Professional Learning System

The the HIL Professional Learning System offers a variety of resources for use with your HIL teams, staff meetings, or professional learning communities (PLCs). It includes our most recent resource of Learning Maps created by HIL Implementation Facilitators that model HIL In Action in schools.

What you'll find on this page:

  • HIL Process Guide for School Renewal: To support Facilitators in their work with schools. 
  • HIL Courses: Five EduPaths courses that will provide an overview of the HIL Model for School Renewal and show examples of how it can be applied in schools. SCECHs available. Coming in 2021!
  • HIL Learning Maps: Support opportunities for deeper learning by school teams. Designed using the format developed by the MAISA General Education Learning Network (GELN), the HIL Learning Maps offer support for facilitators and links to project resources.
  • HIL in a Bag: This visually appealing, hands-on manipulative provides content in small chunks. This resource, used with specific protocols, is useful for both face-to-face interactions and small group settings.
  • YouTube Presentations: This playlist on the HIL YouTube Channel includes inspirational voices. practical tips, and stories from HIL Project personnel and school leadership teams.

Professional Learning Resources

Click the bars below to open drop-down menus of available Professional Learning Resources to guide your school leadership team in implementing various components of the HIL Model for School Renewal. 

HIL School Renewal Process Guide

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW OF THE GUIDE

This guide for the HIL School Renewal Model and Process is organized into two
parts:
Part 1 provides an overview of the High Impact Leadership for School Renewal Model
as follows:

  1. Introduction and Overview of the HIL School Renewal Model
  2. The organization of the high impact leadership practices into four domains of school renewal leadership, called the HIL Principles for School Renewal.
  3. The specific leadership practices and behaviors associated with the Model

Part 2 provides a description and collaborative dialogue guide to guide schools through the HIL School Renewal process and embed that process into the school’s ongoing norms and processes for continuous improvement.

RESOURCE

Open or download the 45-page Process Guide for High Impact Leadership (HIL) School Renewal

HIL EduPaths Courses

ABOUT THIS RESOURCE  

Five EduPaths courses that will provide an overview of the HIL Model for School Renewal and show examples of how it can be applied in schools. SCECHs available. 

RESOURCES

Coming in 2021!

HIL Learning Maps

ABOUT THE LEARNING MAPS
 

This catalog of Learning Maps provide HIL “In Action” plans in order to support opportunities for deeper understanding of the HIL Principles and Phases of School Renewal. They are designed to guide work sessions for teams; provide links to HIL documents, graphics, and research; and be modifiable to fit contextual needs. They can be accessed via this online catalog or through this downloadable document.

This catalog will be added to frequently. Feedback is always welcome. The first Learning Map is a template to guide the creation of new Learning Maps. 

Many thanks to our General Education Leadership Network (GELN) colleagues for providing a template for the Learning Maps. To provide questions or feedback, or to express interest in developing a Learning Map please contact: Lisa Ryan, Ph.D., Principal Research Associate, at lisa.j.ryan@wmich.edu; or Laurie Schmitt, PhD, HIL Project Coordinator at dr.laurieschmitt@gmail.com

cATALOG OF LEARNING MAPS

Note: All Learning Maps are provided in two formats:  a copy only Google document and a PDF.

Building Coherence around Evidence-Based  Literacy Practices    PDF    GOOGLE

Intended Audience: HIL Facilitators, Administrators,Teacher leaders, Building staff, ISD/RESAs Continuous Improvement or Literacy Coaches
Time: 45 minutes (plus 15-min. follow-up)
In this Learning Map In Action, Theresa King, HIL Implementation Facilitator, leads schools teams and others through the process of developing an understanding of how to create a Gold Standard Implementation Guide to implement evidence-based classroom practices with fidelity and integrity.

Creating Priority Student Growth Targets    PDF     GOOGLE

Intended Audience: HIL Project School leadership teams, school staffs, ISD/RESA literacy coach, continuous improvement consultants
Time: 1 hour
Student Priority Growth Targets are critical for aligning change efforts in order to achieve desired student growth. The School Performance Profile provides data for school teams to lift up strengths and surface growth edges.Once growth edges are revealed, the next stage of dialogue should focus on which growth edges are the highest priority.

The Day of School Renewal Rounds: Understanding the Current state of Classroom Practice   PDF    GOOGLE

Intended Audience: Teacher Leaders, School Staff, Building and District Leaders, ISD/RESA Literacy and Systems Coaches
Time: 45 minutes
In this Learning Map, Jeremy Andrick, former HIL Coordinator, demonstrates the rationale for using School Renewal Rounds as an ongoing process to support continuous school renewal. Participants will learn:

  • A comprehensive and detailed overview of what happens during a day of School Renewal Rounds including an overview of the School Renewal Rounds Handbook
  • The nuances that lead to successful implementation in their school(s).
Double Loop Questioning  

Intended Audiences: HIL Facilitators, to learn and share with others; Administrators, (school, district) to learn and share with others; Teacher Leaders, as a tool with PLCs and other groups. 

Double Loop Questioning Part I – An Introduction   PDF     GOOGLE

Time: 1 hour

Double Loop Questioning Part II – Using DLQ to Test Assumptions About Student Data      PDF     GOOGLE

Time: 1.5 hours

In these Learning Maps In Action, Doni Burton, HIL Implementation Facilitator, Introduces and examines Double Loop Questioning as a process to engage teams, leaders, teachers, and others in collaborative discussion. discovery, and use of data to drive decisions and test assumptions about student data.

Embedding Four High Impact Leadership Principles    PDF    GOOGLE

Intended Audience: HIL Project School leadership teams, school staff
Time: 30–45 minutes
This module is an introduction to the direct application of the four High Impact Leadership principles to staff meeting agendas, PLC work, and communications with all stakeholders. Participants will learn about the four HIL principles and examples of  how to directly apply them to school renewal work all throughout the year through continually development, inspiration, and focus.

Evidence-Based Decisions Through Data Dialogues    PDF    GOOGLE

Intended Audience: Administrators (school, district); Teacher Leaders; PLCs; Building staff; ISD/RESA Coaches; HIL Implementation Facilitators
Time: 60–75 minutes
In this Learning Map In Action, Teresa McDougall,  HIL Implementation Facilitator, gives examples and use cases of Data Dialogue Protocols that provide a structure for reviewing, analyzing, and using student data to make evidence based decisions at the school and classroom level. These dialogues will identify strengths and growth edges for students, classrooms, and leadership.

Guide for Creating School Renewal Learning Maps   PDF   GOOGLE

Intended Audience: HIL Facilitators
Time: 30 minutes
This Learning Map is meant for HIL Facilitators and Partners to use in the creation of Learning Maps. The overall outcome is to help create consistent Learning Maps in order to make the HIL School Renewal process come to life by seeing how it is implemented in schools

Importance of Alignment    PDF    GOOGLE

Intended Audience: School administrators, teacher leaders and building staff
Time: 15-30 minutes
The metaphor of stacking dolls is used to share the importance of aligning systems for successful implementation of a change initiative for each group of stakeholders:

  1. Students
  2. Parents
  3. Teachers
  4. Literacy coaches
  5. Principal and teacher leaders
Introduction to High Impact Leadership Principles    PDF    GOOGLE

Intended Audience: HIL Project School leadership teams, school staff
Time: 30-45 minutes
This Learning Map is an introduction to the High Impact Leadership principles. Dr. Pat Reeves presents a metaphor to make the 4 principles accessible to all. Participants will learn how the 4 HIL principles create the foundation of the school renewal process.

Introduction to the School Performance Profile    PDF    GOOGLE

Intended Audience: HIL Project School leadership teams, school staffs.
Time: 45 minutes to 1 hour
This Learning Map is an introduction to the School Performance Profile. Participants will:

  • View the critical features of a school performance profile and understand its purpose
  • Learn how to create, develop and implement a school performance profile
  • See an example school performance profile
Keys to Success    PDF    GOOGLE

Intended Audience: School administrators, teacher leaders and building staff that are considering beginning their school renewal journey; ISD/RESAs staff in support roles to schools and districts
Time: Minimum 30 minutes
By engaging in this learning, participants will discover important keys to Cohort A success with literacy and leadership:

  1. Authenticity and Courage
  2. Evidence Based Literacy Practices
  3. Balanced Implementation
  4. Evidence-Based LeadershipPrinciples
  5. Systems Approach
Phase IV: Implementation Monitoring Plan    PDF    GOOGLE

Intended Audience: HIL Project School Leadership Teams, School Staff  
Time: 30-45 minutes
In this Learning Map, Marie DeGroot, HIL Implementation Facilitator, introduces  Phase IV/Part 2 of the HIL School Renewal Process. Participants will develop an understanding of how to utilize real time data in the monitoring plan to implement priority, evidence-based classroom practices.

Understanding Your Leadership Survey Data    PDF    GOOGLE

Intended Audience: HIL Principals who have requested their Leadership Survey Data
Time: 1.5 hours
This Learning Map reviews HIL Project efficacy study aggregate data  and discusses how to interpret and use individual school results.

Using School Renewal Rounds to Drive School Renewal   PDF    GOOGLE

Intended Audience: Teacher Leaders, School Staff, Building and District Leaders, ISD/RESA Literacy and Systems Coaches
Time: 45 minutes (plus 20-min. follow-up)
In this Learning Map, Jeremy Andrick, former HIL Coordinator, helps participants: 

  • Learn how the School Renewal Rounds  is driven by the HIL Leadership Principles and connects to the Phases of School Renewal
  • Discover how School Renewal Rounds can be used as a driver of continuous school renewal, by developing, refining, and monitoring instructional and leadership practices
  • See how this approach can empower teachers to be agents of change
  •  Assess their teams readiness to embark on the School Renewal Rounds process

HIL in a Bag

ABOUT THE RESOURCE

This visually appealing, hands-on manipulative provides content in small chunks. This resource, used with specific protocols, is useful for both face-to-face interactions and small group settings.

HIL Card Deck

A set of print-ready cards serve as a handy and colorful reminder of each element of the High Impact Leadership model for school renewal. Each 4 x 4.5 card describes one important aspect of the model and include concise reminders about:

  • the WHY, WHAT, HOW, AND WHO of school renewal
  • High Impact Leadership Principles
  • the School Renewal Cycle 
  • High Integrity and Fidelity (HIFI) Implementation
  • Vital ("Gold Standard") Behaviors

YouTube Presentations

ABOUT THE RESOURCE

 The HIL Project YouTube Channel includes several playlists to help you understand more about the HIL Project and to hear from the many people who contribute to school renewal through the project. 

Playlists

Our Professional Learning playlist includes dozens of recorded professional learning sessions facilitated by HIL Project leaders.  School leaders can choose the topic and length that fits their unique setting and area for growth. 

Other playlists available: 

School Renewal Rounds

Being an Implementation Facilitator

Evidence-based Decisions

Collective Ownership

Plus, several playlists describing our High Impact Leadership Principles and the School Renewal Cycle

Research Support for HIL Model for School Renewal

Check out the Research Base for the HIL Model for School Renewal.