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Brilliance in the Building: Effecting Change in Urban Schools

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

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Presented by Bo Ryan, Author and Principal, Ana Grace Academy of the Arts 6-8 (CT)

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In this edWebinar, you hear from Bo Ryan, Author of The Brilliance in the Building and Principal of Ana Grace Academy of the Arts 6-8 (CT). Bo shows how your urban school can make an impact on student achievement and change the trajectory of student lives using the time available during the day, the resources in the book, and the brilliance in the building—your amazing staff!

Written with the needs of urban educators in mind, this essential guide shares specific action steps and ready-to-use tools for supporting successful Professional Learning Communities at Work®. All of the reproducibles were created based on 25 years of extensive research and actual use in schools. Leaders and staff in urban schools cannot do this work in isolation; they must work together to accomplish their goals, therefore, the work in this book is grounded in the PLC at Work principles. View this session to learn how to create:

  • A culture of care in your school environment
  • A culture of collaboration in your building with three categories: maximizing time, ensuring the success of teams, and coaching the teams
  • Shared knowledge of the learning block process focused on creating a guaranteed and viable curriculum; creating, administering, and scoring common formative assessments; and meeting in data teams while bringing the team meeting to the classroom
  • A culture of continuous learning in your school to provide staff with job-embedded, cost-effective professional development

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 teachers and school leaders.

Bo Ryan

About the Presenter

Bo Ryan is Principal of the Ana Grace Academy of the Arts 6-8 in Bloomfield, Connecticut. He is passionate about building and sustaining professional learning communities (PLCs), creating high-performing teams, and supporting urban educators. He has worked in education since 1994, having served as a teacher, coach, director, adjunct professor, and principal. Bo is certified in PLCs, Response to Intervention (RTI), Transforming School Culture, and Priority Schools in a PLC at Work. Bo also is certified as a Marzano Associate. He has led two schools to Model PLC status with his current school also recognized as a Marzano High-Reliability School.

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