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Successful Practices Network. Welcome to the. An alliance of more than 668 schools (K-12) that have made a true commitment to continuous school improvement. Sponsored by International Center for Leadership in Education 1587 Rt.146 Rexford, NY 12148 518-399-2776.

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successful practices network

Successful Practices Network

Welcome to the

An alliance of more than

668 schools (K-12)

that have made a true commitment

to continuous school improvement

Sponsored by

International Center for Leadership in Education

1587 Rt.146 Rexford, NY 12148



Purpose of the Network

Promote rigor and relevance for all students

Help good schools become great schools

Share best practices and resources

Provide service based on 10 key components fundamental to school improvement


10 Key Components for School Improvement

1. Create a culture that embraces the belief all students need a rigorous and relevant curriculum.

2. Use data to provide a clear focus to curriculum priorities that are both rigorous and relevant.

3. Set high expectations and hold both students and adults accountable.


10 Key Components for School Improvement

4.Create a framework to organize curriculum that leads to a continuum of instruction between grades and across disciplines.

Provide students with real-world applications of skills and knowledge.

Create multiple pathways to rigor and relevance based upon a student’s interests, learning style, aptitude, and needs.


10 Key Components for School Improvement

7. Provide sustained professional development.

8. Obtain and leverage parent and communityinvolvement.

9. Establish and maintain a safe and orderly school.

10. Offer effective leadership development for administrators, teachers, parents and community.

the member login
The Member Login

Log in ID: Your email address

Password: ICLE2004

virtual coach
Virtual Coach
  • Here’s a great way to ask a question of your SPN Liaison
national essential skills survey ness
National Essential Skills Survey (NESS)
  • New online national review of Essential Skills
  • Offered at no cost to SPN members
  • Available online now



Collaborating Online for

Rigor and Relevance (CORR)

  • Online facilitated activities to assist teachers in developing high rigor/high relevance lessons
  • At the conclusion, all teachers will create one high rigor/high relevance (Quadrant D) lesson
quadrant d gold seal lessons service
Quadrant DGold Seal Lessons Service
  • Submit lessons to the Network for review
  • The Network will review up to ten lessons and make any changes needed in order to place the lessons in Quad D and to cross-reference the lessons to state standards
  • Lessons are returned to school along with other lessons from participating schools
  • Free for members
pod casts
Pod casts

November 2006

  • Principal Sue Szachowicz discusses the changes that made Brockton High School successful by dealing with issues directly and implementing effective programs.

October 2006

  • Larry Gloeckler of the Special Education Institute presents data regarding students with special needs along with a call for clear school district policies and procedures.

September 2006

  • Ray McNultyof the Successful Practices Network discusses implementing the Learning Criteria to Support Rigor, Relevance and Relationships.

All are available on the Network Web site.


Network Benefits

Study Tours of Successful High Schools

Investigate the organizational structure, learning environment, curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

Meet with school leaders, faculty, and students to learn the characteristics that contribute to the school’s success.


Member Role and Responsibilities

All schools must have a passion

for and be committed to providing

a rigorous and relevant curriculum

for all students.


Member Role and Responsibilities

  • Submit curriculum and Best Practices
  • for inclusion in the repository of best
  • practices.
  • Use the Best Practices Template form provided in your welcome packet or download it online at the members home page after you log in.

Member Role and Responsibilities

Be an active member of the Network by

using its services and resources to

nurture self-improvement providing

support and assistance to other Network



Network Benefits

Network schools are assigned a liaison who will:

Provide personal assistance

Respond promptly to requests

Provide access to shared expertise

Connect members with consultants and each other

Successful Practices Network

1587 Route 146

Rexford, NY 12148


Sponsored by

International Center for Leadership in Education