Using Walkthroughs as a Tool to Improve School District Organization (AAC #1018)

The focus of this course is:  (1) reason for walkthroughs; (2) who should be involved in walkthroughs; (3) when is the best time to conduct walkthroughs; (4) where you visit; (5) what you need in preparation for a walkthrough; and (6) how you perform a walkthrough including means to collect data and provide feedback. Walkthroughs may include physical plans and their maintenance/operations (e.g., indoor air quality, safety and orderliness, grounds, roofing, buses, kitchens, physical sport venues, major work/repair issues), as well as curricular and instructional programs (e.g., implementation of district-wide improvement plan, implementation of accreditation standards, and technology usage.

 Outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to identify how to use walkthroughs as a tool to observe and monitor various school operations.
  • Participants will be able to explore indicators for creating one’s own district custom-designed walkthrough checklist.
  • Participants will be able to identify and discuss issues associated with walkthroughs and strategies to address those issues.
  • Participants will be able to create their own district-wide for using walkthroughs.

(6.3 Hours)

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