MISSION: TO SERVE EVERY STUDENT WITH EXCELLENCE AS THE STANDARD

11-20-2007 Organization of the Board - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #27


Title
F-15. Consultant Agreement with Dr. Susan Hall

Discussion

Dr. Susan Hall and her team will provide initial training for primary grades teachers and reading coaches at Turner Elementary and River’s Edge Charter Academy on November 27th, followed by six days of follow-up training and coaching at each school during the second semester. A total of 30 teachers will be trained. The district Title I and Elementary Programs Offices have collaborated on providing this training for other district schools identified for corrective action or restructuring under NCLB. Turner Elementary is identified for corrective action, and River’s Edge Charter is in year one of restructuring.

 

Participating teachers will learn to utilize data analysis information from DIBELS benchmarks to determine optimal instructional practices for accelerating student learning. The goal of this training is to maximize daily intervention instruction by modeling effective lessons, providing an effective lesson plan model, and coaching as teachers implement their focused lessons. Follow-up activities include one-to-one coaching, collaborative grade level planning, reflection and mentoring. The 95 Percent Group will work with principals and literacy coaches of the two schools to assist in optimizing intervention instruction through utilizing existing materials, resources and personnel. DIBELS, PASI and PSI assessment data will be utilized to measure the effectiveness of the company’s work with teachers.

 

Dr. Hall’s vita is on file.



Recommendation

Approve the contract between the Title I Office and Dr. Susan Hall of the 95 Percent Group for professional development services at Turner Elementary and River’s Edge Charter Academy. The total cost of the contract is $35,000.



Meeting Date(s)
Consent after Information - 11/20/2007
Information10/23/2007

Authority for Action
PL107-110

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Partial

Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Federal

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
07-0835,000yes42292122870016400312000

Contact
Teresa Wright, Dir. of Early Childhood Educ. and Title I Programs


Attachment:  Brevard Co Consultant Agreement Summary - 10-16-07.pdf