Volume 1 No. 7
On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 the Bay Mills Community College Charter School Office held their Spring Workshops for board members and school leaders at the Okemos Conference Center. The day began at 1pm with registration and lasted until around 9 pm, with school leaders attending in the afternoon and board members attending in the evening.
The two groups shared a dinner in between their training sessions with Dr. Tammy Heflebower of Marzano Research, who introduced both groups to the framework of Dr. Marzano's  High Reliabilty Schools or HRS.  

Board members and school leaders enjoy dinner together in between workshops.

The Marzano Research Laboratory developed the HRS model to provide schools with a long term planning framework for continuous school improvement. The workshop took Bay Mills school leaders and board members through team building activities, self-evaluation techniques, and the structure of what makes a school a highly reliable organization.
In the afternoon, the school leaders participated in a workshop titled, "Transforming your School Through Collaborative Teams".
The customized workshop led by Dr. Heflebower was greatly focused on teamwork, going through several different exercises focused on transformative practice which included: Curriculum, Assessment, Instruction, Teacher Development and Leadership. 

The packet handed out to board members and school leaders introducing Dr. Marzano's
High Reliability Schools. 

In the evening Dr. Heflebower introduced the school board members the framework of Dr. Marzano's  High Reliability Schools .

The training workshop included presentations as well as team building exercises.

Dr. Marzano's vision for K-12 education is simple: the vast majority of schools can be highly effective in promoting student learning. To show how he created the Marzano High Reliability School framework. This framework, based on 40 years of educational research, defines five progressive levels of performance that a school must master to become a high reliability school - where all students learn the content and skills they need for success in college, careers and beyond.
A copy of Dr. Marzano's High Reliability Schools.

  The board members were taken through each of the five performance levels that a school must master in order to become highly reliable.

Tammy Heflebower, EdD, is senior scholar at Marzano Research. She is a highly sought-after school leader and consultant with vast experience in urban, rural, and suburban districts throughout North America and Australia.
About Bay Mills Community College Charter Schools
Bay Mills Community College began authorizing charter schools in the year 2000 and now authorizes 42 schools serving approximately 22,000 students. Fall 2015: 22,729 and Spring 2016: 22,257
Our Mission: To ensure a quality education for urban, minority, and/or poor children by improving and expanding educational opportunities through innovative oversight methods. To provide academy boards with the necessary support and training so that they may make educated decisions that are in the best interest of the students that attend their academies.