Barry Sweeny's Recent Educational Clients

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This map shows a selection of some of Barry's recent clients in his consulting, training and program development or evaluation work around North America. Those clients shown are chosen to illustrate the range in the types of organizations in education with which Barry works. He also works with non-educational organizations, but examples of those are not shown here.

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My materials & services have been used by may diverse kinds of organizations:

- Hundreds of schools & school districts in over 30 states and 6 countries

- 7 State Departments of Education, most recently by the Rhode Island Dept. of Education, where I trained two days on developing quality induction programs, and consulted with, trained, and facilitated the state task force which developed "The Rhode Island Mentoring Program Standards".

- Over 40 college & university teacher education programs world-wide. Several recent example are advising the leader of the teacher education institution who is developing the induction program for all of Singapore's new teachers, and training & program development consultation fortwo mentoring programs, one for new faculty and one for freshman student at North Carolina Central University in Durham NC..

- Over 10 professional educational organizations including NASSP, Missouri NEA, Illinois NEA , United Federation of Teachers (NY), PDK chapters, & Teachers 21 (not-for-profit arm of Research for Better Schools), the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), & the Association of Teacher Educators.

- Regional and state level consortia & service centers, such as The Panhandle Center for Technology and Professional Development, Lubbock, TX., the South Carolina Center for Teacher Recruitment, The Partnership for Professional Practice (U. of IL. at Chicago, Chgo. Publ. Sch. & Chgo Tchrs Union), the four Texas ESCs (Region XI in Ft. Worth, Region 2 in Corpus Christi, Region 13 in Austin, and Region 9 in Wichita Falls), as well as many other regional and intermediate service centers and state agencies.

- Businesses, such as (R & D) A.T. & T. Network Software (now Lucent), (industry) Frito-Lay, Parker Aerospace, (business consulting)Value Enhancement Strategies, Inc. and (technology) RMS Business Solutions

- Community-based organizations, and not-for-profit agencies like World Relief Corporation and the Illinois Adult Learning Resource Center.

- I am an invited keynoter/presenter at numerous national & state conferences such as a two day pre conference institute for ASCD at their March 2000 Conference in New Orleans, La.

- I an an experienced and skillful program evaluator for grants and other programs. These evaluations can be either standards-based, or based on best practice. (Copies of a past evaluation report provided on request.) In this capacity, I can serve two roles:

- I have been asked to work on numerous commissions, panels, research groups, and program development or planning groups. Three recent examples are:

1. The Teacher Induction Advisory Group, conducting research and writing a research report and recommendations for a state induction program for the Illinois State Board of Education (1997-2000). The final report that I helped co-author was sent VERBATIM to the legislature in 1999 and I was selected as one of 2 final authors for the 2000 recommendations to ISBE and the legislature!

2. The National Commission of Novice Teacher Support: Policies, Progress & Practices, a five year project of the Association of Teacher Educators and Kappa Delta Pi (1996-2000). I co-authored three chapters in the book we published in February 2000, "Quality Mentoring for Novice Teachers".

3. The Blue Ribbon Teacher Induction Panel, Center for Career and Technical Education, National Dissemination Center, Minneapolis Minn.

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