Making Middle Grades Work is the middle grades component of HSTW designed to improve student achievement in the middle grades to prepare them for success in high school.

Basic Facts about MMGW


The following is a summary of the MMGW framework. For further information access the SREB website at: www.sreb.org/programs/MiddleGrades/MiddleGradesindex.asp

Making Middle Grades Work Framework


High Schools That Work (HSTW) is an effort-based school improvement initiative founded on the conviction that most students can master rigorous academic and career/technical studies if school leaders and teachers create an environment that motivates students to make the effort to succeed.  It is based on the simple belief that most students become "smarter" through effort and hard work.  In this environment, more students will recognize that high school matters to their future, and more students will become independent learners able to set future educational and career goals and choose which courses to take to achieve those goals.  (SREB Publication, 2005)

Basic Facts about HSTW


The following is a summary of the HSTW key practices. For further information access the SREB website at: www.sreb.org/programs/hstw/hstwindex.asp

High Schools That Work Key Practices


Ohio HSTW/MMGW History

Ohio Regions Goals

 


Ohio Site Based Resources for School Improvement

This resource list is provided for your convenience. Please note that it is not comprehensive, and the schools included are all in various stages of implementation.

Consequently, there is no guarantee that these contacts will be able to meet your school’s needs. It is best to inquire as to the skills and experiences of each person listed.



National Resources

Academies/Small Learning Communities

  • South Grand Prairie High School, TX, (972) 342-1538
Active Physics
  • National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, (703) 306-1234
Actively Engaging Students
  • Debra Barham, Western Guilford High School, NC, (336) 316-5800
  • The National Paideia Center, NC, (336) 334-3729
  • Jonathon Futch, principal, Page High School, Franklin, TN, (615) 794-6385
  • Joe Dowling, principal, The Academy of Arts, Sciences and Technology, S.C., (843) 839-1412
  • Springdale High School, AR, (501) 750-8882
Adding Courses
  • Naomi Grishman, Grady High School, Atlanta, GA, (404) 853-4000
  • Carol Chance, Rabouin Career High School (504) 592-8398
Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
  • Debbie Hinshaw, counselor, West Point High School, MS, (662) 494-2796 or (662) 494-5083 or dhinshaw@westpoint.k12.ms.us
  • Howard Everson, The College Board, (212) 713-8000
Advisor-Advisee Programs
  • Jan Struebing, counselor, Springdale High School, AR, (479) 750-8883 or jstruebing@k12.sdale.org
  • Debra Urry, Talbot County Public Schools, Easton, MD, (410) 822-0330
  • Monica Smith, North Laurel High School, London, KY, (606) 877-1712 or msmith@laurel.k12.ky.us
  • Karen Delaney, assistant principal, Pendleton County High School, KY, (606) 654-4235
  • Deborah Urry, HSTW Site Coordinator, Talbot County Schools, Easton, MD, (410) 822-0330
  • Barbara Renzoni, principal, Tri-County Regional Vo-Tech High School, Franklin, MA, (508) 528-5400
  • Sandra Walls-Culotta, principal, Sussex Technical High School, Georgetown, DE., (302) 856-0961
  • Nancy Addis, career counselor, Walhalla High School, S.C., (864) 638-4582 or naddis@oconee.k12.sc.us
  • Lynn Nobles, Lake Weir High School, Citra, FL, (352) 671-6010
  • Diane Wells, Baker County High School, Macclenny, FL, (352) 259-6286
  • Veronica Carroll, principal, Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, Northampton, MA, (413) 587-1415
  • Elizabeth Drake, principal, North High School, Worcester, MA, (508) 799-3370
  • Chris Glover, HSTW coordinator, Burns High School, Lawndale, N.C., (704) 538-7403
After-School Programs
  • S. Falatek, Sussex Technical High School, DE, (302) 856-2543
Algebra I Exam
  • Educational Testing Service (ETS), Clyde Reese, (609) 734-1987
Algebridge
  • Everyday Learning Corporation (800) 382-7670
Applied Teaching Strategies
  • Kenna Barger, mathematics teacher, Randolph County Vo-Tech Center, W.V., (304) 636-9195
  • Pat Fraley and Sharon Oxendine mathematics teachers, George Rogers Clark High School, KY, (606) 744-6111
  • Ann Booth, mathematics teacher, Lincoln County High School, KY, (606) 365-9111
  • Linda Dunsmore, Kentucky Department of Education, (502) 564-3775 Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD), (800) 354-9706
ASE Certification At Your Fingertips: Using Everyday Data to Improve Schools
  • Jane Sanborn, MPR Associates, (800) 677-6987
Authentic Assessment
  • Douglas Reeves, Center for Performance Assessment, Denver, CO, (303) 504-9312
  • Steve Shekell, Performance Learning Systems (800) 757-3878
  • Karen Delaney, Pendleton County High School, KY, (859) 654-3355
Building Trust
  • Gary Perkins, Middletown High School, Middletown, OH, (513) 420-4500
Career Clusters and Majors
  • Susan Tidyman, The Career Academy Support Network (CASN), (510) 643-5748
  • Lin Bushmore, Fort Pierce/Westwood High School, FL, (561) 468-5414
Career Planning Guides
  • Graham Wied, Henry County High School, Newcastle, KY, (502) 845-8670
  • Madison Southern High School, KY, (502) 986-8424
  • Donnalie Stratton, Kentucky Dept. of Education, (502) 564-3775
Career Resource Center
  • Aurela Levesque, guidance director, Silver Lake Regional High School, Kingston, MA, (781) 585-3844
Career Simulations
  • Classroom, Inc., 245 fifth Ave., 20th Floor, New York, NY 10016, (800) 258-0640, www.classroominc.org
Career/Technical Certifications and Credentials Change: Designing and Leading Successful Change Initiatives Classroom Management
  • How to be an Effective Teacher: The First Days of School by Harry K. Wong and Rosemary T. Wong, Harry K. Wong Publications, Inc., 1998, (605) 965-7896 or www.firstdaysofschool.com
  • Tools for Teaching: Discipline, Instruction, Motivation by Fredric Jones, Fredric H. Jones and Associates, Inc., 2000. 103 Quarry Lane, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060 831-425-8222 or www.fredjones.com
  • Bert Simmons, Simmons Associates - The Education Company, San Diego, CA, (619) 437-0332
Cognitive Tutor Common Planning Time
  • Jim Flynn, principal, Shelby County High School, KY, (502) 633-2344
Communicating with Parents and Diversity/Urban Education
  • Ruby Payne, RFT Publishing Co., Baytown, TX, (800) 424-9484 or rftpub@aol.com
Community/Academy Clusters
  • Nathaniel Gibson, Arundel High School, Gambrills, MD, (410) 674-6500
  • Sandra Walls-Cullota, Sussex Technical High School, Georgetown, DE., (302) 856-0961
  • Chicago High School for the Agriculture Science, Chicago, Ill, (773) 535-2500
  • Turner Tech., Miami, FL, (305) 691-8324
  • Saunders Trades and Technical High School, Yonkers, NY, (914) 376-8149
Comprehensive Discipline Program
  • Jose' Treviño, principal, Austin High School, TX, (713) 923-7751
Comprehensive Guidance Plan and an Adviser/Advisee Program Computer as Instructional Tool
  • Tom Snyder, Productions, 800 Coolidge Hill Road, Watertown, MA. 02472, (800) 342-0236, www.teachtsp.com
Concentrations Contextual Algebra
  • Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD), Waco, TX, (254) 776-1822
Cooperative Learning
  • Spencer Kagan, Kagan Cooperative Learning, (800) WEE-COOP Career and Technical Education in Virginia, www.CTEresource.org
  • Glenn Posmer, Somonauk High School, Somonauk, IL, (815) 498-2314
Creating the Learning-Centered School Curriculum Integration
  • Swansong Productions (703) 430-6477
  • Janis Jordan, Victoria Indep. Schools, TX, (361) 788-9267 or jmjordan@cox-internet.com
  • Deede Sharpe, Teaching for Understanding, (407) 647-7487
Curriculum Mapping/Alignment
  • Nancy Cover, site coordinator, Woodrow Wilson High School, Portsmouth, VA, (804) 465-2907
  • Eastern Guilford High School, Gibsonville, NC, (336) 274-8461
  • Liz Edwards, site coordinator, Douglas Byrd High School, NC, (910) 484-8121
  • Janis Jordan, Victoria Independent Schools, TX, (361) 788-9267 or jmjordan@cox-internet.com
  • The College Board, (212) 713-8000
Developing Courses
  • Steve Nestor, Silver Lake Regional High School, Kingston, MA, (781) 585-3844
Different Learning Levels
  • Sheila Mann, Wyoming County Career & Technical Center, W.V., (304) 732-8050
Diversity/Urban Education
  • Ruby Payne, RFT Publishing Co., Baytown, TX, (800) 424-9484 or rftpub@aol.com
Double-Dosing
  • Maria Mosley, Fort Pierce/Westwood High School, FL, (561) 468-5414
  • Polytech High School, Woodside, DE, (302) 697-3255
Electronic Portfolios
  • John Thomas, Blackstone Valley Regional Technical School (508) 529-7758
Eliminatng English Levels
  • North Forsythe High School, GA. (770) 781-6637
  • Springdale High School, Ark., (501) 750-8883
  • Durant High School, TX, (580) 924-1054
  • Dr. Leo Egan, coordinator, Silver Lake Regional High School, Kingston, MA, (781) 585-3844
  • Linda Mabe, Eastern Gilford High School, NC, (336) 274-8461
Evaluation Checklist for Teachers
  • Diane Troquill, North De Soto High School, Stonewall, LA, (318) 925-6917
Exploratory Courses
  • Larry Monoghan, principal, Delcastle Technical High School, DE, (302) 995-8099
  • Gail White, director, Lake Career and Technical Center, MO, (573) 346-9277
Extra Help
  • Joseph Oley, Jr., principal, Meadowbrook High School, Richmond, VA, (804) 743-3685
  • Starr Hermann, Glencliff High School, TN, (615) 333-5092
  • Jonathon Futch, Page High School, Franklin, TN, (615) 794-6385
  • Peter Fisher, assistant principal, Prince George High School, Prince George, VA, (804) 733-2720
  • Bill Bunger, Hagerstown High School, Hagerstown, Ind., (765) 489-4511, ext. 306
  • Renee Murray, SREB, (404) 875-9211, ext. 274
  • Grady Franklin, Chase High School, Forest City, N.C., (828) 245-5883
  • Jeffrey Jernigan, principal, Cape Fear High School, Fayetteville, N.C. (910) 483-0191
Faculty Retreats
  • Gary Keller, Educational Solutions, KY, (270) 684-4593
  • Billie Smith, assistant principal, Choctaw High School, OK, (405) 390-8899
Grading Policies
  • The Academy of Arts and Sciences, Myrtle Beach, S.C., (803) 449-3349
  • Robert Lynn Canady, consultant & retired professor, (804) 979-5239 or 924-3866 or rlynncanady@gateway.net
Guidance and Advisement Programs
  • Jan Struebing, Springdale High School, AR, (501) 750-8883
  • Sandra Walls-Culotta, principal, Sussex Technical High School, Georgetown, DE, (302) 856-0961
  • Nancy Addis, career counselor, Walhalla High School, S.C., (864) 638-4582 or naddis@oconee.k12.sc.us
  • Lynn Nobles, Lake Weir High School, Citra, FL, (352) 671-6010
  • Diane Wells, Baker County High School, Macclenny, FL, (352) 259-6286
Hands-On Science Materials
  • Thomas Hsu, Cambridge Physics Outlet, (800) 932-5227
  • Active Physics (Hardcover modules, complete teacher resources with PC software) Aligned with Ohio HS Graduation Test and National Science Foundation objectives. Publisher: It's About Time, Lizz Pabon, 84 Business Park Drive, Armonk, NY, 10504
  • Biology in the Community (book and program video) Publisher: Everyday Learning, 2168 Collection Center Drive, Chicago, IL, 60681-2960
  • CORD contextual teaching texts for math and science, CCI Publishing (CORD materials), P.O. Box 21206, Waco, TX, 7670201206 or www.ccipublishing.com, 800-231-3015
Health Sciences Program
  • Laurene McLemore, consultant, Tennessee Department of Education, (615) 532-2839
  • Diane Sharp, consultant, Kentucky Department of Education, (502) 564-3775
High ESOL Population
  • Virginia Miller, Los Fresnos High School, TX, (956) 233-4407
High-Scoring Sites
  • Jim Boyette, principal, Fort Mill High School, S.C., (803) 548-1900
Homework
  • Barbara Renzoni, principal, Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical School, Franklin, MA, (508) 528-5400
  • Sheila Smith, principal, Harlan Independent High School, KY, (606) 573-8750
  • Duane McManus, principal, Breman High School, GA, (770) 537-2592
  • Dale Getto, assistant principal, Abrookin Technical Center, NY, (518) 438-2501
HSTW Sites with Exemplary Science Departments
  • Gloucester High School, VA, (804) 693-2526
  • Minuteman Science and Technology High School, MA, (781) 861-6500
  • Madison Southern High School, KY, (606) 986-8424
  • Walhalla High School, S.C., (864) 638-4582
HSTW Sites with High Reading Scores
  • John Thomas, Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational High School, MA, (508) 529-7758, ext. 3014
  • Harold D. Nall, Eastern Guilford High School, Gibsonville, NC, (336) 449-6711
  • Springdale High School, Ark., (501) 750-8832
  • Fort Mill High School, S.C., (803) 548-1900
  • Walhalla High School, S.C., (864) 638-4582
  • Al Logsdon, principal, Heritage Hills Junior/Senior High School, Lincoln City, IN., (812) 937-4472
  • Michelle Pedigo, Barren County High School, (270) 651-6314
  • Elizabeth Willett, Monroe county High School, KY, (270) 487-5456
Improving Attendance
  • Thomasenia Benson, retired principal, Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, S.C., (803) 786-2141
  • Hodgson Vocational Technical School, Newark, DE, (302) 834-0990 www.jostens.com
  • Joseph Pruden, (301) 341-7436
Increasing Minority Student Achievement
  • Upward Bound, upbound@umbc.edu or (410) 455-2700
  • InRoads, Baltimore, Md., (410) 244-1040, or hholt@inroads.org
  • Myers Park High School, N.C., (704) 343-5800
  • Orangeburg School District Five, Orangeburg, S.C., (803) 534-5454
Increasing Parental Participation
  • Susan Koett, principal, Daviess County High School, Owensboro, KY, (270) 684-5285
  • Susan Quattrociocchi, Northeast Tech Prep Consortium, Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA, sussanq@aol.com or (425) 564-1000
  • Marsha Robinson, counselor, Daviess County High School, KY, (270) 684-5285
  • Amanda Gann, Southeastern Guilford High School, N.C., (336) 674-4300
Instructional Strategies
  • Dr. Roger Mackey, Grove City College, Grove City, PA, (724) 458-2000
Integrating Instruction
  • Jane Sanborn, MPR Associates, (510) 849-4942
  • Mike Patrick, Lee County High School, KY (606) 464-5005
  • Frank Vail, Swansea High School, SC (803) 568-1100
  • Sue Cull, Owen Valley High School, IN (812) 829-2266
  • Jim Amara, Minuteman Science and Technology High School, MA (781) 861-6500
  • Dan Bruffey, president, Dan Bruffey, Inc., Garner, NC (919) 772-7280 or dbruffey@mindspring.com
  • Kathy Harris, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA (707) 664-3929
  • Sandy Brossard (803) 732-3164 Pat Mikos, Maryland Department of Education, (410) 767-0100
  • John Thomas, Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational High School, MA, (508) 529-7758 ext. 3014
Interactive Algebra Concepts
  • Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD), (800) 354-9706
Interdisciplinary Planning Time
  • Kent Polytech High School, Woodside, DE (302) 697-3255
  • Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational High School, Upton, MA (508) 529-7758
Job Shadowing
  • Sterling Van Der Spuy, Tennessee Department of Education, (615) 532-1632
Leadership Skills and Team Development for Educational Professionals
  • Steve Kussman, executive director, Utilities Business Education Coalition (UBEC), 703/391-0022
  • Dan Bruffey, consultant, Dan Bruffey, Inc., Garner, NC (919) 772-7280 or dbruffey@mindspring.com
  • Mike Rutherford, consultant, Rutherford Learning Group, 704/845-0874, mrutherford@carolina.rr.com
Looking at Student Work
  • Lauren Resnick, (916) 546-7620
  • Margery Staley, principal, Norview High School, Norfolk, VA (757) 852-4500
  • Karen Kennedy, coordinator, CFG Project, J.L. Mann High School, Greenville, SC (864) 281-1150
  • Annenberg Institute for School Reform, www.LASW.org
  • National Center on Education and the Economy, www.ncee.org
  • Atlas Community of Schools, Education Development Center, Inc., www.edc.org
Mastery Algebra
  • Vicki Smith, Springdale High School, AR (501) 750-8832
  • Larry Clark, Sr., principal, Wren High School, SC (864) 850-5900
  • Jean M. King, principal, Gloucester High School, VA (804) 693-2526
  • John Booth, (623) 979-5892
Model Office
  • Staunton River High School, Moneta, VA, (540) 297-7151
  • Pheobus High School, Hampton, VA, (757) 727-1000
Motivating Students
  • Steve Barkley, Performance Learning Systems, Inc., (800) 526-4630
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • NCTM (800) 235-7566
National English Standards
  • Council for Basic Education (CBE), (800) 933-2723
National Science Standards Ninth-Grade Guidance Curriculum
  • Seneca High School, Seneca, S.C., (864) 885-5000
Ninth-Grade Learning Centers
  • Cathy Hinckley, Lake Weir High School, Citra, FL, (352) 671-4820
Ninth-Grade Summer Programs
  • Rhenida Rennie, Forsyth County Schools, GA, (770) 887-2461
Ninth-Grade Transition Programs
  • Laurie D'anna, principal, Patterson High School, Baltimore, MD (410) 396-6997
  • Graham Wied, Henry County High School, Newcastle, KY (502) 845-2888
  • Maria Mosley, Fort Pierce-Westwood High School, FL (561) 468-5414
  • Jonathon Futch, principal, Page High School, Franklin, TN (615) 794-6385
  • Abigail Hugine, Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, (803) 533-6315
  • Kent Polytech High School Woodside, DE (302) 697-3255
  • Dana Crump, North Marion High School, Citra, FL, (352) 671-4820
  • Anna Arnold, Henry County BOE, GA, (770) 957-6547
Organizing Faculty Teams
  • Linda Herman, principal, Windsor Forest High School, Savannah, GA, (912) 921-3710
  • Billie Smith, assistant principal, Choctaw High School, Choctaw, OK, (405) 390-8899
  • Egle Gallagher, Stranahan High School, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, (954) 765-6831
Organizing Small Academies
  • Charlie Dayton, California Partnership Academy, (510) 643-6503 or dayton@oro.net
  • Marilyn Raby, (415) 851-2359
  • Susan Tidyman, the Career Academy Support Network (CASN), (510) 643-5748
Pacesetter Program
  • Steve Green, The College Board (212) 713-8000 The College Board, Lola Greene, (212) 713-8201
Parent/Teacher/Student Contracts
  • Amanda Gann, Southeastern Guilford High School, NC (336) 674-4300
Portfolio Development
  • Carolyn Ross, career/technical education coordinator, Albemarle Co. Public Schools, VA (804) 296-5812
  • Lee Davis-Brown, vocational planner, Charlottesville City Schools, VA (804) 245-2400
  • Angela Avery, director, Norfolk County Agricultural High School, Walpole, MA, (508) 668-0268
  • Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational High School, Upton, MA, (508) 529-7758
Pre-AP Courses
  • Durant High School, Tx., (580) 924-1054
Project Lead the Way
  • Carolyn Helm, Southern Regional Education Board, (404) 875-9211
Project-Based Learning
  • Swansong Productions, (703) 430-6477
  • Laurie Leach, professional development coordinator, AutoDesk Foundation, San Rafael, CA (415) 507-6453
  • Sheryl Finkle, North Central College, Aurora, IL (630) 859-1241
  • Adria Steinberg, Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA (617) 728-4446
  • Sandy Brossard, (803) 732-3164, sarvisp@aol.com
  • Jayne Hogan, Marion County High School, Lebanon, KY, (270) 692-6066
  • Sandra Wallis-Culotta, principal, Sussex Technical High School, DE, (302) 856-0961
Project-Based Mathematics Staff Development
  • Kenna Barger, Elkins High School, W.V., (304) 636-9195
Public and Parental Engagement in High Schools
  • Annenburg Institute for School Reform (AISR) Brown University, (401) 863-7990
  • Betsy Layne High School, KY (606) 478-9138
Reaching, Teaching, and Motivating Adults Reading and Writing for Learning
  • Mark Forget, MAX Teaching Reading and Writing, Decatur, GA, (757) 756-3648 or mforget@maxteaching.com
  • Dr. Ray Morgan, professor, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, (757) 683-4181
  • Center for Effective Communication, West Newbury, MA, (800) 932-4477
Reading for Learning
  • Mark Forget, consultant, MAX Teaching with Reading and Writing (757) 576-3648 or mforget@maxteaching.com
  • Ray Morgan, professor, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, (757) 683-4181
  • Harriette Arrington, hjarri1@pop.uky.edu (859) 264-9727
  • Connie Lester, Paris, KY, (859) 987-0989 Attleboro High School, MA, (508) 222-0012
  • Charlotte Martin, former principal, (804) 725-5737
Research in the Classroom
  • Allen Phelps, University of Wisconsin, (608) 236-2714
Research Papers
  • Angela Avery, principal, Norfolk County Agricultural High School, Walpole, MA, (508) 668-0268
  • Ruth Ann Phillips, RAPMOM1@aol.com
Revising Career/Technical Programs
  • Frank Langford, Fred P. Hamilton Career Center, Seneca, S.C., (864) 885-5011
  • Egle Gallagher, Stranahan High School, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, (954) 765-6831
  • Ronald Hunter, principal, William Turner Technical High School, FL, (305) 691-8324
  • Sharon Collett, principal, Franklin County High School, Frankfort, KY, (502) 695-6750
  • Peggy Lynch Brennan, NY, (518) 486-1547
  • Cliff Herbert, Questar III, NY, (518) 477-8771 or cherbert@qiii_mail.questar.org
School within a School
  • Penny Summers, Lee High School, Huntsville, AL (205) 532-4830
Science Projects in the Workplace
  • Maureen Boino, science teacher, Pittsfield High School, Pittsfield, MA, (413) 499-9537
Senior Projects
  • James Amara, Minuteman Science and Technology High School, Lexington, MA (781) 861-6500
  • Kevin Burr, Garden City High School, KS (620) 276-5170
  • The Academy of Arts and Sciences, Myrtle Beach, S.C., (843) 839-1412
  • Gerald Allen, Hodgson High School, DE (302) 834-0999
  • Kathy Vires, principal, South Laurel High School, KY (606) 878-8181
  • Adria Steinberg, Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA, (617) 728-4446
  • Patricia Clark, Alameda County Schools, CA (510) 670-4211
  • South Laurel High School and The Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology, S.C., (803) 449-3349
  • Aimee Wyatt, site coordinator, Page High School, Franklin, TN, (615) 595-2080
  • Debbie Felts, South Laurel High School, London, KY, (606) 862-4727
  • Sandra Walls-Culotta, principal, Sussex Technical High School, DE, (302) 856-0961
Sharing HSTW with Faculty
  • Dr. Patrick Michel, principal, Pine Bush High School, NY, (845) 744-2031
  • Cliff Herbert, Questar III, N.Y., (518) 477-8771 or cherbert@qiii_mail.questar.org
Silent Sustained Reading Program
  • Al Logsdon, principal, Heritage Hills High School, IN, (812) 937-4472
Skills USA - VICA Small Learning Communities (SLCs)
  • South Grand Prairie High School, TX, (972) 342-1538
  • Susan Tidyman, the Career Academy Support Network (CASN), (510) 643-5748
  • Charlie Dayton, the Career Academy Support Network (CASN), (510) 643-6503 or dayton@oro.net
  • The National Career Academy Coalition, Sandy Mittelsteadt, executive director, (215) 546-7084
  • National Academy Foundation, NY, (212) 635-2400
  • Marilyn Raby, (415) 851-2359
  • Ronald Hunter, principal, William Turner Technical High School, FL, (305) 691-8324
  • Sharon Hansen, assistant principal, Kent Island High School, MD, (410) 604-2070
Socratic Method
  • Cheryl Treadway, National Paideia Center, (336) 334-3735
  • Dr. Jonathon Futch, principal, Page High School, Franklin, TN, (615) 794-6385
  • Burt Plum, Louisville, KY, (502) 267-7639 or burt62846@aol.com
  • Robert Lynn Canady, consultant & retired professor, (804) 979-5239 or 924-3866 or rlynncanady@gateway.net
Solving Authentic Problems
  • Kenna Barger, mathematics teacher, Elkins High School, WV (304) 636-9195
  • James Amara, Minuteman Technical High School, Lexington, MA (781) 861-6500
  • CORD contextual teaching texts for math and science, CCI Publishing (CORD materials), P.O. Box 21206, Waco, TX 7670201206 or www.ccipublishing.com, 800-231-3015
Solving Meaningful Science Problems
  • Sallie Salyers, North Atlanta High School, GA (404) 351-0895
Strategies for Getting Students to Take More Mathematics and Science
  • Carl Johnson, principal, Westwood High School, Memphis, TN (901) 789-8000
  • James Bacchus, principal, Whitehaven High School, Memphis, TN (901) 348-3000
Student Mentors
  • North Marion High School, Citra, FL, (352) 620-7587
Student Planners
  • Premier Agendas Inc., (360) 734-1153
Student-Based Enterprises
  • Green Run High School, Virginia Beach, VA, (757) 431-4040
  • Dr. James Victory, Hampton High School, VA, (757) 825-4430
Student/Teacher Input
  • Charlotte Martin, former principal, (804) 725-5737
Summer Institutes
  • Tom Scruggs, principal, Oakhaven Middle/High School, Memphis, TN, (901) 366-2300
  • Karen Whitehouse, (502) 564-3678
  • John McDermott, Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School, Billerica, MA, (978) 667-2111
Teacher as Advisor Program
  • Jan Struebing, Springdale High School, AR, (501) 750-8883
  • Karen Delaney, assistant principal, Pendleton County High School, KY, (606) 654-4235
  • Deborah Urry, HSTW Site Coordinator, Talbot County Schools, Easton, MD (410) 822-0330
  • Joseph Beasley, Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, Franklin, MA, (508) 528-5400
Teacher Externships
  • Jenny Sweet, Rockcastle County Board of Education, Mt. Vernon, KY (606) 256-2125
Teacher Study Groups
  • Joan Kozlovsky, (410) 879-4930
  • Marilyn Katzenmeyer, Professional Development Center, Inc., FL, (800) 332-2268
  • Egle Gallagher, Stranahan High School, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, (954) 765-6831
  • Fred Jones, Tools for Teaching, www.fredjones.com
  • Lynn Baber and Terri Jenkins, Augusta, GA, (706) 737-5155
  • Doug McNally, Taconic High School, Pittsfield, MA, (413) 448-9600
Teaching for Understanding: Integration Workshops
  • Deede Sharpe, (407) 647-7487
Teaching in the Block
  • Robert Lynn Canady, University of Virginia, (804) 924-0861
  • Gloucester High School, VA, (804) 693-2526
  • Jimmy Johnson, Rock Hill District 3, AL, (803) 981-1000
Teaching Using the Semester Block
  • Sam Watkins, Lee County High School, KY (606) 464-5005
  • Greg Smith, principal, North Laurel High School, KY (606) 877-1712
  • Sandra Wallls-Culotta, principal, Sussex Technical High School, DE (302) 856-0961
Team Structure for HSTW
  • Sharon Hansen, assistant principal, Kent Island High School, Stevensville, MD, (410) 604-2070
  • Billie Smith, assistant principal, Choctaw High School, OK, (405) 390-8899
Teambuilding for Faculty/Organizing Faculty Teams
  • Linda Herman, principal, Windsor Forest High School, Savannah, GA, (912) 921-3710
Teambuilding for Team Builders Teambuilding: Creating and Sustaining High-Performance Teams The Skillful Teacher
  • Elizabeth Drake, principal, North High School, Worcester, MA (508) 799-3370
Time Management for Instructional Leaders Using Data to Increase Student Success
  • Curtis Weathers, Memphis City Schools, (901) 722-4552
  • Jane Sanborn, MPR Associates, (510) 849-4942
  • Dan Bruffey, consultant, Dan Bruffey, Inc., Garner, NC, (919) 772-7280 or dbruffey@mindspring.com
  • Gary Suracci, principal, Career and Technical Education Center, NY, (845) 331-6680 ext. 234
  • James Collins, school support services, Capital Region BOCES, Latham, NY, (518) 786-3276
  • Marilyn Gates, Western New York Service Council, University of Buffalo, (716) 645-2932
Using the Semester Block
  • Sam Watkins, Woodford County High School, KY, (606) 464-5005 or (606) 873-5434
  • Sandra Walls-Culotta, principal, Sussex Technical High School, DE, (302) 856-0961
  • Gary Keller, Educational Solutions, KY, (270) 684-4593 VICA mathematics test: www.vica.org
  • Len Mrachek, Hennepin Technical College, MN (612) 944-2222 Ext 3545, or len.mrachek@ccc.henn.tec.mn.us
Work-Based Learning
  • Henry County Leadership Academy, KY (502) 845-8670
Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum
  • Mark Forget, consultant, MAX Teaching with Reading and Writing (757) 576-3648 or mforget@maxteaching.com
  • Phil Mathews, consultant, Mechanicsburg, PA, (717) 761-2410
  • Martin Hudek, principal, Weir High School, Weirton, W.V., (304) 748-7600
  • Carol Adams, Myrtle Beach, S.C., (843) 272-1334, caroladams@sc.rr.com
  • Ann Edison, Menchville High School, Newport News, VA, (757) 886-7722
  • Anthony Steele, curriculum coordinator, Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Tech., Upton, MA, (508) 529-7758
  • Robert Keuther, principal, Quincy High School, Quincy, MA, (617) 984-8700
  • Ruth Ann Phillips, RAPMOM1@aol.com Collins Education Associates, West Newbury, MA, (800) 932-4477
  • Renee Murray, SREB, (404) 875-9211 ext. 274

Northeast Region

Northeast

WELCOME to the HSTW Northeast (NE) Ohio Region web page.

Regional Facts: The HSTW NE Ohio Region is a partnership of school districts and schools engaged in comprehensive systemic school reform in support of a "one plan" approach for school improvement.  Our commitment is to serve the schools in the region by advocating and supporting full implementation of the goals, key conditions and key practices of the HSTW and MMGW school improvement frameworks as a research-proven, whole-school approach to improve student achievement.

The NE Region  currently serves 23 school districts in 13 counties in northeastern Ohio--24 high schools and 7 career centers implementing High Schools That Work (HSTW), and 16 middle schools implementing Making Middle Grades Work (MMGW).  In addition, we support several middle and high schools and district involved in the exploring or planning phases of HSTW and MMGW.

Grants, services and network opportunities provided include:

This region also works collaboratively and networks with other organizations:  Akron Foundation, Battelle STEM Learning Network, East Central Regional Center, Educational Service Centers, Literacy Design Collaborative, Math Design Collaborative, Ohio ACTE, Ohio ASCD, Ohio College Tech Prep Regional Centers, and State Support Teams.

WHAT'S MAKING NEWS

Welcome New Leaders:

Superintendents:

District Administrators/Supervisors:

Principals/Directors:

Site Coordinators:


Staff
Cindy Rolfe, Fiscal and Project Manager

Site Coaches
Cindy Harris, Mike Herchik, Diane Jamieson, Deb Kennedy, Barb Nichols, Susan Rhoades, Diana Rogers, Jack Tomasko, Andy Tommelleo, and Cindy Wheeler

For more information on HSTW or MMGW in the NE region:

Regional Coordinator
Diana L. Rogers
PH: 614.871.9002
FAX: 614.871.4276
hstwdr@efcts.us

Mailing Address
HSTW NE Ohio Region
115 Mountview Ct.
Mount Sterling, OH 43143
PH: 740.869.2650
hstwne@efcts.us

 


Northwest Region

Nothwest RegionWELCOME to the Northwest Ohio HSTW regional web page.

Regional Facts: The Northwest Region currently provides technical assistance in comprehensive systemic school reform to 49 sites in Northwest Ohio. We are welcoming numerous other sites to the exploring phase of the High Schools That Work and Making Middle Grades Work framework for their school reform model.The HSTW NW Regional staff is available to assist you by providing:


 

Regional Coordinator
Deborah Rivers
PH: 419.530.7226
FAX: 419.530.7240
Deborah.rivers@utoledo.edu

Mailing Address
Mail Stop 462
2801 West Bancroft Street
Toledo, Ohio 43606


Central/Southeast Region

Central/Southeast Region WELCOME to the Central/Southeast Ohio HSTW web page.

Regional Facts:
The Central/SE Region serves school districts in 25 counties in central, southern, and southeastern Ohio. Eleven high schools, six 7-12 schools, one 5-12 school, eight career centers, and thirteen middle schools are currently implementing HSTW and MMGW. In addition, we support several school systems involved in the exploring or planning phases of HSTW and MMGW.

Our commitment is to serve the schools in the region by advocating and supporting full
implementation of the goals, key conditions, and key practices of the HSTW/MMGW whole-school improvement frameworks.

Services provided by the CSE Ohio region include:

What's Making News!

HSTW/MMGW Central/SE Region

Welcome new implementing HSTW/MMGW sites for FY16:

Welcome new superintendents:

Welcome new principals and directors:

Welcome new site coordinators:

SPOTLIGHT ON CENTRAL/SOUTHEAST REGION HSTW/MMGW SITES Seventh Annual Best Practices Showcase - 4/29/2015

Thank you to everyone who attended the Best Practices Showcase at OU Inn on April 29.  This was largest number of attendees we have had and everyone seemed to enjoy the day.  Thanks also to all those schools who gave presentations.  We heard many positive comments about them.  If you would like copies of the handouts for the presentations you can find them on the Resources page under the heading of Central/Southeast Region Best Practices Showcase 4/29/2015 or simply click here.



Regional Coordinator 
Joyce Odor
PH:  740-349-6098
FAX:  740-670-5016
jodor@laca.org

Project Assistant 
Melanee Iden
PH:  740-349-6098
FAX:  740-670-5016

miden@laca.org

Project Assistant
Amy McDaniel
PH:  740-349-6098
FAX:  740-670-5016
amcdaniel@laca.org

Mailing Address
HSTW Central/SE Ohio Region
c/o Licking County ESC
145 North Quentin Road
Newark, OH 43055









 


Southwest Region

Southwest RegionWELCOME to the Southwest Ohio HSTW Regional web page.

Regional Facts: HSTW SW Ohio is a partnership of school districts engaged in comprehensive, systemic school reform. The mission of this partnership is to build the capacity of its member districts to successfully improve student academic and career-technical performance.

All students will graduate on time, ready for their next steps.

Mission metrics:

  1. Percent of students proficient or above on OAT at grades 6 and 8
  2. Percent of students passing the OGT the first time
  3. Percent of member districts having 85% of their students achieve the SREB benchmark in all subjects on the HSTW and MMGW Assessments
  4. Percent of member districts with student mean scores equal to or above the mean scores for high-scoring sites in all subject areas on the HSTW/MMGW Assessments

HSTW SW Ohio's vision is to be recognized as a value-added partner in school processes and student performance improvement by creating and sustaining value-added collaborative services and expanding use of those services among member districts.

Current collaborative services include:

  1. Superintendent/CEO's and Principals' Learning Communities
  2. Reconnects for professional development and growth
  3. Guidance through the Site Review Process
  4. New staff and faculty orientations
  5. Grants for site development
  6. Assessment support
  7. HSTW/MMGW model and curriculum implementation support
  8. Publications, including cross-curricular literacy and numeracy guides
  9. Research dissemination
  10. Program advocacy
  11. Presentations to faculty, staff, and boards
  12. Onsite coaching/consultation

Congratulations! The following schools received an award at the 28th Annual HSTW Staff Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on July 16, 2014.

Southwest Region Website

 


 

Regional Coordinator
Linda Radtke
Phone:  (513) 619-2330
Fax:  (513) 851-4791
radtke@hstw.org

 Mailing Address
HSTW SW Ohio
Greenhills Community Bldg.
8 Enfield St., Room 217
Cincinnati, OH  45218                        
   

Office Manager
Missy Kramer
kramer@hstw.org

  
   

High Schools That Work and Making Middle Grades Work is all about raising student achievement, with research and data that prove it works!  HSTW is a framework that provides direction for schools to improve academic and career-technical instruction. Making Middle Grades Work (MMGW) is the middle grades component of the HSTW school improvement initiative. 


HSTW Ohio Regions

HSTW Resources

Links

Ashland University (College Credit):
www.ashland.edu/pds 

Career Development:
www.ohiocareerdev.org

Northwest Ohio Demonstration Classroom Project:
Northwest Ohio HSTW/MMGW Literacy Demonstration Classroom Project videos

ODE CCIP:
https://ccip.ode.state.oh.us/default.aspx?ccipSessionKey=634007215183890851

Ohio Appalachian Center for Higher Education:
www.oache.org 

Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators:
www.oassa.org  

OhioHigherEd:
www.ohiohighered.org 

Ohio Middle Level Association:
www.ohiomla.org

Ohio Resource Center for Mathematics, Science and Reading:
www.ohiorc.org 

Southern Regional Education Board:
www.sreb.org

NE Webinar:  Planning Rigorous and Relevant Instruction - 9/14/2010
Webinar Video

Central Southeast Region Best Practices Showcase 4/29/2015
Google Gizmo: Effective Strategies Using Google for Research - Warren High School

Central Southeast Region Best Practices Showcase 4/29/2015
Peer Collaborators:  Teaching Students to Help Students - Alexander Junior/Senior High School

The following resources are in Adobe PDF format. You will need the (free) Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.

 


Contacts 

 

 Ohio Department of Education 
Dan Stacy, HSTW Consultant
Phone:  (614) 644-6325
FAX:  (614) 728-8470
dan.stacy@education.ohio.gov

 HSTW Central/Southeast Region
Joyce Odor, Regional Coordinator
Phone:  (740) 349-6098
FAX:  (740) 670-5016
jodor@laca.org

 

 


                                              Contacts                                                 

    

Ohio Department of Education
Dan Stacy, HSTW Consultant
Phone: (614) 644-6325
Fax: (614) 728-8470
dan.stacy@education.ohio.gov

  

HSTW Northeast Ohio Region
Diana Rogers, HSTW Consultant
Phone/Fax: (614) 871-9002
hstwdr@efcts.us

    
    
    

 Contacts

 

Ohio Department of Education
Dan Stacy, HSTW Consultant
Phone:  (614) 644-6325
Fax:  (614) 728-8470
dan.stacy@education.ohio.gov

    

 HSTW Northwest Ohio Region
Dr. Kathy Siebenaler, Executive Director
Phone:  (419) 530-7229
Fax:  (419) 530-7240
kathy.wilson@utoledo.edu

      

 HSTW Northwest Ohio Region
Deborah Rivers, Regional Coordinator
Phone:  (419) 530-7226
Fax:  (419) 530-7240
deborah.rivers@utoledo.edu

 

                                                            Contacts                                                          

 

Ohio Department of Education
Dan Stacy, HSTW Consultant
Phone: (614) 644-6325
Fax: (614) 728-8470
dan.stacy@education.ohio.gov

HSTW Southwest Ohio Region
Linda Radtke, HSTW Consultant
Phone: (513) 619-2330
Fax: (513) 851-4792
radtke@hstw.org

  
  
  
  

Ohio Department of Education
Dan Stacy
HSTW Consultant
Phone:  614.644.6325
Fax:  614.728.8470
dan.stacy@education.ohio.gov


 

HSTW Northwest Region
Deborah Rivers
Regional Coordinator
Phone:  419-530-7226
Fax:  419-530-7240
Deborah.rivers@utoledo.org
   

 

HSTW Northeast Region
Diana Rogers
Regional Coordinator
Phone:  614-871-9002
Fax:  614-871-4276
hstwne@wowway.org
 
         
         

 


HSTW Southwest Region
Linda Radtke
Regional Coordinator
Phone:  513-619-2330
Fax:  513-851-4791
radtke@hstw.org
   

 




HSTW Central/SE Region
Joyce Odor
Regional Coordinator
Phone: 740-349-6098
Fax: 740-670-5016
jodor@laca.org
 

Regional Workshop Opportunities!
http://www.ohiohstw.org/workshops.cfm 

 

Click here to submit a Proposal to Present at the 2017 HSTW Summer Conference in Nashville.  Deadline:  March 31, 2017
 





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This page contains archives files of weekly assessment tips.  Click on the weekly assessment tip file you wish to view.


We're sorry the number of people who have registered from your school for this workshop has met the limit set per site.  Please contact the Northwest region to see if there are additional spaces available.

Nancy Pietras
Phone:  419-530-7220
E-mail:  nancy.pietras@utoledo.edu

Debbie Schneider
Phone:  419-530-7237
E-mail:  debra.schneider@utoledo.edu


We're sorry the number of people who have registered from your school for this workshop has met the limit set per site.  Please contact the Central/Southeast region to see if there are additional spaces available.

Melanee Iden
Phone:  349-6098
E-mail:  miden@laca.org

 


We're sorry the number of people who have registered from your school for this workshop has met the limit set per site.  Please contact the Northeast region to see if there are additional spaces available.

Diana Rogers
Phone:  614-830-0141
E-mail:  hstwne@efcts.us

Cindy Rolfe
Phone:  740-869-2650
E-mail:  hstwne@efcts.us

Margie Hamler
Phone:  614-830-0141
E-mail:  hstwne@efcts.us


We're sorry the number of people who have registered from your school for this workshop has met the limit set per site.  Please contact the Southwest region to see if there are additional spaces available.

Linda Radtke
Phone:  513-619-2330
E-mail:  radtke@hstw.org


We're sorry the number of people who have registered from your school for this workshop has met the limit set per site.  Please contact the Northwest region to see if there are additional spaces available.

Nancy Pietras
Phone:  419-530-7220
E-mail:  nancy.pietras@utoledo.edu

Debbie Schneider
Phone:  419-530-7237
E-mail:  debra.schneider@utoledo.edu


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Site Review Process in Ohio

The Site Review Process (SRP) is a process designed to help district and school leaders, teachers, and community stakeholders assess progress and challenges in implementing the HSTW/MMGW school improvement design.  The SRP will provide the school and leaders with an action plan not just an evaluation.  It focuses on the needs of the school and is aligned with the essential concepts and Key Practices of HSTW/MMGW.

The Site Review Process will challenge the school to explore state and national research-based practices to apply as implementation strategies for HSTW/MMGW school improvement and student success.  The HSTW/MMGW regional office and assigned coach will support sites in this process.

 

 

 


Preparing for the Technical Assistance Visit in Ohio
  • If the TAV is scheduled for September or October, the site must begin work to prepare for the visit before the end of the current school year. The team members should be confirmed with the TAV leader approximately six weeks prior to the visit. All other sites will have time when the new school year begins. To assist you in securing team members, you may want to contact other sites hosting a TAV this year and exchange team members. Click here for a list of Ohio TAVs for 2011-2012.
After the Visit
Technical assistance visits and reports are critical components of the services provided to HSTW and MMGW sites. The reports help school leaders change how they guide school improvement and help teachers change what and how they teach. The reports describe outstanding practices at the school, identify the school’s major challenges, and recommend actions that administrators and teachers can take to raise student achievement.

The most important aspect of a technical assistance report is what the school does with it. Leaders and teachers at successful schools use their reports as vital resource documents in writing, implementing, evaluating and revising three-year school improvement plans. Consider asking the TAV Leader or your regional coach to assist you in leading this process. Here are steps a school can take to get the most from a technical assistance report:
  • Make the report available to the entire faculty. Each teacher should know what the technical assistance team urged the school to do.
  • Discuss the report. Ask small groups of five or six teachers per group to meet with a facilitator and a representative of the district or school leadership team. These groups can meet during monthly faculty meetings or at a faculty retreat. Each group will address one of the goals outlined in the technical assistance report. (If there are more groups than goals, some groups will work on the same goal.) Encourage the groups to use school data in their discussions.
  • Reach a consensus. Ask each small group to decide on actions that can be taken each year for the next three years. Groups addressing the same goal should meet together to reach a consensus and determine specific actions.
  • Develop a plan. A few key members of each group will work with the school’s focus teams (curriculum, staff development, guidance/public information and evaluation) to develop an improvement plan. The plan will include objectives, strategies, activities, an organizational structure, a time line and projected costs.
  • Present the plan to the faculty, the superintendent and the school board. With these approvals in hand, school leaders and teachers can begin to carry out the plan.
  • Align the plan with your school improvement plan. Update your school improvement plan or HSTW/MMGW Site Action plan with the new strategies. Show how HSTW/MMGW is a part of the school improvement process at your school. For a grid to use in organizing your school improvement initiatives click here.   Implement the plan. The small group of key members will see that the plan is carried out and will report progress at faculty meetings.
  • Evaluate and revise the plan. Use data to determine what is working and what is not working. Ask the small group of key members to suggest ways to revise the plan for the coming year.
Contact Information:
In Ohio, each of the four regional offices is responsible for assisting the state in managing the HSTW and MMGW school improvement design model. HSTW NE Ohio Region is overseeing the work of the TAV’s for Ohio. For more information, contact Cindy Rolfe, Technical Visit Coordinator at hstwne@efcts.us or 740/869-2650.

 


Hosting a Successful Technical Review Visit in Ohio

HSTW or MMGW implementing sites in the third year of implementation and every three years thereafter will be hosting a two-day TRV. Additional funds are provided in your grant funding to assist you with the planning and expenses of the visit.

In Ohio, the TRV process at the state level is as follows:

  • In April, the principal will receive a letter from the state informing the site of the requirement of hosting a TRV and a request for two or more dates for the visit.
  • In April or May, the principal will receive an email with the confirmed dates and contact information on the TRV Leader.
  • After the visit, the state will monitor the final report to insure it is back to the site within approximately two months of the visit.

 

Preparing for the Visit

 

  • If the TRV is scheduled for September or October, the site must begin work on preparing for the visit before the end of the current school year. The team members should be confirmed with the TRV leader approximately six weeks prior to the visit. All other sites will have time when the new school year begins. To assist you in securing team members, you may want to contact other sites hosting a TRV/TAV this year and exchange team members. Click here for a list of Ohio TAV/TRV for 2007-2008.
  • For more information on hosting a successful TRV, provide a copy of the following guide to your leadership team and team members. Technical Review Visit Guide for Ohio: HSTW/MMGW Sites, Team Members and Team Leaders

After the Visit

Technical review visits and reports are critical components of the services provided to HSTW and MMGW sites The reports help school leaders change how they guide school improvement and help teachers change what and how they teach. The reports describe outstanding practices at the school, identify the school’s major challenges and recommend actions that administrators and teachers can take to raise student achievement.

The most important aspect of a technical review report is what the school does with it. Leaders and teachers at successful schools use their reports as vital resource documents in writing, implementing, evaluating and revising three-year school improvement plans. Consider asking the TRV Leader or your regional coach to assist you in leading this process. Here are steps a school can take to get the most from a technical review report:

  • Make the report available to the entire faculty. Each teacher should know what the technical review team urged the school to do.
  • Discuss the report. Ask small groups of five or six teachers per group to meet with a facilitator and a representative of the district or school leadership team. These groups can meet during monthly faculty meetings or at a faculty retreat. Each group will address one of the challenges outlined in the technical review report. (Since there are more groups than challenges, some groups will work on the same challenge.) Encourage the groups to use school data in their discussions.
  • Reach a consensus. Ask each small group to decide on actions that can be taken each year for the next three years. Groups addressing the same challenge should meet together to reach a consensus and determine specific actions.
  • Develop a plan. A few key members of each group will work with the school’s focus teams (curriculum, staff development, guidance/public information and evaluation) to develop an improvement plan. The plan will include objectives, strategies, activities, an organizational structure, a time line and projected costs.
  • Present the plan to the faculty, the superintendent and the school board. With these approvals in hand, school leaders and teachers can begin to carry out the plan.
  • Align the plan with your school improvement plan. Update your school improvement plan or HSTW/MMGW Site Action plan with the new strategies. Show how HSTW/MMGW is a part of the school improvement process at your school. For a grid to use in organizing your school improvement initiatives click here.
  • Implement the plan. The small group of key members will see that the plan is carried out and will report progress at faculty meetings.
  • Evaluate and revise the plan. Use data to determine what is working and what is not working. Ask the small group of key members to suggest ways to revise the plan for the coming year.

Contact Information:

 

In Ohio, each of the four regional offices is responsible for assisting the state in managing the HSTW and MMGW school improvement design model. HSTW NE Ohio Region is overseeing the work of the TAV’s and TRV’s for Ohio. For more information about TAV’s or TRV’s in Ohio, contact Cindy Rolfe, TAV/TRV Coordinator at hstwne@efcts.us or 740/869-2650.

 

 


Glimpses of the 2007 Ohio School Improvement Institute

Key Points of First Lady Frances Strickland's Presentation

 First Lady Strickland and David Burns

First Lady Strickland and David Burns

Julie Schaid and Chancellor Fingerhut

Julia Schaid and Chancellor Fingerhut

First Lady Strickland and Northridge HS Educators

First Lady Strickland and Northridge
High School Educators

Susan Zelman Slide Presentation

Key Points
of
Susan Zelman's
Presentation

Key Points
of
Chancellor Eric Fingerhut's
Presentation

Below are Handouts and PowerPoint Presentations from The 2007 Ohio School Improvement Institute available for downloading. If you do not find a session listed, check the resource list and contact the presenter directly.


SAVE THE DATE! November  17-18, 2016

SPONSORED BY:  Ohio HSTW Regions, Ohio College Tech Prep, Ohio ASCD 

LOCATION:
   Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
   50 North Third Street
   Columbus, Ohio 43215


 

Registration is now open:  To register use the link below:

https://www.the-meeting-connection.com/OhioSchoolImprovement/08SchoolImprovement.asp

 



 

"Dedicated to Growing Successful Learners"

Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
50 North Third Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
November 19-20, 2015

The 16th Annual Ohio School Improvement Institute is Ohio's premier individual and team professional development for educators, with an emphasis on the needs of middle and high school learners.  The Institute provides a variety of presentations on research-based strategies and best practices.  Opportunities are provided for networking with colleagues from other sdchools/districts.


School Improvement Webinar Series

Sponsored by HSTW Ohio Regions in Partnership with ACTE

http://www.acteonline.org/multimedia.aspx

 

 


Click a region to visit its homepage.

Click to go to region home page

Click to go to region home page


HSTW and MMGW Student and Teacher Surveys

Beginning in the winter/spring of 2016, all active HSTW and MMGW schools will be required to participate in biennial student and teacher surveys.

About the Surveys & Participation: HSTW and MMGW are data-driven, research-based school improvement initiatives. Student and teacher surveys gather perceptions of school and classroom experiences that allow schools, districts and states a unique opportunity to determine what is and is not working to increase student achievement.

The HSTW Student Survey is administered to all or a random sample of at least 60 seniors at HSTW sites during their final semester of high school so that their entire high school career can be considered. The survey focuses on the key practices and priorities of HSTW—high expectations, guidance, extra help, work-based learning, assignments, rigorous career-technical education, and more. The student survey includes a transcript section that enables analysis of student course-work.

The MMGW Student Survey is administered to all or a random sample of at least 100 eighth-grade students during the winter. The survey is based on the MMGW priorities including school mission, rigorous state standards, a focus on literacy and mathematics, STEM, support, guidance and leadership.

HSTW and MMGW teachers participate in separate teacher surveys for their respective network. All teachers grades 9-12 should participate in the HSTW Teacher Survey, and all teachers grades 6-8 should participate in the MMGW Teacher Survey. Surveys are designed to provide teachers an opportunity to share their insights into school and classroom practices and to indicate the professional development they have received and would like to receive in coming years.

Administration Dates: The MMGW Student and Teacher Survey will be available online from January 25 until February 19, 2016. The HSTW Student Survey and HSTW Teacher Survey will be available online from March 14 – April 8, 2016. Student and teacher surveys take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.

SREB: http://www.sreb.org/page/1144/assessments__surveys.html 


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Congratulations to the Ohio Department of Education for receiving the "Outstanding State Participation in Advanced Career Award" at the 30th Annual HSTW Staff Development Conference, July 13-16, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Expectations for Implementation

Schools that would like to join the Ohio HSTW/MMGW network must meet the expectations for each of the four phases: Interested, Exploring, Planning and Implementing.  Click on the links below to view the documents listed.

To learn more about the four phases and expectations, refer to the
Ohio HSTW and MMGW Performance Rubric for Interested, Exploring, Planning and Implementing Sites 

Phase 1 – Interested Sites

During this phase, schools interested in HSTW/MMGW receive the following information and schedule an Orientation to HSTW/MMGW for leaders, staff and all stakeholders. Contact your regional office to discuss the support available during the interested phase.

HSTW

MMGW

Phase 2 – Exploring Sites

During this phase, schools agreeing to explore HSTW/MMGW may receive support from the regional office. Exploring sites will visit or network with exemplar HSTW/MMGW sites, attend professional development, and organize an Exploring Team with the oversight of a HSTW/MMGW Coach. Contact your regional office to discuss the support available during the exploring phase.

Phase 3 – Planning Sites

During this phase, schools agree to adopt the HSTW/MMGW school improvement framework and may receive support from the regional office.  Planning sites will participate in a Site Development Workshop and have approximately 120 days to develop a HSTW/MMGW Site Action Plan. Contact your regional office to discuss the support available during the planning phase.

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Phase 4 – Implementing Sites

HSTW/MMGW (Reports and Assessments)

Data Tools

For additional data tools for administering and analyzing the 2016 surveys, contact your regional coach or office.  New tools and documents will be posted throughout the year so check back frequently.

Site Review Process (See SRP tab)

           

     


Cleveland Metropolitan School District

This webpage is a communication tool for HSTW and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District's SIG Schools.  For questions or comments, please contact Diana Rogers at 614-871-9002 or hstwne@wowway.com.

To access information about the Campus Reads Project click here.


                                                        

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The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) is an approach for incorporating rigorous literacy standards into middle grade and high school content areas.  LDC features proven tools and strategies for implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and other rigorous standards of instruction.  It involves teachers, district, and state leadership teams interested in learning how to advance students' grade-level mastery of literacy skills (reading, writing, thinking). 

The basic building block of LDC is a 2-4 week instructional module composed of a teaching task, standards, mini-tasks, and various other instructional elements. Using the LDC framework and tools, teachers develop a literacy-rich task  and design instruction to help students complete that task. A jurying process is in place that allows teachers to improve and share exemplary modules.

The LDC instructional framework is based on four guiding questions:

  • What task?
  • What skills?
  • What instruction?
  • What results? 

This framework is creating a shift in teaching and learning that can help students take ownership of assignments and perform at higher levels.  Ohio has begun comprehensive state-wide LDC training for HSTW/MMGW sites during the FY13-14 school year. 

For more information, go to the LDC website at http://www.literacydesigncollaborative.org/.


The Math Design Collaborative (MDC) provides high quality instructional tools that are designed to improve student mathematics skills in order to better prepare them for success in college and the workplace.  MDC uses formative assessment lessons to engage students in a productive struggle that builds fluency with procedural skills and deepens mathematical reasoning and understanding. 

The formative assessment lessons (FALs) are aligned to the Common Core State Standards and are designed to achieve the following: 

  • Allow students to  engage in a productive struggle to make sense of math concepts.
  • Engage students in reasoning and increase their ability to think through math problems.
  • Assist teachers to determine what changes in content and instructional strategies are needed to facilitate student mastery of rigorous standards.         

HOW IS THE MDC FRAMEWORK DIFFERENT FROM TRADITIONAL MATH INSTRUCTION?

 TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM  MDC CLASSROOM
 ·  Teacher as lecturer
 ·  A balance between direct and facilitated instruction
 ·  Teacher as expert ·  Student as expert
 ·  Teaching focused ·  Learning focused
 ·  Students work individually ·  Students work in pairs or small teams
 ·  Step-by-step instruction ·  Focus on key concepts with students finding multiple solution pathways

 ·  Students complete work by doing pen and paper problems

 ·  Technology and hands-on manipulation facilitate learning
 ·  Only the teacher discusses math and uses math terminology ·  Active math discussion and terminology used in oral and written formats
 ·  Teachers guide students through a series of steps to solve problems ·  Teachers pose questions to develop math and reasoning skills in problem-solving

The formative assessment lessons (FALs) used in the Math Design Collaborative were developed by the efforts of the Shell Centre of England and the University of California through funds from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. These FALs can be found on the Mathematics Assessment Project website: http://map.mathshell.org/materials/index.php

For further information on the Math Design Collaborative: http://publications.sreb.org/2013/mdc_brochure.pdf 

 

 



Ohio Department of Education
Dan Stacy
HSTW Consultant
Phone:  614.644.6325
Fax:  614.728.8470
dan.stacy@education.ohio.gov


HSTW Northwest Region
Deborah Rivers
Regional Coordinator
Phone:  419-530-7226
Fax:  419-530-7240
deborah.rivers@utoledo.org

HSTW Northeast Region
Diana Rogers
Regional Coordinator
Phone:  614-871-9002
Fax:  614-871-4276
hstwne@wowway.org

HSTW Southwest Region
Linda Radtke
Regional Coordinator
Phone:  513-619-2330
Fax:  513-851-4791
radtke@hstw.org

HSTW Central/SE Region
Joyce Odor
Regional Coordinator
Phone: 740-349-6098
Fax: 740-670-5016
jodor@laca.org


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The Ohio School

IMPROVEMENT INSTITUTE

“Learners for Life...We Are All in This Together”
  Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
      50 North Third Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
November 17-18, 2016

The 17th Annual Ohio School Improvement Institute is Ohio's premier individual and team professional development for educators, with an emphasis on the needs of middle and high school learners.  The Institute provides a variety of presentations on research-based strategies and best practices.  Opportunities are provided for networking with colleagues from other schools/districts.  This event is sponsored by Ohio High Schools That Work, Ohio College Tech Prep and Ohio ASCD.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Joe Martin, Internationally-known Speaker, Respected University Professor, Author, and Educational Consultant
  • Kim Bearden, Cofounder, Executive Director, and Language Arts Teacher at Ron Clark Academy, Author, and Award-winning Educator 
     

Featured Breakout Speakers:

  • Bob Sullo - School Culture
  • Dr. Karin Hess - DoK and Rigor
  • Ken O’Connor - Grading Practices

Suggested Session Topics:   

  • Assessment, Curriculum, Instruction
  • Math Design Collaborative
  • Career Pathways
  • Middle Grades Career Connection
  • Co-Teaching
  • Ohio Assessment
  • Creative Scheduling
  • Project-based Learning
  • Extra Help
  • Student Engagement
  • Grading Practices
  • Teacher Collaboration
  • HSTW/MMGW & Other Initiative Integration
  • Using Technology for Learning
  • Literacy Across the Curriculum
  • Work-based Learning

Schools, ESC's, Colleges/Universities, and other education organizations are invited to present in 50-minute breakout sessions.  To apply to present, complete the application at the following link: Click Here 

Hotel Reservations:

The Columbus Renaissance Hotel is the official hotel of the Ohio School Improvement Institute.  To receive the discounted institute room rate, make your reservations before Wednesday, November 2, 2016.  To access the link to the hotel reservation page, Click Here.

If using a third-party credit card, you will need to fill out a third-party authorization form which will be available when the hotel reservation page opens. 
 

Registration is now open!     http://tmcmeetings.com/osii

Register Early to receive the discounted rate. Registration costs are listed below:

  • Single Registration by October 31, 2016:  $235 

  • Team Registration (4 or more):  $220/person 

  • Presenter Registration (limit 2):  $185/person 

  • Registration after October 31, 2016:  $260/person 

Breakfast & lunch on Thursday and breakfast on Friday are included in the registration fees. 


All purchase orders and checks are to be made payable to:  "HSTW Ohio Network" and sent to:

Ohio School Improvement Institute
c/o The Meeting Connection, Inc.
6373 Meadow Glen Drive North
Westerville, OH  43082-8299
Phone:  614-898-9361
Fax:  614-898-9364
Email:  osii@the-meeting-connection.com 

For a copy of the HSTW Ohio Network W-9, click here  

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