The District System Design Partnership (DSDP) strengthens district leadership teams as they create high-performance organizations that can scale and sustain improvements in instruction and student learning. Participants begin by developing a shared understanding of their district’s unique context. They then delve deeply into the research on high-performance educational systems, and consider how to apply the lessons learned in light of their district’s unique needs and opportunities. District teams then develop a research-based plan to redesign their district as a system wherein each component of the organization is individually strong and yet works to support and enhance other elements of the system. The DSDP is a catalyst for reenergizing and reengineering a district to drastically improve student achievement, equitably and efficiently.
The DSDB is a three-phase, year-long partnership. Cohorts are made up of district leadership teams, with a minimum of 20 participants and a maximum of 30 participants.
Understanding the Relevant Context
Part One: Process and project scoping, timeline creation, role identification
Part Two: Iterative inquiry process to compile and analyze data on district’s context
Executive Development Focused on a Systemic Approach to Redesigning the District
Four two-day facilitated, tailored, executive development sessions drawing from NCEE/NISL research on the highest-performing education systems and leadership development programs in the world