Entries by Educational Epiphany

Making the Academic Rigor Actionable for All Students

Description: While, individual students’ scores on a standardized assessment is the twenty-first century measure of school success, standardized testing and the pressure to teach to the test, does not necessarily result in exposure to instruction that requires students to think critically, nor does it ensure that students are exposed to instruction that is characterized by […]

Leading Sustained Organizational Development

Description: Organizational development is a conceptual organization-wide effort to increase an organization’s effectiveness and viability. Commonly, schools are not seen as organizations, but schools are living organizations that must continue to develop to compete and remain relevant. To overlook a school’s/district’s organizational wellbeing is counterproductive to both student achievement and school improvement. Employing behavioral and […]

Aligning Curriculum & Assessment

Description: Aligning curriculum and assessment is crucial to improving instruction and promoting student achievement. When curricula, instruction, and assessment are aligned, everyone (students, parents, teachers, administrators, and school boards) has a clear and consistent method for measuring and reporting progress. This workshop will lead site-based and central office personnel through a proven process for analyzing […]

Strategic Planning: A K-12 Model

Description: Strategic Planning is the cornerstone of every common-interest community. Without strategic planning, the community will never know where it is going—much less know if it got there. Moreover, strategic planning is a disciplined effort orchestrated to produce fundamental thought and action. This workshop will engage site-based and district level personnel in the process of […]

Composing Higher Order Objectives

Description: Daily objectives and instruction that merely requires students to think at the lowest possible level—rote recall of factual information is insufficient to promote high levels of student achievement and fails to meet the needs of classrooms populated by students with varying ability levels. This workshop will equip teachers and school leaders with the capacity […]

Developing an Action Plan for Teaching and Assessing the Tested Areas

Description: Any given school year, schools inherit a population of students who are promoted to the next grade without having mastered foundational skills/concepts taught in previous grades. Consequently, these students enter the grade level at a disadvantage for acquiring mastery of new, grade-level skills/concepts and are at a greater risk for falling even further behind […]

Unraveling the Common Core Standards for Mathematics

Description: The Common Core Standards are the culmination of an extended effort to fulfill the charge issued by the states to develop and implement K-12 standards to ensure that all students are college and career ready by no later than the end of high school. This workshop will assist site-based (principals, department leaders, and teachers) […]

Unraveling the Common Core Standards for English, Language Arts, & Literacy in Social Studies, Science, and the Technical Subjects

The Common Core Standards are the culmination of an extended effort to fulfill the charge issued by the states to develop and implement K-12 standards to ensure that all students are college and career ready no later than the end of high school. This workshop will assist site-based (principals, department leaders, and teachers) leaders in […]

Establishing a Exceptional Culture of Instruction

Description: All learning communities have a culture, some articulate meaningful and measurable goals, but many are challenged with translating abstract goals into concrete practices. This workshop series/keynote presentation will challenge participants (school leaders and teachers) to consider and plan for the integration of practices germane to: Knowledge of the Curriculum; Instructional Leadership; Common Language and […]

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Professional Development Professional development is a comprehensive, sustained, and intensive approach to improving school leaders’ and teachers’ effectiveness in raising student achievement. In order to be comprehensive, impactful, and yield continuous results, professional development must: • foster collective responsibility for improved student performance • align with local educational agency school improvement goals • align with […]