School Growth & Leadership Programs

for Central Minnesota Schools & Districts

A Shared Vision for School Success

You have a vision for your schools to make them the best they can be. So do we!

To help support this shared goal, Sourcewell offers a variety of programs focused on helping make your vision a reality.

  • High Reliability Schools

    In partnership with Marzano Research, we can help your school become a High Reliability School. It’s a rigorous process, but we can support your school with:

    • Surveys and data coaching to identify leading and lagging indicators to measure success
    • Strategic planning and monitoring of progress
    • Coaching and leadership development
  • Literacy Leaders Academy (LLA)

    Literacy Leaders Academy instructors build school-wide leadership capacity to sustain long-term growth in literacy instruction. In collaboration with the Minnesota Center for Reading Research, we provide professional development and onsite coaching to support your team. Components of the LLA include:

    • Using insights from shared data
    • Building a collaborative culture
    • Quarterly training around effective practices with additional sessions offered as needed
    • Ongoing literacy coaching onsite
  • ENVoY

    If you are spending way too much classroom time on discipline, you should try a proven nonverbal approach. ENVoY empowers educators with easy and practical nonverbal techniques. As a teacher, you can take advantage of these skills to:

    • Increase student attention, productivity and learning
    • Improve classroom climate and maximize learning time
    • Decrease the level of staff burnout
  • Carnegie Math

    Take advantage of Carnegie Math—a proven method for teaching mathematics. It really is as simple as 1-2-3:

    1. Engage student interest by presenting real-world examples and facilitating classroom discussion
    2. Work with students individually to accelerate understanding and performance
    3. Students demonstrate what they’ve learned by applying their math skills
  • Trauma Informed Care Learning Community

    Partnering with the National Council for Behavioral Health, Sourcewell helps schools address the needs of students with mental illness and substance abuse disorders. School teams focus on these seven domains of Trauma-Sensitive schools:

    1. Student Assessment
    2. Student & Family Involvement
    3. Trauma-Sensitive Educated & Responsive District & School Staff
    4. Trauma-Sensitive Evidence-Based and Emerging Best Practices
    5. Safe & Secure Environments
    6. Building Community Partnerships
    7. Performance Monitoring & Evaluation

Systems & Leadership Support

To lead in the 21st century, you must lead through influence, not positional power. Using GiANT, you learn visually and interactively with rapid practical application. GiANT Worldwide’s system focuses on improving the key metrics that drive team performance and culture.

Like any organization, school district leaders need to regularly reevaluate their long-term goals. To help, we've developed a Strategic Planning Process to align their vision with goals developed from data—and input of staff, students, administration, board, and community. We've crafted this process to meet the unique needs of individual districts and include:

  • Development of vision, mission, values, and desired outcomes
  • Strategic plan for three to five years
  • Communication with all stakeholders: students, staff, parents, and community
  • Professional development to support implementation
  • Ongoing monitoring and adjustment for continuous improvement

Nothing compares to learning directly from an expert. Take advantage of onsite support from Sourcewell consultants highly skilled in a variety of areas, including:

  • Leadership and instructional strategies
  • Resource adoption
  • Data and assessment
  • Co-teaching and reciprocal teaching
  • Balanced and content-area literacy
  • English language learners
  • Technology integration
  • Bullying and harassment investigation
  • Intervention

Interested in learning more?

Contact education@sourcewell-mn.gov