The Iterative Process
One of the unique elements of the CPELL model involves the use of an iterative process. This process is used within each of the partner school districts as well as within each leg of the program.
The process begins with listening to the administration, teachers, and parents within the district. A needs assessment is conducted in order to collect data from all stakeholders on various aspects that CPELL seeks to address within the bounds of the program.
Based on the information collected from the needs assessments, data-driven professional development sessions are created for school administrators and teachers to address the specific needs of each district. Data-driven parent workshops are developed to support the student’s home language while he/she learns English in school. Parents are encouraged to work with teachers and ask for the support they may need, ultimately fostering parents’ collaboration and comfort with the U.S. educational system.
The iterative system comes into play after the teacher, administrator, and parent events have taken place. At the end of an event, voluntary feedback questionnaires are completed by participants. Data collected from these questionnaires provide immediate feedback to the professional development providers, helping to shape future events to best meet the needs of the target audience. This cycle is repeated after each event, helping CPELL to provide extremely well-focused, relevant, and timely workshops to all who are within the school district.
The iterative process allows CPELL to build capacity within the districts, making our work within the schools more impactful, benefitting the educational experience of students and providing support for their teachers and families.
For more information on CPELL's Iterative process please see our UCEA presentation The Iterative Partnership Paradigm.