Program structures are the underlying organizational, management, policy, and philosophical components of a school.
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.
Improve your coaching
Use the HQPD Coaching Fidelity Tool (PDF, 3 pages) as a checklist to improve your own coaching or to help people you are mentoring. (HQPD stands for high quality professional development.)
Family and student engagement skills checklist
The Family and Student Engagement Skills Checklist (PDF, 1 page) gives you the opportunity to review and reflect how you used specific practices, to note areas of mastery, and to identify areas requiring further practice. MSWord version of family and student engagement checklist
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.
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.)
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