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1 Aleta Margolis ‘89 Center For Inspired Teaching Founder and Executive Director Reforming Education as a Social Entrepreneur The Brown Alumni Association welcomes you to the Career Webinar Series. Presenting…

2 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 “Welcome” to School

3 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014

4 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Path to Inspired Teaching

5 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Path to Inspired Teaching Taught playwriting to teenagers in juvenile justice system in Washington, DC

6 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Path to Inspired Teaching Taught playwriting to teenagers in juvenile justice system in Washington, DC Master of Science in Education and Social Policy – Northwestern University

7 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Path to Inspired Teaching Taught playwriting to teenagers in juvenile justice system in Washington, DC Master of Science in Education and Social Policy – Northwestern University Public middle school teacher in Chicago, Illinois area

8 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Path to Inspired Teaching Taught playwriting to teenagers in juvenile justice system in Washington, DC Master of Science in Education and Social Policy – Northwestern University Public middle school teacher in Chicago, Illinois areaClinical Professor – American University School of Education

9 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Path to Inspired Teaching Taught playwriting to teenagers in juvenile justice system in Washington, DC Master of Science in Education and Social Policy – Northwestern University Public middle school teacher in Chicago, Illinois areaClinical Professor – American University School of EducationFounded Center for Inspired Teaching

10 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 “No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.” - Martha Graham

11 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Immediate Challenges

12 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Immediate Challenges  Finding an office

13 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Immediate Challenges  Finding an office  Establishing a board of directors

14 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Immediate Challenges  Finding an office  Establishing a board of directors  Doing ENDLESS paperwork

15 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Immediate Challenges  Finding an office  Establishing a board of directors  Doing ENDLESS paperwork  Articulating Inspired Teaching’s mission to an external audience

16 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Immediate Challenges  Finding an office  Establishing a board of directors  Doing ENDLESS paperwork  Articulating Inspired Teaching’s mission to an external audience  $$$ Fundraising $$$

17 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 What made it worth it?

18 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 What made it worth it? passionate  Addressing social issue – education reform – that I was truly passionate about

19 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 What made it worth it? passionate  Addressing social issue – education reform – that I was truly passionate about  I knew there was a systemic problem with how we had been educating students.

20 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 The Problem  7,000 students drop out of school each day.  Alliance for Excellent Education, 2012

21 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 The Problem  7,000 students drop out of school each day.  Alliance for Excellent Education, 2012  The Silent Epidemic Report, March 2006 The Silent Epidemic Report  7 out of 10 students left because they weren’t motivated or inspired to work hard.

22 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 The Problem  7,000 students drop out of school each day.  Alliance for Excellent Education, 2012  The Silent Epidemic Report, March 2006 The Silent Epidemic Report  7 out of 10 students left because they weren’t motivated or inspired to work hard.  4 out of 5 wanted lessons that made school more relevant and engaging.

23 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 The Problem  7,000 students drop out of school each day.  Alliance for Excellent Education, 2012  The Silent Epidemic Report, March 2006 The Silent Epidemic Report  7 out of 10 students left because they weren’t motivated or inspired to work hard.  4 out of 5 wanted lessons that made school more relevant and engaging.  4 out of 5 students wanted better teachers.

24 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 What made it worth it? passionate  I was truly passionate about education reform.  I knew there was a systemic problem with how we had been educating students.  I had a plan to fix it.

25 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Inspired Teaching Classroom © Center for Inspired Teaching

26 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Inspired Teaching Classroom © Center for Inspired Teaching

27 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Center for Inspired Teaching improves students’ school experience by:

28 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Center for Inspired Teaching improves students’ school experience by: training teachers to be more effective

29 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Center for Inspired Teaching improves students’ school experience by: training teachers to be more effective by shifting their role from information provider to Instigator of Thought. ®

30 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Who is a social entrepreneur? “Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change.” -- Ashoka

31 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 © Center for Inspired Teaching Inspired Teaching Training

32 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 © Center for Inspired Teaching Inspired Teaching Training

33 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 © Center for Inspired Teaching

34 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 © Center for Inspired Teaching Inspired Teaching Training

35 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Education Reform is even more complicated because...

36 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Everyone went to school... Education Reform is even more complicated because...

37 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Everyone went to school... Quick fix mentality Education Reform is even more complicated because...

38 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Everyone went to school... Quick fix mentality Teachers often aren’t respected as professionals Education Reform is even more complicated because...

39 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Baltimore CityWashington, DC Inspired Teaching Institute for Mathematics Teachers Inspired Teaching Institutes for Social Studies and Science Teachers District Partnerships

40 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Shift – Prepare - Model Inspired Teaching Demonstration School Inspired Teacher Certification Program District Partnerships

41 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Inspired Teaching Impact  Research shows that an effective teacher is the most important school-based factor in a student’s academic success.

42 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Inspired Teaching Impact  As measured by the CLASS™ observation tool, teachers trained by Inspired Teaching routinely outperform their peers in three areas directly linked to student achievement:  CLASS™ was developed by researchers at the University of Virginia and has been validated in over 6,000 classrooms.

43 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Inspired Teaching Impact  Students at the Inspired Teaching Demonstration School receive MULTIFACETED assessments, evaluating growth in areas such as creativity as well as mastery of content.  In school’s 2 nd year, students showed a 26% gain on the DC-CAS, the highest growth by a public school in Washington, DC.

44 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Inspired Teaching Impact Want to know more? Visit us at:

45 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Building a body of work

46 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Building a body of work  Must codify and package your work.

47 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Building a body of work  Must codify and package your work.  Control your message.

48 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Codification is the difference between helping a few individuals at a time and creating lasting systemic change.

49 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 An Inspired Teacher is an Instigator of Thought: Intellect INQUIRY Imagination Integrity

50 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Inspired Teaching’s Organizational Values

51 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Inspired Teaching’s Organizational Values Relentlessl y impact- driven and nurturing

52 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Inspired Teaching’s Organizational Values Relentlessly impact-driven and nurturing Decentralized and integrated

53 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Inspired Teaching’s Organizational Values Relentlessly impact-driven and nurturing Decentralized and integrated Radical creativity and structured execution

54 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 A successful social entrepreneur is:

55 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 A successful social entrepreneur is:  Deeply committed to mission and to creating change on a national/global scale

56 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 A successful social entrepreneur is:  Deeply committed to mission and to creating change on a national/global scale  Able to gather, motivate, and learn from colleagues with similar and different skill sets

57 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 A successful social entrepreneur is:  Deeply committed to mission and to creating change on a national/global scale  Able to gather, motivate, and learn from colleagues with similar and different skill sets  Keenly aware of the needs of the organization

58 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 A successful social entrepreneur is:  Deeply committed to mission and to creating change on a national/global scale  Able to gather, motivate, and learn from colleagues with similar and different skill sets  Keenly aware of the needs of the organization  Ultimately able to find the balance between the visionary and the practical

59 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching Inspired Teaching Fellows

60 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 © Center for Inspired Teaching

61 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 © Center for Inspired Teaching

62 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 © Center for Inspired Teaching

63 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 © Center for Inspired Teaching

64 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 QUESTIONS? VISIT

65 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Find a Job. Make a Connection. Advance Your Career. ServicesServices Networking Job Hunting Coaching and Assessment Webinars

66 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 New programs Alumni Career Spotlight SeriesInterview Stream

67 Sponsored by the Brown Alumni Association © Center for Inspired Teaching 2014 Aleta Margolis ‘89 Founder and Executive Director, Center For Inspired Teaching Brown Alumni Career Programs Heather Wilkerson, Program Manager Donna Curry, Program Manager Center for Inspired Teaching Aleta Margolis ’89, Founder and Executive Director


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