Conversation on Interventions Starts Today!

Here
it is, Radical Nation
: The first day in our three-day conversation on
the nuts-and-bolts of setting up school-wide systems of intervention with school change experts Rick
and Becky DuFour, whose newest book, Raising the Bar and Closing the Gap, was recently published by Solution Tree.

Interested in joining the conversation?

Then click this link:  Enter Raising the Bar and Closing the Gap

You might also be interested in this set of directions on how to make digital conversations work for you and this set of directions about how to sign up for a Voicethread account. 

Something to know about navigating Voicethread conversations:

While working in a Voicethread conversation, participants can choose to hit the "Play"
button at the bottom of any particular slide and watch the conversation
around that slide from beginning to end.  That's probably the best
strategy the first time you stop by our conversation with Rick and
Becky because you'll get to hear my opening questions, Rick and Becky’s
initial responses, and the thinking of other participants.

As you revisit pages, however—-something you should do once or
twice over the course of the week to see how conversations are
developing—-you can click on new icons surrounding the quotes that you are interested in to hear new comments that have been added.  You can also click on individual comments in the "Timeline" bar that appears at the bottom of each slide.

By doing so, you won't have to listen to every comment every time
that you stop by our conversation!  Instead, you can focus your
attention on the thoughts of new participants or participants you’re
most interested in learning from.

Let's knock this out of the park, huh?

Take some time in the next three days to add what you know, to allow
your thinking to be challenged and to challenge the thinking of
others.  Be committed to walking away from this conversation with new
information that you can use to push your building forward.

School-wide systems for intervention can be powerful tools for driving
change in our buildings, but only when the pieces are laid in place
properly—and the first step towards assembling the puzzle is building
shared knowledge about what school-wide systems for intervention look like in action. 

Voicethread can help us to do that together.

(Blogger’s Note:  Even though I would have done
it for free, Solution Tree—the DuFour’s publishing company—is paying me
a bit o’ cash to moderate this conversation.  To learn more about my
relationship with Solution Tree, read
my nifty new disclosure policy.)

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