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Strategic Design

 

 

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Strategic Design Timeline

Goal 1: All learning environments will foster engagement by integrating personalized learning experiences.

Year 1
(2017-
2018)
Year 2
(2018-2019)
Year 3
(2019-
2020)

Year 4
(2020-2021)
Year 5
(2021-2022)

1.1 Create a system of personalized professional learning for District staff. (This Specific Result was merged into 5.5)

 

 

 

 

 

1.2 Design innovative physical and virtual spaces that safely engage learners.

 

 

X

 

 

1.3 Review the Grading and Reporting Handbook to identify opportunities that support personalized learning.


X

 

 

 

 

1.4 Establish structures that support a collaborative, flexible, safe, and respectful learning environment.

 


X

 

 

 

1.5 Provide a variety of learning experiences that address distinct learning needs, interest, aspirations and cultural backgrounds of all learners.

 

 

 



 

X

1.6 JROTC - Explore requirements to offer program and determine if students would benefit from additional JROTC programs assigned to other high schools in the district.


X

 

 

 

 

1.7 Dual Credit Expansion - Identify current courses and possible future courses; survey students to determine interests; determine the number of teachers certified to teach dual credit; continue the dual credit focus group; and investigate the weights for dual credit courses.




X

 

 

 

 

1.8 CTE Course Expansion - Identify current Career and Technology course pathways; consult with community and business leaders to determine workforce needs; assess resources and facilities; and survey students to determine interest.

 



X

 

 

 

1.9 GT JH Model - Review the existing Gifted and Talented Junior High model and best practices for GT learners; conduct site visits in other districts; survey students, parents, administrators regarding the current program; conduct a program review to determine strengths and weaknesses of the current program.




X

 

 

 

 

1.10 Early College - Explore requirements to offer an Early College High School and determine if students and families are interested in, and would benefit from such a program.



X

 

 

 

 


Goal 2: Katy ISD will develop systems where customized resources will ensure equity in response to the needs of a growing district with rapidly changing demographics.

Year 1 (2017-2018)
Year 2 (2018-2019)
Year 3 (2019-2020) Year 4 (2020-2021) Year 5 (2021-2022)

2.1 Develop a communication plan that articulates the need for customized resource allocation in response to changing demographics.


X

 

 

 

 

2.2  Create a district resource allocation system that ensures equity for all students.

 

 



                     X

 

2.3 Multi-Bell Schedule - Establish a collaborative campus and district team to study the impact of a multi-bell schedule.


X

 

 

 

 

2.4 Two Mile Turn-by-Turn - Examine a two mile turn-by-turn approach to determine if it provides conservation of transportation routes that would allow transition to a multi-bell schedule.


X

 

 

 

 

Goal 3: Katy ISD will develop meaningful, effective assessments that inspire and inform students and educators toward continuous improvement.

Year 1 (2017-2018) Year 2 (2018-2019)
Year 3 (2019-2020)
Year 4 (2020-2021)
Year 5 (2021-2022)

3.1 Organize internal educator groups who will develop a variety of appropriate measures to determine learner progress and growth.

 


X

 

 

 

3.2 Provide quality professional development designed to increase educator expertise when measuring learner skill acquisition.

 

 


X

 

 

3.3 Utilize a variety of measures to monitor the learner's progress toward skill acquisition.

 

 

 


X

 

3.4 Provide timely, relevant, and actionable feedback that is focused on learner strengths and weaknesses.

 

 

 


X

 


Goal 4: Katy ISD will create and sustain best-in-class infrastructure to securely accommodate the current and next generation of digital content and tools for all stakeholders.

Year 1 (2017-2018)
Year 2 (2018-2019)
Year 3 (2019-2020)
Year 4 (2020-2021) Year 5 (2021-2022)

4.1 Continuously provide a safe and secure environment for digital learning.


X

 

 

 

 

4.2 Prepare all stakeholders to effectively utilize digital resources.

 

 

X

 

 

4.3 Define and implement district and campus expectations for technology integration inside and outside the classroom.

 


X

 

 

 



Goal 5: Katy ISD will attract and support high quality staff members to optimize their impact on student learning and create a culture of staff retention.

Year 1 (2017-2018)
Year 2 (2018-2019) Year 3 (2019-2020)
Year 4 (2020-2021)
Year 5 (2021-2022)

5.1 Sustain a comprehensive, equitable compensation benefit plan for all employees.

 

 


X

 

 

5.2 Create a "Portrait of an Educator" that encompasses learner outcomes and learner profile.


X

 

 

 

 

5.3 Create a framework that district leaders can utilize to increase teacher/staff recognition.

 

 


X

 

 

5.4 Expand the teacher mentoring program to address the needs of all teachers- both experienced and inexperienced teachers.

 

 

 

 


X

5.5 Refine a plan to provide high quality professional development that fosters growth and supports all teachers and staff.

 


X

 

 

 

5.6 Analyze perceptions of workplace culture and develop systems to improve and support engagement among employees.

 

 


X

 

 

5.7 Establish internal communications channels to provide informative and engaging content to improve communications, increase awareness, and encourage collaboration and participation among staff.

 

 



X

 

 


Goal 6: Katy ISD will address flaws in the state finance and student assessment systems in order to regain local control.

Year 1 (2017-2018) Year 2 (2018-2019)
Year 3 (2019-2020)
Year 4 (2020-2021)
Year 5 (2021-2022)

6.1 Develop a professional analysis of the state finance system to inform an action plan for the school board, administration and community to regain local control of tax dollars.

 

X



 

 

X

 

6.2 Develop a professional analysis of the student assessment and accountability systems to inform an action plan for the school board, administration and community to regain local control.

 



 

 

X

 

6.3 Design and implement a local accountability system to measure progress consistent with our beliefs and priorities.

 

 


X


X

 

6.4 Refine our local assessment in harmony with our local accountability system.

 

 

 




X


Goal 7: Katy ISD will develop intentional strategic partnerships which capitalize on the strengths, resources and talents of all stakeholders in order to engage the entire community.

Year 1 (2017-
2018)
Year 2 (2018-
2019)
Year 3 (2019- 
2020)
Year 4 (2020-
2021)
Year 5 (2021-
2022)

7.1 Write community engagement into Katy ISD curriculum for targeted grades and subjects.

 

 

 

 


X

7.2 Replace Katy ISD school-business partnership program with an activity driven business and community partnership model that engages all stakeholders.

 

 


X

 

 

7.3 Communicate the benefits and expectations of Katy ISD school/community engagement with clarity and transparency.

 

 

 


X

 

7.4 Advance Katy ISD stakeholders groups into enthusiastic well-informed advocates.

 

 

 

 


X

7. 5 Parent & Community Engagement - Identify existing parent and community engagement programs at campuses and district level; and explore opportunities to involve a greater number of stakeholders on/at campuses that have lower engagement rates.

 



X

 

 

 


Goal 8: Katy ISD will actively support the emotional well-being of all learners.

Year 1 (2017-
2018)
Year 2 (2018-
2019)
Year 3 (2019-
2020)
Year 4 (2020-
2021)
Year 5 (2021-
2022)

8.1 Define responsibilities, roles and referral systems for all stakeholders to support the emotional well-being of learners.


X

 

 

 

 

8.2 Create trainings and ongoing support, tailored to students, staff and parents, concerning emotional well-being.

 


X

 

 

 

8.3 Establish a system that proactively supports emotional well-being.

 


X

 

 

 

8.4 Provide activities to engage stakeholders and build positive relationships.

 

 


X

 

 

8.5 Implement a secure communication system for all stakeholders to report social and emotional concerns.

 


X

 

   



School and Community Engagement Division

Dr. Andrea  Grooms
Chief Communications Officer

Ph: 281.396.2225     Fax: 281.644.1801

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What is strategic design?

Strategic design, also known as strategic planning, is a district-wide activity that is used to set priorities and focus energy and resources in a manner that ensures community stakeholders and district staff are working toward common goals.

 

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