lake county - Steve Barkley

Sail Program: Students Actively Involved in Learning

I have had several opportunities over the past two years to meet with the staff and administrators at Cypress Ridge Elementary School in Lake County, Florida. My interest in teacher teams who share student accountability was peaked by the schools’ SAIL program so I asked principal, Rob McCue, and his staff to share some explanation […]

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Grade Level Teams and Departments as PLC’S

I am currently working with several schools in Lake County, Florida who are focused on using grade level teams and departments to create Professional Learning Communities, where teachers’ conversations can generate teacher professional development and increased student learning. Collegiality is the goal. The following quote from Roland Barth appeared in an interview in the Independent […]

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