The Operations Proficiency Model (OPM) was designed specifically for leaders who are accountable for providing operational support for educational facilities. The quality of the operational environment of a school facility is paramount to cognitive functioning and overall student performance. Critical elements include:
- Clean Indoor Air Quality is fundamental to student and instructor health
- Consistent Thermal Comfort is critical for concentration
- Safe environments for physical activity impact student health and engagement
- Classroom Lighting is essential for a functional, clear visual experience
- Quality Acoustics are fundamental to listening
- Proven security systems, policies, and procedures to ensure student and staff Safety
- Functioning Technology Assets have a direct impact on learning
- Cost savings from Energy Conservation efforts fund new curriculum tools and materials
While many “operational” functions are performed as assigned in the background and far too often receive little to no visibility – each of the factors noted above has a direct impact on attendance, student performance, and staff engagement. Sound operational planning and performance pave a Path to Success for educator and student performance.
Please check back for new OPM blog posts in the days and weeks ahead.
We published a book with details on the Operations Proficiency Model and supporting methodologies in 2013. Please plan to join us for one of our OPM sessions at SchoolDude University, April 5th – 9th, or visit our OPM webpage for additional details.
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