Systemic Instructional Improvement Program (SIIP) Network 2.0
The Systemic Instructional Improvement Program (SIIP) Network provides technical assistance and coaching to district leaders to help those districts restructure their operations and focus on improved student achievement. Administrators from the districts come together every month in a community of practice. The sessions are designed to give participants a clearer understanding of systems thinking and an opportunity to practice tools and approaches that advance systemic reforms in their districts.
The Center believes that system success yields student success. So we take time to ask the tough questions and hold school teams accountable. What we do in each district is different — it has to be. We adapt our programs and our coaching strategies to fit with individual district needs, and we work together in partnership to address unique challenges.
Over a long-term, multi-year relationship, our staff works with district leaders to help develop systemic thinking, generate theories of action, employ coherent strategies, align resources, develop and support effective leadership teams, ensure accountability, engage stakeholders and sustain improvements.
We help districts address the factors that support or hinder continuous improvement:
- Culture (beliefs and values about adult and student learning)
- Conditions (time, structures, and schedules)
- Competencies (professional skills and knowledge)
The primary focus of the partnership work is the instructional core (the relationship between students, teachers, curriculum content and the tasks students are asked to do). We encourage systems thinking and provide tools and approaches that can advance systemic reforms in districts.
Meeting nine times a year, teams learn about improvement efforts across the world, inside education and across other sectors. SIIP participants explore leadership and organizational practices critical for guiding and sustaining improvement. Past cohorts have examined topics such as strategic implementation of improvement efforts and leading for coherence.