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TALKing Points from Dr. Christopher R. Brown, March 31, 2010

Leadership
Dr. Christopher R. Brown, Superintendent
West Genesee Central School District
   Preparation for Success
  • Set up for Failure or Success?
  • The 5 Why's and the One Who
  • Whor for What and Why?
  • Vision for All!
  • Guided Discovery
  • IT IS ALL ABOUT THE PEOPLE
Beginning With The End In Mind
  • The Quality Triangle
  • Mission Statement--To Prepare Students for Life Afer High School
  • Budget
  • Training
  • Evaluate
  • Celebrate
Social Networking
Twitter
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  • Communication Flow
  • Visibility
  • Deliver Quick Messages
  • People Feel Ivolved
  • Raw Transparency
  • Zero Cost
Things We Have Learned
  • Are People Getting the Message?
  • Remember Your Role
  • Filters
Interactive White Boards
Promethean
Pros
  • "New" Canvas
  • Natural Learning Environment
  • Parallel NYS Standards
  • Flexible Installation
  • Hard to Damage
  • Maximize "Aid"
Things We Have Learned
  • Train Your People:  to install/to use
  • Involve Staff in Installation--Room Readiness Checklist
  • Mark for Visitors
  • Substitutes

Video Conferencing
Polycom
Pros
  • Virtual Field Trips
  • Cooperative Lessons
  • Far Reaching
  • Ease of Use
  • What Students Know
Things We Have Learned
  • At the Mercy of Badnwidth
  • Many Experiences Require Schedule that Does Not Fit With Yours
Credit Recovery
NovaNET
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  • Rigorous and Broad
  • Credit Recovery
  • Pre-Teaching
  • Increased Morale
  • Decreased Classroom Management Issues
  • Increased Graduation Rate
Things We Have Learned
  • Make Student Contracts
  • Set Expectations for Use with Faculty
  • Initial Costs Can Be Challenging
Proudly serving 50 school districts in the Cayuga-Onondaga, Onondaga-Cortland-Madison, Oswego, and Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES regions
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