A District Transitions Planning Guide
This section describes capacity building, shares an inspiring capacity building story (bright spot) and offers selected resources to support your efforts.
What Is Capacity Building? It means providing professional development to district and school staff and community partners so they have the skills and knowledge they need to take a data-driven, positive, problem-solving and multi-tiered approach to supporting student attendance, participation and engagement.
During 2020-2021, capacity building requires a leadership team to build the skills that are necessary to manage hybrid learning environments and multiple transitions, promote digital literacy, and ensure professional development is ongoing and responsive to the social-emotional and physical needs of the entire school community. It must also prioritize self-care for staff at the district and school level to support strong performance throughout the school year and to avoid burnout.
Attention to Equity
A commitment to equity within the district’s capacity building efforts requires a year-round integrated professional development plan for all staff, including non-instructional staff, and the allocation of resources to schools with the greatest needs and disproportionality in student outcomes.