Sharing the Message

When good things are happening, others notice. In the past three months the work of Pitt County Schools has been recognized by multiple organizations around the country, and I wanted to take a few minutes to share those links with you.  These are all located on our DEEL In the News! page (accessible by clicking the link at the top).  While we have a long way to go as we implement the R3 program here, we also want to acknowledge that we’ve made some significant progress.  Here are some some other organizations who would seem to agree:

  • In June, the Institute for Habits of Mind published an article authored by Thomas Feller, Seth Brown, and Lauren Bowers on the Teacher Leadership Institute and how we are using the 16 Habits of Mind in the program as we grow and develop teacher leaders in the district.  The article was shared with HOM trainers and clients around the world.  Additionally, the co-authors will be participating in a facilitated conference call in October with international HOM trainers to discuss the use of HOM in TLI in more depth.
  • In May, Seth Brown and Thomas Feller participated as members of a live panel discussion titled on Selecting, Developing, and Retaining Teacher Leaders along the Teaching Continuum in Washington, D.C. at the annual Teacher Quality Programs summit.  Attendees at the summit included federal grant recipients from around the nation wanting to learn some best practices and practical ideas for implementing programs to effectively develop teacher leaders.
  • In May, the North Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development published an article in their bi-annual newsletter authored by Thomas Feller and Seth Brown describing the R3 framework, sharing it with district leaders across the state of North Carolina.  If you’re looking for a quick summary of R3 and some initial information on it’s impact this is a great overview; the article begins on page 13 of the newsletter.
  • In April, The Center for Leadership Studies, the global home for Situational Leadership, published an article in their monthly client newsletter highlighting Pitt County Schools’ use of the SitLead model; the article was shared with clients they serve across the globe.  Also in April, the Frontline Institute published a white paper studying effective Professional Development practices across the United States and specifically highlighted Pitt County Schools as an exemplar district.

We invite you to read and share these resources.  Additionally, as reports are submitted to PCS from Measurement, Inc. (our external evaluator), they are also added to the website under the DEEL in the News! link at the top of this page.

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