ACSA, Michael Fullan Enterprises, InnovateEd, and WestEd have partnered together to further develop the Systems Leadership Collaborative. This new developed structure is intended to harness the complementary relationship of school districts and county offices of education to realize the potential and promise of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Systems Leadership network will utilize conjoined sub-networks to build the capacity and competency of school districts and county offices of education to address the needs of high-need student groups in order to support closing achievement gaps while improving the coherence of the statewide LCFF system overall by providing models rooted in a systems leadership approach. Specific and unique to this collaborative, the structure would build both district leadership capacity to support school leaders and county offices to support districts in their continued implementation of the LCFF.

Counties and districts will be joining the Systems Leadership Collaborative (SLC) together, but will be separate to have deep, open and honest sharing, while they experience the same learning.



For more information contact: Gicel Viveros at gviveros@acsa.org

LCAP Workshops

Continuous Improvement 101 Workshop: What's Happening with LCAP Today?

In the next school year, the Evaluation Rubrics will bring another layer of accountability by requiring districts to examine the results of their LCAP, reflect upon their strengths and weaknesses, and finally evaluate the practices used in the plan. Every stakeholder needs to be aware of the LCAP, the eight state priorities and their associated metrics to be a strong partner in closing the achievement gap. The more information and capacity built in stakeholders, the better partner they will be as districts implement their LCAP and create internal accountability.

Participants of LCAP 101 will walk away with a clear understanding of the LCAP, the eight state priorities, associated metrics, and how they, (no matter what level) can and should support the work in the LCAP of their local education agency (county, district, or charter school).

Continuous Improvement 101 can come straight to you, providing the calendar permits. Or, you can send stakeholders to a workshop in your area.

New dates and locations coming soon.

To bring this training to your district or county office or for more information, email Rhonda Morgan in ACSA's Educational Services Department or call (800) 608-ACSA.

See Where Your District Stands

Visual methods of analyzing your district’s vital signs in the context of similar districts

When your LCAP team tackles the challenge of setting goals for next year’s plan, do you summon the genie in your lamp? When you start to prepare a slide deck for stakeholder meetings showing your LCAP goals for next year, does your pulse rate go up? Come to this three-hour workshop and learn how to:

  • Frame your district in light of the districts most like yours;
  • Put visual evidence to work to set goals that meet the S.M.A.R.T. goals methodology test;
  • Discover evidence of your district’s strengths and challenges;
  • Think with your eyes, measuring more wisely without math;
  • Avoid the hazards of flawed data and logic errors

You’ll emerge from this workshop prepared to save time in developing your plan, and improve the quality of your plan at the same time. Expect to enhance your own analytic capabilities. You’ll be working in teams to solve riddles, and gaining experience presenting your findings. No data shoveling required. No calculators needed.

Suggested Audience

LCAP planning teams, or those responsible for budgeting and goal‐setting for their departments. Relevant across job functions. Human Resources and Business, Educational Services and Curriculum & Instruction, Student Services and Operations.

Registration Fee: $199 ACSA Member; $249 Non-member

Dates / Locations:

New dates coming soon! For more information, email Rhonda Morgan in ACSA's Educational Services Department or call (800) 608-ACSA.

Creating Coherence to Develop Capacity and Sustainability of School Wide Improvement

ACSA and InnovateEd are partnering to support school leaders with creating strong cycles of inquiry for sustainable improvement that drives student success.

This powerful two-day institute will equip school leaders with tools and resources proven to build capacity at school and classroom levels for continuous growth and improvement. The Four Disciplines of Systems Leadership provides a research-based guide for school leaders to develop expertise through cycles of inquiry that deepen student learning.

The Creating Coherent for School Wide Improvement Institute will emphasize:

  • Creating coherence to develop leadership capacity and improve teaching and learning supports
  • Focusing school-wide systems of continuous improvement on visible evidence of student learning
  • Creating cycles of inquiry at the school and classroom levels to develop collective expertise and deepen student learning
  • Designing an action plan that engages principals and teachers in shared leadership for the sustainable improvement of student learning outcomes.

Audience: School site leadership teams made up of principals and teacher leaders

Timeframe: Each institute is constructed of two consecutive days. There are several locations to choose from. Registration: 8:00am – 8:29am / Workshop: 8:30am – 3:00pm. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Dates & Locations:

October 3 & 4, 2017 ACSA Ontario Office
3602 Inland Empire Blvd, Suite A230
Ontario, CA 91764

October 10 & 11, 2017 ACSA Sacramento Office
1029 J Street, Suite 320
Sacramento, CA 95814

Register online or download registration form. For more information, email Rhonda Morgan in ACSA's Educational Services Department or call (800) 608-ACSA.

Easy to use LCAP template with school level SPSA and full data integration with Progress Adviser.

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