ERIC Number: ED346043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond Staff Development: A Strategic Plan for School/Community Empowerment.
Johnson, Daniel P.
At the beginning of his tenure in 1987, the superintendent of Clear Creek School District (Colorado) found that the district had no written K-12 curriculum, no ongoing process for developing such a curriculum, and no systematic process for staff development. To provide for change based on projected student needs for the 21st century, the superintendent, in cooperation with students, parents, nonparent citizens, and educators, devised a strategic planning process which eventually led to the development of the Five-Year Strategic Plan for school improvement. The process included the following components: (1) curriculum development and monitoring; (2) staff development for teachers focusing on current research and instructional practice; (3) alternative education for students whose needs are not being met in the regular classroom; (4) training for parents to support mathematics skills at home; (5) team building for students, parents, staff, and community; (6) training for parents, staff, and community in site-based management skills; (7) training for teachers and administrators in alternative forms of assessing student achievement; and (8) facilitator training for staff and administrators. This paper presents: a description of the school district, a brief history of the planning process, results, and future directions. (IAH)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Participative Decision Making, Program Development, School Community Relationship, School Districts, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Clear Creek School District CO; Empowerment; Strategic Planning
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (16th, Houston, TX, November 21-26, 1991).