TIP-SCAN

Transformation Sessions

Transformation Sessions

Contact Joe Ableidinger at jableidinger@tipnc.org to request available supplements available from each Transformation Session.

The Three Commitments of TIP-SCAN
Session 1: Learner-Centered Education Paradigm

Tuesday, June 23 | 2:00 p.m.

TIP-SCAN is first and foremost a project of hope: we believe that we can create a model that takes a learner-centered approach to achieving equity in public education. Our national partner, Education Reimagined, will introduce the five concepts used to build a transformative learner-centered education system: (1) competency-based; (2) relevant, personalized and contextualized; (3) learner agency; (4) socially embedded; and (5) open-walled.

PRESENTER: 

  • Kelly Young, President, Education Reimagined

REFLECTION LEADERS: 

  • Dr. Randy Bridges, President, Creative Education Solutions
  • Larry Leverett, Managing Director, New Jersey Network of Superintendents
  • Michael Soguero, Professional Development Consultant, Education Reimagined

FACILITATOR:

  • Steven LaFemina, Partner, TNTP
Session 2: A Full Perspective of Equity

Tuesday, June 30 | 2:30 p.m.

A learner-centered paradigm inherently addresses equity in its focus on creating opportunities for each student to thrive. This session takes a hard look at equity in order to build a robust framework for providing an equity lens for all decision-making. As a part of an approach of courageous leadership, we will discuss systemic inequalities and structural racism. We also want to create space to consider needs reeds created or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

PRESENTERS: 

  • Sterling E. Freeman and Kathleen E. Crabbs, Co-Founders and Principals, CounterPart Consulting

REFLECTION LEADERS: 

  • Dr. Tony Jackson, Superintendent, Vance County Schools; 2020 North Carolina Superintendent of the Year
  • Dr. Patrice Faison, Principal, Carver Heights Elementary School, Wayne County Schools; 2012 North Carolina Principal of the Year

FACILITATOR:

  • Steven LaFemina, Partner, TNTP
Session 3: Transformation by Design

Thursday, July 9 | 2:00 p.m.

Design principles are a part of the process of transforming to a learner-centered education system. Rather than a cookie-cutter approach, utilizing design principles helps to ensure that the plan reflects the aspirations of educations, learners, and the community. TIP members can use these tools in their crisis management and strategic planning over the summer and begin to prepare for participating in Phase II of TIP-SCAN when they are invited to be a part of a network engaging in this design process.

PRESENTER: 

  • Jeff Wetzler, Co-Founder, Transcend

REFLECTION LEADERS: 

  • Dr. Valerie Bridges, Superintendent, Edgecombe County Public Schools
  • Erin Swanson, Director of Innovation, Edgecombe County Public Schools
  • William P. Jackson, Chief Dreamer, Village of Wisdom

FACILITATOR:

  • Steven LaFemina, Partner, TNTP

 

School District Models to Support Learner-Centered Education Systems
Session 4: District Model: Hub of the Community

Tuesday, July 14 | 2:00 p.m.

For a learner-centered approach to be truly transformative for a community, a district must reimagine itself as the hub of the community. This will look different for each district. This session will explore different approaches to serving as the hub of the community.

PRESENTER:

  • Ann McColl, President, Co-Founder, TIP

REFLECTION LEADERS:

  • Dr. Kaleb Rashad, Educator | Designer | Abolitionist | Emerging Farmer
  • Dierdra Reed, Policy and Advocacy Partner, TNTP
  • Dr. Lynn Moody, Superintendent, Rowan-Salisbury School System
Session 5: District Model: Flexible Schooling

Thursday, July 16 | 2:00 p.m.

A learner-centered approach embraces learning opportunities outside of traditional classrooms and buildings. As more boutique, flexible schooling models emerge, they raise equity concerns regarding access and meeting the needs of all learners. We’ll highlight emerging trends in micros-schools, homeschool hybrids, flexible hour schools and other niche schools.

PRESENTERS: 

  • Ann McColl, President, Co-Founder, TIP

REFLECTION LEADERS: 

  • Dr. Sterling E. Freeman, Co-Founder and Principal, CounterPart Consulting
  • Kelly Young, President, Education Reimagined
  • Dr. Kim Morrison, Superintendent, Mt. Airy City Schools
Session 6: District Model: Technology and Digital Inclusion to Support LearnerCentered System
Tuesday, July 21 | 2:00 p.m.

We will explore how a strategic focus on use of technology can strengthen a learner-centered approach with an equity lens of addressing gaps in availability/accessibility of technology and broadband access. Apple will share global trends and developments during the COVID-19 pandemic

PRESENTERS:

  • Laurie Doering, Superintendent and Mike Hoffman, Associate Superintendent, Crane Schools in Arizona
  • Tiffany Hooks, Principal, Tuskegee Public School (Alabama)
Educators as Partners in Transformation
Session 7: The Local Board of Education's Role
Tuesday, July 28 | 2:00 p.m.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, local boards have faced numerous challenges, including budget decisions, calendar changes, and fundamental policy decisions for the district. How, in the midst of all of this work, does the local board also engage in this transformative work around equity and learner-centered design? The local board is also a part of an open, transparent design process. What is the role of the board in providing a voice for the community and connecting with community leaders? We will discuss these issues in context of current issues facing districts this summer as well as an approach for moving forward with a learner-centered approach to equity.

PRESENTER: 

  • Dr. Randy Bridges, President, Creative Education Solutions

REFLECTION LEADERS: 

  • Keith Sutton, Chairman, Wake County Schools Board of Education
  • Kevin Jones, Chairman, Rowan-Salisbury School System Board of Education
Session 8: Educators as Partners in Transformation
Thursday, July 30 | 2:00 p.m.

In the pandemic, teachers have necessarily shifted to more learner-centered approaches and have experienced the equity challenges in meeting the needs of children. In this session, we will discuss how we harness this information and engage teachers in a meaningful way in the design process as a school/district shift to a learner-centered paradigm. TIP districts that choose to participate in the second phase of TIP-SCAN will be creating design teams that include educators.

PRESENTERS:

  • Steven LaFemina, North Carolina Regional Partner for TNTP

REFLECTION LEADERS:

  • Freebird McKinney, Director of Legislative Affairs and Community Outreach for the North Carolina State Board of Education
  • Mariah Morris, Innovation and Special Projects Coordinator, Moore County Schools
  • Jason Terrell, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Profound Gentlemen

CONTACT TIP

NCSU Centennial Campus
Partners I Building
1017 Main Campus Dr., Suite 1650
Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone:
 984.664.5411
Email: info@tipnc.org