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Public Resource 24 October, 200924 October, 2009 Successful Practices Successful Practices
High school students have taken their academic experience off "campus", and to a place where their \"classmates\" are 70 to 80 years their senior. Their school is the Orleans County Nursing Home. The alternative education program is a voluntary program that is available to students that have promise but have had some difficulty in the traditional school environment and structure.
Components of School Excellence:
  • Embrace a Common Vision and Goals — Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships for ALL Students.
  • Empower Leadership Teams to Take Action and Innovate
  • Clarify Student Learning Expectations.
  • Adopt Effective Instructional Practices.
Learning Criteria:
  • Foundation Academic Learning
  • Stretch Learning
  • Learner Engagement
  • Personal Skill Development
Additional Connections:
  • Attendance
  • Internship or Career Shadowing
  • Partnerships
  • Alternative Education Program
  • Multiple Pathways
Model School
Public Resource 30 September, 201130 September, 2011 Research Research
Folder: Leadership
A Research Partnership of the Successful Practices Network, the Council of Chief State School Officers, the International Center for Leadership in Education, and the Quaglia Institute. Funded by the generous support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This report describes the results of five years of research SPN led in 75 schools in 10 states. The factors that emerged from this research has contributed to a national understanding of what distinguishes model schools. This report feat...Read more
Public Resource 3 May, 20103 May, 2010 Research Research
Folder: Student Engagement
These surveys measure perception data about leadership, relationships, rigorous instruction, and relevant learning. Schools across the country are using this data as part of their efforts to move beyond just using state tests scores to drive their school improvement.

We Lead:32,916
We Teach:19,362
We Learn: 201,063
We Support (New December 2009) 1320
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Public Resource 29 April, 201029 April, 2010 Videocasts Videocasts
Ray McNulty, Executive Director

September 2006

Duration 4:33
Public Resource 10 January, 201310 January, 2013 Research Research
Folder: Teacher Effectiveness
This overview identifies nine principles for using measures of effective teaching. This report is part of the ongoing MET project from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The MET project is a research partnership of academics, teachers, and education organizations committed to investigating better ways to identify and develop effective teaching.
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Public Resource 23 June, 201123 June, 2011 Successful Practices Successful Practices
In June 2010, members of the Instructional Leadership Team of Francis Tuttle Technology Center (Oklahoma City, OK) attended the International Center for Leadership in Education’s Model Schools (ICLE) Conference and learned about many valuable tools provided by ICLE and the Successful Practices Network (SNP). As a result and to further the goals of their Pathway to Excellence vision, the Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) made a decision to begin implementing the Rigor and Relevance Framew...Read more
Components of School Excellence:
  • Embrace a Common Vision and Goals — Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships for ALL Students.
  • Empower Leadership Teams to Take Action and Innovate
  • Adopt Effective Instructional Practices.
Learning Criteria:
  • Stretch Learning
  • Learner Engagement
Additional Connections:
  • Multiple Pathways
Video
Public Resource 20 July, 201020 July, 2010 Videocasts Videocasts
Lin Kuzmich
Senior Consultant
International Center for Leadership in Education

July 2010

Duration 5:07
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Public Resource 10 March, 201110 March, 2011 Successful Practices Successful Practices
This is a unique, research-based, experiential education class that engages students to be active partners in their learning. Freshman students will learn the prerequisites and Journey core concepts of self confidence, trust, perseverance, self expression, communication (verbal/non-verbal, written, and audio-visual), creativity and the importance of collaboration.

Activities and integrated curriculum include but are not limited to: adventure programming (rock climbing trips and indoor cli...Read more
Components of School Excellence:
  • Adopt Effective Instructional Practices.
Learning Criteria:
  • Foundation Academic Learning
  • Stretch Learning
  • Learner Engagement
  • Personal Skill Development
Additional Connections:
  • Retention Rate
  • Graduation Rate
  • Dropout Rate
  • High Expectations
Public Resource 2 June, 20112 June, 2011 Research Research
Folder: Adult Education
The Rand Education Group examines the federal government\'s policy levers for promoting school improvement, their advantages, and drawbacks, as well as promising state practices and policies. Recommends ways for the federal government to support and develop states\' innovations.
Public Resource 21 April, 201121 April, 2011 Research Research
Folder: White Papers
There is a great scene in the movie BraveHeart where William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson, addresses the troops prior to a battle with the English army. After he delivers his moving call to arms he returns to the ranks and his fellow soldier looks at him and says “Nice speech, now what do we do?”

Similarly, audiences who listen to my keynote on brain health typically wish to apply the content of the message to their own lives and to their organizations ask “Now what do we do?” Cer...Read more


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