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1 To hear this webinar you will need to choose your audio mode. Go to the control panel in the upper right corner of your screen and click the button of how you will be listening. Your choices: Use telephone Use mic & speakers If using mic & speakers make sure your volume is turned up so you can hear If using the telephone Dial: Access Code: Audio PIN: unique PIN shown in audio control panel on screen Technical difficulties? Contact us at (518) All participants are on mute.

2 All participants are on mute during the entire webinar. Presentation portion will be 45 minutes Questions and Answers portion will be 15 minutes To ask a question type it in the question control panel in the upper right corner of your screen. Content questions will be answered in the order they were received at the end of the webinar presentation. We will send you a follow up with the PowerPoint presentation and helpful resources

3 Webinar International Center for Leadership in Education November 18, 2009

4 Affirm Challenge Encourage Make sense of what we have to say… …in Your context

5 Which of the following interests you the most regarding 9 th grade transition? 1. Programs for current 8 th graders 2. Summer programs for incoming 9 th graders 3. Programs for current 9 th graders

6 Independence, Missouri (East of Kansas City) 1600 students 79% Caucasian 50% FRL from Feeder Schools House District ELL Program House District Autism Program Smaller Learning Communities – Houses Relationships Rigor and Relevance

7 Culture of Continuous Improvement Literacy Across the Curriculum Building Leadership Capacity Systems of Accountability 9 th Grade Transition See our Model School Case Study (SPN Website)

8 2½ Day Site Visit to Truman High School Themes Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement Building Relationships with All Stakeholders Raising Expectations while Increasing Support Contact Bill Brooks for information on attending a Redesign Institute this spring!

9 Know who is coming TLC Forms from 8 th grade counselors Learning Coaches speak to 8 th graders Recommendation forms for English and math 8 th grade teachers visit 9 th grade classes! Know Your 9 th Grade Data Absences = ? 9 th grade reclassification trends Communicate Your 9 th Grade Data Targeted Programs…

10 Middle School Summer before 9 th Grade 9 th Grade…and beyond!

11 Communication Parents Teachers Counselors Family/School Liaisons Programs Career Day at THS – Department Fair Pre Enrollment Night Enrollment Conferences with Advisors

12 Pre Enrollment Night – late January – 2 hours General Session Breakout Sessions (examples) How do I sign up for Summer School? Pre AP English How to Start on the Right Foot Project Lead the Way Math decisions Communication Skills – Is it for me? What is Co-Teaching? Literacy Programs at THS

13 Enrollment Conferences – late Jan/early Feb Cafeteria 2 Evenings (5:00-8:30) minutes pre scheduled at tables Parent(s), student, and advisor Advisors trained in Program of Study Counselors available for questions Course selections and entry Summer Reading Program Discussion of current reading level Strategies to improve over summer

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18 Communication Families 9 th Grade Teachers Counselors Programs Summer Learning Program Freshman Orientation (week before school) Freshman First Day (1-2 days before school)

19 Freshman Orientation Mandatory Sessions Keys to Success at THS Truman 101 – The Ins and Outs Literacy – A Non-Negotiable at THS Academic Supports Parent Passports Optional Sessions Electronic Gradebook Welcome to Your House Counseling Center Support Schedule Pick-Up

20 Freshman First Day General Session – Welcome to High School Move through schedule Meet your teachers Meet Advisor and PATS (senior mentors)

21 Double-Dip Math and English Advisory Program with Curriculum PATS (senior mentors) Goals and Time Management Getting Involved Grade Checks Self-Control At-Risk Reports Every Three Weeks At least one D or F Student schedule, grades, and teacher tutoring times each day ed to advisors and parents

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23 Continued… Double-Dip Math and English Advisory Program with Curriculum At-Risk Reports Every Three Weeks New SOAR Program Career Fair – College Campuses!

24 2½ Day Site Visit to Truman High School Themes Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement Building Relationships with All Stakeholders Raising Expectations while Increasing Support Contact Bill Brooks for information on attending a Redesign Institute this spring!

25 Bill Brooks, High School Redesign Coordinator Truman High School Kristel Barr, Principal Truman High School

26 This is the end of the presentation portion. Submit questions at this time and stay on to hear the answers. If you are logging off, thank you for attending and we will you with follow-up information. For more information about the

27 Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments. We encourage and value your feedback. (518) | For future webinar dates and topics visit

28 School Improvement nd Professional Development Support School Improvement a nd Professional Development Support Contact Todd Daggett at (518) or High School Resources Resource Kits and Handbooks Workshops, On-going training, Train-the-trainer Keynoter Speakers Model Schools Conference

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30 18th Annual Model Schools Conference Monday, June 14 – Thursday, June 17, 2010 Orlando Early Bird Discounts Available!


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