Nv Presentation Reynolds 5.2


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On May 1st, the Center for Innovative School Facilities hosted a group workshop led by Adam Rubin of New Visions for Public Schools. Adam led a discussion focusing on education reform and how it is driving the design, construction, and community and administrative infrastructure of school facilities.

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    1. 1. Supporting College and Career Readiness through Partnerships & Community Catalysts New York City Case Studies 5.1.08
    2. 4. <ul><li>What do your kids need? What is their performance telling you? </li></ul><ul><li>Are your schools supporting college and career readiness? </li></ul><ul><li>What are key processes to begin to leverage existing assets and drive towards transformation? </li></ul><ul><li>How can the facilities better support this process? </li></ul>Framing Questions
    3. 5. <ul><li>Define college and career readiness in Reynolds </li></ul><ul><li>Work with a diagnostic process and student performance data to discern where to direct your efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Map and leverage existing assets; apply models around community partnerships to support your efforts and improve college and career readiness </li></ul>Learning Objectives
    4. 6. <ul><li>New Visions is the largest education reform organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in New York City's public schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Working with the public and private sectors, New Visions develops programs and policies to raise the level of student achievement. </li></ul><ul><li>Over the past four years, New Visions has worked with over 225 community organizations to create a diverse portfolio of 91 small New Century high schools, and has additional new schools planned over the next year. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to its agenda of seeding innovation and reform, recently New Visions was selected as a DOE Partnership Support Organization and works closely to help support 63 NYC public schools across the 5 boroughs. </li></ul>About New Visions
    5. 7. <ul><li>Providing Choices for Families </li></ul><ul><li>Personalized Learning Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Rigor for All Academic Levels </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for Multiple Learning Styles </li></ul><ul><li>Co-Constructed and Co-Led with Community </li></ul>Why Small Schools?
    6. 9. <ul><li>New Visions Schools </li></ul><ul><li>35 Small Schools </li></ul><ul><li>K-5, K-8, K-12, 5-12, 6-12, 9-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Begun in 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>Enrollments of 200-800 </li></ul><ul><li>Community Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>New Century High School Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>91 Small Schools </li></ul><ul><li>6-12, 7-12, 9-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Begun in 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Enrollments of 375-550 </li></ul><ul><li>Co-Created with Community Partnerships </li></ul>Case One: Creating Small Partnership Schools Partners support and deepen schools’ effectiveness
    7. 10. Partnership School Brooklyn Academy for Science and Environment <ul><li>98% of their seniors have already passed the Living Environment Regents with a 55 or higher </li></ul><ul><li>Co-lead partners the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Prospect Park Alliance : </li></ul><ul><li>Play a key role in co-teaching and developing the curriculum for the school’s field studies course. This credit bearing class conducted at BBG and PPA enhances learning in Living Environment. Students are introduced to real-world science research skills, methods, ways of thinking, equipment. </li></ul><ul><li>Representatives from the institutions serve on the School Leadership Team </li></ul><ul><li>BBG and PPA staff participates in and lead staff development workshops </li></ul><ul><li>BASE parents are invited to workshops and events hosted by both partner institutions . </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bbg.org/edu/base.html or http://basehighschool.net/ </li></ul>Data Model Implementation
    8. 11. Partnership School Eagle Academy <ul><li>School has average daily attendance rate of 90% </li></ul><ul><li>Lead partner 100 Black Men : </li></ul><ul><li>Every student in this all male school in the Bronx is matched with an adult male mentor who meets with the students on a weekly basis and plays a critical role as an advocate and overall source of support for the student. </li></ul><ul><li>The school credits the mentor relationship with its solid attendance and a more disciplined approach to learning </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.eagleny.org/home.aspx </li></ul>Data Model Implementation
    9. 12. <ul><li>Who are New Century Students? </li></ul><ul><li>84.8% Free and Reduced Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>91% Black and Latino </li></ul><ul><li>76.3% Levels 1 & 2 in 9 th grade* </li></ul><ul><li>Currently ~33,000 New Century students </li></ul><ul><li>Full Initiative projects 38,000 New Century students </li></ul><ul><li>Initiative Wide Performance Data </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance - 86% NCHS** vs. 82% City-wide** </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation Rates – </li></ul><ul><li>Cohort 2006- 78.5% vs. ~58% City-Wide*** </li></ul><ul><li>Cohort 2007- 77% vs. ~ 59% City-Wide*** </li></ul><ul><li>*Based on 8 th grade test scores for ELA and Math </li></ul><ul><li>** 2005-2006 year </li></ul><ul><li>*** 2006/ 2007 figures respectively </li></ul>
    10. 13. 50.0% 60.0% 70.0% 80.0% 90.0% 100.0% Attendance at New Century High Schools in ’05–‘06, excluding transfer schools (n = 72) NCHS average (85%) Citywide average (82%) 2001 Attendance at high schools replaced by NCHS (75%) Impact? A look at the data suggested improvement towards higher attendance rate
    11. 14. A look at the data suggested improvement towards higher graduation rate
    12. 15. A look at the data suggested improvement towards higher graduation rate
    13. 16. Is high school graduation a sufficient goal? What innovations are necessary for college and career readiness?
    14. 17. Understanding College & Career Readiness: Who Is Our Target Population?
    15. 18. Approximately 32,000 students
    16. 19. The New Visions PSO serves students at every grade level 35 students are not assigned a grade Grade Class
    17. 20. Transition to college / workforce Middle School High School 18 14 11 Age 59% On-Time HS Graduation* 41% Not Graduate On-Time % Matriculated in College*** % Not in College Elementary School % Matriculated in College % Employed Pre-school 14.6% Dropout** 5 % Employed The Challenge in Context: Success for 100% of the Students
    18. 21. Your Challenge in Context: Critical Engine of an Economically Competitive East County * Source: Southern Regional Education Board (2005), High Schools That Work: An Enhanced Design to Get All Students to Standards http://www.sreb.org/programs/hstw/publications/2005Pubs/05V07_enhanced_design.pdf ** Source: National Commission on the Economy and Education, Tough Choices or Tough Times Growth Industries Construction/ Green Industries Health Careers Hospitality ?? ?? Training Needs According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2004 and 2014, 80 percent of the fastest-growing occupations will require some postsecondary or advanced training.* In 2004, 24% of jobs in the U.S. required a BA; by 2010, that figure will climb to 36%.** 11%
    19. 22. Understanding College & Career Readiness: What Can Data / Metrics Tell Us?
    20. 23. Creating College Readiness Benchmarks Students Meeting Multiple Benchmarks of College Readiness Class of 2008 Class of 2007
    21. 24. Looking at Progress Towards College Readiness Goal: 80% College Readiness Notes: *Includes only active students. *Excludes transfer schools. *Students in schools that annualize their credits may appear off track now, if they were not awarded any credits in the first semester.
    22. 25. Arraying the Class of 2008 portfolio of schools across the college readiness metric Goal: 80% College Readiness *School annualizes credit accumulation
    23. 26. Understanding College & Career Readiness: Incubating New Models with Community
    24. 27. Partners will support a spectrum of attainable post-secondary and career opportunities for New Visions CTE schools. Case Two : Partnering for New Career Schools Values Core Principles Key Elements of the Model Value #1 Growth Industry Value #2 Multiple Pathways Value #3 The possibilities for multiple articulation patterns College and career readiness integration Contextualized Career Learning across Core Subject Areas, College and Career Advisory, Community College Articulation Agreements Industry relevant coursework, training and apprenticeship opportunities Industry Advisory Board, Industry Partnership Coordinator, Industry Pre-Training Programs, Industry Certification Potential Deep academic and student supports to expand sphere of student success Extended Day Opportunities, Extended Year- Summer College & Career Institute, 13 th Year Supports Technology fluency as a learning and workplace tool Core technology curriculum, Technology as tool across the curriculum
    25. 28. College/Career Readiness Skills <ul><li>To succeed in high-wage jobs and higher-education students need sound Core Skills , higher-order Cognitive Skills, and a new set of Professional Skills . New Visions Career Schools will develop an integrated approach to the delivery of these skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Core Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Arithmetic </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking and listening </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Acquiring and interpreting information </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating </li></ul><ul><li>Reasoning and making decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Effective planning and implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Research skills </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Soft Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Time and resource management </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>Hard Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Proficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Industry and career specific competencies </li></ul>
    26. 29. Career Pathways - a Spectrum of Opportunities <ul><li>The New Visions Career School Model ensures a common core and a differentiated set of opportunities leading to clear and promising pathways towards college and careers </li></ul>Advanced Regents w/ 75s Required Full Industry Sequence Industry Pre-Training or Certifications Advanced Regents Full Industry Sequence Industry Pre-Training or Certifications 4-Year Post-Secondary degree 2-Year Post-Secondary degree Career Training Program New Visions Career High School Employment Regents Diploma Partial Industry Sequence Industry Pre-Training or Certifications Regents Diploma or GED Partial Industry Sequence Industry Pre-Training or Certifications
    27. 30. Role of Industry Partners <ul><li>These schools will not be successful unless they achieve a new type of partnership with industry, where roles are clearly defined and both school and partners clearly understand the benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Job talks </li></ul><ul><li>Job shadow opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Co-development of curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional materials </li></ul><ul><li>Student-Employee Mentorship </li></ul><ul><li>Job talks </li></ul><ul><li>More targeted job shadow opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Co-development of curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional materials </li></ul>9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade New Visions Career High School 12 th Grade <ul><li>Student-Employee </li></ul><ul><li>Mentorship </li></ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Co-development of curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional materials </li></ul><ul><li>Student-Employee </li></ul><ul><li>Mentorship </li></ul><ul><li>Paid Apprenticeships </li></ul><ul><li>Employment Opportunities </li></ul>
    28. 31. Understanding College & Career Readiness: Model Development & Strategic Planning Process
    29. 32. What does College and Career Readiness Look Like in Reynolds? + = On-Track Metric for College/Career Readiness
    30. 33. Problem / Goal Identification Systems Mapping System Diagnosis & Gap Analysis Identify Leverage Points Prioritize Leverage Points Develop Success Metrics Create Action Plan Identify causal relationships among factors that drive outcomes Define the problem and/or goal for the project Assess current system to understand root causes of system ineffectiveness Based on gap analysis, use targeted tools to identify specific leverage points Consider impact, resource requirements, and stakeholder motivation in prioritizing actionable leverage points Align multi-sector stakeholders around a set of common success metrics, including specific performance indicators Utilize a diverse collection of tools and strategies to activate priority levers for change Implement & Evaluate How does Reynolds drive forward around this process?
    31. 34. EXISITING RELATIONSHIPS AND INTERNAL CAPACITY Certification Course Parent Association Elected Official School Store Internships Community College Computer skills Alumni Guests Speakers Finance Background Job Shadowing Owned a small business in the past ? ? How do existing partnerships and internal capacity currently feed into your school/districts’ issues and goals?
    32. 35. Academic Courses After School Programs Internship Opportunities <ul><li>? </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul>College/Career Pathways What does your school/district need for student success? <ul><li>? </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul>How can existing/potential partnerships and internal capacity operationalize solutions to those needs?
    33. 36. <ul><li>Larger Corporations </li></ul><ul><li>Small/Medium-sized </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Foundations </li></ul><ul><li>CBO’s/ </li></ul><ul><li>Universities/ </li></ul><ul><li>Culturals </li></ul><ul><li>State/ Federal </li></ul>Job shadowing In-Kind Donations School Volunteers Job Placements Grants Guest Speakers Internships Career “Mentors” Classes for MBA students Professors co-teach at MBA Business School Tutors Mentors Grants Research Projects Guest Speakers Loans School Volunteers Job shadowing In-Kind Donations School Volunteers Job Placements Grants Guest Speakers Internships Career “Mentors” Grant Programs CTE Small Business Loans Mapping Assets to Student Success
    34. 37. Academic Integration Partnership Strategy Community Asset Map <ul><li>Mapping Templates </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership Assessment Criteria & Pathway Alignment </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership Protocol </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership Tracking Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Asset Mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Student & Community Data </li></ul>Potential Tools Creating an Action Plan Relevant Users <ul><li>? </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul>
    35. 38. Sample Tool : Partnership Assessment Criteria Student Academic Area Targeted What grades Low Med High How many Overall Strength of Potential Partner Fit with Campus/ Community Priority Needs? Y/N Experience working with schools? none/some/ significant Student Population Served Program, Service, Resource Offered Partner Name
    36. 39. Sample Tool : Partnership Tracking Name Partner Partnership Strength Partnership Stage Partnership Activities weak med strong Early In Progress Phase Out Internship Provider Job Shadowing Mentoring In-school lectures Workplace Visits Curricular Resources Teacher/Staff Training Financial Contributions Other     X     X   x     x