Summit Adapted Tools
Summit Adapted Tools
Over the past couple of years, the Summit Learning team has evolved how it supports schools to implement the Summit Learning Program to focus on 1) building deeper comprehension of the Summit model and 2) understanding what day to day practices are most helpful in successful implementations. The Summit team has adapted the co-created content into a variety of tools to increase support for Summit Learning schools.
Summit Learning Adapted Tools
Summit Learning schools engage in a self-paced onboarding experience designed to build a foundational understanding of core elements of the Summit Learning Program prior to engaging in the in-person summer trainings. This School Leader Onboarding Toolkit helps school leaders and teams determine what, if any, changes need to happen prior to launching the Summit Learning Program (e.g., proposing a different bell schedule to the school board). Within the toolkit is a diagnostic tool, built from the Site Level Conditions, that helps schools reflect on the various conditions required for quality personalized learning implementation. Schools are partnered with mentors who support them in their areas of need. This pre-work provides a smooth transition to the summer training experience by ensuring that leaders have exposure to the model and are clear on how to prepare for the start of school.
Planning for Summit Learning in the Classroom: Support for Educators
Summit has also created a set of high-leverage instructional strategies based on the Instructional Look Fors. The Summit Learning instructional coaching model uses the instructional strategies and Look Fors to shift practice in the classroom.
In addition, Summit has developed Math Look Fors (with an associated observation tool) and World Language Look Fors (with a sample lesson planning template) to supplement the core set of Instructional Look Fors.
To further ground the work of personalized learning in a set of shared beliefs and habits, Summit has adapted the mindsets work into a Commitment Meeting on Habits for instructional coaches and educators to establish shared expectations as they begin their coaching partnership.