Coaching Series 2 moves forward by exploring how effective teams work and the structures they regularly use to make meetings efficient.  The series consists of four modules focusing on creating effective teams, supporting teams through the stages of development, and assisting teams in holding effective meetings.

Improving how we work, specifically within the continuum of improvement planning, leads to improved student outcomes.  “The ultimate goal of continuous school (or district) improvement is to create learning organizations that have the ability to develop their capacity to create the results they desire” (Bernhardt, 2013).

In the first Data learning series, Leading a Culture of Effective Data Use, we focused on the culture, capacity and quality of data and set a foundation for this learning series, Engaging in Data-Based Decision Making.   We want to foster coherence by connecting all three of the Data learning series and your vision of improving outcomes for all students. Establishing a data culture (Series 1) allows districts and schools to engage in authentic data-based decision making (Series 2) and creating a plan for improvement using data to inform decisions (Series 3).

The conditions or culture for effective data use are foundational to sustain data practices over time.  “It is the task of school and district leaders to establish the vision and work toward it with strategic attention given to the three conditions for data use” (Ronka, Geier & Marciniak, 2010). In this Series, participants will learn about and explore the necessary conditions including data culture, data capacity and data quality.