A Holistic Approach to School Transformation

In collaboration with education experts, we built this framework to help school leaders transform student learning experiences.

Seven elements of transformation

As we talked to educators, organizations and other innovators they emphasized seven areas that are important to consider when tackling the change process. They also emphasized that although technology can be a catalyst for change, it's only one piece of the transformation journey.

How To Use The Framework

School change only happens when there is a strong vision at the start. When a school has a clear vision it means the leader has ensured that the school and wider community are working together toward shared goals for the future.

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School leaders empower their teams to create a set of instructional practices, curricula, assessments, and learning experiences that put students at the center — that engage learners deeply and meet their individual and collective needs.

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Successful school leaders create structures, rituals, stories and symbols that foster a culture of innovation and encourage people to learn from failure and success.

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Technology is only one enabler of school change, but it's a critical part. School leaders find, test, and gain their team's support for the right technology (tools and processes) to meet the school’s vision.

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Teachers have a lot on their plates. School leaders provide educators with effective professional development (PD) and ongoing coaching focused on applying tools and practices to meet student needs.

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School leaders create a sustainable budget, identify a range of funding sources, and seek savings and reallocation opportunities that align directly to student goals.

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Schools serve diverse communities made up of parents, families, businesses, government, nonprofits, and residents. Throughout all stages of the transformation process, leaders ensure these partners support the school and the vision.

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Vision

School change only happens when there is a strong vision at the start. When a school has a clear vision it means the leader has ensured that the school and wider community are working together toward shared goals for the future.

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Learning

School leaders empower their teams to create a set of instructional practices, curricula, assessments, and learning experiences that put students at the center — that engage learners deeply and meet their individual and collective needs.

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Culture

Successful school leaders create structures, rituals, stories and symbols that foster a culture of innovation and encourage people to learn from failure and success.

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Technology

Technology is only one enabler of school change, but it's a critical part. School leaders find, test, and gain their team's support for the right technology (tools and processes) to meet the school’s vision.

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Professional Development

Teachers have a lot on their plates. School leaders provide educators with effective professional development (PD) and ongoing coaching focused on applying tools and practices to meet student needs.

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Funding & Sustainability

School leaders create a sustainable budget, identify a range of funding sources, and seek savings and reallocation opportunities that align directly to student goals.

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Community Engagement

Schools serve diverse communities made up of parents, families, businesses, government, nonprofits, and residents. Throughout all stages of the transformation process, leaders ensure these partners support the school and the vision.

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