More than half of public schools—56%—are using high-dosage tutoring as a key piece of their strategy for students’ learning recovery, according to national data. High-dosage tutoring—either one-on-one or small group instruction that’s offered at least three times a week, has strong research backing. States, philanthropies, and the Biden administration are all backing tutoring initiatives. But staffing shortages, lackluster online options, and ensuring that tutoring reaches the students who need it most have been challenges for many school districts who want to deploy the strategy.
In this event, we will highlight and discuss the evidence base for tutoring, best practices for doing it effectively, and different ways to provide it at scale in school communities.
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Welcome and Introduction
Industry Perspective: Beyond ESSER: How and Why Districts Should Implement High-Impact Tutoring
School districts can deliver high-impact, in-school tutoring at scale to students who need it most. Get insights on the long-term transformative potential of high-impact tutoring and efforts to help cohorts of districts directly implement their own high-impact tutoring programs. Chiefs for Change and Saga have partnered to launch a community of practice where district leaders will share key learnings with one another and receive technical assistance and resources for effective implementation.
|Robert Runcie has blended his two decades of private sector technology, management consulting, and entrepreneurship experience with 18 years of leadership in urban public schools to deliver innovation, organizational and systems change, and improved student outcomes. In his current role with Chiefs for Change, he oversees staff and day-to-day operations and provides coaching and thought partnership to members of the network and participants in the Future Chiefs leadership development program. As the former superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, Runcie led the nation’s sixth largest district, with more than 260,000 students and 35,000 employees, and oversaw an annual budget of $4 billion.
He led the Match Charter Public School network in Boston for 9 years, where he was the co-designer of the school’s high dosage tutoring program, the first such model in the country (and helped coin the phrase “high dosage tutoring.”). He and AJ Gutierrez then incubated the dissemination of high-dosage tutoring out of the Match School base to Lawrence, MA, Stamford, CT, and Chicago, IL, and then, in 2014, founded the edtech nonprofit Saga. Alan has a law degree from George Washington University a bachelor’s degree from Princeton, and he and his wife split their time between Boston, MA, and Washington, DC. They have three grown children in DC, NY, and LA, and a mid-size, middle-aged black labrador, Colbie.
Panel Discussion: Tutoring Models That Work and the Evidence Behind Them
Industry Perspective: Customizing Tutoring Programs to Maximize Impact
High-impact tutoring works, but a “one-size fits all” approach fails to help the students who need it most. To be successful, districts need innovative, sustainable approaches that address tutor sources, student selection, curriculum, scheduling, and ongoing implementation challenges. Learn how districts, community non-profits, and universities design and execute high-impact tutoring programs that drive outcomes for K-12 students and maximize local district and community resources.
Interview: How One School District Is Maximizing Its Tutoring Strategy
Industry Perspective: How to Make Online Tutoring Work For Your District
An unprecedented $123 billion influx of dollars from the federal government is being invested in tutoring following a growing body of research that suggests tutoring can play a critical role in helping students catch up. So how can district leaders best mobilize the tutoring infrastructure they’ve invested in over the last 20 months? Join this session to hear four considerations as school leaders examine the best strategies for addressing lost instructional time using technology as a supporting instructional tool, making it much more tenable to individualize instruction for every child.