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Year One - Selected Specific Results

YEAR 1—SELECTED SPECIFIC RESULTS

 While all the specific results listed under each goal to the left are important, the strategic design team selected the six specific results below to be accomplished in year one.

 

4.1 Create systems that identify and utilize student interests for the development of district programs.

Action Steps:

  1. Develop campus committees to research program and organization possibilities. Find out what other districts are doing.
  2. Develop a presentation and information packets explaining their options.
  3. Construct and administer student survey.
  4. Utilize the student’s interests to establish organization possibilities such as teacher training, community contacts, field trips, and guest speakers.

 

5.1 Create active partnerships with businesses that will engage students in career exposure.

 Action steps:

  1. Identify responsibilities of the person who will be creating partnerships with businesses.
  2. Establish district lead to align partnerships with businesses.
  3. Seek commitments from community partnerships for career exposure.
  4. Engage middle school students in career exposure.
  5. Align community partnerships with career pathways.
  6. Create opportunities for practicum courses in the junior and senior years of high school.

 

6.1 Implement resource allocation processes that promote transparency and are responsive to program needs.

 Action steps:

  1. Create a system that ensures that program goals and objectives meet the district call to action and beliefs.
  2. Establish clear project management procedures to include implementation timeline and professional development plan.
  3. Create and communicate through a variety of media the means by which programs receive their funding and resources.

 

6.2 Develop a comprehensive, equitable compensation and benefit plan for all employees.

 Action steps:

  1. Conduct an audit of staff and compensation levels.
  2. Identify benchmark districts.
  3. Create a comprehensive, market-based compensation package, including salary, benefits, and stipends.

 

8.1 Identify, implement, and support a variety of innovative teaching methods across the district.

 Action steps:

  1. Research innovative best practices that have proven results with students through various resources.
  2. Utilize evaluation instruments that support the implementation of innovative teaching practices.
  3. Provide professional learning opportunities for teachers to design dynamic, engaging lessons, and activities.
  4. Provide opportunities for teachers to attend various teaching strategy workshops and implement a committee to follow-up on implementation.
  5. Provide professional learning opportunities for campus administrators to ensure the implementation and sustainability of engaging instruction.
  6. Allow teachers opportunities to observe other teacher implementing a variety of teaching strategies.

 

9.2 Increase access to current technology for all students.

 Action steps:

  1. Create and add a home technology survey to the back to school packet.
  2. Create and implement a student evaluation survey of technology use in the classroom (MOY, EOY, ”anonymous”)
  3. Review teacher responses to technology surveys in administrative/campus meetings.
  4. Annually evaluate the effectiveness of the technology initiatives district wide.
  5. Develop and publish a “district technology plan” in a transparent, accessible manner that addresses district/campus technology budget allocations and obsolescence strategies.
  6. Increase accessibility and reliability of internet connections throughout the district to address continued issues with unreliable internet and wifi.
  7. Develop advocacy relationships (partnerships) with local and state governments to increase rural technology access.

 

9.4 Provide Instructional Technology support that keeps pace with increasing technology utilization.

 Action steps:

  1. Designate one Professional Development Day for Technology Utilization Training occurring annually.
  • Assign a workshop facilitator who assigns topics or accepts proposals for new technology utilization which keeps pace with current trends.
  • Provide a list of sessions to allow teachers to select from based on interests/trends.
  • Survey effectiveness of the Technology Utilization Professional Day to determine direction of growth.
  1. Create job descriptions to delegate necessary responsibilities to campus techs to increase efficiency in their IT support.
  2. Train campus techs on new and existing technology equipment as needed.
  3. Add new technology applications under Frequently Used Links to be maintained by the campus techs for student use.