Category: Special Schools & Programs

47 - Middle School Matters: How One Midwest School District Raised the Roof on Student Learning

Friday, Nov 16
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Five years ago, our middle school adopted Dr. Marcia Gentry's Total Schoolwide Clustering model. Three years ago, influenced by the work of Jonathan Plucker in his report Equal Talents, Unequal Opportunities, we added subject-level acceleration. Come hear the nuts and bolts of how these structural changes have yielded tremendous growth for our advanced learners as evidenced in student performance.


 

Jane McMahon

Advanced Learner Coordinator; 2014 Wisconsin Teacher of the Year
Baraboo School District
Baraboo, Wisconsin

Jane McMahon believes in the power of education. Former English teacher, Jane now serves as an instructional coach and as the advanced learner coordinator for the Baraboo School District. She was recognized as the 2014 Wisconsin Teacher of the Year. In her free time, Jane loves poetry, Brewers baseball, and fly fishing the driftless area with her wife.

Lori Mueller

District Administrator
Baraboo School District
Baraboo, Wisconsin

Teresa McCullough

Gifted and Talented Coach / ELA Teacher - Grade 8
Baraboo School District
Baraboo, Wisconsin