9.02.08.Supt Message

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This PowerPoint was used by our superintendent, Dr. Richard Segall, on the opening day of school, Tuesday, September 2, 2008. His invocation served as the springboard for the work of the Englewood district in becoming a professional learning community.

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9.02.08.Supt Message

  1. 1. Englewood Public Schools A community of educators preparing students for the future.
  2. 2. Student Achievement
  3. 3. Student Achievement All students do learn from us.
  4. 4. Student Achievement What do we teach?
  5. 5. Student Achievement What do we tell students about our expectations for their learning?
  6. 6. Student Achievement Are their perceptions more important than our intentions?
  7. 7. Student Achievement How do we communicate that all students will learn to standards?
  8. 8. Student Achievement Which of our students come to school to fail?
  9. 9. Student Achievement Who would suffer if every student in our schools meet all of the state standards?
  10. 10. Which school for your child? <ul><ul><li>(School A) : Learning is based upon the student’s ability. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(School B) : Learning takes place if the student takes advantage of the opportunities to learn what the school provides. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(School C) . All student can learn something and the school creates a pleasant environment for learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(School D) . All students can learn and the school does whatever it takes to help them to achieve the agreed upon standards </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. The parents in your school? <ul><ul><li>(School A) : Learning is based upon the student’s ability. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(School B) : Learning takes place if the student takes advantage of the opportunities to learn what the school provides. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(School C) . All student can learn something and the school creates a pleasant environment for learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(School D) . All students can learn and the school does whatever it takes to help them to achieve the agreed upon standards </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Your view of your school? <ul><ul><li>(School A) : Learning is based upon the student’s ability. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(School B) : Learning takes place if the student takes advantage of the opportunities to learn what the school provides. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(School C) . All student can learn something and the school creates a pleasant environment for learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(School D) . All students can learn and the school does whatever it takes to help them to achieve the agreed upon standards </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Student Achievement How do we make the schools of Englewood a national example of educating all students to standards?
  14. 14. Student Achievement How do we make the schools of Englewood good enough for our own children?
  15. 15. Student Achievement How can we justify doing less?

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