The Powerful Conversations Network (PCN) consists of more than 123 public schools where educators believe and act on the belief that both adult and student learning are critical to high achieving schools.
The Network includes both elementary and secondary schools, which meet as separate groups on a quarterly basis. One of the four meetings is actually a site visit to another school.
PCN meetings last a full day and are organized around whole-group and small group learning activities, where participants are engaged in interactive strategies aligned with best practices for adult learners. Networking opportunities are provided throughout the day.
The focus for both elementary and secondary schools in 2012-2013 will be on helping school teams better understand and effectively implement Alabama’s new college-and career-ready standards (CCRS). We’ll also continue our emphasis on student engagement and formative assessment, but under the umbrella of the CCRS.
As always, we’re designing interactive sessions and will be using Larry Ainsworth’s Rigorous Curriculum Design: How to Create Curricular Units of Study that Align Standards, Instruction, and Assessment.
Alabama Best Practices Center – a division of the A+ Education Partnership
Alabama Best Practices Center
P.O. Box 4433
Montgomery, AL 36103