Instructional Leadership Teams: Gain Traction on Your Most Important Priorities
Playbook: Instructional Leadership Teams
In school improvement efforts, Instructional Leadership Teams (ILTs) can be one of the greatest levers to improving student achievement.
Most school-improvement initiatives—especially in high-needs, disadvantaged schools—fail or show little improvement. Given the pressing challenges educators face each day, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day fires and priorities and lose sight of where you’re trying to get.
Unfortunately, good intentions are not enough when it comes to driving and sustaining growth. So where do district and school leaders begin?
The main reason for failure in strategic initiatives is the lack of execution. However, in school improvement efforts specifically, Instructional Leadership Teams (ILTs) can be one of the greatest levers to improving student achievement.
As one of the three key levers schools can implement for bringing improvement, ILTs not only set the vision and goals, but as a cohesive group of leaders, they proactively, efficiently, and regularly work through issues that impede progress so that real student achievement and learning can happen.
This playbook is designed for ILTs to support their implementation of meaningful processes that can be used to effectively:
- identify high-lever initiatives that lead to student success; and
- execute those initiatives with focus, discipline, and accountability.