Presentation on theme: "Making the Grade! Inman Middle School Dr. Betsy Bockman, Principal"— Presentation transcript:
1 Making the Grade! Inman Middle School Dr. Betsy Bockman, Principal 774 Virginia Avenue, NEDr. Betsy Bockman, PrincipalMr. Greg Leaphart, Assistant PrincipalMrs. Frances Pope, Assistant Principal
2 Dr. Betsy Bockman, Principal Principal for six yearsRecognized by Governor Sonny Perdue as a “High Performing Principal”Designated as an Outstanding Principal by the Michael’s Family AwardReceived Outstanding Administrator Award from Urban Debate League
3 Leah N. Goodwin 8th Grade Physical Science Teacher 92% Meets or Exceed on CRCT school year for 6th Grade ScienceState Superintendent’s Distinguished Achievement Award for 6th Grade Science
4 Marissa Kalu-Thompson Instructional SpecialistProvide support and coaching for Teachers and StudentsMonitor the teaching and learning at Inman Middle
5 INMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL Located in historic Virginia Highlands Atlanta, Georgia
6 Inman’s Faculty and Staff 2 Assistant Principals1 Instructional Specialist2 School Counselors1 Program Assistant (PEC)1 Media Specialist1 School Nurse (part-time)1 Social Worker (part-time)1 Graduation Coach55 Teachers (all disciplines)
7 Inman’s School Demographics 750 students ( )48% African American40% Caucasian4% Hispanic4% Multiracial3% Asian
8 Essential Questions: Turn to your neighbor and share! 1. What is it (that special something) a teacher you had helped you understand a new concept?2. What kinds of programs do you have at your schools for students who cannot attend tutorial sessions?
9 Inman’s School Population 37% Free and Reduced Lunch32% Gifted and Talented11% Special Needs1% English Language Learners
10 Inman’s School Population Our three feeder Elementary schools are:Morningside ElementaryMary Lin ElementaryCentennial Place Elementary
11 Inman’s School Population Although all feeder schools lie within similar school reform team (SRT) or zone, the readiness of elementary students for the middle school experience is highly diverse based on their prior school’s instructional program.
12 Inman’s Instructional Program All students take the following:4 Core Academics Class2 Connections/Electives (alternative days)1 Enrichment Class, called ELT or Extended Learning Time
13 ELT ProgramDuring the “Extended Learning Time” or ELT, students are provided remediation and enrichment based on areas of deficiencies, interests, and other academic needs.Additionally, teachers are provided an additional hour of uninterrupted common planning time for each content area.
14 What does the Research Say? Embedded Daily Time has been proven to increase student achievement and provide effective additional instructional time.Teachers are able to use multi-instructional strategies during ELT (i.e., project-based activities, learning centers, and other research-based multiple intelligence learning activities.
15 Inman’s Instructional Program During the “Extended Learning Time” or ELT, students are provided remediation and enrichment based on areas of deficiencies, interests, and other academic needs. Additionally, teachers are provided an additional hour of uninterrupted common planning time for each content area.
16 Daily ELT Schedule 6th Grade Students 7th Grade Students * (Handout)
17 Extended Learning Time - ELT 55 minutes per day(9:00a.m.-9:55a.m.)Each student receives an additional 3 hours of Reading/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies per week based on their instructional needs.
20 Inman Making the Grade CRCT Growth by Subgroups in Math and ELA Meets & ExceedsELA 2004Math 2009ELA 2009Black80%83%90% (+11)98% (+15)SWD52%50%85% (+33)95% (+45)ED72%75%88% (+16)98% (+23)White96%97%99% (+3)99% (+2)ALL87%89%91% (+4)98% (+9)
21 Other Support Programs Provided at Inman Daily before/after school tutorialsMonthly Content based “Boot Camps”Saturday School (February-March)“March Madness” CRCT Prep Boot CampParent Support Night Fall Semester (Providing Instructional support)Weekly Boys and Girls Club Tutorials at Centennial Place YMCA
22 Inman’s Brag SheetGovernor’s Office of Standards Award- Gold Banner Standard School-Exceeding the state average in all grades on Reading, English/Language Arts and Math CRCTs.
23 7th Grade Teachers received “Outstanding Effort” recognition from the National Middle School Association in their “Teams That Make a Difference” competition. (Student Achievement)
24 Inman’s Brag SheetSecond year in a row, Governor Sonny Perdue and Georgia’s State Schools Superintendent Kathy Cox recognized Dr. Bockman as a “High Performance Principal”. (Selected on data-based evidence showing the principal’s effectiveness in academic improvement of their school).
25 2007-2008 -2007 Title 1 Distinguished School -Met 80%-89% of APS Student Achievement targets-Platinum Award winner-Greatest Gain in Student Meeting/Exceeding Student Achievement targets
26 Standard and Poor’s School Evaluation Services honored Inman as one of 96 Georgia School in 59 school districts to significantly close the achievement gap.- Georgia Department of Education honored Inman for achieving adequately yearly progress for five consecutive years.
27 Best Practices at Inman Middle Embedded Extended Learning TimeExtra Weekly Collaborative Team PlanningContinuous monitoring of all instructional programs
28 Inman Is Making the Grade Met/Exceeded district targets four years, resulting in monetary awards for all staff (meeting or exceeding 70% of targets).Honored by Standard and Poor’s School Evaluation Services as a Georgia school that has significantly closed the achievement gap.
29 Faculty and Staff Highlights in 2009 9 state of Georgia “Master Teachers”.2 Milliken's Award’s recipients.G.E.M.S. Club sponsored by Ms. Schlegel (7th Grade Life Science Teacher) receives district-wide media coverage.
30 School Reform Initiatives School Wide Enrichment Program
31 INMAN MIDDLE SCHOOLAn Urban SchoolMaking The Grade!
32 Relevant ResearchEducation Sector Reports: January, 2007 (Article: On the Clock: Rethinking the Way Schools Use Time-by Elena Silva)
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