Community Schools Improvement Science
What You'll Learn

You will learn the how to leverage improvement science theory to develope and implement a community school. The first half of the Community School Micro-Credential will guide MC course participants through a process that will allow school stakeholders to determine their highest priorities and it will guide participants through a process to determine the root causes of things that are preventing them from achieving their vision for their school. The second half will teach MC course participants how to lead a process that involves grassroots problem solving using the tools of improvement science.

Who Should Apply
  • Coordinators
  • Stakeholders Teams
  • District Staff
  • Local Affiliate Staff
8
micro-
credentials
15
Approximate hours each
Description
The 8 part Community School Micro-Credential is designed give participants, typically Community School Coordinators, the strongest skills available to implement a best practice version of the Community School strategy at any school. This course is specifically made for those who are leading the implementation of the Community School strategy on a school level. Participants will have the ability to ask experts questions during the course and many will have the opportunity to work with other participants during the course. We suggest starting the course at the beginning of your school year and reading through all 8 parts to best understand where the course will be taking you, and then jump into the first MC and do them in order -- each part builds upon the preceding part.
ProgramDescriptionAction
1. Mapping Campus and Community Assets
This micro-credential is the first of eight in the Community Schools stack. The micro-credentials in this stack follow a sequence to best support educators in developing their capacity to support community schools.
Types of Evidence Required: Chart, Diagram OR Map, Qualitative work samples AND Resource guide

[View PDF]
Start
2. Planning for Needs Asset Assessment
This micro-credential is the second of eight in the Community Schools stack. The micro-credentials in this stack follow a sequence to best support educators in developing their capacity to support community schools.
Types of Evidence Required: Roster of stakeholders, Data gathering plan, Qualitative data AND Quantitative data

[View PDF]
Start
3. Executing a Needs Asset Assessment
This micro-credential is the third of eight in the Community Schools stack. The micro-credentials in this stack follow a sequence to best support educators in developing their capacity to support community schools.
Types of Evidence Required: Survey results, raw data, communication process AND Master themes

[View PDF]
Start
4. Using Diagrams and Charts to Analyze Data
This micro-credential is the fourth of eight in the Community Schools stack. The micro-credentials in this stack follow a sequence to best support educators in developing their capacity to support community schools.
Types of Evidence Required: Distribution plan, Charts, Word clouds AND Presentations

[View PDF]
Start
5. Creating a Findings Report
This micro-credential is the fifth of eight in the Community Schools stack. The micro-credentials in this stack follow a sequence to best support educators in developing their capacity to support community schools.
Types of Evidence Required: Findings report

[View PDF]
Start
6. Using Fishbone Diagrams to Represent Data
This micro-credential is the sixth of eight in the Community Schools stack. The micro-credentials in this stack follow a sequence to best support educators in developing their capacity to support community schools.
Types of Evidence Required: Evidence of group participation, Whys Template AND Fishbone diagrams

[View PDF]
Start
7. Using Driver Diagrams to Map Drivers
This micro-credential is the seventh of eight in the Community Schools stack. The micro-credentials in this stack follow a sequence to best support educators in developing their capacity to support community schools.
Types of Evidence Required: Evidence of group participation AND Driver diagrams

[View PDF]
Start
8. Using PDSA Cycles to Test Solutions to Problems
This micro-credential is the eighth and final micro-credential in the Community Schools stack. The micro-credentials in this stack follow a sequence to best support educators in developing their capacity to support community schools.
Types of Evidence Required: Data representation, Data summary, PDSA cycle template, visual representation of results AND written analysis

[View PDF]
Start