Upstream Thinking . . . Who will pay for what does not happen?

2021 Summer Virtual Institute Events We currently offer on-demand learning courses:  Educational Improvement Through Systems and Changing Minds to Address Poverty in the Classroom. Anyone can access quality content, on their schedule, anytime of the day or night. On-demand learning offers flexibility, convenience, and courses that are easily accessible. No login required.  Our next round …

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Upstream Thinking . . . Who will pay for what does not happen?

Leader’s Corner “Tiny shifts in large systems can have powerful effects.” ~ Dan Heath Instructional Leadership Routines (ILR) are specific to leading instructional improvement at the building level. In a district using the Blueprint framework, building leaders are able to reorganize their time and rely on established systems so that their focus can be on …

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Upstream Thinking . . . Who will pay for what does not happen?

“We can pay to fix problems once they happen, or we can pay in advance to prevent them.” ~ Dan Heath Let’s shift thinking a little.  Within the continuous improvement process, based on a needs assessment, teams determine evidence-based strategies to implement.  Throughout this process, teams ask, what is the right thing to do? And, …

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Upstream Thinking . . . Who will pay for what does not happen?

This year’s Blueprint Bulletin theme is around Upstream Thinking for Systems Improvement.  Dan Heath helps us think about downstream and upstream actions.  Throughout this series, we have made connections to systems improvement in the following Blueprint Bulletin editions: Blueprint Bulletin – three forces that push us downstream:  1) problem blindness, 2) lack of ownership, and …

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