Smaller Learning Communities - an Introduction
Venue: San Antonio
|Event Date/Time: Dec 04, 2008||End Date/Time: Dec 04, 2008|
An interdisciplinary team of teachers shares a few hundred or fewer students in common for instruction, assumes responsibility for their educational progress across years of school, and exercises maximum flexibility to act on knowledge of students' needs. (Oxley, Dec. 2005)
This workshop will draw on research and practice accrued to date to identify strategies that support key elements of smaller learning communities.
We will examine best practices in five interdependent areas:
1. Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Teams
2. Rigorous, Relevant Curriculum and Instruction
3. Inclusive Programs and Practices
4. Continuous Program Improvement
5. Building/District-level Support for SLCs
•Learn a seven-step cycle of continuous program improvement
•Identify more specific best practices. These are supported by research which identifies these practices as having positive effects on student achievement.
In short, we will examine the question, "What constitutes optimal small learning community practice?"
Join us for this one-day introduction and overview of designing and implementing Smaller Learning Communities.