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This collection of resources, developed by Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School, lays out the foundations of their school transformation. The collection offers guidance, support, and tools for educators looking to codify their school's core mission and values, to build or expand teacher teams around data inquiry, or to establish an instructional vision for the school that incorporates and engages all stakeholders, from staff to students to families to community partners.

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This packet, created by Brooklyn Landmark, contains resources and guidance for strategically transforming a school and creating a positive, cohesive culture, including the strategies they use, an overview of Community Circle, and an overview of their Core Values. The packet also includes tools educators can use to craft their own practices in these areas. Educators can use these resources to plan or continue their own transformation and/or culture building.

This packet, created by Brooklyn Landmark, contains an overview of how teacher teams look at data to inform instruction and includes the different protocols used at data analysis meetings. Educators can use the packet to start or refine their processes for collaboratively looking at data.

This document, created by Brooklyn Landmark, lays out the school’s central vision and values, from parents' role in their students’ education to what the central values look like on an instructional level. This document communicates to external stakeholders--such as community partners, families, and potential hires--how the school is set up to support its central tenets. It is also used by the personnel committee align applicants for teaching and paraprofessional positions and the school's mission and values. Educators could use this document as an example or guide as they articulate or refine their instructional vision to stakeholders in their own education communities.

This packet, created by Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School, contains resources and guidance for promoting student voice through incorporating 'habits of discussion' into instruction. It contains ideas for where voice can live in a classroom, a list of Brooklyn Landmark's 'habits of discussion,' and suggestions for how to introduce and reinforce them over time. Educators can use this resource to either initiate or continue to cultivate student voice in their classrooms.

This packet, created by Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School, contains resources and guidance for designing opportunities for student choice in the classroom. The packet includes criteria for a strong choice board, sample choice boards, and resources for designing choice boards by grade band and across subjects. Educators can use these tools to integrate choice boards into their own contexts.