In the NIC of Time: Fostering a Culture of Improvement through Professional Conversations

Wednesday February 7, 2024
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Virtual Workshop 3

A “Networked Improvement Community (NIC) 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 a continued effort to support and increase capacity of district and school leaders to utilize a NIC to improve schools, Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) in partnership with Region 5 Comprehensive Center implemented a NIC experience for local education agency leaders providing a platform to collaborate with peers across districts while focusing on solving common problems of practice. Building upon last year’s ESEA session by reflecting on year one of the VDOE-NIC, describing learning and reflection cycles around operationalizing the continuous improvement process and frameworks in divisions and schools. Participants will discuss how to apply a NIC within their context and network with others working on common problems of practice.

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