February 7, 2011: To equip member schools with resources and foundational knowledge to facilitate teacher effectiveness and student achievement, CCSA is offering a series "Performance Institute" webinars over the coming months. Performance Management is a buzzword in education that we've been hearing more and more about. But what does it really mean? Performance Management is about building a culture of achievement at your school that is anchored in the strategy, systems and practice that will lead to improved student progress. It's about establishing solid management frameworks, instilling accountability at all levels of an organization, and guiding improvement based on data. Performance Management equips all team members--teachers, staff, leaders-- with the timely information and knowledge that enables them to continuously improve their own practice and sets the school on a path to reach its goals. Since all charters are unique, meaningful Performance Management will look different at every school. CCSA's webinars are designed to share promising practices in Performance Management that will help your school build a culture of achievement that's right for you. Sign up today for these FREE workshops!
CREATING A POSITIVE STAFF CULTURE
February 15, 2011 - 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. (90 min webinar)
Learn about essential elements of creating and enriching a positive school culture at your charter school. Promising practices shared will integrate common-sense charter approaches with research insights to equip you with implementation strategies to enhance your culture. Presenter will speak from experience of his PhD studies dissertation and a principal of a charter school.
ASSESSMENT & ACCOUNTABILITY 101
February 23, 2011 - 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. (90 min webinar)
Position your school for success by gaining a better understanding of the landscape of charter assessments and accountability in California. Learn what assessments and accountability requirements are essential in CA. Get tips and recommendations of other assessments that can help your charters increase and enrich student learning.
ACHIEVEMENT MONITORING USING BENCHMARK ASSESSMENTS
March 24, 2011 - 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. (90 min webinar)
Meaningful assessments help your school facilitate teacher effectiveness and student learning, and benchmark assessments provide the real-time achievement monitoring that is a cornerstone of success. Learn about how to develop and implement meaningful benchmark assessments to gain frequent data on student learning and help enhance teaching approaches and your instructional program.
TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS SERIES
Late Spring TBD
Members, keep your eyes out for a series of Teacher Effectiveness webinars designed and presented by The New Teacher Project (TNTP).