Dear Students & Families:
One of the recommendations from the Bellwether instructional practices audit involves using a planning tool called a “Theory of Change” to identify strategies, actions and resources that can facilitate change and achieve desired outcomes. This process includes reflecting on the various roles of people in our school division and the influence of those roles on student success. As Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) begins this important work, we invite educators, administrators, support staff, students, parents and guardians, and community members to join us.
Are you interested in learning more about this concept? Would you like to help ACPS develop a Theory of Change? If so, please register to attend one of our upcoming work sessions:
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
5:30 to 7 p.m.
All registrants will receive a Zoom link via email in advance of the meeting.
During this 90-minute virtual session, we will provide a brief overview of our instructional practices audit and explore the question, “What is a Theory of Change?” Participants will then have the opportunity to review a first draft of our Theory of Change and provide input. Finally, we will share ideas about how the current state of our school division compares to the desired state.
Prior to joining the conversation, you might find it helpful to review this sample Theory of Change in use by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (see page 3).
We hope you can join us on October 10 or 11! If you have questions or other input, please email Jamie Gellner at email@example.com.