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Monday, March 25 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Failing Forward Together: Lessons Learned in Transformation from Traditional to Learner-Centered Practices in a Large Open-Enrollment Public School

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Across the country, new learner-centered schools are opening each year. Can a large, traditional, open-enrollment school ever provide the same personalized and high-agency experience for all students? In this session, you will hear the story of TechBoston Academy, a Boston Public School, who is trying to do just that.

Participants will examine the transformation of TechBoston Academy through the creation of their vision, school culture work, redesign of supports, time, and space as well as their commitment to data systems that support learner-centered practices and continual improvement. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in critical conversations around areas of interest.

Participants will practice identifying and assessing the eight components of organizational design listed in the Global Best Practices using the TechBoston Academy context. In small groups, participants will dive into one element to problem-solve and share best practices through critical conversations.

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Nora Vernazza

Headmaster, TechBoston Academy
Nora Vernazza is Co-Headmaster of TechBoston Academy. Until her appointment as Co-Headmaster in January 2013, Ms. Vernazza served as TechBoston Academy’s Chief Academic Officer for 4 years. In that role, she oversaw all curriculum implementation and professional development for... Read More →
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Jennifer Nicol

Director of Innovation, TechBoston Academy

Monday March 25, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm EDT
Room 208/209