School Improvement – The Importance of “Doing” in the Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycle
Join us in this interactive workshop designed for school, District, and county leaders. Engaging in evidence-based decision-making with all relevant partners AND obtaining buy-in to produce effective and timely change is difficult. We will unpack evidence-based school improvement strategies and support participants to engage in a Plan, Do, Study, Act improvement cycle. Participants will engage in three activities: build a team, create an aim statement, and make an action plan. Research reveals that several schools have struggled to spend federal funds and get stuck in “data analysis paralysis” or spend more time planning than implementing. This session will motivate participants to create strong aim statements and an action plan to support high impact Title I.
Dr. Breed is an Education Administrator in the School Improvement and Support Office (SISO) at the California Department of Education. She leads a team of Program Consultants and Fiscal Analysts who support County Offices and LEAs with Title I programs. Building highly effective teams and translating policy into practice fuel her passion for Education Leadership.
Dr. Tormey has spent 30 years passionately supporting school improvement efforts. As a consultant with the CDE the last six years, she has been on many teams regarding school improvement activities and is the program lead on the ESSA COE CSI grants. Her expertise is shared regularly in meetings, conversations, and webinars.