School Renewal Work

The High Impact Leadership (HIL) Project supports each participating school through:

  1. Implementation Facilitator and on-site support
  2. School Renewal Rounds
  3. Leadership Summits for Principals and Teacher Leaders 
  4. Monetary Support
  5. Professional Learning and Resources for schools and families

Implementation Facilitators and On-Site Support

Implementation Facilitators meet regularly with school principals and teacher leaders to support development and integration of the four High Impact Leadership Principles and work through the phases of the School Renewal Cycle. Facilitators "walk alongside" school leaders as they implement evidence-based literacy practices, with fidelity and integrity. 


School Renewal Rounds

When school teams purposefully watch and reflect on their practices, they are better able to sustain motivation, focus, and positive growth. Collaborative observation methods, like School Renewal Rounds, Learning Walks, and walk-thrus increase collaboration, reduce barriers, and increase social trust. School Renewal Rounds—a practice based upon the Instructional Rounds Process (City, Elmore, Teitel, 2009)—allow HIL Project schools to look for broad patterns of interaction based on objective, observable evidence (Roberts, 2012). 


Leadership Summits

Periodic Leadership Summits allow HIL Project School Leadership Teams (principals and teacher leaders) to gather for learning, collaboration, and dedicated work time to advance through the HIL School Renewal Cycle. Leadership Summits, whether they are live events or virtual engagements, help focus and energize teams around specific aspects of the exciting work of school renewal and literacy achievement for all students.


Monetary Support

Monetary support from grants and generous partners helps schools provide professional learning opportunities to teachers, enrich classroom and school libraries, support family engagement, and more!


Professional Learning System and Learning Resources 

The HIL Professional Learning System includes a variety of resources for HIL team meetings, staff meetings, or professional learning communities (PLCs). We offer additional resources that support family engagement, remote learning, and equity-based school renewal for HIL School Leadership Teams.


Click the image to learn what's been accomplished in Cohort A schools and what's happening now for those in Cohort B!