Big Spring ISD Implementing "Lead Your School" Program 10/3/13
October 3rd, 2013
Big Spring ISD has a new program in place called Lead Your School. Officials say it makes learning more fun, gets teachers moving and increases performance.
It was first implemented at the Junior High and itís designed to get teachers active.
While CBS 7 was touring classrooms, Mr. Day was in the power zone. It's a concept designed to get teachers out of their desks and away from the podium, actively engaging with students.
"I'm already starting to see some of my kids improve and retain things," said Mr. Day.
Classes are now set up in groups making learning fun.
"As long as you keep the lesson active, they learn more by talking things out and teaching each other," Day said.
Lead Your School doesnít stop with the Power Zone technique. It also calls for lessons to be clearly laid out with objectives and summarizing questions.
"Itís not a program, but a philosophy of teachers doing what they always do, but doing it more consistently," said Principal Dalia Benavides.
She says the program is not a complete revamp of the school's curriculum, as many teachers already used some of the techniques. Now, itís on a consistent basis.
Officials say it will take about five years to truly know the success of this program. They say if early numbers are any indication, this program will help Big Spring schools.