SESSION TWO - JANUARY 17, 2019
CLOSING ACHIEVEMENT GAPS (FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION, MINORITY, POVERTY STUDENTS, AND STUDENTS OF COLOR), AND RAISING ACHIEVEMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS
RIASP OFFICES 330-332 (Third Floor)
NEIT Campus 2480 Post Rd. Warwick, RI
RIASP Member (& Member's Staff) Fee: $195
Non-Member Fee: $245
Important Information for this upcoming session: This is the second and final session for the workshop on Closing Achievement Gaps. This session is intended for participants who attended session #1, or additional participants who want join their colleagues from their own school or school system. During the second session, participants will continue to learn about gap closing strategies at a deeper level and will leave the workshop with a focused action plan for their school.
Work Session Overview: In this two-part work session for all K-12 educators, you will learn how to close the achievement gaps for special education, students of color, and low-income students, and raise achievement for ALL students. School systems are encouraged to bring more than one educator to work as a team, if possible. Single participants are also welcome. By the end of the second day of the two-part work session, participants will learn how to specifically apply 16 proven and practical strategies from national and international schools that have closed achievement gaps.
Dr. Ash, the workshop leader and former superintendent of schools in Lexington MA, will share also how his school system closed achievement gaps by grade 10 (100% proficient in ELA, and 96% proficient in mathematics) and was ranked the highest performing school system in the United States (New York Times, https://nyti.ms/2kHY7YI). In addition, you will learn the latest research on effective teams, leadership, and whole school system change.
Presenter: Dr. Paul Ash, retired as the Superintendent of Schools in Lexington, Massachusetts after 10 years. During his 42 year career, Dr. Ash has held a wide range of school leadership roles: Superintendent of Schools, Westwood, MA; Assistant Superintendent for Personnel, Finance, and Administration, Wellesley, MA Chair of the Legislation Committee, MA Association of School Superintendents. Dr. Ash's contributions to the field have been recognized at the state and national level in student achievement, human resources/labor relations, leadership and professional learning. He is the co-author of highly acclaimed book, School Systems That Learn: Improving Professio