NCC has been a partner in the design of the (DTSDE) Certification Program and is an active participant in its implementation. The purpose of the DTSDE Certification Program is to build capacity of Focus District staff in the DTSDE school review process. The aim is to ensure that there is a cadre of certified reviewers with the knowledge and skill to lead a DTSDE review, write a quality DTSDE report, deliver quality professional development on the DTSDE, and implement and support the District’s DTSDE capacity plan.
At the May, 2014 certification session in Rochester, NCC staff designed and facilitated another interaction among participants for districts to receive peer feedback to identify DCP implementation successes, and identify short and medium-term next steps for DCP implementation. During the debrief of the session, participants noted that having the time for both internal planning and reflecting as a district team and for dialoguing with other districts on the work is valuable.