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Improving the Climate for Rural Charter Schools

Charter schools – whether urban, suburban, or rural – tend to share many of the same, broad needs. The challenges in addressing these needs, however, can be greater for rural charter schools. This session will address challenges related to transportation, facilities, and human capital for rural charter schools. Strategies for improving the climate for rural charter schools with be offered.

Student Data Strategies and Best Practices for 2020-21 Distance Learning

In this session, webinar attendees will be exposed to best practices and some of the most innovative data strategies school leaders are implementing during these unique times. Schoolrunner’s CEO/Founder and Chief Data Wizard, Charlie Coglianese, will highlight and discuss what school leaders across the country have done to address challenges presented during the current pandemic. Some best practice highlights will include things like communication expectations/goals, tracking family engagement and student attendance, use of health screeners, identifying and addressing student achievement gaps, among other key topics. Furthermore, during this interactive workshop, ask questions as Charlie discusses new product developments and national trends resulting from school leaders attempting to address the needs of their local community as a result of the pandemic.

Technology Integration in all Tiers of Instruction

Technology Integration in all Tiers of Instruction

A Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) describes an evidence-based model that uses data driven problem solving to maximize student outcomes. In order for schools to build a strong MTSS culture, effective data management is essential. For timely collection and analysis of data, technology is the vehicle that provides real-time insight for immediate problem solving. Join Lisa Redman, Senior Education Consultant for Harris Education Solutions to learn more about Technology Integration for Building a Strong MTSS Culture

Parents and Caregivers as Co-teachers

Parents and caregivers have always been their child’s first teacher. And families also serve as co-teachers, supplementing and facilitating the education learners receive from school. In this session, families of learners in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade, will expand their capabilities, confidence, and community as they learn tools, tips, and resources to overcome challenges, minimize stress, and enhance at-home learning. This session will focus on helping families better manage their time and expectations to increase their co-teaching abilities. This session will also help families better communicate with school leaders and teachers and partner with them to design ways to better engage families.

Utilizing Tech Resources to Deliver Project-based Learning

Utilizing Tech Resources to Deliver Project-based Learning

Babcock Neighborhood School is deeply rooted in Project-based Learning. When COVID hit and everything changed, the team had to redesign our delivery model, fast. It seemed like an impossible hurdle to overcome. During the Spring and through the summer we continued to develop a model that we believed had the potential to transform our approach for the future of our Next Generation Learners. The teacher leaders and administration focused on developing a sustainable model that uses tools and resources that are efficient and affordable. The model begins with the use of lecture capture to flip learning and deliver instruction seamlessly and equitably to all students, through a powerful LMS (Learning Management System) rooted in Standards-Based Grading teachers are able to have autonomy in developing cross-curricular PBL experiences while seamlessly monitoring standards taught and measured, and finally, student engagement is achieved through meaningful applications of standards through PBL experiences.
*BNS will share our hurdles and celebrations through our implementation plan over the last three years and how it has shaped our work for the future.
*BNS will provide specific examples of all PBL components through the utilization of the lecture capture model and our LMS system.
*BNS will share the meaningful experiences of the stakeholders during the presentation.
*BNS will give a virtual tour of a classroom delivering a PBL component during our presentation.
BNS is eager to share our learning with our schools looking for inspiration in developing a focus on student learning and engagement through the use of technological resources.