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LEADERSHIP & IMPROVEMENT

GSN comes alongside schools and districts to build leader and teacher capacity to ensure long-term achievement and improvement. We help to identify root causes, create a plan for improvement using evidence-based strategies, progress monitor and support adjustments in a continuous improvement cycle to achieve the desired results.


SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANNING & PROGRESS MONITORING

Using our Five Dimensions of Change process, we work with school leadership teams to gather information, conduct needs assessments, and co-develop strategies for how to better use time, talent and resources for school improvement —this includes monitoring the improvement process, building capacity around needed changes in practice and revising programs as needed.

 
 
  • Click here to view the Five Dimensions of Change.

 

PRINCIPAL INDUCTION PROGRAM

We partner with districts and BOCES/county agencies to create and implement their principal induction/training programs. Our frameworks are designed to meet state requirements for new principals, principals new to their district, or incoming out-of-state principals in making a successful transition into their new school environment.

 
 
  • Click here to learn more about our Principal Induction Program.

 

LEADERSHIP COACHING & DEVELOPMENT

Our comprehensive leadership development program is customized to provide meaningful, ongoing and embedded support to a team of local school and district leaders who seek to transform their school ecosystem in a way that uses time, talent, and resources to ensure all students achieve success.

 
 
  • Click here to learn more about our Turnaround Leadership Program.

 

DATA PROTOCOLS / TEAMS

Our data protocols assist schools in analyzing school and student level data to identify the root causes around lack of school performance related to both academics and school culture. In addition, our team is skilled at helping schools interpret and fully understand their school and district rankings to determine which evidence-based strategies will move their school most quickly to better meeting student needs and which challenges need long-term strategies.

 
 
  • Click here for more on our data protocols.

 

TEACHER COLLABORATION PROTOCOLS

We provide a model to guide the operation of schools, characterized by shared norms and values, creating a collective focus on student learning, communication for effective collaboration, de-privatizing practice, and reflective dialogue. Our team helps schools develop and implement shared norms and values, as well as processes and protocols for collaborative practice.

 
 
  • For an example of a professional development workshop we helped to develop, as part of our Turnaround Leader Program with Monte Vista school district, please view the presentation here.

 

RESULTS

GSN’s Turnaround Leadership Program offered in partnership with Battelle for Kids and Colorado State University-Global Campus has resulted in significant school improvement in participating districts. Case studies coming soon!

GSN has partnered with more than two dozen school districts to support the diagnostic review and unified improvement planning process.

 

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“We are grateful for all of the support we have received from Generation Schools Network. It has truly been a catalyst in helping to transform teacher practice leading to district success.”

Robin Purdy, Superintendent, Bennett