GO Network MeetingFeaturing Superintendent Tony Smith – March 27, 2012
Tonight’s Agenda1. Update from Superintendent Smith2. Questions from GO’s Effective Teaching Campaign3. Questions from GO network
Effective Teaching Campaign Vision All Oakland students have effective teachers, and our highest needstudents have equitableaccess to highly effective teachers.
Effective Teaching Campaign Values• Work with both humility and urgency• Move beyond either just (1) blaming poverty or (2) blaming teachers• Lift up and support parent, teacher, and community voices to lead the campaign• Understand and use new evidence about effective teaching• Take collective responsibility
Effective Teaching Campaign Approach• GO is partnering with parents and teachers to: – Raise awareness and urgency about the importance of effective teaching. – Identify and understand specific changes that will support effective teaching. – Organize to make those changes.
About Great Oakland Public Schools Leadership Center Students First Every decision should focus on what Oakland students need in order to attain a quality education. For many Oakland students, accessing quality public schools is an issue of life or death. We must work with tremendous urgency. Students cannot wait until tomorrow. Sense of Possibility All children can succeed as a result of quality schools and effective teaching. Innovation and inquiry are essential to disrupt the status quo in service of students. Equity Great Oakland Public Schools Students of all backgrounds and in all neighborhoods deserve equitable and excellent outcomes. Resources and opportunities must be Leadership Center is a 501(c)(3) prioritized for historically underserved communities and students. Power of Community charitable organization that Our Oakland community has high expectations for our students and public schools – and the power to deliver quality education for allprovides education, advocacy, and students. Together, we are responsible for preparing all students with the skills and knowledge required for success in college, career, and life. leadership within the Oakland Shared Decision-Making and Accountabilitycommunity so that all our students People should have a say in the decisions that shape their lives, and educational decisions should be made transparently, based on evidence, have the opportunity to attend and by those who are closest to students. Those who are responsible for making decisions should be held accountable for those decisions based quality public schools. on student results. Respectful Communication We communicate directly and with respect at all times, enabling us to be transparent and pragmatic, foster learning, and create long-lasting, www.goleadershipcenter.org accountable relationships.
Photo by HasainRasheedGO Network Meeting w/Tony Smith