Frank DeSensi is the founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Educational Directions, LLC. which consults with schools and school districts in the southeastern and mid-western United States. A retired educator, Frank spent 35 years in a variety of teaching and administrative positions. He taught at the university, college, secondary, and middle-school levels; worked in the central office as a curriculum specialist; and held both principal and assistant principal positions. From 1993 to 1998, Frank served as a Kentucky Distinguished Educator, helping to turn around schools that were labeled in decline or in crisis under the provisions of the Kentucky Education Reform Act. Frank helped develop the STAR training program for new DE's and served as a trainer in the Kentucky Leadership Academy. He jointly holds patents for three data-management systems for schools.
The most important thing about the EOY is that students see the period work as academically important. The weeks or days left in the school… Read More »End of Year Analysis of Self – Teacher/Leader
In planning for the Testing Period, we must make our plans and build our environment from the student perspective first and then develop the adult… Read More »Testing Period Readiness – Teacher Self-Assessment
Description: The Testing Period is not just the time when the test is administered to all students. It is the time when we build an… Read More »Testing Period Self-Assessment Overall School Readiness
During the Testing Period, we look for different types of work in each phase of the period. Linking work and task analysis work are critical… Read More »Testing Period Planning/Evaluating Worksheet
A turnaround school principal asked her Ed Directions’ coach how important the Testing Period was in the overall scope of things. The coach answered that… Read More »Testing Period Self-Assessment – Leadership Readiness
Description: The Calibrating Period is divided into two sub-periods. The first focuses on supporting student development as a performer — especially as a test taker.… Read More »Calibrating Period Readiness Self-Assessment