Networked Improvement Community: “Lifting Up” Leadership to Improve Outcomes

Friday February 3, 2023
1:45 - 3:15 PM
Virtual Workshop Room 2

A “Networked Improvement Community (NIC) model offers a promising approach to school improvement…it is a radical departure from typical school improvement practice that will require significant changes to the cultures of schools” (Senechal, 2015). In an effort to “Lift Up” the capacity of district and school leaders to utilize a NIC model to improve schools, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) in partnership with Region 5 Comprehensive Center (R5CC) has developed and is offering a supported NIC experience for local education agencies which provides a platform to collaborate with peers across districts while focusing on solving common problems of practice. This session will include learning and reflection cycles around the R5CC NIC model. The participants will gain access to facilitator resources for an 8-step NIC process, discuss in teams how to apply a NIC within their context, and network with others who are working on solutions to common problems of practice.

Virtual Workshop
classroom leaders, building leaders, district leaders, state leaders
school improvement, effective leaders