Administrators from The Roger Bacon Academy attended the 2011 Annual Charter Schools Conference held Raleigh, NC last Monday and Tuesday. The conference hosted by the NC Alliance for Public Charter Schools included a trip to the NC legislature and press conference held by Senator Stevens author of SB-8 which lifted the cap on charter Schools in North Carolina.
Press Conference at the Capital – Click for Video
Two days of workshops, instructional training and networking proved to be valuable to the RBA delegation. Breakout sessions they attended where “Parent Roles in the Charter Movement,” “Participatory Planning and Long-Term Campus Visioning: An Overview,” “Healthy Leadership: Effective Strategies for School Principals,” “Measurement and Models for Better Teaching and Learning,” among many others. The group also heard from keynote speaker Peter Groff, President of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools who brought a national and international perspective to the rise of charter schools and the importance of continued educational innovation.
Superintendent Mark Cramer also had the opportunity to meet with Speaker of the House Tom Tillis, also a keynote speaker for the conference, and discus his appointment to the NC Principals Fellows Commission.
Workshop story – Click for Video