Leading Successful School Turnarounds: Learning From Research and Practice

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This Western conference, sponsored by the California, Northwest, Pacific, and Southwest Comprehensive Centers in collaboration with the National Content Centers and U.S. Department of Education, is one of four regional events designed to support School Improvement Grant (SIG) implementation. The Eastern conference will take place April 13-14, 2011, in Washington, D.C.

The Western conference will focus on building the capacity of state education agencies, local education agencies, and leaders of SIG schools in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

The event will include keynote presentations, extended breakout sessions, role-alike discussions, and state-specific meetings that provide opportunities for participants to:

  • Develop deeper knowledge of evidence-based strategies for turning around low-performing schools.
  • Increase understanding of key roles that state, district, and school leaders should play in supporting school turnaround efforts.
  • Learn from national education leaders, researchers, and practitioners who have successfully implemented district and school turnarounds.
  • Share experiences and strengthen supportive relationships with educators from the region who are also leading turnaround efforts.

The theme for the first day of the conference is effective SIG implementation, with breakout sessions focused on overcoming common school improvement challenges; formative assessment; recruiting, retaining, and supporting staff; expanding learning time; and building district capacity to support school improvement.

The second day theme is optimizing teaching and learning, with breakout sessions focused on effective instruction in mathematics and adolescent literacy; effective instruction for English language learners, monitoring progress, and making midcourse adjustments; and Response to Intervention implementation for secondary schools.

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