School Leaders: Best Practices for Implementing Summit Learning

How have different schools of varying sizes and geographical locations successfully implemented the Summit Learning Program for their students? This week on the Summit Sparks podcast, four school leaders share their best practices for implementing the Program with fidelity and also for ending the school year strong.

This end-of-the-year episode also features advice from seasoned school leaders for newcomer school leaders attending Summit Learning’s regional summer training for the first time in June and July.

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Who Will I Hear in this Episode?

Listed in order as heard in the podcast are interviewees:

What Will I Learn From Listening?

This episode brings thoughts and insights about:

  1. Why team composition and unity are essential first steps before implementation;
  2. How investing energy in creating a pre-implementation plan and aligning with your school’s mission and vision will save time once the school year begins;
  3. What to consider when creating an onboarding plan for students and parents, and ways to communicate with parents and other key stakeholders throughout the year;
  4. Why making time to give positive recognition of students’ achievements is essential to ending the school year strong.

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About the author

Lauren Faggella
A storyteller and former educator, Lauren Faggella is dedicated to turning the Summit Learning community's stories and ideas into great content that informs and inspires a range of audiences. Prior to joining Summit Public Schools, Lauren was a professional freelance writer and third-grade teacher in Rhode Island. She earned her MEd from the University of Rhode Island and BA in English from Elon University.