Activating Catalytic Transformation (ACT)
Activating Catalytic Transformation (ACT) is a network of 17 school-based shared leadership teams who have been working together over the course of the 2019-2020 school year to utilize a cycle of continuous improvement to identify and solve a school-wide problem of practice. Each school has engaged in data analysis, the identification of a systemic problem of practice, the development of a Theory of Action guided by scholarship and research, implemented the Theory of Action and are engaged in sharing their solutions across the Network and beyond. Problems of Practice include increasing student attendance, strengthening staff-student relationships, authentic student engagement, and strengthening grade-level alignment of instruction. The High School teams in ACT also participated in a research project with REL Appalachia and learned strategies for implementing cycles of continuous improvement. Each school has an amazing story to tell, supported with research and artifacts to make their lessons learned shareable.