Meta-reflection for Standards 6 & 7: Communication & Collaboration

The process of completing a needs assessment was extremely informative! I loved creating, administering, and analyzing my own (with my partner) survey and hearing confidential (so, more truthful) answers to tough questions. We created the survey in the end of January because we wanted to get started right away. We asked the staff to get back to us within a week and a half. We got most of the staff’s results and began our analysis of the data and completing our needs assessment. After our face-to-face meeting, Star and I received feedback and then began our Action Plan. Star and I did 100% of the project together; we completed nothing without the presence of the other. We found the data analysis not only surprising at times but also reassuring that we weren’t the only ones feeling that one particular aspect was lacking or another was already robust. This is in regards to the Nine Characteristics of High Performing Schools (which was the bases of all our questions we created for the survey). I found that completing the Action Plan was more difficult than I had thought it would be at first. It was challenging to create a SMART goal and make sure that all the steps that needed to be accomplished in order to accomplish the SMART goal were addressed.  Star and I, as indicated in the action plan, intend on bringing this product to our Building Learning Team (BLT) to see if the implementation of Critical Friends Groups (CFGs) and more effort toward increasing family involvement (specifically in conferences) could be pushed forward! The artifact below is the survey given to the staff, the needs assessment and the action plan that was developed in regards to the previous documents. These artifacts satisfy standard 6: Communication: Communicates regularly and effectively with colleagues, parents, and students through a variety of mediums. These artifacts also satisfy standard 7: Collaboration: Cooperates with other professionals to bridge gaps between schools and community and between departments/disciplines with schools.

Response Summary Survey

Needs Assessment

Action Plan

Below is a direct link to all artifacts and discussions that I feel have implications regarding communication and collaboration.

https://oswook.wordpress.com/category/standard-6-communication/

https://oswook.wordpress.com/category/standard-7-collaboration/

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