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Summer 2012 Project Directors Meeting
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Fish Bowl Sessions

Chicago PS Leadership Reflection
Susan Gann, Chicago, IL.  The Chicago Public Schools, 2010 grantee, shared how they utilized their grant success to develop a toolkit for Smaller Learning Communities Design which they plan to use in the entire system to embed the learning and success of their grant work.

Red Bluff EMT Presentation
Wendy Drury, Red Bluff, CA.   A 2010 grantee, described how they connected to and collaborated with community partners to broaden and strengthen the impact of their SLC grant. They highlighted how they will continue this partnership into the future and demonstrated how other schools/districts can organize these community collaborations to benefit their students.

Tacoma LH S Inquiry Groups
Michael Martin, Tacoma, WA   The 2010 grantee, described how their teacher inquiry groups (professional learning communities that support the social capital of student learning and success) will be continuously developed beyond the SLC grant.

Navigating SLC and SIG Strategies in NY
Gregg Betheil, New York, NY   The New York City Public Schools, 2010 grantee, shared how they navigate the people, politics and positions involved to create alignment of all their school improvement efforts and sustain their success into the future.

Iredell-Statesville Presentation: Increasing Academic Achievement
Aron Gabriel, Iredell-Statesville, NC.  The 2008 grantee, described an intervention system they have put in place involving teacher/parent/student collaboration that will outlive their SLC funds and has already contributed to student achievement and attainment.

Concurrent Session

Post - Secondary Data Guide - Leslie Rennie-Hill, TMG
This session featured an upcoming guide that will focus on collecting and using postsecondary data. Participants discussed the following questions and learned from and with colleagues: What data do we have? What data do we need? When analyzing data at key leverage points, what questions should we be asking? What are the gaps between our needs and our capacity to use postsecondary data to improve student success in college and career? What would help us bridge the gaps.
Using Post-secondary Data

Engaging Colleagues, Parents, Community Members, & the Media: Straight Talk about the WorkDavid Ruff, GSP
In this session, participants who are not Project Directors learned the best methods for communicating their district and school efforts to their constituencies. They also explored the challenges of getting their educational message out in the public eye and help each other address these challenges.
SLC Communication July 

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