This workshop is designed to provide an up-close and personal look at what is positively impacting student achievement in urban districts. Academic leaders will share their experiences and success strategies from the urban perspective. This workshop is hosted by the OSBA Black Caucus.


9:30 a.m.
10 a.m.
Welcome and announcements
10:15 a.m.
Intentional practices around using data to drive instruction
Donald J. Jolly II, superintendent, Warrensville Heights City
Background of Ohio Mid-Size Urban Leadership Collaborative, data review and using a data coordinator.
10:55 a.m.
11:05 a.m.
Developing an instruction framework
Dr. Charles T. Keenan, superintendent, Maple Heights City
What is an instructional framework and why it is important to your district?
11:45 a.m.
Lunch (provided)
12:40 p.m.
Instructional rounds — intentional practices to close the achievement gap
Dr. Vilicia Cade, chief academic officer, Sandusky City
Learn how productive use of instructional rounds can collaboratively move a district forward.
1:25 p.m.
Caucus updates
2 p.m.