One tool aimed at increasing the level of district-level communications and saving leadership time are the “drop-in” articles. Drop-in articles are:
- Pre-written electronic updates on key topics
- Able to be used as content for newsletters, websites, presentations, etc.
- As easy as copying, pasting, and inserting the superintendent’s/principal's name
- Available in two formats – one for a principal/teacher audience and one for a community/parent audience
Drop-in articles are like giving superintendents and principals their own PR agency as a ghost writer. The updates on key initiatives are already written saving you time and ensuring you are communicating the most recent, accurate and relevant information.
These drop-in articles are ready for district leadership and principals to e-mail to their staff with important updates around the work being done on standards, assessments and educator effectiveness. To use this resource, download the pre-written article below, copy the text into your e-mail, customize with your name and a personal message, and send! You could also use this content for your website, in a newsletter or as part of a presentation. The drop-in articles contain updates on work being done in many areas so if your district doesn't need a detailed update on one particular area, you are more than welcome to shorten or delete content from the pre-written drop-in article.
These drop-in articles are ready for district leadership/principals or teachers to use in parent and community communications (newsletters, web, etc.) as a way of keeping these audiences informed on the important work being done.
- 2015 Drop-in on Standards
- 2015 Drop-in on Educator Effectiveness
- Preparing for Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS)
- Letter to send parents two weeks before CMAS begins
- Letter to send parents one week before CMAS begins
- Letter to send parents during the CMAS testing window
- Letter to send to parents before the second block of the English langauge arts and math tests
- Background on CMAS and participation requirements
- Issues with implementation
- Questions about the amount of tests