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Where Does It Live - Building Systems and Structures for What You Believe Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Where Does It Live? Building Systems and Structures Around What You Believe Chris Lehmann Science Leadership Academy
  • 2. Project-Based Learning Student-Centered Learning Numeracy Differentiated Instruction 21st Century Literacy Edu-Speak Direct Instruction Authentic Assessment Standards-Driven Instruction Accountability Life-Long Learning
  • 3. Mission Statements Should Do Their Job
  • 4. We Deny Words Power When They Are Not Embedded In Practice
  • 5. What Do You Want Your School To Be?
  • 6. SLA Mission Statement • "How do we learn?" • "What can we create?" • "What does it mean to lead?" These three essential questions form the basis of instruction at the Science Leadership Academy (SLA), a Philadelphia high school opened in September 2006. SLA is built on the notion that inquiry is the very first step in the process of learning. Developed in partnership with The Franklin Institute and its commitment to inquiry-based science, SLA provides a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum with a focus on science, technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship. Students at SLA learn in a project-based environment where the core values of inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection are emphasized in all classes. The structure of the Science Leadership Academy reflects its core values, with longer class periods to allow for more laboratory work in science classes and performance-based learning in all classes. In addition, students in the upper grades have more flexible schedules to allow for opportunities for dual enrollment programs with area universities and career development internships in laboratory and business settings, as well as with The Franklin Institute. At SLA, learning is not just something that happens from 8:30am to 3:00pm, but a continuous process that expands beyond the four walls of the classroom into every facet of our lives.
  • 7. What Is Implied: The Ethic of Care (yes, we’re planning on updating the mission.)
  • 8. Hiring Scheduling Curriculum Administration Systems and Structures Parent Relations Professional Food Service Development Assessment
  • 9. Say What You Do And Do What You Say
  • 10. Caring Institutions We Teach Kids, Not Subjects
  • 11. Common Language of Teaching and Learning
  • 12. Common Inputs
  • 13. Common Process
  • 14. Common Outputs
  • 15. Traditional Classrooms: Recall-Based Tests Homework Projects Class Participation
  • 16. The Schools We Need: Understanding- Driven Projects Homework Class Participation Tests & Quizzes
  • 17. ILPs and Capstones
  • 18. The Schedule
  • 19. Hiring
  • 20. Break-Out: Examine One System or Structure of Your School or Classroom. How can you change it to better reflect your values / mission?
  • 21. The Big Question: • What is the worst consequence of your best idea • How will you mitigate that problem?
  • 22. Creating Change What is the action plan to move the systems and structures of your school / classroom closer to the values you espouse? • One month plan • One year plan • Three year plan
  • 23. Keep In Touch: Chris Lehmann Science Leadership Academy chris@practicaltheory.org http://www.practicaltheory.org Twitter: chrislehmann Skype: chrislehmann EduCon 2.3 -- Jan. 28-30, 2011 http://educon22.org