Craft a plan to generate buy-in and improve student achievement on an accelerated turnaround timeline.
School turnaround efforts require highly effective leaders who are able to create the conditions for rapid and sustained change. Leaders must drive fundamental shifts in school culture and instructional practice that result in rapid gains and ongoing performance. The demands are great and the need for such leaders is even greater.
This specialized leadership program from The Principals’ Center brings together individuals and teams who are charged with turning around chronically underperforming schools. Participants learn how to establish high expectations for instructional quality, develop effective teams, translate data into action, and generate deep engagement among school and community stakeholders. They leave with a school improvement plan they can put into action right away.
During this five-day institute, you will work with a cohort of fellow turnaround leaders to analyze and refine your school’s turnaround plan and develop the skills you’ll need for successful implementation. For your culminating project, you will develop a theory of action for your school and gain valuable feedback from peers and faculty.
Note: We strongly recommend enrolling with a team of educators from your school or district. Free from the usual distractions, your team will have opportunities to work together to clarify your vision and develop a turnaround plan specific to your school and district.
- Develop a theory of action to achieve rapid, meaningful improvement
- Use data to set strategy, assess progress, and drive decision-making at the classroom and school levels
- Learn how to transform school culture and foster high-quality instruction
- Acquire strategies for communicating your vision to the press and community