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 guide local districts in becoming High Reliability Schools. To support this rigorous process, we offer:

    • Surveys and data coaching to identify indicators of success
    • Strategic planning and monitoring of progress
    • Coaching and leadership development

    Video: High Reliability Schools - Verndale
    Video: High Reliability Schools - Walker-Hackensack-Akeley

  • Literacy Leaders Academy (LLA)

    Literacy Leaders Academy builds school-wide capacity to sustain growth in literacy instruction. In collaboration with the Minnesota Center for Reading Research, we provide professional development and onsite coaching focused on:

    • Using insights from shared data
    • Building a collaborative culture
    • Ongoing literacy coaching
  • The Catalyst Approach™

    Offering easy and practical nonverbal techniques, this approach empowers educators to manage their classroom without saying a word:

    • Maximize time for learning — gain an average of an hour of curriculum time per week
    • Reduce time spent on discipline
    • Improve classroom climate
    • Enhance student productivity
    • Decrease burnout
  • Carnegie Math

    A proven method for teaching mathematics, Carnegie Math is as simple as 1-2-3:

    1. Engage students with real-world examples and discussion
    2. Work with students individually to accelerate understanding
    3. Students demonstrate what they’ve learned by applying 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 School Staff
    4. Trauma-Sensitive Evidence-Based & Emerging Best Practices
    5. Safe & Secure Environments
    6. Building Community Partnerships
    7. Performance Monitoring & Evaluation

Additional Programs & 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

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