Faculty/Board Research, Papers, and Presentations
Faculty Presentations, Panels, and Speeches:
- Executive Director Meg Campbell delivered the keynote address, "Falling in Love & Finding Your Voice," at the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) Theatre in Our Schools mini-coference: "Connecting Communities, Engaging Minds," hosted by the Hartford Stage Company Education Department (2012).
- Thabiti Brown featured panelist at the Harvard Graduate School of Education AskWith panel entitled, “What Matters and What Counts: Expanding What We Value in Schools”. (May 12, 2010)
- Board President Bill Walczak spoke at the National Association of Community Health Centers in Washington, DC, presenting our new national model of community health centers partnering with public schools to build strong communities. (February, 2010)
- Meg Campbell, the Executive Director, was a panelist on the talk entitled, “The Charter School Movement”, for the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement. (2010)
- Shelby Derissaint, the school’s Social Worker, participated as chair for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Behavior Health and Public Schools task force. (2009)
- Codman Academy hosted a Northeast Principal Learning Walk team in partnership with Expeditionary Learning Schools (ELS); the team examined instructional
practices, both representative of ELS and Codman-specific. (December, 2009)
- Expanded Learning Time Study Tour: Codman Academy hosted an Extended Learning Time (ELT) Study Tour in collaboration with the Massachusetts Center for Charter Public School Excellence (MCCPSE). The tour was sponsored by a Boston Preparatory Charter Public School ELT dissemination grant. The tour included classroom observations, faculty panels, and an in-depth examination of Codman's daily 9th grade student support block as well as other key features of its extensive student-support system. Nearly twenty educators attended representing nine schools and organizations, including state charter schools and Boston Public Schools. Participants consistently rated the quality of tour as good or excellent on written evaluations. Click here to download and view the presentation for the Study Tour. (November, 2009)
- Beyond French Fries: Meg Campbell's testimony before Boston City Council Hearing “What Public Schools Can Do to Curb Pediatric Obesity”. (2003)
Each year, Codman sends a delegation of faculty and staff to teach master classes at the Expeditionary Learning Schools National Conference; Codman’s delegation provided the keynote address in 2009.
Faculty/Board Research and Writing:
Expeditionary Learning and Partnerships
- Full Circle (2008): An article by Executive Director, Meg Campbell, originally published in the Spring 2008 issue of "The Founder Fire," a newsletter of the American Youth Foundation.
- Cultivating Symbiotic Partnerships: Charter Schools, Individuals, and Organizations (2006): Meg Campbell, Executive Director
- The Learning Institute: Combating "Push-Out" and Promoting High Achievement in Low-Performing, Over-Age Secondary School Students (2004): Aaron Schildkrout, Massachusetts Charter School Association Fellowship Program
- The Family - School Connection At the High School Level (2002): Ain Grooms & Michelle Lockwood, Massachusetts Charter School Association Fellowship Program
- Jumpstarting Literacy Through Immersion in Theater: Codman Academy Charter School and the Huntington Theatre Company (2002): Thabiti Akil Brown, Massachusetts Charter School Association Fellowship Program
- Tracking Student Behavior: The Citizenship Program at CACPS (2007); including Initial Results, 2nd Year Results and A Little Theory: George Brackett, Board of Trustees
- Content Management for Schools (2007): George Brackett, Board of Trustees
- Using Information Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning (2003): George Brackett, Board of Trustees
- Codman Square History: History (1630 to present), Turmoil (1950-1980) and Revival (1980-2000): Factors which Lead to Racial and Ethnic Placement, Racial Segregation, Racial Transition, and Stable Integration (2001): Bill Walczak, Board of Trustees President and school founder