Come see the talents of our students. We also want to show how the arts are integrated into the classrooms.
Want to see our school wide WIGs? Let’s start at the top of the inverted triangle and then take you on a tour to see the grade level score boards, Then step inside the classrooms to see the students participate with tracking their class data (virtual and face to face classrooms). Last of all, take a glance at leadership notebooks where students set and track their personal goals (electronically and hardcopy).
Come tour our unique campus with student leaders as they show you: our Piano Lab, the drama class, our dance studio, our performing arts center, our science lab, and our sensory garden!
Let our students show you how we navigate thru CANVAS with K-5 consistent framework.
Come see the skills of our tech savvy students, hosting virtual parent nights, the tech tools that our teachers are using to collaborate and teach the curriculum, and the delivery of Habit time lessons. We established ways to bridge home and school.
Come see the leadership roles of students and experience the shared leadership of our staff. Experience a student led conference.
Gardening, Puzzles and Dance – Oh My! Learn how clubs at ITES transformed to Genius Hour to align with our new paradigm. Student leaders select a topic, research and present to other students on what they learned. The possibilities are endless for resilient, self-directed learning.
Each Lighthouse has its own design and purpose. Learn how our school has grown during our eight-year journey and empowers us for future-ready leadership.
This session explores the ITES PLC Planning Protocol. During the session, we will explore how our teams begin with the end in mind and backwards plan in order to bring the big picture into focus. Then we will discuss how PLCs take a deep dive into standards in order to create short-range plans aimed at meeting the rigor of the standards as well as the diverse needs of our learners.
Understanding and developing emotional skills and the need for social-emotional development in all children is forefront at our school. Feeling and showing empathy for others is evident in community service. Learn how each grade level embraced local organizations and fulfilled their needs.
Just like a warm bowl of oatmeal, morning meetings and habit time are a great way to start the day at ITES. Introducing common language, teamwork and balance through the habits makes for a resilient, positive culture for student social-emotional empowerment each day.
Parkwood’s greatest asset will always be its people; the hard work and collaboration among the adults at Parkwood has led to successful Action Teams each led by a Lighthouse Team member. This session will discuss the formation of our teams, their responsibilities, and the plans we have in place for launching our Student Lighthouse Team next school year.
Our team has faced the combined challenges of implementing LiM and Hybrid learning with positivity and diligence. Our unique solutions motivate our students to succeed and have generated practices we will continue to use.
Parkwood Middle School teachers came together as a team to create recorded content for our in person and virtual students. By dividing and conquering, we have amassed a library of virtual lessons introducing our students to the Leader In Me.
The Renaissance program has been an element of life at Parkwood Middle for over a decade. This year we have used it to promote Leadership behavior in our students. Furthermore, one of our Action Teams has undertaken the daunting task of improving student attendance through rewards.
One of our Action Teams has helped our staff establish partnerships to hold one another accountable in this trying year. In addition, an unexpected side effect of the academic challenges that students are facing is the formation of accountability groups. These groups were created organically by children looking for a way to be successful. Our action team and these students will discuss how they communicate with one another, steps they take to set goals, and the positive outcomes they have seen.
If you want to see how students track their own data and monitor their learning, join this session. Different grade levels have adapted how students gather and track their own data so that it’s individualized and meets the needs of students in a hybrid environment. You will hear from students and teachers.
Lighthouse and Action team members will discuss their structure and how they have worked to align student, class, and school goals to the MTSS process and NCSTAR.
Where do you start with helping students set goals? How do you create team and class goals? This team will take you through their journey this school year. You will hear from both the teachers’ and students’ perspective.
Car talk, coffee hour, and Monthly Habit Time help our parents feel connected to what is happening at their child’s school. Rocky RIver offers many ways for our parents and children to continue the conversation at home, chat with staff, and share successes as we all grow as leaders.
Hear from our Lighthouse Coordinator about the steps our school took to become a Lighthouse School and what we are doing to maintain our certification. You will also listen to it from the perspective of a couple students who have been long-time member of SLH and have been facilitators of the evolution.
Learn how Rocky River uses committees within Student Lighthouse to tackle big rocks and how Canvas allows Student Lighthouse to communicate and complete tasks throughout the year, whether students are in school or virtual. You will get helpful tips and practical steps to transform your SLH from passive volunteers to passionate participants.
Ms. Wood uses music to up the rigor, facilitate leadership, and incrase participation in math class. You can feel the energy in the room as children own their learning and synergize with minimal teacher input. This is a great way to practice retrieval iof previously taught concepts and practice problem solving each day. Music and movement is an important part of the day at Rocky River. Watch how music selection takes this activity to the next level.
Watch Mrs. Parra’s class leveraging their strengths to make all students leaders in learning. Her students facilitate whole-class problem-solving and collaborative reading. She shares tricks to challenge students performing on all level and provides insight from lessons learned in the process.
Rocky River uses a four-house system (Think Ron Clark or Harry Potter) for soliciting real teamwork and building school-wide community. This system of positive discipline supports the values of TLIM and fits into the paradigms seemlessly. Our staff and student “Heads of House” will share the details from how it all started to how we keep it going strong!
Family Mission Week, Habit Madness Event, Monthly newsletters, Leadership Spirit Day Connections
How students are keeping the habits alive this year utilizing leadership roles: Morning broadcast, Celebration Crew, Spirit Committee, Boards Group…
K and 2nd grade team highlighting RAMs time routines/leadership notebooks, accountability partners, PLC planning for F2F and virtual.
Our student leaders led our service learning projects this year through engaging our students, staff and community.
Showing Leadership through performance opportunities: Masked Singer, Holiday Talent Show, and Talented Hearts Event.
In this session you will learn how our school builds family connections and educates our community on how we live the Habits at school.
This session highlights how we are celebrating our students and their successes.
This session may help those that have recently decided to start the LIM journey.
Learn about our Student Lighthouse Team. Learn about our application and interview process. Learn about the structure of our SLT and how they are using their voice to make our school even better.
Adult Learning and Support. Our school implemented Habit Huddles to support teachers in living and leading the habits. Learn about our process and hear from our staff about how this weekly huddle time has transformed our year.
From School WIG to classroom WIG to individual student WIG, learn how our school (even in a pandemic) stays focused on the Wildly Important. See our school and classroom scoreboards and hear from our students about how they track their WIGs in their Leadership Notebooks.
Student Leadership roles in a Virtual World. Hear from our students and staff about how we have found ways for our students to lead in the school and virtually.
Learn how our school worked with our feeder elementary schools to promote student voice in the middle school transition process. Learn how the Student Lighthouse teams from the elementary schools presented proposals to the our Studnet Lighthouse Team and how our middle school transition team worked to create and then present to rising sixth graders. We are truly “Learning and Leading Together.”
Our schedule has been set up to support the Leader in Me Framework. Our students and staff have a set schedule to promote the Leadership habits. We do Management Monday, Training Tuesday/Thursday, WIG Wednesday and Family Friday.
We were a typical school where a few did all the work. Now we are a school where every staff member has a role in making decisions and creating a culture of Learning and Leading Together. Learn about our Action Team process (it was not always as clear as it is now). Hear from our staff about the process and how it aligns with our School Improvement Plan. Our Action Teams are positively impacting the culture and academics in our building.