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CLI Offers New Workshops

CLI works hard in the field of education every day, hand-in-hand with curriculum leaders, while staying abreast of the most pressing imperatives in the field of education. We know that your professional educators need to apply current techniques for maintaining classroom transparency and reporting student achievement. Check out our newly available workshops!

Designing Valid Assessments and Using them Well

Writing Measurable Learning Targets to Create Instructional Units

Develop a Scoring Guide to Measure Student Learning on a Unit of Instruction

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CLI Model for School Improvement

Our model for school improvement makes curriculum development and alignment work for all education professionals. Starting with the foundation of Governance, CLI works with school districts to develop a customized, local process for curriculum development, alignment, and assessment.

The first step of Governance is the creation of a curriculum policy, which establishes a Curriculum Coordinating Council (CCC). Council whose duties include:

  • creating a curriculum policy and long-range plan
  • making decisions about teacher implementation requirements, grading, mastery, and assessments
  • and looking at the district vision and/or mission statement, for starters.
  • More About the CLI Model
    ESSA

    Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

    It is a new era in education! The recently signed Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) restores local governance and community leadership in public education. CLI can help support this change by offering assistance in developing local curriculum aligned to standards, instructional plans aligned to the curriculum, and assessments aligned to both for measuring student growth. ESSA also allows for the continued use of Title II funds for professional development opportunities, which can be used to pay for CLI services. Contact us to get started with a meaningful educational partnership to make a difference for your students!

    More information about ESSA

    Natrona County School District of Casper, WY, Adopts CLI Model

    Watch curriculum development work with CLI Consultant, Emily DiBlasi.


    Emily and Rhonda presented at this year's AdvancED Wyoming Spring 2017 Continuous Improvement Conference

    Our Services

    Full Service Contract

    CLI’s full-service contract begins with 18 days of on-site service, and increases as the district progresses through the model. A CLI consultant works regularly on-site with your staff, guiding you through all steps of the CLI Model. Additionally, the consultant provides off-site services such as preparation of agendas, tailor-made handout materials, or annual reports; review of curriculum documents; or planning of staff development activities. In-between the on-site visits, the consultant and district leaders have continued communication via email and telephone.

    Optional Service Contract

    In this contract agreement, CLI provides on-site services ranging from 1 to 17 days through the contract year. Options for such services include:

    superminicheckThe consultant visits the district regularly to guide you through the CLI Model. Your staff completes assignments in-between visits.

    superminicheckThe consultant provides training on key points of the CLI Model.

    superminicheckThe consultant provides training during your regularly scheduled in-service days. Such training might include one of our two- or three-day workshops.

    superminicheckThe consultant provides services to meet the special needs of your school or district. Contracts are frequently arranged according to a school or district’s specific requirements.

    Consortium Services

    CLI will work with your educational consortium to save you money as well as assist the district or districts you partner with.

    What Others are Saying . . . next prev

    • Building an aligned K-12 curriculum that supports student learning is an extremely large task, and the CLI framework provides a systematic approach so that districts can succeed.

      Supt. Dustin Hunt, Hot Springs County SD #1, WY

    • The CLI process not only meets the goal of establishing a vertically and horizontally articulated and aligned curriculum, it provides an incredible professional development experience for educational staff involved in the process.

      Supt. Carmen Ayala, Berwyn North SD, IL

    • The CLI Model revolutionized our curriculum. As a result, our achievement has categorically improved.

      Supt. Mark Fredisdorf, Pleasantdale SD, IL

    • This program is not packaged or scripted. It is locally developed and empowers teachers to act as the experts in the field.

      Supt. Marty Kobza, Sheridan County SD #1, WY

    • CLI has been working with our school district for over twenty years assisting us with curriculum development. They are an outstanding organization whose partnership has helped us develop a local curriculum that is aligned to the Common Core Standards and the State of Wyoming Standards.

      Supt. Kirk Hughes, Converse County SD #2, WY

    • Our partnership with CLI has enabled us to grow teacher leaders, administrative leaders and create curriculum processes and instructional practices that will enhance student learning for many years to come. This is the most important work we do.

      Sara McGinnis, Curriculum Director, Sheridan County #1, Ranchester, WY

    E-Hints from CLI Professionals

    The End of the School Year is in Sight

    Yes, the end of the school year is in sight. Teachers are worried about finishing the curriculum, checking in books, taking down the posters from the walls, entering grades, and all of their other year-end tasks. Administrators are ticking items off of their own lists and sending out reminders and final instructions for the last days of school even as they contemplate their summer worklists. Everyone is anticipating liberation from this school year. This is a typical ending for many schools across the country. There is just a seemingly abrupt ending followed by a collective sigh.

    But, what if it was different?Read More

    Using Google Sites to Increase Curriculum Implementation in the Classroom

    Within the last year, over half a dozen current and former CLI districts have opted to organize their local curriculums using the new CLI Online Curriculum Library, a Google Site template. The benefits for districts using Google (now called G-Suite for Education) are widely known: free email accounts (Gmail), file storage (Google Drive), and file creation (Google Docs). One application that may be underutilized due to time or training constraints is Google Sites. Google Sites could easily serve as your district’s intranet, a closed network only accessible by those within your district.Read More

    Systematic Implementation to Achieve a Systemic Vision

    In current school accreditation models, the existence of a systems approach is valued and evidence of that approach is necessary for a favorable review. Accreditation teams are looking for indications of examining the whole system as well as documentation on taking care of the details. One accreditation team’s review of a school district stated that “The district has a strong understanding of the big picture but does not seem to have a method of reaching their desired outcomes.”Read More