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Purposeful Hiring, Onboarding, and Evaluation

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  1. Get Ready to Make your Hiring, Onboarding, and Evaluation More Purposeful
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  2. Engage Staff and Students to Improve Hiring, Onboarding, and Evaluation
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  3. Develop Purposeful Hiring, Onboarding, and Evaluation Structures and Practices
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Developing professional learning structures within the school is essential to ensure that all staff members are supported in their development. These structures should be designed in such a way that they enable staff members to act as key innovators, keeping the vision for readiness and identity at the core of communication and student learning.

Here are some suggestions on how to develop professional learning structures within the school:

3 Little Things (can be implemented in less than 3 months)

  1. Establish regular professional learning opportunities: Provide staff members with the opportunity to engage in regular professional learning, whether it be through workshops, online courses, or other forms of professional development. These opportunities should be designed to align with the school’s vision and goals, and provide staff with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively support student learning.
  2. Encourage collaboration and sharing: Foster a culture of collaboration and sharing among staff members. This can be achieved through regular team meetings, sharing of best practices, and encouraging staff to work together on projects or initiatives. By working collaboratively, staff members can learn from one another, build their skills, and support one another’s professional growth.
  3. Provide access to resources: Ensure that staff members have access to the resources they need to support their professional learning. This could include access to online resources, books, journals, or other materials that support their development. Providing staff with the tools they need to learn and grow can help to foster a culture of continuous learning and development.

2 Key Moves (can be implemented in 3 to 6 months)

  1. Develop a professional learning plan: Create a professional learning plan for the school that aligns with the school’s vision and goals. This plan should outline the professional learning opportunities available to staff, how these opportunities will be delivered, and how they will be evaluated. Developing a plan can help to ensure that professional learning opportunities are targeted and effective.
  2. Provide coaching and mentoring: Provide staff members with coaching and mentoring support to help them develop their skills and knowledge. This could involve pairing staff members with more experienced colleagues, providing one-on-one coaching or mentoring, or facilitating peer-to-peer coaching. Coaching and mentoring can help staff members to identify areas for growth, set goals, and receive personalized support to help them achieve their professional development objectives.

1 Big Play (will take 6 months or longer to implement)

  1. Establish a professional learning community: Establish a professional learning community within the school to support ongoing professional learning and development. This community could be comprised of staff members from different departments or grade levels, and could include regular meetings, workshops, and collaborative projects. By creating a community of learners, staff members can build relationships, share ideas, and learn from one another in a supportive and collaborative environment. This can help to foster a culture of continuous learning and development that supports the school’s vision and goals.