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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

    Using Google Sites to Increase Curriculum Implementation in the Classroom

    School district leaders who are committed to student achievement understand that instruction, learning, and assessment necessitate a vertically and horizontally aligned curriculum.  When teachers have readily accessible curriculum learning targets, pacing guides, and a selection of aligned resources, they are free to select the optimal learning activities that will engage learners in achieving

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    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

    Using Data to Improve Instruction in Five Steps or Less

    Now, review the three essential pieces already mentioned above: curriculum, assessment, and instruction. Begin with the locally-written curriculum. Check the alignment of the curriculum to the state standards; particularly the standard that students performed poorly on. Ask yourself or your PLC these questions:

    Does the local curriculum require the same skills and knowledge

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