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Provide teachers with access to resources for curriculum, assessments, and professional learning to support strong content knowledge and pedagogy.
Evaluate current grading practices and their alignment with the school’s vision for teaching and learning.
Implement instructional strategies that align with and build on learning and human development research.
Create observation tools for principals and peers that offer teachers collaborative reflection opportunities for continuous improvement.
Create a data plan that includes the data to be collected and what will be done with it after it is collected.
Provide digital citizenship and digital literacy training for students and teachers.
Embed STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), computer science, and workforce connections throughout instruction.
Model effective professional learning by offering choice and voice when leading teachers and empower teachers to lead throughout the process.
Encourage engagement across schools and districts through traditional networking, social media, and professional learning communities.
Provide opportunities for teachers and students to show agency by leading activities, sharing needs, and providing input into school modernization practices.
Offer extended and expanded learning opportunities for all students.
Determine high-leverage instructional approaches and content.
Ensure that high-stakes testing is well planned and executed and is only one part of understanding the whole child.
Prioritize implicit bias (toward colleagues and students) training to ensure cultural sensitivity.
Leverage and create opportunities for students to explore their passions and interests to promote personal and authentic opportunities.
Focus on indicators that trigger interventions and alternative approaches with subgroups of students in need of more support.
Create peer review and feedback loops.
Provide time to pilot new ideas, reflect, and refine; set up team time for planning, grading, and review of student work.
Set clear expectations for each teacher’s and administrator’s professional growth plan; seek feedback from teachers and use data to show impact.
Set clear learning objectives aligned with state standards for all students.