Joplin Schools was suffering from initiative fatigue and the challenge of implementing new standards. They turned to the Impact Teams model to shift the conversation toward teaching and student learning.
Reeds Spring had been implementing PLCs for over 10 years, yet the effective use of data to respond to student learning needs was not occurring district-wide. The Impact Teams model helped their educators collaborate productively to address diverse learning needs.
Katherine Smith, Coordinator of Testing and Research at Lyons Township High School, described how her school used the Model Team Approach to build capacity with the Impact Team Model. Read how this large comprehensive high school participated in this process.