Title

Restructuring of a Priority Alternative School: A Case Study Examining Alternative School Change

Location

Bowie AB

Focused Area

Youth-At-Risk in Urban Settings

Relevance to Focused Area

Alternative school restructuring in an urban school system. Focus on meeting the needs of changing student demographic. Increase accessibility for intervention at both academic and behavioral levels for at risk students.

Primary Strand

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance to Primary Strand

Using the tenets of backward design and the RPTIM model, this presentation will show how school and district leadership reform an antiquated reactive alternative approach to a proactive framework to serve at risk students. The process of using data to drive change will be discussed. The presentation will also include information on ALP program offerings, best practice professional development, and district support needed to sustain change.

Brief Program Description

Using the tenets of backward design and the RPTIM model, this presentation will show how school and district leadership reform an antiquated reactive alternative approach to a proactive framework to serve at risk students. The process of using data to drive change will be discussed. The presentation will also include information on ALP program offerings, best practice professional development, and district support needed to sustain change.

Summary

The components of a successful alternative school continuum are discussed including Positive Behavior Intervention and Support and the American School Counseling Model. Restructuring an alternative education continuum in one school district is analyzed by reflecting on the collaboration of district level and site level administration through the use of the decision analysis tool known as Tregoe. A continuous improvement model formatted through Priority School indicators, and school improvement planning, outlines the case study approach to reflect on this alternative school's journey toward restructuring. The researcher provides insight in the leadership process of alternative school change through the lens of the RPTIM model.

Evidence

The components of a successful alternative school continuum are discussed including Positive Behavior Intervention and Support and the American School Counseling Model. Restructuring an alternative education continuum in one school district is analyzed by reflecting on the collaboration of district level and site level administration through the use of the decision analysis tool known as Tregoe. A continuous improvement model formatted through Priority School indicators, and school improvement planning, outlines the case study approach to reflect on this alternative school's journey toward restructuring. The researcher provides insight in the leadership process of alternative school change through the lens of the RPTIM model.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Beth Bradley Penley currently serves as the principal of an alternative high school in North Carolina. Previous roles include Director of Alternative Programming, a comprehensive high school principal, and school counselor.

Start Date

10-27-2017 2:00 PM

End Date

10-27-2017 3:15 PM

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Restructuring of a Priority Alternative School: A Case Study Examining Alternative School Change

Bowie AB

Using the tenets of backward design and the RPTIM model, this presentation will show how school and district leadership reform an antiquated reactive alternative approach to a proactive framework to serve at risk students. The process of using data to drive change will be discussed. The presentation will also include information on ALP program offerings, best practice professional development, and district support needed to sustain change.