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Regional TURN Summer Conference 2016

Regional TURN Summer Leadership ConferenceEQUITY & EXCELLENCE FOR ALL STUDENTS THROUGH INTEGRATING ACADEMIC, SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNINGOverview: The Teacher Union Reform Network (TURN) Regions are partnering with the Consortium for Educational Change to sponsor a summer leadership conference to engage teacher leaders in school, district and community collaborative partnerships that striv...

Great Lakes TURN Labor-Management Collaboration Conference May 2016

Dear Great Lakes TURN Colleague, Our next Great Lakes TURN event is scheduled for May 5-6, 2016 at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center Chicago-Downers Grove, 2111 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515. Our conference will focus on Renewing Our Profession: Creating Conditions that Empower & Engage All Learners Toward Excellence.

Leading Our Profession - TURN: Teacher Union Reform Network

March 16, 2016

Regional Teacher Union Reform Network (TURN) meetings bring together teams of union, teacher, school and district leaders to engage in powerful conversations about the challenges facing education in local communities and across the country. The goal is to seek opportunities to work jointly to ensure all students succeed.

NW TURN Labor-Management Collaboration Conference

March 9, 2016 Dear Northwest TURN Colleague, Our next Northwest TURN event is scheduled for May 13-14, 2016 at the Washington Education Association, 32032 Weyehaeuser Way, S. Federal Way, WA 98001. Our conference will focus on Empowering Educators to Address Excellence and Equity for All Students.

Teacher Voice in Corona-Norco

March 4, 2016

The voice of the teacher is one of the most important in education. Unfortunately, in many school systems across the country, it is not being heard. However, in Corona-Norco Unified School District, teacher opinions and ideas are valued and sought out by administration.

How Teaching Predicts Agency-Related Factors

February 25, 2016

Author and Harvard professor Ron Ferguson discusses the 7 C’s of Effective Teaching which include Care, Confer, Captivate, Consolidate, Clarify, Challenge, and Classroom Management. He shares information about the impact of each of these areas on student achievement based upon student survey data. He also explores each of the 7 C’s of Effective Teaching at a deeper level.

Seeding Success

February 25, 2016

Author and Harvard professor Ron Ferguson shares information about the home/school connection and its importance in the success of students. He discusses a project titled “Seeding Success Zero-to-Three” and shares one outcome of the project called the fundamental five early childhood care giving practices.

Serving Kids Takes Leadership

February 25, 2016

Author and Harvard professor Ron Ferguson discusses the impact of a teacher on the lives of students. He shares that the purpose of a teacher is to protect and serve children through leadership. He encourages teachers to stand up for students, even at times where they might feel like they are in the minority.

Why Test Scores Matter

February 25, 2016

Author and Harvard professor Ron Ferguson talks about the importance of standardized tests, saying they measure the skills for which employers will pay. While he does not defend the current system, he does share that his image for the ideal system includes standardized testing.

Inspiring Agency

February 25, 2016

Author and Harvard professor Ron Ferguson discusses how to support students to make their way in the world, build a successful life and care about others. He defines agency as the capacity and propensity to take purposeful initiative. Students effective in agency seek meaning and act with purpose to produce the changes they desire in their own life and in others’ lives.

Building a Movement

February 25, 2016

Author and Harvard professor Ron Ferguson discusses the movement that is taking hold with increasing urgency to close the achievement gap and ensure excellence with equity for all children throughout the nation.

Closing the Achievement Gap

February 25, 2016

Author and Harvard professor Ron Ferguson discusses the importance of both excellence and equity to ensure the needs of ALL students are met. He shares the concept of group proportional equality. This is achieved when a district’s already high achieving students reach higher levels of academic achievement, while at the same time, the district’s struggling students improve at a faster rate, in...

Ron Ferguson: Helping Students Navigate the Worlds in Which They Live

February 19, 2016

Author and Harvard professor Ron Ferguson shares information related to the many settings that children live in every day, and how educators can help students navigate those settings in a way that will lead to social and academic success.

NE TURN Labor-Management Collaboration Conference

Dear Northeast TURN Colleague, Our next Northeast TURN event is scheduled for March 18-19, 2016 at Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center, 178 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Our conference will focus on Building Capacity to Advance Excellence and Equity Through Collaboration.

Cal TURN Labor-Management Collaboration Conference Spring 2016

Our next Cal TURN event is scheduled for March 3-4, 2016 in Sacramento, CA. Our conference will focus on Building Capacity to Maximize Continuous Improvement and Excellence. We will continue our focus on 4 priorities from the LCAP template: pupil engagement, school climate, student achievement and parental involvement.

Relationship-Building, Sustainability and the Role of TURN

December 18, 2015

Part 5 in a 5-part case study on Peoria High School. The Consortium for Educational Change and Peoria High School would like to recognize Bobby Darling (PFT President 2008-2012) for his progressive leadership and contribution to the transformation of Peoria High School. The entire Peoria case study can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?

Changing the Culture: Peoria High School Votes for Tougher Evaluations

December 18, 2015

Part 4 in a 5-part case study on Peoria High School. The Consortium for Educational Change and Peoria High School would like to recognize Bobby Darling (PFT President 2008-2012) for his progressive leadership and contribution to the transformation of Peoria High School. The entire Peoria case study can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?

The Importance of Community Engagement

December 18, 2015

Part 3 in a 5-part case study on Peoria High School. The Consortium for Educational Change and Peoria High School would like to recognize Bobby Darling (PFT President 2008-2012) for his progressive leadership and contribution to the transformation of Peoria High School. The entire Peoria case study can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?

IncorporatIng the Use of Data and Video-Taped Lessons in PLCs, and Raising the Rigor

December 18, 2015

Part 2 in a 5-part case study on Peoria High School. The Consortium for Educational Change and Peoria High School would like to recognize Bobby Darling (PFT President 2008-2012) for his progressive leadership and contribution to the transformation of Peoria High School. The entire Peoria case study can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?

Peoria High School Chooses a Lead Partner and Applies for a School Improvement Grant

December 18, 2015

Part 1 in a 5-part case study on Peoria High School. The Consortium for Educational Change and Peoria High School would like to recognize Bobby Darling (PFT President 2008-2012) for his progressive leadership and contribution to the transformation of Peoria High School. The entire Peoria case study can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?