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Next Step Tools for Program Structures

Program structures are the underlying organizational, management, policy, and philosophical components of a school.

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Observation Checklist for High Quality Professional Development

The Observation Checklist for High Quality Professional Development (PDF, 5 pages) helps you determine whether professional development follows adult learning principles. It can also be used to provide ongoing feedback and coaching. More on the tool from the  Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas.

Toolkit for Driving Change

Use the Toolkit for Driving Change to help develop your own skills and understanding in a focused way, or help you get started on driving school-wide changes. Growth and change take time and planning to do effectively.

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Improve your coaching

Use the HQPD Coaching Fidelity Tool (PDF) as a checklist to improve your own coaching or to help people you are mentoring. (HQPD stands for high quality professional development.)

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TFEF Fidelity Tool

The Transition-Focused Education Framework (TFEF) Fidelity Tool is the assessment tool we use with cohort schools to help them determine their relative transition strengths, weaknesses, and priorities.

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ELO Fidelity Tool

The ELO Fidelity Tool is a assessment tool for tracking school progress in implementing ELOs, housed on the BeyondClassroom website.

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Coaching Fidelity Tool

Use the HQPD Coaching Fidelity Tool (PDF) as a checklist to improve your own coaching or to help people you are mentoring. (HQPD stands for high quality professional development.)

Implementation Stages Management template

Implementation Stages Management Template

Download our Implementation Stages Management Template (MSWord) to document your school’s progress with Next Steps practices.

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Vision, Values, Mission

A good project has a long term vision, is based on clear values, and has a measurable mission. Vision/Values/Mission example from Next Steps NH (PDF)

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Sustainability Workshop Series

We developed four two-hour workshops to help Next Steps NH schools continue their program improvement work in the area of transition after the project ends. Workshop materials include recordings of the workshop, how-to-use instructions and PowerPoint presentations with presenter notes. Workshop overviews

ELO student survey

ELO Student Survey

Collect data to track the success of your ELO program implementation with a survey for students. Survey available in Word or PDF format.

ELO teacher survey

ELO Teacher Survey

Collect data to track the success of your ELO program implementation with a survey for teachers. Survey available in Word or PDF format.

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ELO Fidelity Tool

The ELO Fidelity Tool is a assessment tool for tracking school progress in implementing ELOs, housed on the BeyondClassroom website.