What has the biggest impact on student
achievement? The teacher. In Mason City Schools we have dedicated educators who
are committed to Growing Greatness Together. That’s why our district embraces a
coaching culture that helps great teachers become even better. This school
year, we’ve tripled the amount of professional learning opportunities for our
educators. But, we know that (just like for our students) the best way to learn
isn’t from sitting in a professional development session being lectured to
about something that isn’t relevant or personalized. Instead, in Mason we want
to embed teacher learning in day-to-day practice. We want teams of teachers to
learn together by designing innovative instructional plans and reflecting on
their effectiveness with the support of instructional coaches.
Mason’s Center for Teaching and Learning is at
the forefront of how we support teachers and administrators in implementing our
school district’s innovation and instructional goals. We know that the true
measure of success for our students isn’t that they can perform well on
standardized tests. Instead, we’re tasked with growing the next generation of
leaders who can think critically, communicate effectively and solve problems.
We’re excited to step up to that challenge, and we’re excited to invest in a
team of educators who help our district stay focused on what really matters.