District Planning for Race To The Top Implementation
The resources at this page are designed to help districts construct
multi-year plans for Race To The Top (RTTT) Implementation.
District Race To The Top Plan This is an example of a two-year plan that districts can use as starting points for their own long-term planning. So far, we've been in a reactive mode as news and expectations have been communicated to us. In order to get it all done, however, districts need a proactive plan that begins with the end in mind.
Race To The Top Road Map Although this tool came out last year it is still as relevant as ever. The map illustrates the progression of implementation for CCLS, DDI, and APPR. Culture, while not a separate track on the Road Map, is important. It permeates all of the work.
Faculty Meeting Plans What are the faculty meeting plans for the year? Look at the "principals map" and talk about the topics that have been identified for the faculty meetings for the year. Do they makes sense? Do the messages on district-wide conference days correspond and support the message in faculty meetings in buildings?
SED Resources The State Education Department has started to provide some tools for implementation in districts. They've revised their metrics document, provided planning templates, and prepared several different checklists. It is packaged as a "workbook" and is advertised to assist superintendents, DSs, and Network Team with the work.