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Creating a Framework

Creating a Framework to Sharpen Our Focus
Gary Baldwin, Superintendent; Dan Walker and Carlton Kuhns, Assistant Superintendents
Lower Kuskokwim School District

LKSD is continuing to build on work with the Principals’ PLC Initiative started in 2010 – 2011.  As a district we were trying to break-out beyond pockets of excellence to raise expectations and performance across the district.  We were also trying to respond to problems identified by our site administrators:  lack of clarity about direction and vision; fidelity of implementation efforts; and addressing initiative burn-out – we were trying to do too much.  Our intention was to collectively build a framework that would respond to these three problems as well as help us integrate these efforts using the local expertise we had built-up over the years.  We did this by promoting coherence around three specific areas:
SIOP – Sheltered Instructional Observation Protocol; School Climate – Positive Behavior Supports – Every child can learn; and
; and a complete look at our academic program with a focus on RTI.


Background - Improvement Priorities - Problem Statement


Initiation - Indicators of Improvement


Challenges - Evidence - Key Supports


Impact - Creating Urgency - Communication - Data Use


Lessons Learned


Kathy Blanc,
May 29, 2012, 3:30 PM