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1 | Principles: Facilitation for Transformation

For many educators, school improvement efforts often have looked like mandated top-down reforms or scripted materials handed to them. Yet, school improvement cannot be delivered by script or by fiat. It is a learning process that requires the spark of new ideas and meaningful opportunities to put those ideas into practice. Doing this effectively takes a skilled facilitator who ensures that great ideas become lasting, equitable practices that truly support all students. The guide and additional materials below provide an introduction to the approach and research behind facilitating school improvement efforts in service of a just and equitable education system.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will...

  • Become familiar with research and principles behind facilitation for school transformation

  • Reflect on the role of a facilitator in managing school improvement by supporting adult collaboration, learning, and reflection

In this guide...

Explore research and experience underlying approaches to effective facilitation 

Assess your readiness and identify facilitation goals 

Consult self-reflection tools to develop your own approach to facilitation