Book Study for Faculty. The resources included in a kit are for an in-depth study of a specific shift. Journal articles, professional book suggestions, PowerPoint presentations or handouts could be used for study.
Confirmation: “We’re On the Right Track”. After looking through the key components of a specific shift kit, confirmation that you have “been on the right track” will be at the fingertips of your school.
Create Experts. Create “shift experts” in your school to learn as much about a shift as possible. These experts can share with the rest of the faculty.
“In House” Professional Development Resource. As a school begins “shifting” they may choose to “shift together”. Each kit will provide direction and professional development resources for:
School Improvement Day Content
Professional Learning Communities Direction
Grade Level Discussion Group Material.
Addition to Your Resource Library. The kits can be used to house resources as they are discovered so the best resources for each shift are all in one place.
Independent Study. Teachers who wish to gain additional knowledge in an area of the Common Core State Standards can use the resources to independently study a shift.