Friday, August 7, 2015

The Dr. Will Show - Personalized PD with Dr. Randall Sampson

On today's episode, I hangout with Dr. Sampson and talk about personalized professional development.

Randall Sampson, PhD, ensures equity and access for students through innovative learning models. Dr. Sampson has experience at the K-12 secondary education level as an administrator, teacher and a national transformation specialist. 

Dr. Sampson's focus areas:
1. Closing achievement gaps through the implementation and coaching of rigorous Common Core State Standards
2. Systemically increasing college and career-readiness
3. Boosting graduation rates
4. Implementing Innovation Learning Pathways 
5. Building Public-Private Partnerships through our community engagement process

These are skill sets Dr. Sampson honed through the Harvard University Achievement Gap Initiative and through teacher quality research with Harvard University's Dr. Ronald F. Ferguson. As a practitioner, Dr. Sampson's analysis of students’ performance data provided a national value-add approach to building sustainable learning environments. 

At Dr. Sampson's former high school Westerville North High School, such practices led him to identify gaps in student enrollment in Advance Placement (AP) courses that led the school district to create systemic corrective measures to improve student learning outcomes. As a result, the school experienced a 600% increase of African-American students enrolled in Advance Placement courses. Additionally, the school saw a 35% increase of students' AP exam scores rising from 3 to 4.

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