Brooklyn North Sharefest for Innovative Teaching

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Grand Street Campus High School

850 Grand Street

Brooklyn, NY 11211

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The Brooklyn North Winter Sharefest is a celebration of the instructional progress that teachers in 7 Brooklyn North high schools have made while being supported by Supt. Janice Ross’s district office, the College Access for All initiative, the Brooklyn FSC, and coaches from Educate. This unique event is inspired in part by the monthly educator meetups that Educate has hosted for the past two years, and promises to be an evening of inspiration, collaboration, and sharing of best practices.

About Educate’s work with Brooklyn North High Schools:

Educate is an instructional technology coaching company that partners with schools and districts to support teachers in sustainably and consistently implementing innovative teaching best practices. Educate works closely with schools to align coaching with schoolwide goals and existing technology.

In conjunction with the Brooklyn North Field Support Center and College Access for All, Educate has partnered with school leaders and teachers at 7 high schools in Brooklyn North to support the implementation of research-based instructional practices that will aid students in developing the creativity, critical thinking, and self-reliance they will need to succeed in college, careers, and beyond.

Participating partner schools:

  • Progress High School for Professional Careers K474

  • East Williamsburg Scholars Academy K477

  • Science Skills Center HS for Science, Technology & the Creative Arts K419

  • The High School for Enterprise, Business, and Technology K478

  • Urban Assembly School of Music and Arts K350

  • The Brooklyn Latin School K449

  • George Westinghouse High School K605

1. Mix/mingle 3:30 - 4:00

Attendees are encouraged to make new connections while enjoying food/drink

2. Welcome remarks 4:00 - 4:10

Superintendent Ross welcomes the audience and presents Brooklyn North’s 2018-19 goals.

3. Rapid fire pitches by teachers from participating schools 4:10 - 4:25

Each teacher and their coach will present their problem of practice, strategies they implemented, and the impact as shown through multiple levels of data.

4. Breakout #1 4:25 - 5:05

One teacher from each of the 7 pilot schools will lead a breakout session detailing the innovative instructional practices they’ve implemented with support from their Educate coach.

Attendees will choose to join one of the 7 breakout groups. During the breakout, participants will explore the teacher’s instructional process in more depth.

5. Panel discussion 5:10 - 5:50

Eileen Marks, from the Brooklyn FSC, will moderate a panel discussion consisting of different stakeholders who will discuss how the work was aligned, and overall process + goals.

6. Breakout #2 5:55 - 6:25

Attendees will have a chance to choose a second breakout group to join. The groups will again be led by one teacher from each of the pilot schools.

7. Closing + awards 6:25 - 6:50

Each teacher from the participating schools will receive an innovation award presented by Educate LLC for their hard work.

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