Building on a district’s work without
predetermining what the district needs
Committed to large-scale instructional improvement, the Center partners with geographically and demographically diverse school districts across the state ranging in size from 2,200 to 15,000 students.
We take our work seriously and we are honest about the time commitment that is necessary on the district’s part to be involved in our programs. That’s why we take time before a district partnership begins to ensure our goals align.
A district partnership will achieve improved student success, efficiency, effectiveness and learning when we do the following:
- Identify districts that share our core beliefs and our goals for student success
- Work with districts that are enacting a compatible theory of action
- State explicitly our expectations for district improvement, roles and responsibilities, time and structures for joint planning and reflection, and
- Collaborate and work toward a shared outcome
Our current district partnerships include:
- Berlin: Technical assistance for instructional rounds linked to district instructional improvement.
- East Hartford: Technical assistance for district instructional improvement by linking instructional rounds to the Connecticut Accountability for Learning Initiative.
- Manchester: Technical assistance for implementation of instructional rounds.
- Meriden: Technical assistance and coaching for newly appointed principals and leadership development for instructional associates.
- Milford: Technical assistance to school and district administrators in defining and observing instruction and providing feedback to teachers.
- New Britain: Technical assistance for grade-level reading campaign.
- New Haven: Technical assistance for instructional rounds to develop leadership of high-potential assistant principals and coaching for newly appointed principals.
- North Haven: Technical assistance for curriculum coordinators and support for principals leading school improvement efforts.
- Norwalk: Coaching for recently appointed principals as follow-on to Urban School Leaders Fellowship program.
- Southington: Technical assistance on district instructional improvement.
- Stamford: Technical assistance for systemic instructional improvement; facilitation of leadership development program for principals and assistant principals.
Waterbury: Technical assistance for central office transformation and coaching for Instructional Leadership Directors.