Instructional Services (IS) facilitates and supports a proven systems change, continuous improvement model, designed to assist schools/districts aspiring to improve academic achievement for ALL students. Systems are developed using an inclusive process that aligns analyzed data and school targets with professional training, resources, and accountability. A focus on results and learning in a collaborative culture is the hallmark of Instructional Services’ success.
IS provides technical assistance, resources, professional development, data access/analysis, and school review and support teams. Our goal is to ensure all students graduate from high school well prepared for college and the workforce. We maintain and develop special programs through RCOE, and work with regional partners, to build the capacity of our educators in meeting this goal.
The unit offers support in mathematics, reading/language arts, science, social studies, technology, the visual/performing arts, assessment, and environmental education; including special programs and resources supporting California Standards, Multiliteracy and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
The Instructional Services model is a proven method of catalyzing positive reform through customized coaching and district support districts and schools. This approach uses Dean Fixsen’s Implementation Science research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill which is proven to affect positive change within complex organizations. The Instructional Services assists districts and individual schools to develop sustainable change through the implementation of the California State Standards, instructional leadership, pedagogy, collaboration, school level data analysis and instructional plan in a college/career readiness framework. Our customized support focuses on increasing the academic achievement of ALL students guided by 6 principles.
Principle 1: Focus on System-Wide Improvement: Building Coherence Across the System
Principle 2: Leadership Focused on Learning
Principle 3: Embedded Collaborative Processes Within the School Infrastructure
Principle 4: Accountability and Transparency: Data-Driven Decision-Making
Principle 5: Research-Based Pedagogy
Principle 6: Sustainability of School Culture Change
*Professionals learning in a collaborative culture and focusing on student data results are the hallmark of Instructional Services’ success.