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Chapter 3A: Determine Your Reform Strategy
Determine Your Reform Strategy
System Leader Summary
A strategy is a deliberate and coordinated set of activities that is designed to help you achieve one or more of your student outcome goals. Together, the strategies you prioritize and implement constitute your overall reform strategy.
Your reform strategy is the “what” of your work. For this reason, you’re the main person setting direction in this area; in fact, you probably already know the potential strategies that are most important to you. This chapter gives your delivery leader a guide for taking your ideas, prioritizing them, fleshing them out, and getting your team on the same page about what they really mean. As you and your team walk through this process, keep refocusing the conversation ...