I am going to look a bit big picture first and then start breaking down what implementation could look like.
Lets start with the groups
This is the PBGR team. They are going to need to stay together and meet regularly throughout implementation. Communication and consistency is going to be key. Much of the work of this group will be looking at the work teachers produce to give feedback and adjust instructional and work plans.
I see three kinds of work we will need to engage in over the first year. The biggest challenge we face is finding the time to do the work. I believe it has to be dedicated, sustained and consistent. We cannot make this transition using staff meetings, ski days and inservice time. Those times are too fragmented and inconsistent to be of much use. I'd love for the boards to give us dedicated time to make this transition, say a half day every Tuesday for the first year of implementation. Crazy idea, I know.
Direct Instruction is going to be crucial for this initiative. We are going to have to develop units for each part of the work we need to do. We will need to model as best we can the lesson design, assessment activities and feedback so that teachers see us walking our talk. If you pay attention the thickness of the arrows you can see that the high school teachers and the leadership team have the heaviest involvement here. I put a chart at the bottom of this post outlining the topics we need to focus on for direct instruction.
So here are the major topics I think we need to address in year one.