Promising Practices for Independent Charter Schools

The Network of Independent Charter Schools has invited charter school leaders, researchers and advisors to share their views and effective practices with the national independent charter school community. The brief video clips below reflect the ideas and experiences of these experts regarding a range of instructional, operational and governance-related topics. New videos will be added periodically, so we invite you to visit this page often. We also invite you to post your opinions and comments about these videos on the CharterPost forums, where each video will have a dedicated thread.

Topics

Effective Strategies for Serving At-Risk Students

Using Data & Professional Learning Communities

Parent and Community Outreach and Involvement

Challenges for Starting-Up Independent Charter Schools

Effective Strategies for Serving At-Risk Students


Ron Tabano
CEO/Principal of J.V.L. Wildcat Academy Charter School
Chairperson of the Board, New Dawn Charter School

Founder and CEO/Principal of J.V.L Wildcat Charter School discusses the strategies and practices that have contributed to the alternative high school's success in teaching students have literally or figuratively "dropped out" of traditional public schools.
 

 

Using Data and Professional Learning Communities


Patrice King
Network of Independent Charter Schools

Assistant Director of the Network of Independent Charter Schools Patrice King discusses the benefits of developing effective professional learning communities.

Dr. Mark Berends

University of Notre Dame Professor & Author

Dr. Berends discusses the challenges of using data, the relationship between a charter school’s mission and how it collects and uses data and the importance of involving the entire school community in the process of using data.

Andy Verdon

Parntership for Innovation in Compensation for Charter Schools

Andy Verdon, who works closely with charter school data teams as Data Use Field Manager in the federally-funded Partnership for Innovation in Compensation for Charter Schools, shares his views about what makes an effective school-wide data culture.

 

Parent and Community Outreach and Involvement

Ilene Lanier
Co-founder, NY Center for Autism Charter School

School Co-founder Ilene Lanier discusses the importance of empowering parents of students with disabilities and involving them as partners in the life of the charter school.

Reverend Les Mullens
Founder, Challenge Preparatory Charter School

Reverend Mullens discusses the critical role of supportive community relationships in the development and growth of a successful charter school.

 

Challenges for Starting Up Independent Charter Schools

Gary Miron
Professor, Western Michigan University

Dr. Miron shares his views and research about the importance of ongoing and effective planning in the development and growth of successful charter schools

 



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