Dr. DiGaudio is the Founding Principal at New Dawn Charter High School and will assume the role of Founding Principal of New Dawn Charter High School II scheduled to open in September 2019. Lisa has published a book with Teacher’s Discovery, “Informational Text Analysis in 10 Lessons: Life Skills Edition” and is in the process of completing a second book, due for release in the Fall/Winter of 2018. Lisa has also co-authored an article in the Winter/Spring Edition of Teaching Social Studies (2018), “Teaching Multiculturalism to the At-Risk.” She was the Chief Blogger for the Network of Independent Charter Schools and served as an Educational Advisor for EASOL, an open source data store. For 13 years Lisa was in the classroom as a lead teacher, data coach, and summer school leader. For the last seven years, Lisa has been a school leader and contributed to both New Dawn charter applications. Lisa was also a New York Educator Voice Fellow with America Achieves for 2015 and a Policy Fellow for 2016-2017. In addition to working in new school development, Lisa consults with other education groups on charter application development and implementation.
Developing Alternative Accountability Measures in Response to ESSA Legislation
The implications for ESSA regulations are far-reaching, and without proper guidance from state and federal officials, alternative accountability measures may potentially hurt many schools that serve at-promise students across the country. The presenters of this session will discuss the work done at two New York City Transfer Charter Schools: John V. Lindsey Wildcat Charter School, and New Dawn Charter High School regarding alternative accountability measures, and the implications of the new ESSA regulations on New York City's at-promise students.
Participants will have the opportunity share best practices around these issues. Session goals include (1) Ideas around developing accountability measures that make sense for schools (2) Troubleshoot issues in accountability for at-promise students that are off-track and (3) Identify weaknesses in the current ESSA plan that can be addressed with state education leaders.
Past AAPF Sessions:
Implementing Mentoring Programs with At-Promise Teens
Research shows that students who have strong personal connections at the school setting have a greater chance of achieving academic success. New Dawn leaders will outline how to develop a mentoring program that connects all adults in the school building with every student in the school, including sharing the results at New Dawn, a transfer high school in Brooklyn, NY. Presenters will share how New Dawn outperforms in persistence and other areas on the NYC School Survey and Quality Snapshot by developing and implementing a mentoring program. In this hands on session, participants will work in small groups according to their mentoring experience to explore one of three relevant questions: How can a small scale mentoring program be adopted at your school? What would be necessary to develop a successful proposal and implement it? And, troubleshooting current practices: what is working and what isn’t?
Alternative Accountability Measures for Transfer Schools in New York City Learn about New Dawn’s work as a charter school with alternative cohorts and reengagement strategies with NYSED and the NYCDOE School Quality Snapshot. Study the consequences of working with alternative accountability measures that do not meet federal standards for graduation. Hear about New Dawn’s approach to open enrollment and to delivering dynamic instruction and individualized support. This session will include group discussion to share their experiences with policymaking for alternative accountability by exploring any ground been made in attendees schools to give transfer school students better measures? Attendees will be invited to share their experiences and celebrations on making accountability measures work.
the annual alternative accountability policy forum is aN Education policy conference from:
Alternative Accountability Policy Forum 2605 Temple Heights Dr Suite F., Oceanside, CA 92056 (916) 712-9087