Purposeful Procedures™


Efficient school & classroom procedures go hand-in-hand in enabling rigorous and engaging learning to thrive. The Purposeful Procedures™ workshop equips leadership teams to be the drivers of change in their own schools.


Who Should Attend:

The Purposeful Procedures™ workshop is designed for leadership teams who are responsible for creating a safe and supportive environment in public charter schools, traditional public schools, and private schools that serve a high-poverty student population. United Schools Network serves students in grades K-8, but high school leadership teams are encouraged to participate as well.

The workshop is not limited to people with formal leadership roles; teachers who play a critical role in any of the following should attend:

  • the design and installation of purposeful student culture systems to maximize learning time.

  • the design and installation of purposeful school and classroom systems & procedures.



Key Idea

There are two to three months of learning time waiting to be recaptured within the existing school year. Much of this time is spent on inefficient school and classroom procedures such as settling in or packing up at the beginning and end of class.³


Through an intensive study of the school and classroom procedures at the United Schools Network (USN), participants learn how to design an efficient and supportive environment. You will leave the Purposeful Procedures workshop with the knowledge and tools needed to design and execute school and classroom procedures that maximize the learning time you have with your students.


By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Implement the five keys outlined in Purposeful Procedures.
  • Create a shared language for school-based systems and procedures.
  • Design key systems and procedures that facilitate a supportive environment.
  • Lead effective practice with their staff.
  • Codify and continuously improve systems and procedures.

You will receive:

  • USN’s Overview & Operations Manual;
  • The Purposeful Procedures videos including the description of each video and talking points that can be used in training at your own school;
  • The forms that accompany school and classroom procedures;
  • The presentation slides and leader materials for the Purposeful Procedures workshop;
  • The Purposeful Procedures workbook that accompanies the workshop.

3: Schmoker, Mike. (2009, July 7).  Do We Really Need a Longer School Year?  Education Week, 28(36).  Retrieved January 30, 2017 from http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2009/07/07/36schmoker.h28.html.