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Student Achievement Webinar

Closing the Learning Gaps: Acceleration for ALL

Fri., March 15, 2024, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
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Many articles, blogs, books, podcasts, and webinars have been written and shared for the purpose of reiterating the need to close student achievement gaps. And yet, the process and progress in closing the gaps has been out of reach.

Closing achievement gaps is multi-faceted and requires specific actions focused on acceleration and leveling up strategies to grow student learning to grade level proficiency or beyond. Acceleration is the pathway to closing the achievement gap. It is not just for the academically able. We cannot continue to go backwards to move forward. You will discover how to erase inequities in student learning while building hope and confidence in both teachers and students. This is equity in action.

Key takeaways:

  • Understand the rational for shifting from remediation to an acceleration model for ALL students.
  • Examine the mind shifts that set acceleration in motion.
  • Explore practical level up strategies that work in all settings.
  • Build hope and confidence that shouts: I got this!
Dr. Sharon V. Kramer
Author and Associate, Solution Tree
Sharon V. Kramer, PhD, knows firsthand the demands and rewards of working in a professional learning community. As an author and a leader in the field, she has been instrumental in facilitating professional development initiatives focused on standards-based learning and teaching, improved understanding and utilization of assessment data, interventions and differentiation that meet the needs of all learners and strengthened efforts to ensure K-12 literacy. Her support of schools’ and districts’ efforts to close learning gaps has bolstered her belief that Learning for ALL is attainable.  Dr. Kramer served as assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction of Kildeer Countryside School District 96 in Illinois. In this position, she ensured all students were prepared to enter Adlai E. Stevenson High School, a model PLC created by Dr. Richard DuFour. A seasoned educator, Dr. Kramer has taught in elementary and middle school classrooms and served as principal, director of elementary education, and university professor.
Prisma Lopez-Marin
Solution Tree

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