“By the end of the conference, I saw how the Wilkinsburg School District was, in some ways, ahead of the curve,” said Timothy Weinstein, STEAM teacher at Kelly Elementary School. “And as we continue to restructure the district, we’re being guided by an administration that not only shares a common vision with the faculty and staff, but also knows how to effect major change the ‘right way.'”
“At the session titled “Transforming Schools and Systems: Lessons from the Field,” we discussed how schools go about implementing change and the obstacles they encounter. As I listened, I reflected on the changes our schools have undergone since our current superintendent’s arrival. From the implementation of Text-Dependent Analysis as a high-yield literacy strategy to the use of special area teachers, such as myself, to work in small groups with academically struggling students, and the addition of Positive Behavior Intervention Support coaches and a social worker to help behaviorally struggling students, it became obvious to me that the Wilkinsburg School District is on the right track.”
To read Remake Learning’s blog post about the symposium in full, click here.
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