Technical Assistance Conferences occur once a year, usually in conjunction with the Winter Principals’ Leadership Conference. These conferences train principals and staff in the content and implementation of the MCNC design principles based on data generated by the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools and Teaching (NCREST) . Principals and staff are trained in the NCREST model of data analysis and decision-making to inform their work .
Some previous titles and themes:
- Using Data to Plan Whole School Redesign
- Using Data to Move Redesign Forward
- Examining the Students We Enroll
- Using Seminar Across MCNC.
“The principals and teachers I spoke to said that the data sessions were very meaningful and gave them a clear understanding of the data and how to use it with their staff to evaluate where their students are and what needs to be improved. (2010)”
“The data allows the school to see what progress has been made and where the school need s to go. I will share the data with my college as well as faculty at my school. As for our planning, the data will serve as a baseline for future programming and enrollment. (2010)”
“One of the most obvious areas to discuss with staff is the findings around student performance and high versus low teacher expectations. These findings offer more evidence for the need of refining advisories and seminar programs in addition to strategies around helping students feel a sense of belonging.
Plans are being developed to beef up our existing programs. (2010)”
“This adds more to the success in both academic and co-curricular achievements of the school. Responses were used as basis for further plans and activities. In the classroom level, I already made a follow-up of what the students feel about their sense of belonging, high expectations from teachers, rigor of work and perseverance for their individual success. Responses, and my observation, showed a very constructive effect on their performance. Some issues were also raised but suggested resolutions were also given. (2010)”