One aspect of your Continuity of Learning Plan you may want to monitor early is your strategy for communication. We have created an example for how one district, Pleasant Valley Public Schools, has used the IPOF model to document how they will monitor their communication during the coming weeks. Before you jump into the example, think about the importance of monitoring your communication strategy.
In last month’s issue, Data-Driven Decision-Making, we shared with you a set of five questions that can help frame how you look at using data to inform decisions in your district or building. Data is used to help clarify district priorities and goals as you determine your focus for a small system cycle. Now, let’s take a look at the use of data through the lens of the IPOF model. We have all heard before, “start with the end in mind,” so let’s start with the output.
Imagine for a minute the multitude of data you have at your fingertips in the age of technology. It may seem that you have too much data and don’t even know where to start. That is a common refrain heard from leaders. You may have heard of the phrase “data rich and information poor.”
During the most recent Leadership Network Series with principals, central office, and superintendents, the learning centered around feedback. One of the feedback models shared was Praise, Probe, and Action adapted from Leverage Leadership 2.0. You can use this model to provide feedback to leaders, teachers, or students.
As you leave the comfort of the old and move into the adventure that is the new, Dr. William Bridges provides suggestions on how you can help staff through the transitions.