COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT
In 2012, the Iowa AEA Statewide System issued the New Compact with Iowa’s Schools and the Iowa Department of Education pledging “co-ownership of student learning goals” between the AEA’s and their local school districts. The Mississippi Bend AEA offers comprehensive school improvement support as one approach to partnering with a local school district to fulfill this pledge.
Traditional Support Comprehensive Support
Isolated support to specific teachers Systemic support
Presentation style professional development Job-embedded application with just-in-time professional development.
Single message for the entire audience Layered support for administration, coaches, teacher leaders, and classroom teachers.
Specialized or topical approach, i.e. close reading or mentoring. Integrates curriculum, instruction, assessment, leadership, general education, special education.
Occurs on professional development days. Integrates learning on professional development days with ongoing weekly support.
What services are typically provided with the MBAEA’s comprehensive support for MTSS?
Administrator and teacher leader preliminary book study and readiness planning
Districtwide student achievement data review with staff
Structured implementation monitoring
Weekly ongoing support from an AEA multi-disciplinary team
Leadership team training (2 day summit/4-6 sessions during year 1)
Curriculum support (3 day summer/ongoing support for teams)
Intervention team training (2 day summit/building team support during year)
Ongoing collaboration with MBAEA Building Collaborative Team Lead (BCTL) and administration
Ongoing collaboration with MBAEA Special Education and General Education consultants with building leadership and intervention team
Weekly collaborative teacher team coaching with MBAEA consultants
Just-In-Time teacher and administrator professional development on topics including use of data, Iowa Core Standards, assessment, feedback, instructional and intervention strategies