SNEAK PEEK BEHIND THE WALLS OF STRUGGLING SCHOOLS
HOW A RADICALLY DIFFERENT APPROACH RESULTED IN SIGNIFICANT GROWTH

SNEAK PEAK BEHIND THE WALLS OF STRUGGLING SCHOOLS HOW A RADICALLY DIFFERENT APPROACH RESULTED IN SIGNIFICANT GROWTH

Multi-Part Webcast Series

11 Secrets to School Improvement | Webcast Series

School Turnaround: An Inside Look
How ALL our partner schools improved

A multi-part webcast series that includes 11 replicable school improvement tips used in our F to A partner school and others.

Sustainable school improvement goes beyond a written plan …

MATCH RIGOR WITH ON-GRADE LEVEL CONTENT

ENGAGE STUDENTS THROUGH AUTHENTIC, ACCOUNTABLE TASKS

EASE THE TEACHER BURDEN OF MEETING THE STANDARDS

Research shows that student achievement goes up and behavior issues go down when teachers release overcontrol to small, student-led academic teams. In this 11 SECRETS TO SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT WEBCAST SERIES, you will see how this RADICALLY DIFFERENT approach to learning has produced radically different results for our partner schools – including one that went from an F to an A during a pandemic, one that exited state school turnaround status with its best grade in seven years and one that earned its first B ever.

Choose your “Radically Different” school improvement webcast to watch for FREE.

[SERIES OVERVIEW] Radically Different Approaches to Getting Radically Different Results: How These Struggling Schools Achieved Significant Growth (For Superintendents)

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A SUPERINTENDENT’S PERSPECTIVE: Success tips from school turnaround partnerships that are replicable and scalable

Speakers

Michael Toth, Award-Winning Author

Michelle Fitzgerald, Ed.D., Director School Turnaround, IE

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[SECRET 1] Building Ownership in PLCs One Empowered Teacher at a Time

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Building Ownership in PLCs One Empowered Teacher at a Time

Speakers

Denna Senn, Executive Director, Model of Instruction, IE

Shakira Fetherolf. M.Ed., Faculty Instructional Coach, IE

Jody Honaker, Faculty Coach and Staff Developer, IE

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[SECRET 2] The Secret Data Used to be an Instructional Leader

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The Secret Data to be an Effective Instructional Leader

Speakers

Michael Toth, Award-Winning Author

Penny Sell, M.Ed., Executive Director, Leadership Development and Model Schools, IE

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[SECRET 3] Searching for Student Evidence in Your Standards-Aligned Planning

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Go beyond standard-based lesson planning by focusing on whether instruction translates to student evidence of learning the standard

Speakers

Meg Bowen, M.Ed., Executive Director – Customer Growth and Experience, IE

Bindu Sunil, Consultant Faculty Coach, IE

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[SUCCESS STORY 1] F to A: Lakewood Elementary School’s Academic Renaissance in the Midst of a Pandemic

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The history-making journey of a school that many people gave up on when it trailed 2,792 other traditional public schools in the state based on achievement scores. And then things radically changed for the better …

Speakers

Stephanie Woodford, Area Superintendent, Pinellas County Schools (Former Lakewood Principal) 

Jody Honaker, Director – Model of Instruction, IE

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[SECRET 4] Academic Teaming: Leveraging Student-Peer Relationships Beyond the Student-Teacher Ties

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Leverage student-peer relationships, not just student-teacher relationships 

Speakers

Deana Senn, MSSE, Executive Director, Model of Instruction, IE

Paul McNeil, Faculty Coach and Staff Developer, IE

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[SUCCESS STORY 2] Turning it Around: How McLaughlin Middle Exited State Oversight with its Best Grade in 7 Years

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Hear directly from the principal of the only middle school in the area to exit state school turnaround status on what it took for her to guide the Phoenix from McLaughlin to rise up to their best grade since 2015.

Speakers

Dr. Debra Wright-Hudson, Principal, McLaughlin Middle School 

Michelle Fitzgerald, Ed.D., Director School Turnaround, IE

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[SECRET 5] Going Beyond PD to Create a Support System of Teacher Coaching

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Create a teacher coaching and support system rather than providing one-off professional development opportunities

Speakers

Deana Senn, Executive Director, Model of Instruction, IE

Peggy Voigt, M.Ed., Director Professional Services in ARC – Schools for Rigor, IE

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[SUCCESS STORY 3] No COVID Learning Loss Here: How Kenly Elementary School Earned its First B Ever

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The Florida Department of Education began grading schools in 1999. Kenly earned a C or D every year … until now. 

Speakers

Jody Honaker, Director Academic Teaming, IE 

and the principal of Kenly Elementary School 

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[SECRET 6] Productive Struggle: When 1 Step Back Leads to 2 Steps Forward

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Release students to productive struggle and increase academic rigor and challenge – don’t rely on worksheets, water down student tasks, or “over teach.”

Speakers

Meg Bowen, M.Ed., Executive Director – Customer Growth and Experience, IE

Deana Senn, MSSE, Executive Director, Model of Instruction, IE

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[SECRET 7] Efficacy and Student Engagement: Empowering Students to Make Their M.A.R.C.

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Building student efficacy is critical for their academic success.

Speakers

Camile Earle-Dennis, IE Senior Content Specialist, SEL

Zenani Fogg, M.A., Consultant/Faculty Coach, IE

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[SECRET 8] Student-Led Success: Encouraging Them to Track Their Own Academic Progress

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Encourage students to track their own academic progress rather than leaving it to the teacher alone

Speakers

Jody Honaker, Director – Model of Instruction, IE

Mindy Province, M.Ed., Faculty Coach, IE

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[SECRET 9] Ask and You Might Receive, How Community Support Can Boost School Improvement

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If it takes a village to raise a child, then it takes a community to build the village – including the schools the children attend.

Speakers

Camile Earle-Dennis, IE Senior Content Specialist, SEL

Mario Andrade, Ed.D., School Leadership Consultant, IE

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[SECRET 10] Accelerate Your Tier I Core Instruction So You Don’t Have to Re-Teach

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Accelerate in Tier 1 core instruction rather than over-relying on remediation and interventions

Speakers

Deana Senn, MSSE, Executive Director, Model of Instruction, IE

Michelle Fitzgerald, Ed.D., Director School Turnaround, IE

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[SECRET 11] Releasing Control: Empowering Students to Create a Positive and Equitable School Culture

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Empower students to create a positive school culture rather than creating an overcontrolled environment.

Speakers

Melisa Bloom, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer & Executive Director – Evaluation, IE

Kara Bentley, Staff Developer, IE 

Elizabeth Buzzanca, M.Ed., Faculty Coach, IE

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Instructional Empowerment partners with industry leaders such as:

CASEL is the nonprofit that founded the field of social and emotional learning (SEL).

Dr. Dylan Wiliam, world-renowned author and researcher on formative assessment, through the Dylan Wiliam Center.

Dr. Robert Marzano, one of the foremost recognized education researchers in the world, through the Marzano Evaluation Center.

Dr. Ruth Wageman, a researcher from Harvard, is one of the foremost scholars and practitioners working with teams, especially leadership teams.

School districts IE has worked with:

MICHELLE
FITZGERALD, Ed.D.

YEARS IN EDUCATION: 30+
KEY ROLES: Director, School Turnaround, middle school teacher, building administrator, district curriculum coordinator, assistant superintendent, and area superintendent – principal supervisor

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