International Studies As a Catalyst to Urban School Reform Excellence, Equity and Global Opportunities Putting the World Into World Class Education July 9, 2008 Anthony Jackson
The Gates Challenge: The International Studies Schools Network (ISSN) <ul><li>A network of small international studies secondary schools nationwide </li></ul><ul><li>Located in urban school districts serving low income and minority children and families </li></ul><ul><li>Future expansion: K-12; rural areas </li></ul><ul><li>Model development to transform high schooling </li></ul>
ISSN School Performance Versus Comparison School Performance ISSN Comparison
International Studies Schools Network Design Model Vision, Mission, and School Culture Curriculum, Assessment, & Instruction Professional Learning Communities School Organization and Governance Student Engagement and Learning Outcomes Partnerships Successful ISSN School
Student Learning Outcomes (ISSN Graduate Profile) <ul><li>ISSN graduates are Ready for College. </li></ul><ul><li>ISSN Graduates have the Knowledge Required in the Global Era. </li></ul><ul><li>ISSN graduates are Skilled for Success in a Global Environment. </li></ul><ul><li>ISSN graduates are Connected to the World . </li></ul>
Vision, Mission, Culture <ul><li>Shared vision of an internationally-focused, 21 st century learning community </li></ul><ul><li>High expectations for all students to gain the knowledge, skills and dispositions of a college ready, globally competent citizen </li></ul><ul><li>Core values that include rigor, inclusion, service and leadership </li></ul>
Curriculum, Assessment & Instruction <ul><li>Global Focus woven seamlessly throughout the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Assessment that offers multiple pathways for students to demonstrate their learning about the world </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging Instruction that immerses students in problem-based, project-based international explorations that deepen subject-specific understandings while allowing students to make interdisciplinary connections </li></ul>
School Organization and Governance <ul><li>Students and Staff who elected to be a part of an internationally-focused education </li></ul><ul><li>Personalization so all students find their place and connection within the globally-focused mission of the school </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to learn and lead so all members of the school community have access to and voice in shaping the school, its policies, and practices </li></ul>
Family and Community Partnerships <ul><li>Family involvement that engages families as partners and calls on their diverse assets as sources of international learning at the school </li></ul><ul><li>Community partnerships that foster and extend the school’s international mission and students’ learning opportunities </li></ul>
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