The Ed Direction team met a visionary high school principal at a national education conference, where Ed Direction presented its “Transparent Teacher” model in several breakout sessions. The principal asked the Ed Direction team to come and begin a two-year transformation, working directly with the teachers and administrators of his 4,000 student high school.
Over the next two years, the Ed Direction team worked closely with department chairs, PLC leaders, and administrators to turn the culture of the school from one of “status quo” to a place where improvement flourished. Teachers began implementing common formative assessments, planning lessons together, and observing and assisting one another in their now open and transparent classrooms.
The results over two years were staggering. Not only did the school go from an “F” grade to a “C” grade, but 40% more freshman and sophomores were on track for graduation than the year before the Ed Direction team was present on campus.