Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A Strategic Plan for the Next Three Years

Upon entering the district,  I initiated a three stage research-based entry plan to become familiar with the district’s stakeholders, culture, and critical issues.  In March, the Districts’ joint School Improvement Panel (SCIPs) and District Evaluation and Advisory Committee (DEAC) came together with the administrative team to develop professional learning goals for 2016-18.  In May, a mixed methods District Goals Survey was administered.  Responses were received from the District’s stakeholders:  students, parents, teachers, community members, trustees and administrators.  In June, the administrative team aggregated the quantitative and qualitative stakeholder input and drafted Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Research-based, and Timebound (SMART) goals.  These goals were developed into a three year strategic plan with input from the Trustees of the Board.  Last evening the Board voted unanimously to adopt the 2016-2019 WTSD Strategic Plan including the Strategic District Goals, 2016 Strategies, and 2016 SMART Goals.

At the end of each year, I will report to the Trustees and members of the community on our  progress towards strategic goals utilizing quantitative and qualitative indicators.  Thank you to all of the stakeholders who gave their time to provide input. Through this process we have come together as a community to create a shared vision for our District and developed a plan to make that vision a reality. An infographic was created to display a summary of the Strategic Plan and 2016-17 SMART Goals.

The following works were referenced when developing the 2016-19 WTSD Strategic Plan:
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Buffum, A. G., Mattos, M., & Weber, C. (2009). Pyramid response to intervention: RTI, professional learning communities, and how to respond when kids don't learn. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.

Daggett, W. R. (2015). Daggett System for Effective Instruction. International Center for Leadership in Education.

Daggett, W. R. (2015). Rigor/Relevance Framework . International Center for Leadership in Education.

Dufour, R., & Marzano, R. J. (2011). Leaders of learning: How district, school, and classroom leaders improve student achievement. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

Gruenert, S., & Whitaker, T. (n.d.). School culture rewired: How to define, assess, and transform it.

Hoyle, J. R. (2005). The superintendent as CEO: Standards-based performance. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Jacobs, H. H. (2010). Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Marzano, R. J., & Waters, T. (2009). District leadership that works: Striking the right balance. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

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Senge, P. M. (2000). Schools that learn: A fifth discipline fieldbook for educators, parents, and everyone who cares about education. New York: Doubleday.

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Wiggins, G. P., & McTighe, J. (2007). Schooling by design: Mission, action, and achievement. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Zehng, B., Warschauer, M., Lin, C., & Chang, C. (2016, February 5). Learning in One-to-One Laptop Environments A Meta-Analysis and Research Synthesis. Review of Educational Research.