ERIC Number: ED451608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Making Resources Matter: A Systematic Approach to Developing the Local Consolidated Plan. Modules One [to] Ten.
Bowman, Diana; Williams, Jean
This guide is designed to help school districts develop a consolidated plan for programs and resources. It outlines the importance of generating a consolidated plan to reduce duplication, identify children's needs, and coordinate funds from various programs. Consisting of 10 modules, the guide addresses all components of the planning process and offers suggestions for the wise use of resources, particularly as such use relates to districtwide planning. Each module is contained in an individual booklet and addresses a specific plan component: Module 1: Overview; Module 2: Establishing the Team; Module 3: Creating Vision and Mission Statements; Module 4: Conducting a Comprehensive Needs Assessment; Module 5: Identifying and Selecting Research-Based Programs and Strategies; Module 6: Planning Professional Development; Module 7: Linking the Pieces; Module 8: Budgeting the Plan; Module 9: Implementing the Plan; and Module 10: Charting Progress and Revising the Plan. Each module includes information, examples, worksheets, and checklists to assist teams in a step-by-step approach to planning. Technical-assistance providers, state department of education staff, or district staff may use the modules as the basis for workshops to train planning teams, and planning teams may use the modules to work independently. Each module may be used as a stand-alone guide for the particular topic it addresses. (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SERVE: SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education.
Note: Based on themes of the 1994 Improving America's Schools Act Contributors from the Region IV Comprehensive Center at AEL.