AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY of JIM ROSBORG
Dr. Jim Rosborg, has recently been
appointed as the Director of Graduate Education at
The collaboration between Rosborg and key stakeholders also led the District to receive the national AFT-Saturn/UAW Collaboration Award in 1999. Rosborg himself is a past recipient of the Illinois Master Teacher Award, the Illinois State Board of Education “Those Who Excel” Award, the Illinois State Board of Education “Break the Mold” Award, the Boy Scouts of America’s Russell C. Hill Award for outstanding contribution to character education, and the 2004 Illinois Superintendent of the Year Award. He also collaborated in writing a textbook with Dr. Max McGee and Mr. Jim Burgett entitled, “What Every Superintendent and Principal Needs to Know”. In addition, Rosborg has published articles on dealing with children with AIDS in the classroom and the need to adjust the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act for successful implementation.
likes working with children. Every year
at Halloween his wife,
Jim participated in the revising and updating of the second edition of What Every Superintendent and Principal Needs to Know in 2007 and co-authored the book The Perfect School (with Jim Burgett and Max McGee)—both in the same year!
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Programs that Dr. Rosborg currently offers:
(1) ASSESSMENT INSERVICE
improving student assessment scores, data collection, and School Improvement
while surviving the “No Child Left
The Student Assessment Seminar will equip principals with the knowledge and skills essential for improving teaching and learning. Combining current reading and research with hands-on activities, participants will develop and enhance their abilities to:
Effectively deal with the No Child Left Behind Act and
its Adequate Yearly Progress provisions,
Ø Design and execute successful School Improvement Plans to improve teaching and learning,
Ø Provide successful tools for test administration, and
Ø Understand, analyze and apply assessment data.
will emerge as leaders capable of guiding schools and districts to higher
levels of success.
Rationale for the Seminar
of accountability and standards-based reform, as evidenced by the “No Child Left Behind” Act, has placed new demands
upon school leaders at a time when resources are becoming more and more
limited. To lead schools effectively–that is to lead for improvement in teaching
need the extended, enhanced set of knowledge and skills the symposium will
develop and execute school and district improvement plans.
Ø To analyze and use data to drive improvements in teaching and learning.
Ø To develop successful tools for test administration.
Ø To understand the ramifications of the “No Child Left Behind” Act.
At the conclusion of the seminar, participants will be able to:
Analyze, communicate, and use assessment data to improve teaching and learning.
Ø Write and implement improvement plans for individual staff members, grade levels/departments, schools, and districts.
Ø Inservice staff members regarding the “No Child Left Behind” Act.
“No Child Left Behind” (2 hours)
B. Case Study
C. Plan of action
Administration (2 hours)
C. Plan of action
Improvement Plan (2 hours)
A. Data Analysis
B. Identifying strengths and weaknesses
C. Plan development
Professional Development Activities
Activities will be fast paced and varied. They will include:
· Case study analysis
· Interactive presentations
· Skill practice sessions
· Data analysis
· Participant led problem solving sessions
· Improvement plan development
· Question and answer
Ø The Principal will be able to lead staff members, parents,
and community on the impact of the “No Child Left Behind” Act.
Ø The Principal will have knowledge of how to interpret data and develop a School Improvement Plan.
Ø The Principal will have successful tools to improve both test administration and student scores.
For further information, please contact Dr. Rosborg.