initiative
This toolkit is a constant work-in-progress. It offers materials, tools, specific guides, and other resources as aids and to deepen learning about the substance and processes of the work to be done. We have grouped the tools in an order that roughly approximates moving from creating readiness, through initial implementation, to sustaining and scaling-up.
Section A: Overview, Q &A, and Initiating the Work – provides brief big
picture overviews (including exemplars, guides, powerpoints, webinars,
handouts) for policy makers, administrators, and other stakeholders to adapt
in moving forward; highlights essential elements, pioneering efforts, policy
& funding stream integration, standards and related indicators
Designing and Planning a Unified, Comprehensive, and Equitable System of
Learning Supports – provides guides for creating readiness and
reframing/reworking student and learning supports interventions and
operational infrastructure; school-community collaborative infrastructure;
tools for design teams; tools to aid mapping & analyses of intervention
resources; tools for strategic planning; aids for capacity building;
expanding the accountability framework for schools; benchmarks for
monitoring systemic change
Section C: Phasing in a New System – provides
guides for enhancing readiness, social marketing, ongoing capacity building;
self-study surveys; professional development for teachers and administrators
to enhance learning supports
Section D: Addressing the Problems of
Systemic Change – provides some introductory resources for planning and
implementing essential systemic changes; focuses on infrastructure and
change agents for facilitating scale-up and sustaining transformative
Section E: On-line Clearinghouse Quick Find – A readily accessed dropdown menu of over 130 specific Quick Finds covering a range of topics related to addressing barriers to learning and re-engaging disconnected students. Each Quick Find provides direct links to resources developed by the Center and others.
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