Resources
The constant need to develop human, educational and financial resources for Islamic schools requires Muslim educators to build relationships with educational institutions and agencies. CISNA provides a venue for schools and educators to share resources, exchange ideas and set standards for Islamic education.

CISNA Members Are Available for Workshops and Presentations

Necva Ozgur
nozgur@meritcenter.org

  • Administration
  • Board Development
  • Business And Finance
  • Establishing A New Islamic School
  • Towards Establishing Excellence In Islamic Schools
  • Institutional Assessment And School Evaluation
  • Evaluations
  • Surveys
  • Staff Development
  • Parent-School Relationship

SERVICES

In our effort to provide resource development for schools, CISNA is offering assistance in Human Resource Development in the following Categories:

Administrative

  • Teacher/Staff Evaluation
  • Recruiting and Retention of Teachers
  • Improving Students' Achievement
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Curriculum Development
  • Creating Talented and Gifted Programs
  • School Organization
  • Improving School Climate
  • Preparing Schools for Accreditation
  • Student Motivation
  • Academic Development
  • Parent Relations
  • Scheduling
  • Community Outreach
  • Board Training
  • Principal Training

Instructional

  • Classroom Management
  • Discipline
  • Student Motivation
  • Academic Development
  • Teacher Training
  • Character Education
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Writing
  • Integration of Islam into the Curriculum

Technology Staff Development

Note: Services are offered via phone consultation and school site visits. For school site visits, schools are responsible for travel and accommodations.

learn more about our membership

Please contact the CISNA Secretary (zahirah1@hotmail.com) or Executive Director (sufiaazmat@gmail.com) for more information.

MERIT PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING SERVICES

Muslim Educators’ Resource, Information and Training (MERIT) recognizes the different needs of Islamic schools and offers a variety of professional consulting services. The following interactive seminars are generally presented in a day or two; however, MERIT also provides customized consulting services to accommodate your school’s individual needs.

 

TOPICS

 

1. ADMINISTRATION
Administrative Structure
Administrative Evaluation
Organizational Chart Development


2. BOARD DEVELOPMENT

Welcome to the Board: Orientation
High-Impact Governance
Board Annual Agenda
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Boards
Striving for Excellence: Board Building Cycle
Superstar Trustee / Superstar Board Chair
Board/School Head Relationship
The Art of Effective Board Meetings
Handling Conflict in the Boardroom

3. BUSINESS AND FINANCE
Strategic Planning: Blueprint for Action Operational Plan: Annual Plan Marketing Plan
Financial Structure
Fundraising or Friend-Raising

4. ESTABLISHING A NEW ISLAMIC SCHOOL
Why Islamic Schools?
Step-by-Step Process of Establishing Islamic Schools
Creating an Effective Mission, Vision and Goals

5. TOWARDS ESTABLISHING EXCELLENCE IN ISLAMIC SCHOOLS

Standards of Excellence for Islamic Schools

Standards of Excellence for School Heads
Pillars of Successful Islamic Schools
Organizational Life-Cycle for Islamic Schools
Top Ten Hot Issues for Islamic Schools

Accreditation Process

6. INSTITUTIONAL ASSESSMENT AND SCHOOL EVALUATION

            

School Evaluation and Quality Assessment
School Improvement Plan

 

7. EVALUATIONS
           

Board Performance Evaluations
School Head Performance Evaluations
Teacher Evaluations

 

8. SURVEYS
Parents
Administrators
Teachers
Community members
Alumni

9. STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) Teaching Strategies
School-Wide Discipline Plan

 

10. PARENT-SCHOOL RELATIONSHIP
Parent-School Partnership
Establishing a Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)