To help schools achieve high student academic growth, it helps to examine not only what teachers do in the classroom, but also what schools and the district do system-wide. Attend this webinar to hear from Dr. Bobby Moore, Senior Director of Battelle for Kids, as he outlines the five key strategies that Ohio urban, rural, and suburban school districts participating in the SOAR School Improvement Collaborative are using to become highly effective systems that produce significant student gains.

  1. Limiting goals and/or initiatives to focus on student learning
  2. Establishing important structures and routines
  3. Developing a balanced assessment system
  4. Using multiple measures, including growth measures to inform improvement and accountability
  5. Empowering teachers and developing leaders system-wide

Learn from school leaders in districts across the country about their experiences in adopting these strategies for student success.

Suggested audience: Central office staff, principals, and teachers


Bobby Moore, EdD, Battelle for Kids

Bobby Moore, EdD, Battelle for KidsAs a Senior Director at Battelle for Kids, Bobby works with schools and districts across the country to help them identify areas for improvement and provide the powerful practices, principal leadership, support, and tools needed to achieve their educational-improvement goals. He also leads SOAR, a statewide school improvement collaborative comprised of more than 100 Ohio school districts.

Author of the book, Inspire, Motivate, Collaborate: Leading with Emotional Intelligence,Bobby strives to inspire and motivate educators through collaboration, professional learning, innovation, and a laser-like focus on the mission to ensure all students reach their fullest potential.

Bobby was recognized as the Ohio Assistant Principal of the Year by the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators in 2003. He also served as a principal of a nationally recognized middle school, and, most recently, as superintendent of Mechanicsburg Exempted Village Schools, successfully leading the district to achieve an “Excellent with Distinction” rating from the Ohio Department of Education for the first time. He can be reached at bmoore@BattelleforKids.org.

View the slides from this webinar below: