Frequently Asked Questions

What is the goal of the pilot?
To develop a sustainable framework that districts can use to achieve exceptional outcomes for all students - both academically and behaviorally. The work of this pilot will focus on the behavioral framework while also creating a system of alignment and entry for academics.

What does participation in this pilot look like?
We are going to let data and collaboration drive how this work unfolds in your district. There is not a lock-step implementation framework where you spend 3 years doing things in a rigid structure; rather, we're looking to honor and celebrate things that are going well in your district while identifying opportunities for growth. The process will always focus on making sure that we are building sustainability at the district to be able to support schools as they support students.

What are we required to do:
While there is flexibility built within the framework, there are a couple of DESE requirements for participation - 1) all teachers (PreK-12) have to participation (at some level) with this work, 2) engage regularly with facilitators and coaching support team members, 3) participate in data collection, & 4) engage in district and building professional development around effective teaching and learning practices.

What if we are already doing this work?
That is wonderful! Buildings that are already engaged with the work will continue with the work. The focus of this pilot is to look at implementation from a district perspective and to build capacity and supports to help schools on their journey. Data will be used by the district to figure out how best to continue to grow each building systematically.

Who makes decisions around this work?
The district is the ultimate decision-maker. This is truly a collaborative endeavor in which we are learning together. Jody and I, your facilitators, will not be using a directive/authoritarian approach; we might ask questions, offer thoughts or perspectives, and maybe stretch your thinking. However, at the end of the day, the decisions are made by the district.

Contact Information
Jody Baker
Statewide Coach MO SW-PBS

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