|MSAP School Strategic Implementation Planning
||One day with each school to develop a strategic design implementation plan based on the successful elements of implementation science. Each school will develop a guiding document that incorporates their professional learning, parent engagement, partnership engagement, curriculum work, and sustainability planning.
|Magnet School MSAP Project Coaching
||A point of contact for each school available to provide personalized supports, which is invaluable for successful implementation and benchmarking to other schools nationally with similar experiences. The site visits (coordinated to ensure coherence across the district) and content discussions will be aligned to the needs and themes of each school, along with their current developmental levels as magnet schools.
|Setting a Foundation for High Functioning Magnet Schools with Fidelity
||Participants will be introduced, and intensively engaged in each of the Pillars for Magnet Schools by reflecting on their instructional practice, beliefs, and models. This workshop is designed to engage site-based leadership by exploring research briefs, Ted Talks, exemplar programs, and group think tanks to ensure their magnet schools recognize the critical elements and reflect a truly rigorous, diverse, and engaging environment in which students demonstrate achievement gains.
|Leading Successful Magnet Schools
||This workshop will provide participants an opportunity to examine exemplar practices in model magnet schools throughout the country. Teacher leaders, school administrators, and magnets support personnel will be introduced to several tools for planning next steps to strategically implement the Standards of Excellence to guide school sites toward model magnet schools and programs.
|Advanced Theme-Based Coaching
||Making a shift in their practice, teachers and administrators will think through their barriers to support theme-based education in an authentic innovative landscape. Participants will explore and form commitments to excellent and adequate support models for their magnet school and/or program.
||This workshop provides an opportunity for teachers and administrators to engage in strategic data collection tracking protocol of key and critical elements to ensure a viable sustainable magnet school and/or program after MSAP funding. Additionally, participants will analyze successful models identified for their sustainability over time.
|Ensuring Excellence for ALL – Cultural Competencies
||Setting school climate and culture is the work of all persons in a magnet school, working from research-based practices of Teaching Tolerance and Culturally Competent Leadership, these workshops support administrators and teachers in developing and taking action on creating the conditions for successful school practices to celebrate their rich backgrounds.
||This workshop will address the success of exemplar magnet schools and their deep engagement of stakeholders (parents, families, communities, and partners). Through a protocol that ignites the stakeholders and keeps them engaged, participants will experience a lab setting using tools to solve real problems with engaging and sustaining committed stakeholders at the magnet school.
|Teacher Assessment Workshop Series
||Year 1: Three school-wide workshops and one leadership workshop
Year 2: Three school-wide workshops and one leadership workshop
Year 3: Two school-wide workshops, one leadership workshop, one webinar, and Assessment Implementation Coaching
Years 4 & 5: Workshops will be identified and implemented, based on the work and progress made during the previous three years.
|Ensuring Diverse Student Populations; Successful Recruitment and Retention Practices for Magnet Pathways
||This professional learning experience provides a student recruitment / retention framework based on a whole system approach of support for students and families. The session will focus on practical strategies and best practices that work at the school level to ensure magnet students are successfully retained through high school.
|STEAMifying Your School
||Implementing the best practices of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics is vital to creating a high functioning magnet pathway K-12. Working with school teams and community partners, these workshop sessions will focus on matching current practices to the Next Generation Science Standards and Engineering Practices.
|Authentic Learning Experiences for Students
||Community-based and authentic learning experiences through Project Based Learning are known to be supportive for student achievement and engagement. In these two-day sessions, schools will create a framework for creating learning projects that are rooted in age and grade level standards, utilize the natural surroundings of the school and engage community partners.
|Magnet School Certification Readiness
||Participants will simulate a quasi-certification activity and will work to assist the magnet schools and leadership in evaluating where the strengths and challenges are for each program and can be used in strategic planning for school improvement efforts. Each will leave the workshop with a clear understanding of their school’s successes and challenges, prepare to address in strategic action planning, and address via SMART goals where necessary.