Join the Teaching Trust Alumni Network on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 for a day of professional development as we visit an alumni-led school achieving significant academic gains for middle school students.
Uplift Williams Middle School is a free, college-preparatory charter school in northwest Dallas serving 410 scholars in 6th through 8th grades. Uplift Williams’ director, Jacob Stainbrook, a member of Teaching Trust’s Aspiring Leaders program (2012) and Leadership Teams program (2015), led the school to STAAR proficiency gains of 20% in math and 15% in reading in 2016.
Through focused classroom observations and collaborative action planning with your campus team and Uplift Williams staff, you'll learn about (and observe first-hand) the factors to which Jacob attributes his campus' growth, including:
- Scholar-centered instruction
- Planning and executing rigorous practice-based lessons
- Creating a culture of feedback and continuous learning for scholars and staff
Click for a PDF one-pager with PD description and objectives.
TEAM MEMBERS TO BRING
We highly encourage participants to engage in the school visit as part of a campus team that includes:
- a school leader
- an instructional coach or dean (math and/or ELA)
- a strong 6th-8th math teacher or team lead
- a strong 6th-8th ELA teacher or team lead
For more information, click to read our Uplift Williams school visit logistics memo.
Questions? Contact Haley Pittman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration ends April 7th. Click below to register your campus team!