Identifies communities of practice as a means to sustain positive results after successfully implementing a strategy for improving learning conditions. Describes how communities of practice function and why they are successful, and, provides real life examples.
Discusses implementing programs that ensure school safety and academic success, covering what makes up Iowa's program as an example. Demonstrates Iowa's success via participation in standard LEA implementation activities and their Safe School Certification Program as well as via completing items on an implementation checklist.
Describes guides, briefs, tools, and websites that support improvements in school climate. Includes guidance for programmatic intervention, measures, school climate (engagement, environment, and safety), and special populations.
Presents insights into sustainability. This PowerPoint Presentation examines the following questions: What is sustainability? What is innovation? What factors effect innovation implementation? What do you want to have last? And, what strategies do we need to use to bring about broad, deep, enduring impacts?
Examines the change process in a diverse, purposive sample of schools receiving federal School Improvement Grants (SIGs) from 2010–11 to 2012–13. The report uses case studies to describe the characteristics of the schools, the decisions and strategies that the schools and their districts undertake, and the challenges they face in attempting to dramatically improve school performance.
Educates frontline officers on how to recognize and respond to victims of child sex trafficking. The The IACP, the FBI and the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services developed a series of training videos which depicts sworn law enforcement officers demonstrating alternative responses to different types of scenarios involving child sex trafficking.
Provides final results from the U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) Validation grant of the New Teacher Center's (NTC's) teacher induction model. Results show that the model for new teachers increases student learning in grades 4-8 by an additional 2-4 months in ELA/reading and an additional 2-5 months in math.
Presents a training module for regional training centers and states on learning approaches that prepare evaluators, educators, and district leaders for implementing evaluation systems, including hands on activities and exercises.
Provide an opportunity for individuals engaged in school climate improvement to practice skills, including engaging leadership and other stakeholders; analyzing school climate data; and identifying evidence-based programs. Each of the six module starts with some basics on school climate and then goes into an interactive activity. These online modules are one component of many in the School Climate Improvement Resource Package.