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 the extent to which triangulated alignment exists and provide a framework for building congruence.

Workshop Options:

Keynote, Full-Day Workshop, Two Half-Day Workshops, Breakout by Department, Breakout by Content Area, Breakout by Grade Level

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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 identifying the current status of the school/ district; developing a meaningful mission and vision directly linked to a finite number of measurable objectives; defining operational values and parameters; determining organizational needs (strengths and critical weaknesses); prioritized actions and strategies; action plans; and identify steps for continuous improvement.

Workshop Options:

Keynote, Full-Day Workshop Series

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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 to compose meaningful, performance-based objectives designed to ensure that students, regardless of prior performance have daily access to rigorous instruction characterized by cognitive pluralism.

Workshop Options:

Keynote, Full-Day Workshop Series, Breakout by Department, Breakout by Content Area, Breakout by Grade Level

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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 their grade-level peers. This workshop series will not only build your teams’ capacity to construct a detailed, annual action plan for the tested areas for each grade level and content area, but will also simultaneously build (a) students’ (b) teachers’ and (c) administrators’ procedural knowledge and conceptual understanding of skills/concepts with special considerations for complexity, frequency, and considerations for initial exposure and re-teaching opportunities.

Workshop Options:

Full-Day Workshop Series, Breakout by Department, Breakout by Content Area, Breakout by Grade Level

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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) leaders in developing an in-depth understanding of the mathematical content through a focus on conceptual understanding and eight standards for mathematical practice.

Workshop Options:

Keynote, Full-Day Workshop, Two Half-Day Workshops, Breakout by Department, Breakout by Content Area, Breakout by Grade Level

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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 Instructional Tools; Planning and Delivery of Daily Instruction; Universal Teacher Expectations; Assessment of Student Progress; and the Use of Data to Perform.

Workshop Options:

Keynote, 3-6 Full-Day Workshop Series

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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 state achievement standards

• be facilitated by persons with both knowledge and credibility

• represent a cyclical approach to studying, planning, doing, and continuous
improvement based on a rigorous analysis of performance data

• and provide job-embedded coaching or other forms of assistance to support
the transfer of new knowledge and skills to participants

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