Improve Achievement for One Student, the Whole Class, or the Entire School

Principals

What Add Power to Teaching Does For Your School

Add Power to Teaching (APT) allows you to impact all of the things you care about. It makes it possible for you to be more successful helping tier two students succeed, more effective at building teacher effectiveness, better at influencing the family cultures of all students toward achievement, and creating change from inside YOUR school. All this is possible because APT helps you bring everybody together in a unified, coordinated way that is not invasive or overwhelming for teachers or parents.

Options:

  1. APT as a Resource: Use Add Power to Teaching as a resource tool that teachers and parents may refer to on an as needed basis but do not implement any of its programs into your school organization.

  2. Individual Choice: Opt for informing teachers and indicating that participation will be a matter of individual choice which individual teachers can use as desired. You may use the leadership training course to train team leaders and teachers can refer to the courses on an as desired basis.

  3. Total school approach:  Carry out the implementation path that follows.

    Step 1: Acquaint yourself with the content of team leadership and innovation training program, including the total school organization plan (e.g. Section two)  the four courses for teachers, and the courses for parents.

    Step 2: Present a proposal to your executive team and invite them to become acquainted with leadership program, teacher and parent courses.  Inform them about the school organization plan (e.g. teams) and fully discuss the planned for training in terms of time and necessary participation for them.  Identify the direction and outcomes you hope to achieve so you can communicate these to all other leaders.

    Step 3:
    Select team leaders and organize team members of three teams: teaching effectiveness, educational community, and learning culture teams.  Meet with the team leaders and all team members so that each team understands each others job description and the training process you intend to implement.

    Step 4: Begin training: two options (1). You train the team leaders and then invite them to train their team members. (2) You train all team leaders and team members in workshops organized for that purpose.

    Step 5: As part of this training ensure that each team has a well defined assignment and invite them to begin meeting and starting the work of innovation.

    Step 6: Schedule the first  return and report meeting to see the progress each team is making on building trust, defining the direction, organizing a plan, energizing alliances, building capacity, measuring progress, and etc.

    Step 7:  Schedule regular meetings  with team leaders and invite them to schedule regular meetings with their respective teams to carry out their assignments.

    Step 8:  Use many different opportunities to reinforce the goals for the school, tell success stories, and indicate the positive progress students are making.

    Additional applications:

    • Inform teachers they can obtain up to six re licensure credits for reading and applying the courses for them.
    • Easily view on-site reports of progress made by teachers and other users of the training programs.
    • Best practices:  In faculty meetings invite teachers to share their successful methods so everyone achieves more.
    • Use the included Children's First Steps Preschool and Kindergarten activities to involve parents early in preparing kids to be successful in school.

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