Summary of Current Statewide System of Support Programs

Pillars of Support & Tier LevelProgram Description
Pillars 2, 4

Tiers I, II, III

Marzano – Phase I & II Assessment Literacy and Formative Assessment Development

This program is designed to support improved teaching and learning, and the development and establishment of effective structures and processes. This is a two-day intensive training on assessment literacy, formative assessment, and the development of proficiency scales. This program is open to all schools. Intended audience: District staff (curriculum and assessment directors) and building leadership and staff (principals, teachers and instructional facilitators).   Register Here

Pillars 2, 4

Tiers I, II, III

Marzano – Phase III The New Art and Science of Teaching

This program is designed to support improved teaching and learning, and the development and establishment of effective structures and processes. The focus of this intensive training is high-quality classroom instruction.  A two-day training in the fall, and a two-day training in the spring (4 days total).  A one-year subscription to an on-line resource (Marzano Compendium of Instructional Strategies) is provided to participants.  Completing Phases I & II beforehand is helpful, but not required.  Intended audience: District staff (curriculum and assessment directors) and building leadership and staff (principals, teachers, and instructional facilitators).

Pillars 2, 4

Tiers I, II, III

Marzano – Phase IV Standards-Based Grading

This program is designed to support improved teaching and learning, and the development and establishment of effective structures and processes.  Participants attending this one-day training will learn the what, why and how of proficiency scale development; how to create or refine quality classroom-based assessments; ways to figure meaningful grades; and how to connect standards-based grading to the bigger picture. This program is open to all schools in the state.  Participation in Phases I & II, and Phase III prior to participation in Phase IV is recommended, but not required.

Pillars 2, 4

Tiers I, II, III

Marzano – Phase IV Proficiency Scales for Exceptional Learners

This program is designed to support improved teaching and learning, and the development and establishment of effective structures and processes.  Participants attending this one-day training will explore three groups of exceptional learners; gain enhanced understanding of how to determine appropriate accommodations and modifications based on proficiency scales; and discover how to offer accurate information about achievement to exceptional learners and their parents. This program is open to all schools in the state.  Participation in Phases I & II, and Phase III prior to participation in Phase IV is recommended, but not required.

Pillars 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Tiers I, II, III

Solution Tree – PLC at Work – Statewide Training

Four (4) one-day intensive trainings on implementing the PLC process, using the Solution Tree PLC At Work program.  Topics include culture, singletons, leadership, and RTI at Work™.  Intended audience: District leadership (superintendent, curriculum and assessment directors,) and building leadership and staff (principals, teachers, and instructional facilitators).   Register Here

Pillars 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Tiers I, II, III

Solution Tree – PLC at Work Initiative – Cohort #1

This program is designed to support all five SSOS Pillars.  Schools are chosen through a competitive application process.  Fifteen schools are selected each year, and a five-member leadership team is identified to lead this work within the school.  This intensive Solution Tree program spans an entire school year and includes an on-site needs assessment, three (3) two-day leadership implementation academies, web-based coaching, and four (4) days of statewide training covering topics from the PLC At Work program, with emphasis on data compiled from schools’ participation in the PLC At Work survey.  Participation in this program funded by the state is by application/selection.  This program is also made available to an additional 24 schools (5-member teams) at the expense of the school or district.

Pillars 2, 4

Tiers II, III

WDE – Data Analysis and School Improvement Planning

This program is designed to support improved teaching and learning (Pillar #2), and the development and establishment of effective structures and processes (Pillar #4).  School improvement teams led by the building principal will benefit from this two-day workshop.  The agenda includes a drill down into WAEA school data, a root cause analysis process, and the development of School Improvement Plan goals and strategies to support the urgent facts identified through this process.  This training is required of all schools not meeting expectations.

Pillars 2, 4

Tiers I, II, III

WDE – Educational Leadership Network

This program will focus on current and relevant topics facing both district and building leadership.  This will be provided in 60 minute Zoom sessions once per week by state education experts.  Sample topics will include: 1) developing a collaborative culture; 2) school and district best practices; 3) professional learning community support from district school boards; 4) the superintendent’s role in supporting professional learning communities.  Zoom Sessions are held on Tuesdays, from 10-11 a.m., through January 22, 2019.

The WDE considers all of its current state- and federally-funded programs and resources to be its complete Statewide System of Support.

Programs may support one or more Pillars of Support.  Most programs are open to all schools statewide, and this is identified as Tier I Level of Support.  Programs are also designed to specifically address Tier II Level support needs and/or Tier III Level support needs.  This is indicated by listing one or more Tier Level of Support (i.e., Tiers I, II, III).

The table below includes a more comprehensive list of the programs available from the WDE, along with contact information and web links where available.  Please contact the person listed if you have questions about any of the programs.

SSOS Programs Table