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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Cochrane Collegiate Academy

Grades 6-8 | Charlotte, NC

Resources and Downloads to Improve Student Performance

Educators from Cochrane Collegiate Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina, have provided these samples and resources for you to use in your school.
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Cochrane’s strong PD and its list of ten non-negotiable classroom practices have been critical to the school's turnaround, helping to boost student engagement and double student performance in three years.

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Professional-Development Resources

 

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Lesson Plans

 

Examples from a characterization lesson from Angela Johnson’s ninth-grade English class:

  • Characterization Lesson

    Lesson plan for characterization lesson; includes classroom examples of some of Cochrane's "Non-Negotiables":

    • Essential Question
    • Activating Strategy
    • Graphic Organizer
    • Higher-Order-Thinking Questions

     

  • Characterization Lesson Display

    Promethean display for characterization with foldable example

Examples from various ninth-grade math lessons:

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Culture at Cochrane

 

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Useful Websites

 

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