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Module 1
Understanding Maryland's Standards for Schools and the Process for Achieving them

Workshop 1:
Understanding Standards-based Reform
  Practice Activities:
 
  • Understand the big picture
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  • Understand the impact of NCLB
  •   Performance Activities:
     
  • Lead a staff discussion about standards-based reform
  •   Portfolio Activities:
     
  • Agenda and presentation slides, transparencies, or talking points for discussion
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  • Reflection
  • Workshop 2:
    Understanding Your Target
      Practice Activities:
     
  • Understand state standards for schools and students
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  • Plan a discussion about standards and expectations
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  • Assess staff understanding of state standards
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  • Understand state assessments
  •   Performance Activities:
     
  • Lead a staff discussion about standards and your expectations
  •   Portfolio Activities:
     
  • Agenda and presentation slides, transparencies, or talking points for discussion
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  • Reflection
  • Workshop 3:
    Leading the School Improvement Process
      Practice Activities:
     
  • Identify the process
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  • Define your role
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  • Organize the process
  •   Performance Activities:
     
  • Develop a school improvement calendar
  •   Portfolio Activities:
     
  • School improvement calendar
  • Workshop 4:
    Evaluating School Improvement Plans
      Practice Activities:
     
  • Identify an effective plan
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  • Conduct a peer review
  •   Performance Activities:
     
  • Evaluate your school improvement plan
  •   Portfolio Activities:
     
  • Your answers to the self-evaluation questions
  • Workshop 5:
    Aligning Efforts and Keeping Staff Focused on the Target
      Practice Activities:
     
  • Focus staff on the target
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  • Align school improvement efforts
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  • Focus other stakeholders on the target
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  • Design a data display to monitor school progress
  •   Portfolio Activities:
     
  • Bulletin board design or web page
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