District Planning (2015-2016) Calls

In preparation for the 2015-16 school year, districts will see increased, early availability of tools, resources and support from the Department. These tools and resources are catalogued in the District Planning Guide along with an outline of all the major decisions districts will be making this spring. The Department will support districts with planning for the 2015-16 school year through the use of this District Planning Guide. District Planning Team calls and Networks will support use of the planning guide.

The District Planning Team will be the Department’s vehicle for communicating regarding all the tools and resources catalogued in the guide. While superintendent's should choose who should attend these calls, the Department recommends that the senior staff in technology, assessment and curriculum attend.  

The call schedule and related topics are included below.

August 20, 2014 - View the Webinar

  • Goal setting for teachers and leaders
  • Ongoing teacher support resources
  • High school supplemental course academy
  • Data privacy legislation

September 24, 2014 - View the Webinar

  • 2014-15 Assessment plan
  • Curricular planning resources for teachers and districts
  • High school resources/opportunities
  • Data privacy Acts 837 and 677
  • Special education Act 833

October 29, 2014 - View the Webinar

  • 2013-2014 District performance
  • Assessment resources
  • Teacher Leader collaboration events
  • Data privacy legislation – Acts 837 and 677

December 10, 2014 - View the Webinar

  • Assessment preparation and support
  • District supports – Supervisor collaboration meetings, Accountability resources, Financial dashboards
  • Teacher supports – Teacher Leader trainings, Social Studies and Science sample tasks, EAGLE updates
  • Early Childhood – Funding model, Teaching policies
  • High School – Jump Start Conference, SCA, IGP
  • Believe and Prepare cohort 2 RFA  
  • Acts 833, 837, and 677 policy guidance
  • High Cost Services, MSP Grants

January 21, 2015 - View the Webinar

  • Assessment monthly preparation checklist and resources
  • Content district and teacher supports
  • Cohort graduation rate data certification
  • Early Childhood Preschool Development Grants and overall supports
  • Student Opportunity updates: SCA enrollment, transitional 9th grade, Jump Start trainings, NCCER, AOC waivers
  • Believe and Prepare pilots and educator preparation policy forum
  • Act 833 implementation supports
  • Grants:  MSP, HCS round 2
  • Spring Support Releases

February 25, 2015 - View the Webinar

March 25, 2015 - View the Webinar

April 22, 2015 - View the Webinar

May 13, 2015

June 10, 2015

August 5, 2015

September 2, 2015

October 7, 2015

November 4, 2015

December 9, 2015

January 13, 2016

February 17, 2016

March 16, 2016

April 6, 2016

May 18, 2016


District Planning Calls: 2014

January 15, 2014  - View the Webinar + Listen to the Recording

February 5, 2014 - View the Webinar + Watch the Video

February 19, 2014 - View the Webinar

March 12, 2014 - View the Webinar + Watch the Video

  • Curriculum Guidebook Review
  • Final field test prep

April 2, 2014 - View the Webinar

  • Assessment guides
  • Field test update
  • Updated EAGLE resources
  • Compass final evaluation information

May 7, 2014 - View the Webinar

  • Unified Application
  • Field test update
  • Teacher Leader conference preparation

June 11, 2014 - View the Webinar

  • Streamlined district reporting
  • Field test wrap up
  • Summer support