Virginia Foundation for Educational Leadership Virginia Department of Education Webinar Series 2012. Welcome to Webinar 1. Virginia Foundation of Educational Leadership (VFEL). Webinar Faculty: Dr. Roger E. Jones Dr. Carol C. Robinson.
Dr. Roger E. Jones
Dr. Carol C. Robinson
Welcome and Introduction
Research regarding Element 1: Rigorous Curriculum and Instruction
The Eight Elements of High School Improvement
The ABCs of School Dropout (Triage)
Developing the School Improvement Plan
VFEL Report Findings Schools
How is Academic Rigor defined in your school?
How is it defined by your departments?
How is it defined by your students?
How is it defined by your parents?
Are you REALLY CONFIDENT that Academic Rigor exists in your school?
A strategy to develop academic rigor
Academic Rigor Schools
Describe the vertical instructional conversations that are occurring in your building
Raising RIGOR without increasing READINESS and providing SUPPORT will not increase your graduation rate.
What conversations are occurring with the elementary and middle schools to address this issue?
What conversations are occurring with the central office?
Based on a presentation from Pedro A. SchoolsNoguera, Ph.D. (Graduate School of Education, New York University) at the Virginia Middle and High School Principals Conference and Exposition, June 27-29, 2011
The Role of Leadership in Closing the Achievement Gap and Improving the Graduation Rate
Identifying and using research-based instructional strategies
Engaging students in the content and lesson
Effective use of formative assessment
Understanding the interrelationship of instructional elements
The Interconnection and Intentionality of Teaching: Creating Conversations about Teaching and Learning
Using the Teaching Framework document (available on the web site)
*Grade 8-grade 12 test score gains based on 8th grade achievement.
Source: USDOE, NCES, Vocational Education in the United States: Toward the Year 2000, in Issue Brief: Students Who Prepare for College and Vocation
Ninth-grade English performance, by high/low level course, and eighth-grade reading achievement quartiles
Source: SREB, “Middle Grades to High School: Mending a Weak Link”. Unpublished Draft, 2002.
The Virginia Model: Profiles and Common Themes. http://www.edleader.org/Va_Model_Booklet_fini_05%2010%202011.pdf
USDOE, NCES, Vocational Education in the United States: Toward the Year 2000, an Issue Brief: Students Who Prepare for College and Vocation
SREB, “Middle Grades to High School: Mending a Weak Link”. Unpublished Draft, 2002.
The ultimate goal in school improvement is for the people attached to the school to drive its continuous improvement for the sake of their own children and students.
Dr. Sam Redding