Best Practices for School Improvement

One way to locate evidence-based strategies is to go to the source – the research itself. On the learning objects page, you will find a list of resources for this purpose. The learning objects page features various Web sites that address and evaluate research-based practices. The What Works Clearinghouse(Links to an external site.)is a major resource for locating research-supported practices.Step 1. Use the resources on the learning objects pages and other sources to locate evidence-based practices to help meet the opportunity for school improvement identified in the Module 2.Step 2. Develop your paper by following the “Best Practices Paper Outline” (below). Embed at least one link in your paper that takes readers directly to a research-based strategy. Tutorials for embedding a link are available: Digital Learning Connections Resources and Tips.
Best Practices Paper OutlineTitle: Best Practices and School ImprovementParagraph 1: Introduction: Describe the opportunity for improvement from your Module 2 SIP analysis and the school’s current practices in regard to the selected improvement opportunity.Paragraph 2: Describe the shared vision, mission, and goals for the improvement opportunity.How was consensus achieved for the vision, mission, and goals?Paragraph 3: Describe best practice strategy #1.Why did your team choose this strategy?How does your team envision this strategy impacting the opportunity for school improvement?Paragraph 4: Describe best practice strategy #2.Why did your team choose this strategy?How does your team envision this strategy impacting the opportunity for school improvement?Paragraph 5: Describe best practice strategy #3.Why did your team choose this strategy?How does your team envision this strategy impacting the opportunity for school improvement?Paragraph 6: Compose a conclusion for your paper. Reflect on the value of teamwork and distributed leadership in the improvement effort.How will this effort help all students meet content and performance standards?

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