Blog Posts, ESSA-Aligned PD

Supporting ADULTS so each YOUTH Thrives

Each Child Our Future, Ohio's Strategic Plan for Education, hits the nail on the head with its whole child perspective.  We know more and more Ohio students are facing poverty and other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), which cause barriers to learning. In the last 10 years, Ohio has seen a 37% increase in childhood poverty. … Continue reading Supporting ADULTS so each YOUTH Thrives

Blog Posts, ESSA-Aligned PD

ESSA PD: Shifting to Exemplary Professional Learning

In 2015, when the Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB) as the federal law guiding education practice, there was much to learn. One of the most powerful aspects of ESSA is the expectation that educator professional development move away from workshop-based training and what I refer to as spray-and-pray PD… Continue reading ESSA PD: Shifting to Exemplary Professional Learning