A Look at Transformation Planning
From the Statesman-Journal in Oregon, some insight into what a Transformation plan looks like on the ground:
“Salem-Keizer’s applications propose a variety of ways for increasing student learning: Literacy centers with intensive tutoring, complementing the districtwide push to improve writing skills, and Saturday school for students who need additional time. Twilight school for students whose family situation makes the traditional school day unworkable. Increased teacher-student contact for students taking classes online. Incentives and additional training for teachers. Better use of assessment data to identify struggling students early on rather than letting them fall through the cracks. And more.
Good teachers always have used a variety of teaching techniques, recognizing that students learn in a variety of ways. That varied approach is critical today as schools strive to reach a broad swath of students who in the mid-20th century would have dropped out.”
To see examples of approved School Improvement Grant applications at the federal level, check the ED website here: http://www.centerii.org/excerpts/index.html