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Oshkosh Area School District High School Restructuring PowerPoint

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'Fast Forward' describes the Oshkosh Area School District's high school restructuring initiative, designed to graduate students prepared to compete in the 21st Century global economy.

'Fast Forward' describes the Oshkosh Area School District's high school restructuring initiative, designed to graduate students prepared to compete in the 21st Century global economy.

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  • Hello. I’m (insert name and title). Our high schools, right now, are in fast forward. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to talk with you about what that means and how the changes will benefit students, families and, ultimately, all of us.
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    • 1. Restructuring Oshkosh High Schools
    • 2. What is >> Fast Forward?
    • 3.
      • Simply put…
      • It’s the way our schools are transforming to prepare kids for a very different future.
    • 4. >> What we need to know is changing.
    • 5. What says ‘school’ to you?
      • Then
      • Flash cards, ‘times tables’
      • Compass/protractor/slide rule/periodic table
      • Dictionary pages
      • Typewriters/white-out/computers
      • Record player/film strip
      • Dittos
      • Now
      • World Wide Web
      • E-mail
      • Cell phones
      • Instant Messaging
      • Virtual learning
      • On-line discussions
      • Group projects
      • Classroom blogs
    • 6. Memorize v. analyze
      • We used to memorize facts . Today, facts are always available—on Google, MSN or Yahoo!
      • We need to be able to find, analyze and use facts to solve problems.
    • 7. In 1970, roughly half the US population held a HS diploma. In 2005, 85% hold HS diplomas. Source: US Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey
    • 8. What says ‘school’ to you?
      • Then
      • Students who ‘dropped out’
      • Students who failed
      • Tests within your class or school
      • Now
      • Prepare all students for a vastly different world
      • Focus is success for all
      • National evaluations under No Child Left Behind
    • 9. Fact: Only 15% of future jobs will require unskilled labor. Source: Academy of Achievement, Institute for Innovative Blind Navigation: Monitoring Advances in Wayfinding Technology Around the World
    • 10. Fact: 60% of today’s students will work at jobs that don’t yet exist. Source: Institute for Innovative Blind Navigation: Monitoring Advances in Wayfinding Technology Around the World
    • 11. >> School climate and culture matter.
    • 12. What says ‘school’ to you?
      • Then
      • Did you love high school?
      • Was there a class bully?
      • How diverse was your school?
      • Now
      • Climate matters
      • School safety focus is essential
      • Demographic shifts
    • 13. Fact: A Florida researcher found a direct relationship between school culture and reading test scores in 61 Florida elementary schools. Source: Kentucky School Leader, Fall 2004/Winter 2005
    • 14. >> Careers for the future are changing.
    • 15. What says ‘school’ to you?
      • Careers for the future:
      • Technology
      • Health Care
      • Service
    • 16. Fact: 27.2% of the US population hold bachelor’s degrees. A college grad earns $23,000 more per year than a high school grad. Source: Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey as reported in Yahoo! News, October 26, 2006
    • 17. Fact: 25.8% of Fox Valley residents have a 4-year college degree. Source: US Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey
    • 18. >> Competition is Changing
    • 19. Think back…
      • Then
      • Competing with students in your school, state, nation
      • Now
      • Competing with students around the world
    • 20. Fact: In 1975, the U.S. ranked #3 in engineers graduating. Today, the U.S. ranks #17.
    • 21. >> Restructuring
    • 22. Fast Forward >> Students l Staff
      • Smaller Learning Communities
      • Core teams (houses)
      • Curriculum changes
      • School climate
      • Academies,
      • Schedule upgrades
      • Graduation requirements
      • Professional Learning Communities
      • Regular teacher collaboration
      • Coaching
      • ‘ Teach and reach’ ideas
    • 23. Fast Forward >> Core Teams
      • What is a core team?
      • 90-120 students
      • 4 shared teachers in Math, English, Science, Social Studies
      • How does it work?
      • Personalized learning
      • School climate
      • Global economy
    • 24. Fast Forward >> Curriculum
      • What are the curriculum changes?
      • Common curriculum through standards and benchmarks
      • How do curriculum changes work?
      • Global economy
    • 25. Fast Forward >> Climate
      • What is school climate?
      • Student surveys
      • Linking students and adults
      • Why is school climate important?
      • Personalized learning
    • 26. Fast Forward >> Career Academies
      • What are academies?
      • Aviation, Engineering, Health Care, Business
      • Career exploration
      • Community partnerships
      • College credits
      • Why are academies important?
      • Personalized learning
      • Global economy
    • 27. Fast Forward >> Schedule Upgrades
      • What are schedule upgrades?
      • Longer class periods
      • Classes spread over two-day rotation
      • Advisory period
      • Why upgrade schedules?
      • Personalized learning
      • School climate
      • Global economy
    • 28. Fast Forward >> Grad Requirements
      • Why change?
      • Currently 22 credits, lowest in the Fox Valley
      • How will this help?
      • Students are better prepared to be competitive post-high school
    • 29. “ If you don’t emerge from high school having done at least the equivalent of advanced algebra, you are not going to be ready for college math. You can make similar points about English.” --Chester Finn, President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute
    • 30. >> Common sense?
    • 31. Fast Forward >> Data-driven
      • Know more about learning
      • Modeling after the region’s best high schools
      • Setting goals, measuring results
      • US Department of Education grant of $900,000+ made this possible
    • 32. >> FAST FORWARD initiatives are working!
    • 33. Graduation rates are rising.
      • Our overall graduation rate is above the state and national averages.
      • On-time graduation rates are improving.
      + 5.6% +14.6% Change On-time graduation rates 81.3% 75.7% West 76.3% 61.7% North 2006 2002
    • 34. Success rates are rising.
    • 35. Enrollment in ‘tough classes’ is up. +2.2% -1.8% +3.5% +3.6% - 1.2% +5.1% Change 23.3% 24.5% West 3 rd year math 10.8% 7.2% North 3 rd year language 12.8% 9.3% West 3 rd year language 6.4% 8.2% North 2 nd year science 9.4% 7.2% West 2 nd year science Students taking upper level courses 18.6% 13.5% North 3 rd year math 2006 2003
    • 36. Failure rates are dropping.
    • 37. Students are choosing careers. +10.5% + 1.1% Change 90.1% (2005) 79.6% West Students who have decided on a career path. 92.2% 91.1% North 2006 2003
    • 38.
      • School climate is becoming more respectful.
    • 39. Challenges
      • Re-culturing a school takes time. Changes occur slowly.
      • Graduation requirements and curriculum upgrades require significant capital investments.
      • Facility limitations are creating a schedule delay for expanded graduation requirements, A/B block.
    • 40.  

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