Using Dr. David Conley’s Four Keys to College and Career Readiness framework (Think, Know, Act, Go), our partnership consultants work with school and district leadership teams to develop a common understanding around a holistic definition of student readiness. Through this process, leadership teams inventory and map resources and supports they offer to students while at the same time identifying what they do for ALL students, SOME students, and a FEW students. After mapping, teams are able to determine both their strengths and areas for growth in order to decide what actions they can take to better prepare all of their students for life after high school.
School leadership teams often have a general idea of the outcomes they want for their school community, but they’re not always sure how to clearly get that message across in a way that is easy to articulate. We work with leadership teams to help them develop a clear understanding of how they want to equip their students for the future. By developing Life Ready Maxims, schools are able to quickly weed out distractions and stay aligned to their overall vision – what we want to become true of the school. Once established, a school’s maxims can be used to highlight the areas of hidden strength already within the community allowing all stakeholders (students, staff, families, business leaders, etc.) to embrace as their own.
Once leadership teams decide on what needs to be done, our consultants work with them to identify how Inflexion can provide support to keep momentum going around their priority and to document the successes and challenges that happen throughout the year as they implement their strategy.