First Presenter's Institution

Fayette County Public Schools

Second Presenter's Institution

none

Third Presenter's Institution

none

Fourth Presenter's Institution

none

Fifth Presenter's Institution

none

Location

Session 4 (Percival)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Strand #2

Social & Emotional Skills

Relevance

Ownership refers to the importance and need for students to actually participate by discussion, choice, responsibility and decision-making” Robert Brooks

This session will explore how Student-led Conferences can build ownership and responsibility of academic growth and achievement among students and how leaders can support the process.

"Head" Academic Achievement and Leadership-Closing achievement gaps and promoting learning for all children and youth.

"Heart" Social Emotional Skills-Fostering social emotional skills and social climates for all children and youth.

Brief Program Description

"Ownership refers to the importance and need for students to actually participate by discussion, choice, responsibility and decision-making” Robert Brooks

•To explore the effective implementation of student-led conferences with the goal of enhancing ownership, responsibility, and self-efficacy among students.

Summary

“Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them” Lady Bird Johnson

•How do student-led conferences affect self-efficacy, responsibility, ownership, and self-reflection among students? •How do student-led conferences affect the sense of identity among teachers, parents, and students? •What support is needed to implement and sustain student-led conferences?

Evidence

"When children are largely left out of the process of learning, they do not learn from the experience nor do they gain knowledge about themselves as learners” Picciotto, 1996

•Positive School Climate •Hoy (1990), Bulach and Malone (1994) •Harvey & Housman (2004), Human & Snook (2001) •Furlong, Paige, & Osher (2003), Rea and Bergin (2002) •Teacher, Parent, Student Relationships •McEvoy (2000), Jones (1987), Diero (2003) •Babkie (2006), Bynes (2005), Ferko (2006) •Payne (1996), Almeida (1995), Curwin & Mendler (2008) •Student-Led Conferences •Bailey & Guskey (2001), Hackman (1997) •Austin (1994), MacConnell (2004), Benson & Barnett (2005) •Hayden (1998, Mask (2005) •Traditional Parent-Teacher Conferences •Simon (2001), Brandt (2003), Swiderek (1997) • •1. Parents and teachers meet to share information about the student. •2. The teacher starts with positive information, is straight forward, and sensitive. •3. Parent-teacher conferences rarely include the student. If the student is present, it is traditionally as an observer of the process. •4. Parent participation tends to decrease over time. •Student-Led Conferences •Bailey & Guskey (2001), Hackman, (1997) • •1. To encourage students to accept personal responsibility for their academic performance •2. To teach students the process of self evaluation •3. To facilitate the development of students’ organizational and oral communication skills to increase self-confidence •4. To encourage students, parents, and teachers to engage in open and honest dialogue •5. To increase parental attendance

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Charisse N. Windom serves as Title I Coordinator for Fayette County Public Schools. Dr. Windom is a fearless advocate for student equity and brings a passion for education, continuous improvement, and stakeholder empowerment. Her career in education includes almost 25 years of service as an educator and administrator in the public and private sector.

Dr. Windom is a New York native, FCPS parent, and graduate of Fulton County Public Schools, Clark Atlanta University, Troy State University, and Auburn University. Prior to joining the FCPS team, Dr. Windom served as an Education Administration Specialist for the Georgia Department of Education (Policy & External Affairs), Professor for Western Governors University, and Principal for Rockdale County Public Schools. In addition, she has served as an Assistant Principal, Title I Lead/Coach, Teacher,Parent Liaison, and Paraprofessional for Pre-K-12 education in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Presentation and publication areas include Georgia’s Continuous Improvement Process, Federal Programs, School Improvement, Student Equity, Effective Leadership, Stakeholder Empowerment, Community Partnerships, Student-Led Conferences, Inclusion, Classroom Management, Teaching & Learning, and Cultural Diversity.

Dr. Windom serves on various state, district, and community leadership teams and has been recognized by the Secretary of State as an Outstanding Georgia Citizen and Goodwill Ambassador.

Presentation Year

2020

Start Date

3-10-2020 8:30 AM

End Date

3-10-2020 9:45 AM

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Mar 10th, 8:30 AM Mar 10th, 9:45 AM

Exploring Student Ownership Through Student-Led Conferences

Session 4 (Percival)

"Ownership refers to the importance and need for students to actually participate by discussion, choice, responsibility and decision-making” Robert Brooks

•To explore the effective implementation of student-led conferences with the goal of enhancing ownership, responsibility, and self-efficacy among students.