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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Districts at Work series of case studies shares specific examples of districts around the country that struggle with the same challenges as many urban systems—but are taking new approaches to school support and seeing exciting results.