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  • What we have experienced in practice is that OK A+ has become the “go-to” network for numerous efforts and entities ready to work on educational issues with like-minded individuals pre-disposed to think differently about their roles in preparing our students for life in a society we can only imagine, using tools that have yet to be invented, solving problems we don’t yet know are problems. Our network’s willingness to intelligently ask, “What if…?” collaboratively with innovative, creative organizations, coupled with the research results that show the importance of continual networking and ongoing professional development, has resulted in an exciting and promising set of associations that truly have the potential to transform educational practice.Highlighted Networks…Oklahoma Museum NetworkOSU Arts and Sciences: Igniting a Love of SciencePutting teachers into a seminar with college professors of physicsProviding learning experiences to REAL STUDENTS!San Francisco Keeping Score EducationUsing the universal language of music as a teaching toolImmersing teaching teams in cross-curricular learningAll-expenses-paid seminar in San Francisco: Summer 2008National PartnershipMount Vernon EstateReturning to OSU for a celebration and exhibition
  • This is page 4 of section 3
  • School has been organized around the dissemination of information: You have classrooms, and you give information to kids. But I think people have known for a long time that active learning is better. David Cavallo, PhD, MIT, Co-Director MIT’s Future of Learning Group
  • Pre institute 1 2010

    1. 1. Oklahoma A+ Schools® Step 3: Pre-Institute 1 FY11
    2. 2.  Introductions ◦ A+ Staff ◦ Participating Schools  Why are you investigating OK A+ Schools?
    3. 3. ExperientialLearning~Collaboration Multiple Intelligences ~ Enriched Assessment Arts ~ Curriculum Infrastructure~Climate
    4. 4. Gerry Howell, North Carolina A+ Schools
    5. 5. History and Support of Oklahoma A+ Schools® The University of Central Oklahoma OK State Legislature & OK SDE Oklahoma A+ Schools Board DaVinci Institute OU UCO OSU Other colleges and universities Oklahoma A+ Schools® Joint Research Team OU/OSU North Carolina A+ Schools Kirkpatrick Windgate Reynolds Sarkeys Inasmuch Founder Kirkpatrick Foundation
    6. 6.  Networking  Professional Development  Research
    7. 7. 65 Schools 2010-2011 Serving over 2000 staff and 21,000 students Including Urban, Suburban, Rural, Elementary, Middle and High School
    8. 8. Teacher to Teacher - Principal to Principal -School to School -State to State THROUGH…  Regional Meetings  School site visits  Fall and Spring Mini-Institutes for principals, coordinators and new staff  Growing number of schools = growing number of ideas and resources
    9. 9.  Day 1 at your school at the end of school  Set agreements for safe learning and work as a team  Days 2 through 5 - Participate in sessions All day, everyday  Enjoy the collaboration, learning and the FOOD!  Leave on Day 5, late afternoon, ready to speak the A+ Language! There is no charge to A+ Schools. The cost is your commitment to the process.
    10. 10.  Mini-Institutes  Regional Networking Meetings  Pre-Conference Planning- Teams come to each A+ School to gather information to plan summer conference  Summer professional development including an annual Statewide Conference  2 on-site professional development opportunities during the school year  Regional Coordinator visits through out the year  Partnership opportunities as they arise There is no charge to A+ Schools. The cost is commitment to the process.
    11. 11. A+ Fellows are practicing teachers, artists, and specialists who spend a year in a guided-training model before they can become official, A+ Fellows. A+ Fellows
    12. 12.  Who is the typical student in your school?  What are our long term goals for our students?  Thinking in terms of our schools and our learning community, what do we need in order to reach those goals?
    13. 13. OK A+ has become the “go-to” network for numerous efforts and entities ready to work on educational issues with like- minded individuals pre- disposed to think differently about their roles in preparing our students for life in a society we can only imagine.
    14. 14. Keeping Score is the San Francisco Symphony’s national, multi-year program designed to make classical music more accessible to people of all ages and musical backgrounds of music.
    15. 15. George Washington Teaching Ambassador Program
    16. 16. Creating a model exchange program between A+ and London schools. “Like a light being turned on in the discussion of our own practices.” -London Teacher
    17. 17. Higher achievement Better attendance for students and teachers Fewer disciplinary problems in schools Happier, more effective educators Joyful, engaged students More parent and community involvement Creative, focused instruction
    18. 18. A+ Entry Year 2005200420032002 AverageforALLStudents 1300 1200 1100 1000 900 800 700 A+ API District API 2006 data from Oklahoma State Department of Education for Math Percentages, Reading Percentages, and Base API for ALL students indicate significantly higher average scores for students in A+ schools in comparison with their District averages. Comparison of A+ Schools with their District Averages API Scores for ALL students
    19. 19.  Principal Leadership  Faculty Engagement  Professional Development With: Coherence Commitment Cooperation Academic Year A+ Schools Average* District Average** OK State Average 2002-03 1109 (N = 22) 975 1046 2003-04 1135 (N = 22) 1049 1086 2004-05 1261 (N = 26) 1137 1159 2005-06 1308 (N = 28) 1170 1180 2006-07 1332 (N = 33) 1196 1252 2007-08 1346 (N = 34) 1210 1279
    20. 20. Do students in OKCPS A+ sites outperform their demographically matched counterparts who attend other OKCPS schools? June 2006 (Answer: Yes. With statistical significance.) 737.26 727.7 600 610 620 630 640 650 660 670 680 690 700 710 720 730 740 750 760 770 780 790 800 Okla.OPIAverageScaleScores A+ Students Matched Cohorts Spring 2005 Reading Oklahoma Performance Index Scores p = .004 * 737.4 724.4 600 610 620 630 640 650 660 670 680 690 700 710 720 730 740 750 760 770 780 790 800 Okla.OPIAverageScaleScores A+ Students Matched Cohorts Spring 2005 Mathematics Oklahoma Performance Index Scores p = .001 *
    21. 21.  Achievement level at first of school  Race  Sex  Free lunch status  Grade  Special Ed status  Second Language status
    22. 22. Oklahoma A+ students indicated that they find their schoolwork (on a scale of 1 = Never to 5 = Always): Enjoyable (Average = 3.86) Interesting (Average = 3.57) Challenging (Average = 3.55) The My Class Activities survey (MCA) was administered to 1473 students in grades 3-8 in Oklahoma A+ Schools during the 2005-06 academic year. A+ Schools’ research team confirms what Seymour Papert said - students engaged in this type of learning are having “hard fun.”
    23. 23. A+ Schools is a groundbreaking program emphasizing the arts as a way of teaching a wide variety of disciplines within the curriculum. -The Element (Sir Ken Robinson, 2009)
    24. 24. The A+ Essentials™ provide the framework for…  Whole school experiences in the Arts and Multiple Intelligences  Whole school curriculum planning  Collaborative planning time developing units  Networking with peers in like positions  Elective sessions to pursue interests  Team time to share ideas with your staff
    25. 25. Developing schools that encourage creativity, innovation and critical thinking for the 21st century learner
    26. 26. Jean Hendrickson Executive Director jhendrickson5@uco.edu Rosalynn Wade Program Director rwade@uco.edu Genie Reiman Alissa Crawford Regional Coordinator Regional Coordinator greiman@uco.edu acrawford1@uco.edu 405-974-3779 www.aplusok.org

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