Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Rm. 612



SESSION ABSTRACT


The daily instructional schedule is critical to bringing about positive student achievement results. At American Renaissance School, the leadership team engaged the staff in a change process to revamp the daily schedule to more effectively impact student achievement. The new schedule includes common planning time and intervention/acceleration time daily.


PRESENTER INFORMATION


Tony Hall- Head of School, American Renaissance School. BS, MSA, EdS. Assistant principal at all three grade spans, HS principal, central office administrator, curriculum specialist, Head of School, dissertation phase on Doctoral degree, former NC Principal Fellow, former LEA Principal of the Year.

Jessica Duncan- Director of Curriculum & Professional Development
Elementary Education, BA, Appalachian State University, 2005
Elementary Education, MA, Gardner Webb University, 2009
National Board Certified Teacher, 2010
Curriculum & Instruction Licensure, Appalachian State University, 2013
I enjoy making learning fun for kids and adults. I have eight years teaching experience in grades 2-5. I had the opportunity to work in several school districts before joining the ARS community, allowing me insight and experience with different school cultures, curriculum programs, procedures, and trainings. My passions in education are children and curriculum.


RACE TO THE TOP PRIORITIES


Improving teacher effectiveness and distribution
Supporting struggling students
Improving school-level conditions for reform and innovation
Improving collection and use of data to improve the teaching process


TARGET AUDIENCE


Administrators and Leadership Teams


OBJECTIVES / LEARNING TARGETS


-Administrators and School Leadership teams will consider strategies and processes for engaging in change initiatives;
-Administrators and School Leadership teams will learn how to engage all stakeholders in change initiatives;
-Administrators and School Leadership teams will consider how partnering with the Board can help move forward change initiatives.


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