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.
- Bloomfield: Technical assistance for district instructional improvement through instructional rounds.
- Hartford: Professional learning and support for associate superintendents and the development of shared tools and practices for principal supervision.
- Manchester: Technical assistance for developing a district strategy for family, school and community partnership.
- Meriden: Technical assistance and leadership development for assistant principals; support for personalized learning; and support for school turnaround under a SIG grant.
- Middletown: Technical assistance to and support for the early literacy collaborative.
Milford: Technical assistance to school and district administrators in defining and observing instruction and providing feedback to teachers.
- New Haven: Technical assistance for leadership development for school and district leaders.
- 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.