Strong leaders are the best lever to make the greatest impact on the most students.
GLISI's Base Camp and Leadership Summit is an experience that I would encourage districts to think about as a multi-year experience. Calhoun City has truly benefited from sending multiple teams over a two year period, which has allowed us to build greater support, secure greater buy-in, and ensure sustained focus on our goal.- Peter Coombe, Director of Communications , Calhoun City Schools
GLISI helped our district to define competencies for principals and assistant principals. They helped us critique our own practice, improving the quality of feedback to teachers. It’s making a difference in the classroom.- Dr. April Howard, Superintendent , Jackson County School System
I knew I was a good teacher, but attending Base Camp and Leadership Summit and having the opportunity to work side-by-side with key leaders (in breakout sessions) was critical in transforming my perspective on the change process and its possibilities. I understand now that the process is bigger than me and my classroom and that being a part of it is key to ensuring that my school and my community are places of excellence.- Carrie Staines, Teacher, Druid Hills High School , DeKalb County School District
Performance Based Modules (PBMs) are leadership curriculum designed with pre and post performance assessments which provide the learner real-time leadership instruction. GLISI’s PBMs specifically divide large performance tasks into segmented training sessions. They include excellent tools that are available as e-forms, which may be used to complete the module or independently as separate leadership templates.
Conducting Effective Meetings is a Performance-based Module containing specific strategies and tools for improving...
To find the right solutions for deficiencies in students’ achievement, those who are working...
How can districts make their partnerships designed to improve student learning more effective? One new promising strategy is collective impact. Collective impact is a recently developed strategy that shows how like-minded organizations can join forces to bring about long-lasting positive change in their communities. Particularly, this brief examines how collective impact works in an educational context to improve student achievement and suggests ways to adapt the approach for success in rural settings.