BwC creates pathways to higher education, leadership and academic success through continuous professional development, evaluation and assessment of effective leadership, instruction, data analysis and responsive planning.
Our approach to establish, improve and transform schools is grounded on the six pillars of success listed below, essential for increasing accountability and promoting student academic achievement.
BwC enforces highly effective standards for school leaders in strategic planning, coaching and evaluation, and provides supports for them to meet these standards.
Strategic planning includes identification of resources to realize school-wide instructional goals. Coaches advise, supervise and provide professional development to school leaders. Weekly coaching focuses on leadership development, school transformation, and accountability. The school leaders are evaluated on progress toward annual school and professional goals focused on student performance.
TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
BwC supports teachers and school leaders to foster the highest instructional standards. Key components of teacher recruitment and development are compliance with New York State certification requirements, regular teacher evaluations, and meeting all student instructional needs. Our goal is to help school leaders use the annual teacher evaluation tool and student assessment results to identify domains where teachers meet standards and need improvement.
DATA ANALYSIS AND RESPONSIVE PLANNING
BwC provides support with state-of-the art student information, assessment management and interactive data analysis software -PowerSchool, SchoolNet- accessible to all teachers and leaders. Using Tableau, BwC performs complex comparative and longitudinal analyses of school, district, city, and state data for internal and external reporting.
BwC assesses individual school needs and builds on strengths to improve data-driven instruction and student outcomes. Our goal is to ensure that the school leaders are able to access and interpret essential student achievement data, develop targeted action plans and support teachers in providing high-quality, responsive instruction.
STANDARDS, CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT ALIGNMENT
BwC works with faculty and leaders to align instruction and assessments to Common Core Standards. BwC annually evaluates teaching and learning and its impact on student performance and develops a strategic plan to support each school in its progress toward meeting grade level standards across content areas.
BwC identifies how to sustain strengths and fosters growth through strategic planning. Our team of consultants coach teachers and leaders to enable each school to conceive and apply the resources and strategies required to achieve academic success for all students.
PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
Parental involvement is positively correlated with student academic success. We believe in the significant role parents play as their child's first teacher, and embrace them as partners. BwC schools elicit parent feedback, offer parental workshops, empower parents to support their children's education and promote overall family engagement.
SCHOOL BOARD EDUCATION AND RESPONSIBILITIES
BwC guides the school Boards to strive to adopt and consistently support management level responsibilities associated with high student achievement -collaborative goal setting, establishing and measuring goals for student performance and instruction, and allocation of resources supporting these goals.
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PROVIDING PATHWAYS TO ACHIEVEMENT
We encourage our students to think outside of the box and to follow their dreams. Our students' accomplishments include:
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