This "Skillshop" will provide participants with strategies, best practices, and action-oriented steps towards curriculum design, reform, and policy implementation. This session will be facilitated by award-winning teacher and seasoned math education specialist John Mead ’09E.
John majored in mathematics at Amherst and became a member of the first cohort of Rhode Island Teaching Fellows (RITF) in Fall 2009. Now is in his fourteenth year in urban Rhode Island schools, he has been an instructional leader since 2010 at Central Falls High School, and since 2013, as an Elementary Math Coach and a Mathematics Specialist in the Providence Schools. He has worked with school leaders throughout Providence to help them better understand their accountability data and its implications on their visions for student learning in their schools.
As a Rhode Island Learning Champion, John has advocated for radical innovation in public schools, rather than gradual improvement through incremental change. John has a very thoughtful big picture view on education from his state-level work in Rhode Island. Skillshop attendees will be offered actionable steps and strategies for visioning their own education reform.