Title

Got Groups? Redefining Small Groups Through Tiered Intervention Systems

First Presenter's Institution

Livingston Elementary

Second Presenter's Institution

Livingston Elementary School

Third Presenter's Institution

N/A

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Ballroom F

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Strand #2

Social & Emotional Skills

Relevance

HEAD: Academic Achievement & Leadership: Discuss how to use academic data (i.e. ITBS scores, GA MIlestones scores, and benchmark data) to create groups that help fill in the learning gaps.

HEART: Social & Emotional: Discuss how to behavioral data and teacher observations can be used to create and place students in mentor groups.

Brief Program Description

With the many tasks placed on educators and administrators, how do we create and provide this “optimum” support for our students? In an elementary school it is imperative to address students’ academic and social needs head on and provide optimum support. This interactive presentation will provide attendees with a different perspective on how to use “tiered intervention systems.”

Summary

When a student lacks exposure to effective instructional practices and/or displays low self-esteem and self-confidence, he/she may be on a path of poor academic performance as well as decreased self-awareness. Unfortunately, this was the reality of an elementary school. Three years ago, a team was created to establish a safe learning environment that would change the school’s culture and design an instructional plan for higher academic expectations for students and teachers to increase academic performance. The presenters will share how to utilize “tiered intervention systems” that address students’ academic and social needs. Then they will share their experience of restructuring academic and mentoring programs that led to a shift in the school’s culture and an increase in the school’s academic performance. Through tiered data driven intervention systems, attendees will understand how to leverage their existing and/or create interventions that support the whole child. In addition, attendees will be provided with the necessary tools and professional development topics that will help motivate and educate teachers in the process. The attendees will gain knowledge on how to create and maintain mentoring programs and a rubric for selecting students for academic remediation that can be adapted to any school. In addition, academic and behavior data will be shared from the previous year to show IT IS POSSIBLE.

Evidence

Data collected from 2016-2017 school year.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Patrick E. Carter, III, is a principal in the Newton County School System. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Morehouse College, a Master of Education from Christian Brothers University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership in Educational Administration from Capella University. Throughout his educational career Dr. Carter has always used his analytical background to create an educational environment that supports students, teachers and parents. As an adept, analytical detail-orientented professional Dr. Carter credits his success as a principal to his experiences as a high school Math Teacher, Football/Track Coach, Assistant Principal/Data Analyst, Secondary Special Education Coordinator, RTI Coordinator and Data Scientist with a knowledge base of proficiencies in the Hadoop Ecosystem, Mongo DB, Python, SQL, and Oracle 11g and 12c Database Administration

Victoria A. Lockhart, Ed.D. is a School Counselor in the Newton County School System. Educationally, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Albany State University, a Master of Science in Education degree in School Counselor Education from Fort Valley State University, and a Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction. For a decade, Dr. V. Lockhart has been an advocate for students’ academic success, identity development, and personal well-being. She presents at various professional development workshops and conferences on topic such as the importance and development and of mentoring groups, cultural competency, and improving school climate on the school, district and national level.

Keyword Descriptors

elementary, academics, mentoring groups

Presentation Year

2018

Start Date

3-7-2018 9:45 AM

End Date

3-7-2018 11:00 AM

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Got Groups? Redefining Small Groups Through Tiered Intervention Systems

Ballroom F

With the many tasks placed on educators and administrators, how do we create and provide this “optimum” support for our students? In an elementary school it is imperative to address students’ academic and social needs head on and provide optimum support. This interactive presentation will provide attendees with a different perspective on how to use “tiered intervention systems.”