ANet’s tools and services are designed not to be another demand on your time, but to help you make the most effective use of that time.
Not just another initiative
School leaders have to juggle a daunting set of responsibilities. ANet’s tools and services are designed not to be another demand on a your time, but to help you make the most effective use of that time. We strive to make our work part of your school’s daily routine, to help you prioritize actions that will have the most positive impact, develop the capacity of your staff, and build a culture of achievement in your building.
What to expect
Every school faces different challenges, so our coaches listen first and collaborate second. Our coaches visit our partner schools around 20 times a year. Early in the year, they work with you to set goals for improvements in your school’s practices and your students’ performance.
To meet those goals, you and your coach work together to implement a strong teaching and learning cycle—including timely reviews of student achievement data from our interim assessments. These data meetings bring together educators from across your school to support each other, identify concepts that students are struggling to master, and develop plans to address those struggles. Your coach also helps you create structures for your staff to reflect on what re-instruction worked, why it worked, and what lessons can be carried forward.
We continue working with you throughout the year to improve and strengthen this cycle of planning, assessing, adapting, and reflecting—all anchored in your top priorities for the year.
Basing the process on robust data keeps it focused and concrete. Over time, consistent implementation of the teaching and learning cycle leads to improvement and clear, high expectations for everyone in your building.
Our network effect
The strength and breadth of ANet's network connects our partners with timesaving resources. We stay on top of important issues in the education landscape like shifts in the standards and provide practical guidance on adapting to these complex changes.
We provide relevant professional development opportunities that enable you to learn from other schools facing similar challenges. We discover and share effective practices and innovative ideas from educators throughout our network. And we curate instructional resources so teachers can easily access high-quality, standards-aligned materials.