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Patricia Mazzuca - Co-Director Gerald Branch - Co-Director A Host of Administrators, Teachers and Educational Leaders Our Vision and Mission Our work is premised on our commitment to: · Provide support to educational communities · Facilitate opportunities for professional development, critical dialogue, and build capacity · Support the potential of school communities to reinvent themselves as rigorous, equitable, centers of learning · Design Deliberate Interventions We collaborate with teachers and school organizations to: · Improve teacher knowledge, practice and skills · Provide extra assistance to at risk students · Build school capacity to respond to performance pressures · Positive School Environment...   creating environments that allow all children to learn at high levels Peer Support Training in Peer Observation Engagement Actively engaging parents, students and staff Utilizing Data Utilizing data both qualitative & quantitative to assess needs and to develop meaningful supports for student achievement Customized Professional Development Utilizing school action plans and data to customize professional training Teacher Effectiveness · Planning and preparation · Instruction · Professional Responsibilities · Classroom Environment and Management · Assessment and Data Analysis Program Evaluation · We assess the effectiveness of program implementation of Local, State, and Federal Grants · We make recommendations for modifying the implementation · We provide quarterly reports on program implementation Charter School Development · Facilitate Charter School Board Collaboration · Roles and Responsibilities · Policy Decisions · Human Resources · School Finances · Code of Conduct · School Operations · Facilities Professional Development · Strategic Plans for Leadership Development · Professional Learning Communities · Examining Student Work · Engaging Student Voice · Teaching Strategies for Inclusive Settings · ELL · Students with Special Needs · Data-Centered Decision Making · Building leadership capacity · Utilizing Qualitative Assessments to evaluate Academic Progress · Using Project-based Learning as an Authentic Learning tool. 21st Century Tools & Applications · Digital Portfolios · Students · Teachers and staff · IPAD Use and Applications · Teaching · Learning · Research and Investigation · Access to Online Tools and Materials Sample Structures for Professional Development · School-Based · District-Designated · On Site/Off Site (School/District/Organization Decision) · Retreats · Student/Parent Forum