Continuous School Improvement Workshop
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All school improvement workshops and training are two – six hours in length and customized to meet the unique needs of the participants.
All staff trainings consist of a half-day (three hours) or full-day (six hours) segment that lead to in depth understanding, skills and a plan of action that can be used for their success.
Customized On-Site Workshops and Training
We can send one of our trainers to your location for a workshop or training that focuses on your organization’s needs. We will help identify what issues you would like our skills training to address before the workshop/training takes place. We will customize exercises to specifically address your group’s issues so topics will resonate with staff experiences, thus increasing their involvement.
Each of our workshops can be tailored to meet our client’s needs. In addition to considering organizational goals, culture, and size, Ground Game Consulting will assist in assessing and identifying what teams in your organization are lacking and how they might improve. With this information, our design team will customize a workshop, team-building training experience, or a high-impact retreat. Our experienced and highly educated facilitators will then deliver the material and concepts using hands-on, experiential activities, interactive discussions, and practice opportunities. Once the training is complete, we’re available to help participants sustain their newly acquired skills for the long-term success of the organization. We want to see our services work for our clients, and are committed to making that happen.
These offerings are for eight to 100 participants and can be scheduled to fit your calendar.
Half Day (3 hours) – Full Day (6 hours) (based on organizational need)
$600 – $1,200
Continuous school improvement (CSI) is the process cycle of school improvement with the major components of creating the vision, gathering data related to that vision, analyzing the data, planning the work of the school to align with the vision, implementing the strategies and action steps outlined in the plan, and gathering data to measure the impact of the intervention.
CSI is driven by a strategic cyclical change process. Many versions of this process can be found in the education literature. Most contain the following steps:
Step 1. Clarify your school’s mission, vision and core values.
Step 2. Determine where your school is with respect to its vision and values, using evidence to identify differences and assess likely reasons for those differences.
Step 3. Set goals and objectives for addressing those differences.
Step 4. Identify strategies to achieve these goals and objectives and develop plans for implementing them (including developing necessary human and material resources).
Step 5. Implement these strategies.
Step 6. Assess their implementation and outcomes, feed information back into the first and second steps, and begin the process again.
Several factors increase the likelihood that this basic process will be effective.
- Readiness of people and the school organization to support the process.
- Centrality of student learning to the school’s mission, vision and core values and to the continuous improvement process.
- Primacy of high quality, relevant and useful data.
- Inclusiveness of the process, meaning involving everyone at one time or another and focusing on every aspect of the school.
- Integration of the process into the core functions of the school.
Participants will be led through the process of creating a School Improvement Planning Process.