Last week, we shared exciting opportunities for our community to continue informing our plans to transform IPS into a district of Excellence. We’ve launched IPS Strategic Plan 2015 and already begun much of the work. We’re progressing with internal work plans and some of our key public-facing initiatives (i.e., school Autonomy, Innovation Network Schools, exciting College and Career Pathways, student Code of Conduct, and Talent Recruitment and Development), just to name a few. Now is the time to further our efforts by establishing cross-functional, community-involved project teams to develop and execute complex plans to continue the momentum! Consider contributing your talent and expertise to drive better outcomes for our amazing students!
 
We are forming charter teams in the areas below. You’re invited to express interest in supporting our Teaching and Learning or Family and Community charters online, or call 317.226.3225 during regular business hours for more information.
 
 
 

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