Center for School Innovation

Expert Assistance

Ball State has many outstanding resources available to train teachers and administrators to be better school leaders or to assist communities in developing innovative, entrepreneurial approaches to K–12 education. Generally, assistance is provided on a fee-for-service basis. In some cases, the fee is waived. For example, organizers who submitted a Statement of Intent or Proposal for authorization by the Ball State Office of Charter Schools that was not approved, may request technical assistance from the center to help them improve the quality of their application in advance of the next cycle. Currently, there is no charge for this service. Contact the center to arrange a consultation.

Technical assistance is available in the following areas:

  • Best practice in content areas
  • Board training
  • Curriculum development
  • Effective instructional strategies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Government funding
  • Grants
  • Mentor training
  • Mentoring
  • Parent involvement
  • Personnel evaluation
  • Preparing a Statement of Intent for BSU chartering
  • Preparing a Proposal for chartering
  • Program evaluation
  • Research
  • School law
  • School start-up
  • School leader selection
  • School leader training
  • School management
  • School organization
  • School site selection
  • Special education
  • Strategic planning
  • Student assessment
  • Technology
  • Using NWEA data for instructional planning
  • Other
Center for School Innovation
Whitinger Building (WB), room 168
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306