Schools may be closed and students may be learning remotely, but educators shouldn’t put intervention on hold. Now is the time to consider how you can empower intervention teams. Getting students back on track will be a key priority come fall, so read on to be ready!
Take these key steps to empower your school or district’s intervention team.
- Engage your stakeholders. Leadership and teachers need to be on board with using a blended learning curriculum approach and using data to benchmark and monitor student progress. Achieving buy-in for both of these may require more than one champion. Intervention teams should carefully explain the reasons for using blended learning and how to reinforce it with student data in order to reach student, school, and district learning goals. Comprehensive initial training with ongoing professional development is the best place to start.
- Put systems in place. In addition to tech support and professional development, make sure the primary data leader is an effective communicator who can coach teachers to make data a priority. They should establish regular communication with parents and give ample feedback to teachers while requesting feedback in return.
- Communicate expectations. Have intervention teams maintain regular data review sessions with teachers so they can learn to support each other as well as their students by diving deep into the data.
Get the next steps to building powerful intervention teams here.