We are
hard at work making implementing our plans for bold, exciting future at
Indianapolis Public Schools!
IPS
Strategic Plan 2015
– our roadmap toward Excellence – is well underway
with twenty-four initiatives that are earmarked for completion by the end of
this school year. Several of these items fall within the functional roles of
our employees; however, much of our work still requires the concerted efforts
of our community.

 

Last
month, we issued a community-wide invitation for interested persons to
contribute their special talents to our Goal area 2- Efficient Operations
projects and now it’s time to do the same for our other two strategic plan goal
areas: 1- Teaching and Learning and 3- Family and Community!

 

Indianapolis
Public Schools is pleased to invite members of our community to join our remaining
project charter teams.  To meet
established goals, it is critical that our stakeholders play a vital role in implementing
the plans we’ve charted to improve our service to our students, staff, families
and larger community. In order to ensure our strategies are implemented with
fidelity, we are seeking specific expertise to help carry out the charge. If
you have interest and the time to offer your talent in areas related to
expanding high-quality educational experiences for students, engaging our
community around action plans to improve family advocacy and support services,
or leveraging existing community resources to increase philanthropy and
volunteerism, then consider joining us!

 

How: Please express interest
online at family
community charter
/teach
and learn charter
or call 317.226.3225 for more information.

When: January 22,
2015 – February 12, 2016 

Response: Candidates
will be contacted by the Office of the Chief Strategist. 

 

Teaching and Learning

Charter ID

Major Deliverables

Ideal External Expertise and Supports

110- Portfolio of Diverse School Options

(Enhancing and expanding academic offerings for students, providing
families a wide range of attractive options)

Attractive and competitive
high school offerings, Newcomers center, Innovation Network Schools
expansion, culturally diverse learning experiences for students,
comprehensive strategic grade configuration plan

·        
Experienced
Educators (all levels)

·        
High
School Students

·        
College
Students

·        
Demographers

·        
Facilities
Experts

·        
Parent
Advocates

·        
Community
Leaders

120- Student Services

(Supporting students with academic planning for success from early
grades through graduation and while addressing their psychosocial needs)

Multi-criteria score card
(district-level and school-level), advisor-advisee program, global
citizenship, emotional intelligence and curricular cross-walks, personalized
education plan template with implementation plan

·        
Experienced
Educators (all levels)

·        
Social
Workers

·        
Counselors

·        
Parent
Advocates

·        
High
School Students

·        
Middle
School Students

·        
Academic
Advisors (collegiate level)

130- Curriculum and Instruction

(Ensuring educators have easy access to professional tools that will
help them excel in their efforts to provide challenging, meaningful
instructional experiences for students)

Instructional and classroom
management offerings menu for educators, professional development review
plan, instructional exemplars with rubrics, student perception survey and
protocols for assessing quality of instruction

·        
Experienced
Educators (all levels)

·        
Experienced
Educator Professional Development Providers

·        
High
School Students

160- Recruitment and Retention

(Creating and implementing effective tactics to attract
highly-qualified candidates and maintain a talented, motivated workforce)

Increased return on
investment for recruitment efforts, increased educator diversity, career
pathways, strategic compensation model

·        
Experienced
Educators

·        
Human
Resource Professionals

·        
Experienced
Talent Recruitment Professionals

·        
Experienced
Organizational Development Professional

 

Family and Community

Charter ID

Major Deliverables

Ideal External Expertise and Supports

330- Family Advocacy

(Providing opportunities for families to engage with schools in
meaningful ways; educating families on key issues and providing relevant
supports and connecting them with helpful resources)

Menu of helpful tools for
families; family-friendly events, informational sessions and courses,
opportunities for strategic lobbying

·        
Family
Services Advocates

·        
Parent
Advocates

·        
Community
Leaders

340- Communication and Engagement Protocols

(Serving the IPS community by communicating relevant, timely, accurate
and user-friendly information in ways that meet the needs of diverse
stakeholder groups and individuals)

Online multi-function
communication platform with analytics, target audience-driven communication
using a wide variety of modes and languages, community-wide cadre for
grassroots information sharing and gathering

·        
Public
Relations Professionals

·        
Marketing
and Advertising Professionals

·        
Media
Relations Professionals

·        
Parent
Advocates

·        
Web
Developers

·        
Community
Leaders

·        
Experienced
Public Speakers

·        
Experienced
Event Coordinators

350- Student Mobility

(Ensuring high-quality services and improving consistency in academic
pacing for our most transient students)

District policy and
guidelines, active task force of community partners, academic pacing and
monitoring plan, transportation model

·        
Transportation
and Logistics Professionals

·        
Family
Advocates

·        
Experienced
Educators

·        
Social
Services Professionals

360- Leveraging Community Resources

(Cultivating external relationships and leveraging resources to
improve student achievement)

Policy, guidelines and
systems to bolster philanthropy, volunteerism and alumni engagement, annual giving
report

·        
Local
Philanthropists

·        
IPS
Alumni

·        
Experienced
Community Engagement Professionals

·        
Experienced
Event Planners

·        
Experienced
Marketing and Advertising Professionals

 

Project
Charter Team Membership Categories

Participants per
Charter Team

Qualifications

Community Leaders

(2)

§ 
Instrumental in community leadership based
upon previous initiatives

§ 
Currently leading a non-profit or faith-based organization

§ 
Experienced in working with IPS families

Local Business Professionals*

(5)

§ 
History of working in areas of Family Advocacy,
Social Services, Counseling, Human Resources, Public Relations, Marketing,
Advocacy, Event Coordinating, Professional Development, Public Speaking, Web
Development, Transportation and Logistics, Collegiate-level Education, Talent
Recruitment, Organizational Development and Facilities Planning

§ 
Currently employed by a company or
organization located in the IPS district

Parents/Guardians

(4)

§ 
History of participating or volunteering with
IPS

§ 
Parent of a student currently attending IPS

§ 
Experienced or demonstrates a high interest in
family advocacy

School-Based Staff

(3)

§ 
History of exemplary performance and demonstrates
professionalism

§ 
Currently an IPS employee, employed for at
least one full school year

§ 
Interest in academic improvement, talent
recruitment, professional development, community services or family advocacy

Central Services

(4)

§ 
History of exemplary performance

§ 
Currently an IPS employee, employed for at
least one full school year

§ 
Interest in academic improvement, talent
recruitment, professional development, community services or family advocacy

Students

(2)

§ 
History of involvement with at least one
extracurricular activity

§ 
Currently a junior or senior on track to
graduate and maintains a 95% attendance rating