SIP: Getting Started

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What is the first step?

The Education Trust staff and consultants train coaches, facilitators, and team members for two days in the six-step Standards in Practice™ (SIP) process. Education Trust staff and consultants return for regular on-site visits with the teams in their schools and consult with district administrators on progress.

     We recommend starting the SIP process in a small number of schools, then gradually increasing the number as success builds. If we train school district personnel to train others, the district itself can take over the training.

What do we need from you?

Principals from participating schools agree to:

  • create time for teams to meet during professional hours,
  • provide an instructional coach to schedule and facilitate meetings, and
  • participate in meetings.

School district administrators agree to:

  • fund coaches (at least one for every four schools) to visit teams regularly and
  • ensure that Standards in Practice is integrated into the professional development strategy and focus for those schools involved in SIP.

How much does SIP cost?

Please contact Assistant Director of Practice Candace Crawford to discuss costs and contract options. We can arrange annual contracts, including monthly visits with teams, as well as training for administrators, school board members, parents, and teams of teachers.