• Framework Shares Ingredients for Young Adult Success

    Posted by Alecia / 4 days ago / 0 Comments

    Categories: Growth/Professional Development, Change, Institutional/Systemic, Equity, Student Voice

    Tweets around the hashtag #YASuccess, short for young adult success, circulated on Twitter. The dialogue stems from a new report, titled The Foundations for Young Adult Success. The resource, published by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (UChicago CCSR), shares with policy makers and other stakeholders a holistic way to approach student achievement and its indicators.

    The document begins with several questions. Among them are what do we hope our children will be able to accomplish as adults, and what do they need to successfully meet the complex challenges of young adulthood? While ..

  • Thinking about Professional Development Differently

    Posted by Site / 13 days ago / 0 Comments

    Categories: Growth/Professional Development

    An innovative approach to holistic professional development for all school district employees to improve student outcomes

    I've spent over 15 years talking to school districts around the country about how they support their employees' professional growth. It's a complicated process, with different departments and schools within the district attempting to accomplish different objectives; from improving teaching practice to maintaining compliance with district policy. Intentions are good, but in so many cases, there is no effective way for these different organizations to regularly keep each other informed. This disconnect often results in silos of data that are never shared or cross-referenced, fragmented ..

  • June 24th, 2015: Georgia’s Story (Part 2): Leader Effectiveness

    Posted by Site / on 06/09/2015 / 0 Comments

    Categories: Webinars, Leadership

    Please join us for a follow up to our May 19th webinar on June 24th, 2015 at 2pm EDT. The description of the webinar is below along with the login information.

    Three years ago, Georgia DOE set out to develop new technology solutions to support their overall goal of supporting and promoting teacher and leader effectiveness to improve student learning in every classroom in the state. Under an aggressive timeline set forth by Race to the Top, Georgia successfully developed and implemented a scalable electronic platform, now used by 150,000 educators across the state. During this webinar, Georgia will share how ..

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