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  • Introduce the Essential Elements as a research based framework that identifies the key components of a middle school. Make the point that the research has been done, using the state assessments, that clearly concludes that schools with greater implementation of the essential elements have higher student achievement. Introduce these as the “standards” for middle schools. Make sure the organizers have been distributed to all attendees.
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    • 1. The Essential Elements (of Standards-Focused Middle Level Schools and Programs)
    • 2. Essential Element 1: Philosophy and Mission
      • A philosophy and mission that reflect the intellectual and developmental needs and characteristics of young adolescents.
    • 3. Essential Element 1: Philosophy and Mission Status quo and inertia Rate your situation on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 high: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    • 4. Essential Element 1: Philosophy and Mission An dually-articulated vision for the future Rate your situation on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 high: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    • 5. Essential Element 1: Philosophy and Mission Status quo and inertia An dually-articulated vision for the future Rate your situation on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 high: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    • 6. Essential Element 2: Educational Program
      • An educational program that is comprehensive, challenging, purposeful, integrated, and standards-based.
    • 7. Essential Element 2: Educational Program Standards “incidentalism” or Standards-referenced Rate your situation on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 high: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    • 8. Essential Element 2: Educational Program Beginning with the End in Mind… all the time. Rate your situation on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 high: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    • 9. Essential Element 2: Educational Program Standards “incidentalism” or Standards-referenced Beginning with the End in Mind… all the time. Rate your situation on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 high: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    • 10. Essential Element 3: Organization and Structure
      • An organization and structure that support both academic excellence and personal development.
    • 11. Essential Element 3: Organization and Structure Junior High School Rate your situation on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 high: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    • 12. Essential Element 3: Organization and Structure Deliberate and intentional design Rate your situation on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 high: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    • 13. Essential Element 3: Organization and Structure Junior High School Deliberate and intentional design Rate your situation on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 high: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    • 14. Essential Element 4: Classroom Instruction
      • Classroom instruction appropriate to the needs and characteristics of young adolescents provided by skilled and knowledgeable teachers.
    • 15. Essential Element 4: Classroom Instruction Traditional Teaching Rate your situation on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 high: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    • 16. Essential Element 4: Classroom Instruction Best Practice and Research-based Learning Rate your situation on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 high: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    • 17. Essential Element 4: Classroom Instruction Traditional Teaching Best Practice and Research-based Learning Rate your situation on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 high: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    • 18. Essential Element 5: Educational Leadership
      • Strong educational leadership and a building administration that encourages, facilitates, and sustains involvement, participation, and partnerships.
    • 19. Essential Element 5: Educational Leadership Mis-matched Management Rate your situation on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 high: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    • 20. Essential Element 5: Educational Leadership Effective Leadership and Situational Match Rate your situation on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 high: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    • 21. Essential Element 5: Educational Leadership Mis-matched Management Effective Leadership and Situational Match Rate your situation on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 high: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    • 22. Essential Element 6: A Network of Academic and Personal Support
          • A network of academic and personal support available for students.
    • 23. Essential Element 6: A Network of Academic and Personal Support Haphazard Programs and reliance on AIS Rate your situation on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 high: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    • 24. Essential Element 6: A Network of Academic and Personal Support Deliberate and Collaborative Network Rate your situation on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 high: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    • 25. Essential Element 6: A Network of Academic and Personal Support Haphazard Programs and reliance on AIS Deliberate and Collaborative Network Rate your situation on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 high: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    • 26. Essential Element 7: Professional Training and Staff Development
      • Professional training and staff development that are ongoing, planned, purposeful, and collaborated.
    • 27. Essential Element 7: Professional Training and Staff Development Disconnected, one-shot, wants-based staff development Rate your situation on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 high: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    • 28. Essential Element 7: Professional Training and Staff Development Aligned and Distributed Professional Learning Rate your situation on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 high: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    • 29. Essential Element 7: Professional Training and Staff Development Disconnected, one-shot, wants-based staff development Aligned and Distributed Professional Learning Rate your situation on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 high: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    • 30. Hang On!
      • Help is on the way...
    • 31. Pamphlet Series...
    • 32. The Rubrics are coming...
    • 33. Resource CDs distributed at Regional Meetings this Fall
    • 34. NYSMSA.org