Fort Worth ISD Holds
Learning Network Academy for Educators
Members of the new Fort Worth ISD Learning Networks are meeting and polishing the skills they’ll use to support all Fort Worth ISD schools this fall. They’re participating in the Learning Network Academy all of this week and next at the Fort Worth Professional Development Center.
“We are training on rethinking how we work with principals and teachers,” says Associate Superintendent Sherry Breed, who will lead one of the three Learning Networks. “Everything is focused on student achievement and student success.”
These three teams – each responsible for a specific number of schools -- will provide campus-specific support to teachers and principals and help create a college-going culture for every school in our District. They follow Superintendent Walter Dansby’s announcement in February that “we are reorganizing the way we support our schools.”
Superintendent Dansby went on to say: “The new organizational structure will also result in a reduction of the number of people who work in Central Office and re-deploy them to campuses where we believe they are more needed.”
Watch this video for a look at some of the work that is transpiring and the thoughts of participants.
The Superintendent addressed the new Learning Network members Monday and Tuesday and is very involved in the Academy’s work. Chief of Schools Robert Ray, Chief Academic Officer Michael Sorum and Fort Worth ISD Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Leadership Maria Sanchez are also leading the work being done in the Learning Network Academy.
Each Learning Network will be made up of academic specialists, administrators, and liaisons from almost every department in the District. As part of the Learning Network mission statement, the goal is to create a “community of learners that owns student success.”
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