Vision2012

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A summary of the instructional model we are looking at adopting at Peoria Notre Dame focusing on a flex trimester and the better use of time.

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Vision2012

  1. 1. Peoria Notre Dame High School
  2. 2. <ul><li>Future </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Redefine Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Distinctive Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Good to Great </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Industrial Model </li></ul><ul><li>Carnegie Scheduling </li></ul><ul><li>Rigid Structures </li></ul><ul><li>Often Unengaged </li></ul><ul><li>High student : teacher ratio </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional strategies that focus on passive learners </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>More </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Authentic Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Based Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inquiry Driven Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaming and Responsibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role of the Teacher Changes </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Less </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sage on the stage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mistaking Volume for Rigor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessments focused on short term memory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set and get model of instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worksheets / Scanton – student work </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Five courses meeting daily for 65 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Three trimesters of 12 weeks in length. </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatically reduces the student : teacher ratio </li></ul><ul><li>Increases instructional choices </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Three twelve week semesters </li></ul><ul><li>Five Class Periods a Day with 65 minutes of instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Thirty-five minute lunch / thirty-five minute advisory period </li></ul><ul><li>Five classes a trimester </li></ul><ul><li>Rotating class times each day </li></ul><ul><li>A Later Start </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Period 1: 8:30 – 9:35 </li></ul><ul><li>Period 2: 9:40 – 10:45 </li></ul><ul><li>Period 3: 10:55 – 12:00 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch A / Advisory A 12:00 – 12:35 </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch B / Advisory B 12:35 – 1:10 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Period 4: 1:15-2:20 </li></ul><ul><li>Period 5: 2:25 – 3:30 </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Flex Trimester </li></ul><ul><ul><li>12 weeks X 5 X 65 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3,900 minutes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Current </li></ul><ul><ul><li>18 weeks X 5 X 45 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4,050 minutes </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Begins in the 2010 – 2011 school year with Freshmen and Sophomore Class </li></ul><ul><li>Partner with Apple provide a macbook to each student </li></ul><ul><li>Junior and Senior participation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not mandatory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open network for them </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Freshmen $30 per month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sophomores $36 per month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Juniors $55 per month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seniors $90 per month </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Varied Instructional Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Design of School Impacted </li></ul><ul><li>College Prep Model </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher to student ratio improved </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory period builds community </li></ul><ul><li>More freedom with electives </li></ul><ul><li>Better for activities / athletics </li></ul><ul><li>Later start better for students </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Scheduling issues with trimester </li></ul><ul><li>Complications for part-time staff </li></ul><ul><li>Need to link math and foreign language </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of 1:1 (less than $1 a day) </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>How will this change alter the school calendar in terms of breaks? </li></ul><ul><li>Will the later start hurt athletes? </li></ul><ul><li>What about families who need the building to be opened earlier? </li></ul><ul><li>Where else is this type of scheduling utilized? </li></ul><ul><li>What effect will this have on test scores? </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>Website available here: www.vision2012pnd.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>Join us: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>October 31, 2009 @ 10:00 AM in the Livingston Auditorium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>November 5, 2009 @ 7:00 PM in the Livingston Auditorium </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other Trimester Information </li></ul>

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