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Districts on the Move

Leading a Coherent System of Continuous Improvement
By: Jay Westover

Foreword by Michael Fullan and Joanne Quinn
A Joint Publication With InnovateEd

The transformative framework outlined in this book creates a systemic district-wide approach for changing the culture of learning and creating a coherent system of continuous improvement.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781544387628
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2019
  • Page Count: 112
  • Publication date: September 03, 2019

Price: $26.95

Description

Description

Building off the framework Fullan and Quinn introduced in the International best-seller Coherence The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, Districts, and Systems, Westover presents a roadmap to help district and school leaders navigate the journey of creating a coherent system of continuous improvement. Based on more than 15 years of successful partnerships with school districts, this book includes case studies of how districts progressed over time, leadership competencies shown to be critical factors for success, tools and rubrics for action planning and guiding implementation, and reflective questions for inquiring about the current state of district systems and practices and strategies for systemic improvements efforts.

Readers will discover Benchmarks of Capacity that will serve as guideposts to
• Create clarity of district goals and school priorities for student learning
• Cultivate a culture of shared leadership and systemic collaboration
• Develop collective expertise with a coherent instructional framework
• Engage in evidence-based cycles of inquiry for continuous improvement

Learn how to lead systemic improvement that builds capacity at the classroom, school and district levels.

Key features

  • Case Studies taken from the author's work with over 300 schools
  • Leadership Competencies in Action
  • Practical Tools to put plans into action district by district
  • Reflection questions
  • Implementation steps
  • Foreword by Michael Fullan and Joanne Quinn
  • Author(s)

    Author(s)

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    Jay Westover

    Jay Westover has provided leadership training and school improvement consulting in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education, state departments of education, colleges, educational service centers, and school districts across North America. Over the past fifteen years, his work has focused on developing capacity of school district systems to close the gaps of college and career readiness. Creating coherent systems of continuous improvement has been a central aspect of state-wide, regional, and local partnerships including the Association of California School Administrators, more than a dozen County Offices of Education, and over 100 school districts.

    Jay’s role at InnovateEd is lead advisor for state-level, county-wide, and local school district partnerships, client executive leadership coaching, and guiding the expansion of consulting services. His passion is working alongside leaders to simplify the complexities of developing school district capacity and coherence for sustainable improvement.


    Table of Contents

    Table of Contents

    Foreword by Michael Fullan and Joanne Quinn

    Preface

    Acknowledgments

    About the Author

    Introduction

    Chapter 1: Creating a Coherent System of Continuous Improvement

    Leading a Coherent Path of Progress

    Chapter 2: Clarity of District Goals and School Priorities for Student Learning

    Creating a Strategic Focus for Equitable Student Growth

    Clearly Delineating Improvement Strategies

    Leading Short Cycles of Improvement

    The Path of Progress for Little Lake City School District

    Reflecting on Key Capacity-Building Strategies

    Tips for Taking Action

    Chapter 3: Culture of Shared Leadership and Systemic Collaboration

    Serving as a Lead Learner

    Cultivating Systemic Collaboration and Co-learning

    Leading From the Middle

    The Path of Progress for Hesperia Unified School District

    Reflecting on Key Capacity-Building Strategies

    Tips for Taking Action

    Chapter 4: Coherent Instructional Framework for Developing Collective Expertise

    Creating Instructional Coherence

    Robust Collaborative Inquiry Processes

    Developing Precision of Pedagogy

    The Path of Progress for Corona-Norco Unified School District

    Reflecting on Key Capacity-Building Strategies

    Tips for Taking Action

    Chapter 5: Evidence-Based Cycles of Inquiry for Continuous Improvement

    Know Thy Impact

    Evidence of Learning

    Continuous Improvement of Practices

    The Path of Progress for Rosedale Union School District

    Reflecting on Key Capacity-Building Strategies

    Tips for Taking Action

    Chapter 6: Leading a Coherent Path for Sustainable Growth in Learning

    Rubrics and Planning Tools

    Chapter 7: Building Capacity to Lead Systemic Improvement

    References

    Index

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