Purpose:This tool helps leaders guide teams in evaluating the conditions for continuous improvement in their school.Description:As a tool to determine readiness for improvement, this resource is designed to guide leaders in assessing four organizational conditions needed to support continuous improvement. The tool guides leaders through four conditions with indicators that stimulate questions, evidence reflection and coaching tools that might be used to prompt each condition.
Janelle Jacksons classroom is observed by teacher evaluator Barbara VanDenberg. She suggests Ms. Jackson try pushing her students to work in groups and new questioning strategies. Watch the changes as Ms. J puts these suggestions in action.
Opportunity for group study by graduate students on current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum. Practical Leadership is an interactive seminar where students receive repeated coaching and real-time feedback on their own leadership capabilities from their peers and the instructor. The course is structured around a set of readings. However, the key component is each student's own self-assessment. These self-assessments are done by the students in the first week of the semester. The areas for improvement that the students identify are then targeted in the weekly role plays that are customized for each student in the class. The goal of the class is for each student to increase his or her own leadership abilities through an ongoing cycle of practice, feedback and reflection.
Ms. Shawn is a new teacher, but lucky to have coaches and mentors at her school site. Dr. Royce visits to evaluate one of Ms. Shawns lessons. Her coach works with her over the course of two weeks before Dr. Royce returns to see a second lesson. See the growth in Ms. Shawns instruction in just two weeks.
Access the resources on this document to build background knowledge of UDL, determine goals for implementation, review instructional design tools and examples of UDL and specific strategies.