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Tulsa Public Schools Artifacts

Redesigning Schools for Professional Learning–On a Budget

Click the links below to access tangible materials—such as templates and tools—that leaders in Tulsa Public Schools created to guide their work.

These artifacts are organized around the three parts of Tulsa's theory of action:

  1. Support school leaders as they redesign their schools for effective professional learning.
  2. Redesign the school planning process and timleine.
  3. Provide cross-departmental strategic feedback to schools.

Support school leaders as they redesign their schools for effective professional learning.

#1: Instructional Leadership Director’s School Planning Process Calendar

What is this? An overview of the touchpoints between Instructional Leadership Directors (ILDs) and school leaders throughout the year.

How can you use it? See details on the cadence, duration, and ILD prep time of each planning process milestone.

#2: Sample Scheduling, Staffing, and Budgeting Prototype 

What is this? This example scheduling prototype shows multiple views of an elementary school schedule that increases teacher collaboration time.

How can you use it? See a concrete example of one path to increasing teacher collaboration time in an elementary school. 


Redesign the school planning process and timeline.

#3: District Office School Planning Process Calendar

What is this? A diagram of each central office team’s responsibilities in the annual planning process mapped out over time.

How can you use it? Understand how the central office in Tulsa Public Schools shifted department schedules to align tasks and better support school leaders.

#4: Collaboration Calendar

What is this? A list of the critical collaboration points across central office departments in Tulsa Public Schools.

How can you use it? See concrete examples of the ways in which cross-functional department teams work together throughout the year.

#5: Strategic Decision Planner

What is this? An overview of the key decisions school leaders make throughout the annual planning process.

How can you use it? Apply this decision-making structure to help school leaders implement your system’s strategic priorities.


Provide cross-departmental strategic feedback to schools.

#6: Strategic Review Cycles Calendar

What is this? A detailed look at the review cycles that take place in Tulsa Public Schools each spring.

How can you use it? Learn more about how Tulsa Public Schools sequences spring review meetings and brings different central office reviewers together with school leaders.

#7: Linking the Planning Process to the District’s Strategic Plan

What is this? An overview of the district's high-level strategic plan.

How can you use it? See the overall strategic plan context in which Tulsa Public Schools made its annual planning process improvements.


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