ERIC Number: ED546829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
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General Guide for Strategic Planning Related to Developing a Unified and Comprehensive System of Learning Supports. Guide for Practice...
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA
SEAs, LEAs, and schools need to develop a "Unified and Comprehensive System of Learning Supports" in order to enhance equity of opportunity for all students to succeed at school and beyond. Such a system directly addresses barriers to learning and teaching and re-engages disconnected students. Developing the system requires transforming existing student and learning supports--see Appendix A and other brief online overviews at http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/toolkita1.htm . Every district and school involved in transforming student and learning supports into a unified and comprehensive system needs to strategically plan the transformation. The following document has been drafted as an aid for such planning. The draft reflects processes that others have found useful. It also highlights some major lessons learned that can help avoid problems previously encountered. The focus is on SEAs and LEAs, but the process can readily be adapted for schools. Appendices include: (1) Five Essential Elements of a Unified and Comprehensive System of Learning Supports; (2) Unifying and Developing a Comprehensive System of Learning Supports: "Prototype for System Change Mechanisms"; (3) Illustrative Examples of Major Steps During the First Phases of Establishing a Learning Supports Component; and (4) Some Major Tasks for Coaches/Mentors to Help Address as a Unified and Comprehensive System of Learning Supports is Established.
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Leadership, Decision Making, State Departments of Education, School Districts, Program Implementation, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Academic Support Services
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA. Department of Psychology, Franz Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA