It’s back to school for the Worcester school committee as they prepare to convene for the first full meeting of the 2017-2018 school year.

On Aug. 29, an executive session of the committee was held to sign the new three-year collective bargaining agreement with the city teachers’ union, the Educational Association of Worcester.

With the signing of the agreement now in the rear view, this week’s agenda has very few items

One item, however, worth noting is the Report of the Superintendent where Worcester Public Schools Superintendent Maureen Binienda will introduce the implementation of “Collaborative Learning.” 

Collaborative learning is a program put together by Peter DeWitt, Ed.D, in which he unveils six factors through the guidelines of John Hattie’s “Visible Learning” that all school leaders should integrate

  1. Instructional Leadership
  2. Collective Teacher Efficacy
  3. Professional Development
  4. Feedback
  5. Assessment Capable Learners
  6. Family Engagement

Superintendent  Binienda will discuss her plan on implementing this program throughout the Worcester Public Schools.

Tonight’s meeting will start at 7:00 PM and will be held in the Esther Howland Chamber in Worcester’s City Hall.

About Nick D'Andrea

Nick D’Andrea was raised in Worcester ever since his family immigrated from Italy. Living on Worcester’s East Side his entire life, Nick graduated from Holy Name and eventually earned a Bachelors of Arts in History from Worcester State University. In 2015, Nick ran for a seat on Worcester’s school committee. Since then, he has been active in city government and currently sits on the City of Worcester’s Community Development Committee. Nick is currently a Sales Program Manager with Fallon Health. He lives in Worcester with his wife Darcy, and his two daughters, Cecilia and Antonella.

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