The RISE Project Timeline

July 17, 2020: accepting applications through July 17, 2020

July 31, 2020: finalist schools selected by 7/31/20

August 7, 2020: (one day) overview for finalists

August 31, 2020: Commitment agreement must be signed and submitted

August-September, 2020: Facilitators visit the 6 participating schools for initial feedback discussions

September 15-16, 2020: (2 day PD with cohort schools) Initial Professional Development Sessions

  • Relationship building (activities and sessions to set expectations and build community)
  • What is PBL and what does it look like in classrooms and a school? (training on gold-standard model of PBL)
  • How can I determine if my school is ready to implement? (needs assessment step one)

September/October, 2020: visits to model schools

November 19, 2020: (one day PD with cohort schools)

  • Needs assessment step one analysis (focus = elements of school culture)
  • Step two instructions

January 21, 2021: (one day PD with cohort schools)

  • Needs assessment step two analysis (focus = how to shift/collaboration & innovation)
  • Step three instructions

February- March, 2021: Facilitators visit 6 participating schools for progress feedback discussions

April 29, 2021: (one day PD with cohort schools) Final reflection/next steps