This month’s WIN Breakfast Meeting is Friday, September 26, in the Capri Ballroom of the Peppermill Hotel/Casino.
The buffet opens at 7 a.m., with the program running from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. The entrance fee is $30 for non-members and $15 for members who do not have the Pre-Paid membership. The online purchase of tickets will be available the month of the event, OR pay at the door.
Jamie Vollmer – “Welcome to the Great Conversation: Building public support for public schools, one community at a time”
Jamie Vollmer is an award-winning advocate of public education. He has worked for the past twenty years to help schools and their communities remove the obstacles to student learning, both in and out of school. His goal is to help public schools and the communities they serve create a climate that supports rising student achievement.
His presentations build on the themes presented in his book, School Cannot Do It Alone, proclaimed by the American School Board Journal as “One of the top ten books of the year.”
In clear layman’s terms, Vollmer teaches his audiences how to effectively implement a public engagement strategy called The Great Conversation. This coherent, comprehensive program is designed to produce the prerequisites of student success:
Community understanding of the challenges facing our children and our schools,
Community trust in their local schools to accomplish the goal,
Community permission to make the changes needed to teach all children to high levels, and
Community support throughout the complex and emotional restructuring process.
Audience members will learn what they can do to improve local conditions for student learning. They will gain a practical understanding of the positive steps they can take to engage all community members – with and without children in school – in the creation of schools that unfold the full potential of every child.