Site Visits - Changing Perspectives

Site Visits

Bring Changing Perspectives Into Your Learning Community!‬

‬‭ Site visits play a pivotal role in our work at Changing Perspectives. They are an essential aspect‬‭ of our commitment to fostering meaningful connections with school communities. These visits‬‭ offer schools a valuable chance for Changing Perspectives to establish a physical presence.‬‭

Site Visit Process

Pre-Visit Planning Meeting

Goal

We collaborate with school stakeholders to define clear goals for the upcoming site.

Outcome

On-site is maximized effectively, with a focused agenda tailored to address specific objectives and priorities identified in advance.

Site Visit

Goal

  1. Introductions & Exploration
  2. Collaborative Learning & Reflection
  3. Implementation and Continued
  4. Support

Outcome

  1. Facilitated Learning: Allows for in-depth questioning, conversations, and strategizing.
  2. Relationship-Building: Fosters partnerships among educators with a shared mission.
  3. Actionable Insights: Enables translation of learning into actionable steps at home schools.

Post-Site Visit Meeting

Goal

We consolidate our reflections and findings. This allows us to distill our observations into actionable insights, furthering our understanding of the school’s culture, challenges, and opportunities for growth.

Outcome

By encapsulating our experiences during the site visit and translating them into strategic next steps, we are able to forge a more profound and informed partnership with the school community.

Site visit activities may include but are not limited to:‬‭

‬‭ Informal School Walk-Through & Assessment‬
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‬‭ Informal School Walk-Through & Assessment‬

Changing Perspectives staff will walk through the school site and evaluate strengths and areas‬ of opportunistic growth within specific focus guidelines.‬

Student Focus Groups
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Student Focus Groups

‬Student focus groups are explicitly structured empathy interviews with a group of predetermined‬‭ students. The purpose of these groups is to collect valuable feedback from students on their‬‭ experiences at school. These focus groups are emotionally safe spaces for all students to share‬‭ their perspectives on the academic and/or social experience‬.

‬‭‭ Educator Focus Groups‬
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‬‭‭ Educator Focus Groups‬

‬‭Educator focus groups are facilitated and targeted discussions to collect input, reflections,‬‭ perspectives, and feedback from educators. The purpose of these focus groups is to hear from‬‭ the educator’s perspective what is working well and the areas of continued growth at a specific‬‭ school site.‬

‬‭‭Office Hours‬‬
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‬‭‭Office Hours‬‬

‭ Office hours provide an opportunity for personalized guidance, real-world advice, and support‬ for educators. They can be structured with a premade schedule or more fluid, allowing‬‭ educators to drop in on a needs-by-needs basis. The primary goal of office hours is to deliver‬‭ tailored support to educators, addressing their individual requirements effectively.‬

Structured Observations‬
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Structured Observations‬

‭Changing Perspectives staff observe educators teaching, documenting, and assessing‬‭ instructional techniques, student engagement, and classroom dynamics within a predetermined‬‭ framework to offer targeted feedback and support for professional development.‬

‭Lesson Modeling
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‭Lesson Modeling

‭Changing Perspectives staff will teach a lesson to allow educators to observe the enhance their‬‭ own teaching practice by having the opportunity to watch.

Changing Perspectives’s visits to our school this year have been very beneficial. We appreciate the ideas and feedback!
School Counselor - Maryland

I am really glad our school gave us the opportunity to work with Changing Perspectives.
Middle School Teacher - California

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Changing Perspectives is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization registered in the US under EIN 46-3115902

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P.O. Box 710
Montpelier, VT 05601
P.O. Box 340664
Sacramento, CA 95834


888-870-2210  •  info@cpne.org

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