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Pathway Development and Coaching Support -DRAFT




Planning and Design

Structures and schedules

Integrated Curriculum & Performance Assessment

Engaged Learning

(Teaching and Learning)

Embedded

Student Supports

Continuous Improvement

Possible Outcomes

  • Design team formation, research and planning

  • Theme determination

  • Partner recruitment and collaboration (Advisory Committees)

  • Vision, Mission Goals

  • Student Outcomes

  • Program of Study that promotes equity

  • Articulation agreements and processes

  • Base line data and tracking processes



  • Staffing determination

  • Recruitment and placement processes

  • Cohort scheduling assuring access and equity

  • Team and community of practice configuration

  • Collaboration time and processes

  • Coordination theme-based pathway activities

  • Work-based learning continuum for all students




  • Thoughtfully designed, well facilitated and goal driven communities of practice

  • Alignment and backwards mapping of outcomes

  • Common Core alignment

  • Performance Mapping

  • Authentic Performance assessments

  • Integrated lessons and projects

  • Integration of work based learning experiences with pathway curriculum

  • Evaluation of curriculum effectiveness

  • Coordinated project design/ management

  • Calibrated performance expectations and common rubrics

  • Researched and agreed upon instructional practices

  • Equitable classroom strategies designed for every student’s career and college readiness

  • Peer support processes and protocols

  • Accountability for participation

  • Structures and processes for monitoring individual student progress

  • System of coordinated and consistent interventions

  • Common strategies for addressing identified improvement targets

  • Sustained career development and college planning for all students

  • Close relationships and coordination with family and community partners

  • Established, data driven processes for monitoring student progress toward college and career readiness

  • Community collaboration to assess effectiveness, plan and implement corrections

  • Transparency with stakeholders

  • Publication and celebration of successes

Coaching Support For Pathway Development


Conditions for Success (Structures and Scheduling)

Possible Outcomes

Sample Coaching Support

Design team plan



  • Assist with selection and facilitation of a design team

  • Assistance in defining the scope of work

  • Suggestions for researching student interest, employment potential, economic development needs and community support for theme determination

  • Identification of promising programs and practices

  • Encouragement to explore a range of Linked Learning delivery structures and facilities

  • Model and share self assessment and

  • Plan development protocols

  • Strategies for inclusion and building ownership

Committed involved community partners (Advisory Committees)

  • Strategies for recruiting and forming a committed, involved advisory committee

  • Sample membership lists, scope of work statements, agendas and minutes

  • Facilitation strategies for effective meetings

Vision, Mission and Pathway Goals

  • Share and/or model facilitation protocols for surfacing beliefs and drafting vision, mission and goals

  • Share samples

  • Encourage stakeholder involvement

Student Outcomes

  • Facilitation tools and samples for crafting student outcomes

  • Suggestions for fully engaging stakeholders and team members

Well designed, equitable Program of Study (POS)

  • Samples and guidelines for program of study development

  • Secure technical assistance (i.e. for CTE sequence)

  • Inform about the 4 components and college and career program design

Articulation agreements and processes

  • Encourage involvement of middle school and post secondary partners

Base line data and data driven monitoring procedures

  • Help construct list of the indicators of success

  • Share sample data dashboard

  • Introduce protocols for data driven reflection




Structures and schedules


Possible Outcomes

Sample Coaching Support

Staffing determination


  • Advice on designing teams with distributed leadership

  • Relate the benefits of site administration and counselor involvement on teams

  • Offer samples or suggest networking with high functioning team to help determine involvement and role delineation

  • Suggest ways to allow staff choice of pathway assignments

Recruitment and placement processes


  • Share material, strategies, policies and process being successful in other public school choice programs

  • Provide resources for templates and pre designed materials

  • Connect with the District Initiative district demonstrating promising practices

Cohort scheduling assuring access and equity


  • Encourage technical assistance and PD as needed

  • Network among other district and schools for samples and processes for master scheduling for cohort and common planning

  • Meet with schedulers to field questions and offer suggestions

Team and community of practice configuration


  • Encourage the identification of sub-team by grade level or sub-pathways to allow for closer connections to cohorted students and to allow for deeper collaboration

Collaboration time and processes


  • Share and/or model protocols, facilitation strategies and sample agendas for productive team meetings

  • Assist team in assuming roles to distribute team functions and build strong ownership

  • Observe meeting and offer feedback to leads

  • Suggestion and assist to arrange observation of other Linked Learning teams

  • Devise coaching goals and strategies to build teacher leadership capacity

Coordinated theme-based pathway activities


  • Share schedules, make suggestion and offer advice on designing strong community building experiences for student specific to pathway themes

Work-based learning continuum for all students


  • Utilize the Framework for a WBL Continuum with leads and teams and encourage the development of plan with shared responsibilities and identified timelines

  • Use ConnectEd videos, on line resources and technical assistance as indicated




Integrated Curriculum & Performance Assessment


Possible Outcomes

Sample Coaching Support

Thoughtfully designed, well facilitated and goal driven Communities of Practice (COP)


  • Assist pathway teams to determine the collaboration structures that will function as Communities of Practice that have frequent and sustained discussion about specific students’ progress, teaching and learning strategies, curriculum development and assessment practices

Alignment and backwards mapping of outcomes

  • Suggest strategies for aligning graduate profile with site level ESWLRs and pathway outcomes

  • Provide protocol for backward mapping or arrange for TA or PD

  • Discuss how the aligned outcomes should be part of the curriculum design process for performance assessment in each class and interdisciplinary project

  • Encourage the team to explore ways that progress toward the outcomes might be tracked and monitored

Common Core alignment


  • Coordinate with site and district C and I staff to be sure the pathway team’s processes are aligned with the district plans for implementing the common core.

  • Demonstrate how the mapping tool has the common core as one of the options for identifying standards when developing curriculum

Performance Mapping


  • Assist the team in recognizing the benefit of unpacking curriculum to performance levels and using performance mapping to design curriculum

  • Arrange for TA or PD on using the mapping and PBL

Authentic Performance assessments


  • Encourage teams to develop the performance measures before designing projects or integrated lessons

  • Help develop an understanding about authentic assessment and their role in inquiry based, student centered instruction

Integrated lessons and projects


  • Connect team to trainers and resources to help them devise the tools and develop their process to working collaborative on quality integrated, authentic lessons and projects

Integration of work based learning experiences with pathway curriculum


  • Use the Framework for WBL continuum to build the teams capacity to infuse WBL into classroom activities and project to move student toward the pathway outcomes

Evaluation of curriculum effectiveness

  • Encourage the team to determine the indicators they will use to gauge the effectiveness of lesson and projects and establish common language for looking at student work and judging mastery




Engaged Learning

(Teaching and Learning)


Possible Outcomes

Sample Coaching Support

Calibrated performance expectations and common rubrics


  • Encourage COPs to purposefully address their combined capacity to design and use performance assessment, create powerful learning experiences and use effective classroom strategies so all student can reach the outcomes

  • Offer protocols for, or find technical assistance for looking at student work, calibrating performance expectation, identifying and defining rigor

  • Stimulate conversation around grading practices that are based on actual student learning and performance expectations and that encourage student’s continual progress

Researched and agreed upon instructional practices


  • Suggest process for the COP to explore and agree upon instructional strategies that they want all student to experience consistently

  • Offer resources for COP to conduct read/study session to expand their practice and deepen their knowledge about effective teaching

Equitable classroom strategies designed for every student’s career and college readiness


  • Regularly remind COPs that equity in education means all students are provided personalized and targeted instruction so that they can progress towards the learning outcomes.

Peer support processes and protocols


  • Model facilitation techniques for creating a safe, judgment free environment to exploring and discussing teaching practice and student learning

  • Provide samples of peer walk-throughs and consultancies to practice and apply effective teaching strategies that have been agreed upon as the pathway’s instructional goals (instructional norms)

Accountability for participation


  • Work with district and site level leadership to determine how the expectation of participation in pathway teams and COPs will be clearly communicated

  • Explore strategies for encouraging and rewarding teacher participation with the pathway leads and team members

  • Help the pathway leads communication with leadership about the need to have accountability measures in place to help teacher understand that collaboration within the pathway structures is an expectation of their teaching assignment.




Embedded Student Supports


Possible Outcomes

Sample Coaching Support

Structures and processes for monitoring individual student progress


  • Pathway design should accommodate and address the need for providing sustained student advisement with career and college planning

  • Encourage teams to explore options for building closer adult student relationships

  • Suggest partnering with industry supporters to provide mentoring and support to students

System of coordinated and consistent interventions


  • Share intervention plans (pyramids) that show how all teachers can consistently address behavioral issues and academic or technical support for students.

  • Stress the power of a combined, consistent messaging about expectations and demonstrating the teams commitment to student success

  • Review samples of student contracts, student led conferencing, peer mediation and other student support strategies to encourage conversation about designing services and common practices aimed at address specific student needs with the pathway community

  • Expose teams/COP to promising student support practices within the DI network

Common strategies for addressing identified improvement targets


  • Model data driven discussion that identify trends or patterns that can be purposefully address across the entire program of study.

  • Share resources and practices for improving math and literacy through thematically based lessons and projects and with authentic incentives connected to the industry sector

Sustained career development and college planning for all students


  • Explore how the team plans to help student with education and career planning, creating industry focused portfolios and address the requirements for post secondary transitions.

  • Advocate for full involvement of counselors and career advisors on the pathway team to capitalize on their expertise for guiding students thinking and planning and addressing specific social or emotional needs

  • If pathway teachers offer advisory, recommend counselor involvement in designing and implementing activities and practices and supporting teachers in this function




Aligned, thematic extended learning opportunities

  • Stimulation exploration of the opportunities to extend pathway students’ experience beyond the limited school day by offering extended learning opportunities by partnering with contracted providers and utilizing pathway staff when possible

  • Discuss how using the industry theme to keep student engaged in extended learning opportunities my create opportunities for industry partners to be more directly involved




Continuous Improvement


Possible Outcomes

Sample Coaching Support

Established, data driven processes for monitoring student progress toward college and career readiness


  • Provide samples, protocols and process for COP to develop the pathway team’s capacity to hold data driven discussions about student’s progress

  • Connect to DI network so teams can share strategies and practice for informing teaching and learning, changes in pathway design and assessment practices

Community collaboration to assess effectiveness, plan and implement corrections

  • Model or share processes for determining effective and planning for modifications

Close relationships and coordination with family and community agencies

  • Suggest involvement of stakeholders in data review and discussion to build stronger shared ownership and tap available resources



Publication and celebration of successes

  • Support consistent celebration of even small gains and very public celebration of evidence of student success and pathway effectiveness

Resources:

Coaching tool kit (on ConnectEd Studio’s website)

Linked Learning Tool kits (on ConnnectEd’s website) http://www.connectedcalifornia.org/landing

CASN: http://casn.berkeley.edu/

SREB: Southern Regional Education Board – High Schools that Work http://www.sreb.org/page/1078/high_schools_that_work.html

National Reform Faculty (CES) http://www.nsrfharmony.org/resources.html

ConnectEd Studios

ConnectEd Studios is an online platform that connects students and teachers with Industry Professionals, and that supports project-based learning in the classroom. Our goal is to encourage schools to "power up" and tap into the digital literacy and engagement of today's high school students.” (www.connectedstudios.org)

ConnectEd Studios (CES) is utilized by District Pathway Teams to document and map curriculum as well as design integrated projects/units. Detailed user guides can be located at www.connectedstudios.org for both the Curriculum Mapping Tool and the Project Tool, as well as the College and Career Readiness Web Site (http://www.wccusd.net/page/384).

CES is the District Platform for Linked Learning/Academy Teams. CES allows student work to be published and reviewed by Industry Professionals, instructors, administrators, and community members.

Professional Development in CES

Training is available for all Linked Learning/Academy teams in WCCUSD. To schedule a demonstration of CES or a team training, contact Ben Crosby, Internal Coach, College and Career Readiness Collaborative, at bcrosby@wccusd.net or 510-307-4565.



Screen Shots – CES





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