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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Summit Learning is a research–based approach to education designed to drive student engagement, meaningful learning, and strong student–teacher relationships that prepare students for life after graduation. Created by teachers with experience in diverse classrooms, Summit Learning is grounded in decades of research about how children learn. With Summit Learning, students gain mastery of core subjects like math, history, English, and science, while also carefully developing the skills and habits of lifelong learners. Summit Learning is independently led and operated by the nonprofit, Gradient Learning.