Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, is our West Coast Keynote. Her dissertation looked at factors in the learning environment that lead to improved learning. Her answer: collaboration, inquiry-based learning, and a supportive teacher. Her intervention students were at-risk students who had failed at least 2 classes and had absenteeism issues. Moss's task: create a learning environment that would provide success for these students.
STEM. For her efforts, her students "made it" because she knew what they needed via help for success. The essential question is how can we empower suburban students at risk to achieve success in science.
professional development in a two-to-three year timeline. There is just not enough time to make the changes, but technology is a critical piece. And here's the aha moment: Moss used Discovery Education. It was the quickest thing to a silver bullet she could find for her teachers and students. "It's the highest quality I've ever seen." It's engaging, has online resources, has the power of media and this is how our kids think, so it's the way we should teach. She cites that the videos and clips show relevant real-world learning. Moss has a team of students who work as experts who help the teachers in the classroom. She cites how empowering this experience is for students.