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Resource Title Leadership for a Complex, Multi-year Districtwide Initiative

Wendy Harris, Director, Sacramento County Office of Education, provides the introduction for this video segment that features two retired North Sacramento School District administrators outlining essential factors for implementing a districtwide reading initiative. John Brewer and Phyllis Young share strategies and recommendations for crafting a coherent plan, building leadership capacity throughout the district and supporting instructional staff. They describe a comprehensive process that includes adopting a vision, setting and aligning goals, developing action plans and implementing a powerful accountability system to measure results of the initiative. The presentation also examines the importance of high expectations, professional development, demonstration/model classrooms, collaborative practices and accountability. The presenters provide many examples and anecdotes to illustrate each phase of a complex initiative.

Resource Area(s)
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Type of Resource
Best Practices
How to Do It
Format Video
Related Service(s)
Facilitating Planning
Building Leadership
Supporting Curriculum, Instruction and Intervention