Transformative Principal

This episode is part of the Summer of AI Series, brought to you by SchoolAI, Scrible, and FocalPointK12.

Janessa Fletcher, Content Director for Education to the Core, discusses the future of AI in primary education. She explores the potential of AI in teaching reading skills, the need for supplemental resources, and the impact of technology on reading habits. Fletcher emphasizes the importance of the science of reading and personalized approaches to support students’ diverse needs.
  • Dabbling in ChatGPT
  • Using it to write emails
  • Cons - science of reading - following a scope and sequence.
  • still figuring out what to type into chatgpt to get what
  • It can be trained to do what we need, eventually.
  • How bullish she is on developing it
  • Aligned to orton-gillingham or full foundations.
  • Need for supplemental resources in addition to
  • Upper elem and secondary schools.
  • How genuine is that feedback?
  • How does the science of reading help
  • Read Naturally
  • This is research this is best practices.
  • Phonics, orthographic mapping.
  • One size doesn’t fit all.
  • Barriers to reading: lack of support and practice, lack of resources,
  • Tech making it so that kids don’t need to read as much.
  • What is the future of AI as it relates to primary education
About Janessa Fletcher

Janessa Fletcher is the Content Director for Education to the Core, a primary curriculum resource creation company and primary teacher printable membership subscription service.

Previous to her current role, she was a Preschool Teacher for 2 years; Kindergarten Teacher for 8 years; Instructional Coach & Interventionist for 3 years.

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Jethro Jones

What is Transformative Principal?

Jethro Jones interviews instructional leaders from around the nation to learn and teach what it takes to become a transformative principal. Episodes address topics like Response to Intervention (RTI), Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), the latest advances in educational research, standards-based grading, and interviews with industry leaders like Bill Daggett, Rick Wormeli, Todd Whitaker and even people outside the education like Seth Godin, JeVon McCormick, Liz Wiseman, and more.