Building & Sustaining a Comprehensive Student Teaching Partnership Toolkit

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Tools to help educator preparation and district partnerships develop systems for placing and supporting student teachers with the goal of improving student outcomes and building a pipeline from student teaching to employment.

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Building & Sustaining a Comprehensive Student Teaching Partnership Toolkit

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Educator Preparation

 

MA DESE Conditions and Habits of Successful Partnership Guidance

MA ESE conducted research on successful partnerships, reviewing exited 2010 Massachusetts Level 4 schools supported by one or more partner.   The interviews, focus groups, and research led to the conclusion that there are necessary conditions at the outset of a partnership, as well as ongoing habits throughout a partnership, that make the difference between successful and unsuccessful relationships. This led to a theory of action: If districts and partners establish conditions for success and monitor these over time, then partnerships will be more likely to have greater academic return on investment, thereby increasing student achievement in high-needs districts. This guidance aims to provide clarity around the necessary conditions, as well as a set of tools for districts and partners to voluntarily implement.        

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Conditions and Habits of Successful Partnership Guidance - Full Document

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 

Wraparound Replication Cookbook: Recipes for Creating Strong School Culture and Addressing Social Emotional Barriers to Learning

This cookbook is the result of the Massachusetts Wraparound Zone Initiative - an initiative aimed at helping schools tackle both academic and non-academic barriers to student learning.  A rigorous evaluation of the Massachusetts Wraparound Zone Initiative (5 districts, 30 schools) conducted by the American Institutes of Research found that wraparound strategies made a significant contribution to improved student outcomes, particularly those related to student behavior, student support, and family engagement. This handbook represents the best thinking and strategy "recipes" on how to support the social emotional aspects of learning:

  • Addressing school culture and the social emotional aspects of learning

  • Rethinking systems for identifying and addressing academic and social emotional needs

  • Creating focused partnerships and coalitions

  • Treating parents as full partners

  • Big district and state takeaways

  • How to get started and how to manage priorities coherently

  • Profiles of six districts and the strategies they used

  • Links to resources, tools, templates and more

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Wraparound Zone Cookbook

Individual Recipes

  1. Doing a Welcoming School Walkthrough

  2. Creating a School Culture Team

  3. Rethinking Recess

  4. Students as Culture Builders

  5. Assessing Student Strengths & Needs

  6. Student Success Teams

  7. Mobilizing around a Tiered System of Supports Framework

  8. Tracking Student Support

  9. Mapping Your Resources

  10. Creating a Deep Wraparound Partnerships

  11. Managing Partnership Development at Your School

  12. Organizing as a Coalition of Partners

  13. Academic Parent Teacher Teams

  14. Parent House Parties | Academic Support Parties

  15. Rethinking Parent Academies and Cafes: Pooling Community Resources

Wraparound Video Series - hear Mass educators, students, staff, parents and partners highlight their strategies and the impact

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and School & Main Institute

The Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships

Based in existing research and best-practices, this guide provides a compass for the development of family engagement strategies, policies, and programs using a "dual capacity" approach that recognizes the roles and needs of both partners - parents and staff. For those doing family engagement work, this is one of the main go-to frameworks for thinking about this work.

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A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships

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SEDL:  Advancing Research Improving Education, U.S. Department of Education