The CP Tip Jar

December 2015

Looking for resources and strategies to increase school improvement?

Visit the Resource Bank! This bank was created by members of the PA Planning Team, various school leaders and several Intermediate Unit contacts.


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Schools, please take a moment to complete this 1 question survey for our PA Planning Team.

1 Question Survey

CTCs/AVTS - Recorded Webinar Available

The PA Planning Team conducted a webinar for CTCs/AVTS on December 17th. This session covered information on Comprehensive Planning that is specific for CTCs/AVTS (Part-time and Comprehensive).

Click here to access a recording of this session.

Effective School Improvement

Through a continuous cycle of evaluation, planning and implementation, schools can create and monitor School Improvement plans through the Comp Plan web application to manage data, identify the root cause of concerns and build effective Action Plans to target challenges and monitor progress toward increasing student achievement.

Click here to view a screencast that will discuss techniques for effective school improvement planning, with an emphasis on strategies, evidence measures, and evaluation. School leadership teams can then investigate their school strengths and challenges, analyze data, plan and reflect on effective strategies for improvement, and evaluate current results.

Comprehensive Planning Office Hours

In an effort to increase Comprehensive Planning support for our LEAs, the PA Planning Team has been hosting office hours at least 2 times per month starting September 30, 2015.

The office hours will be held in a “Go-To Webinar” format so participants may come and go anytime between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm on designated days. These online sessions will be offered for anyone who may have questions regarding content, action planning, data analysis, etc.

*Please note – you only need to register 1 time. Email reminders will be sent prior to the office hour days. If you don’t have any questions or if the day/time doesn’t suit your schedule, you can simply delete your reminder email.

Please click the link below to register and attend when needed:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Updating Contact Information

Have you had any recent changes to your school - phone number, school name, administrator, etc.? Be sure to update your information in EdNA. The PA Planning Team has a web service that generates an import from EdNA on a daily basis so the demographics section of your plans are up to date. Be sure to check EdNA to ensure your school's contact information is up to date. If updates are needed, please contact the Center for Data Quality & Information Technology by emailing or calling 717-787-2644.

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Visit our wikispace by clicking here.

Happy Holidays

Happy holidays from the PA Planning Team! May you find time to rest, relax and enjoy the holiday season!