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Parents, teachers, administrators, students and concerned Pittsburghers are invited!
Come hear what teachers say is needed in our schools-and actively participate in creating positive change.
Don't miss this special A+ School Works Summit this Saturday, March 24th! Join our team of teachers, parents and other concerned Pittsburghers as we roll up our sleeves to ensure School Works for all students. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Saturday's Agenda (more reasons to attend):
9:00am: Opening Remarks, Dr. Linda Lane, Superintendent, PPS
9:10am: "What is Effective Teaching?" Teacher Panel
• Introduction of Panel: Nina Esposito-Visgitis, PFT President
10:00am: "With Great Teaching, School Works" Presentation & table discussions; Student Presentation: "Excellence & Equity"
11:40am: CALL TO ACTION-Teen Bloc Students
11:45am: Remarks, Sherry Hazuda, President, PPS Board of Directors
12:15pm: Workshops/Working Lunch
• "Equity in Your School's Budget": Learn about how Pittsburgh Public Schools has recently modified spending in reaction to state cuts and increased costs. You will receive a description of the types of funding your school receives and what those funds could pay for to equitably serve students. Walk away with a tool to use to compare what your school should have to what it will have to help you have a conversation with your principal about your school’s budget.
• "Preparing NOW for AFTER High School": Learn about what schools with more successful students do to support them in being prepared for college or training. You will receive a description of things you should monitor and actions you should be taking as a parent or caregiver each year to make sure your students are on track. Walk away with a tool to monitor the courses and credits your student earns to make sure they have what they need to graduate and be prepared for his/her next step after high school.
• "Elements of Effective Teaching": Experience a lesson taught by a current Pittsburgh Public School Teacher. Participate in a discussion about elements of effective teaching and the strategies that teachers use in the classroom.
1:30pm: Final closing
With Great Teaching, School Works!
Bidwell Presbyterian Church
Hill District Education Consortium