TrustED Cohort Schools

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INTRODUCTION & OVERVIEW

Dr. Travis is available each year to work alongside a limited number of schools as an adjunct to their school’s Leadership Team. These schools represent the TrustED Cohort.

 ROI (Return on Investment): Member schools of the TrustED Cohort receive personalized assistance in the development of a long term culture of trust, marked by stronger relationships within the leadership, the faculty, and staff, as well as with all stakeholders of the school community; and to realize visible and measurable fulfillment of the school’s unique mission.

 Overview: The TrustED Cohort Schools’ services are based on the “Triple-A” model of Assess, Architect & Act to address the school’s unique challenges and provide meaningful and practical steps toward solving complex trust-related and school improvement issues.

  • Assess: This involves but is not limited to an initial assessment of leaders, leadership teams, and the broader school organization to identify specific areas for improvement and craft measurable benchmarks and goals.
  • Architect: Customized training and professional development sessions, along with individualized action plans are designed and provided to support the opportunities for improvement identified through the various assessments.
  • Act: School operational protocols, practices, and policies are refined and initiated, along with clear tools for ongoing monitoring and assessment to ensure that the identified improvement goals are met.

BENEFITS & SERVICES

Member schools of the TrustED Cohort receive the following annual benefits and services:

#1 – Background Research, Orientation, and Document Feedback: A review of all available pertinent information relative to the past, current, and desirable future for the school, along with feedback for improvement.

#2: TrustED School Leadership 360 (TSL360) Assessment: The TSL360 establishes initial baseline data to identify strengths and areas for improvement.

#3—Parent/Employee Attitude & Opinion Survey: This survey tool establishes baseline data of school health to inform strategic improvement planning.

#4—Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Learning Environment Methods Survey: This survey tool provides baseline data of teacher practice to inform strategic improvement planning.

#5—Initial Onsite or Virtual Training/Consult:  The following is a typical schedule for the initial sessions:

  • Review assessment results.
  • Initiate professional development action plans for the leadership, as well as identifying priorities for school improvement.
  • Conduct focus group interviews with “moral owners” of the school (i.e., those fully committed to the school’s mission, purposes, and values).
  • Provide professional development with teachers — identifying needs and strengths among the faculty regarding competency levels around curriculum, instruction, assessment, and learning environment practices.

#6—School Improvement Action Planning: Guidance and facilitation in developing a data-informed and measurable school improvement action plans.

#7—Ongoing Distance Consulting & Coaching: Consultation and support through the entire term of the cohort period via Email/Phone/Zoom consulting sessions, as well as reviewing key school documents (e.g., policy manuals, organizational structures, job descriptions, etc.).

#8—Subsequent Onsite or Virtual Training & Consultation: Cohort membership includes two two-day onsite visits during the academic year or equivalent virtual sessions to facilitate direct and ongoing training of the leadership, faculty, and staff.

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To request more information and to learn how your school can become a member of the TrustED Cohort, contact Dr. Travis HERE.

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