Superintendent’s Remarks <ul><li>Who we are </li></ul><ul><li>Why that is important </li></ul><ul><li>What lies ahead of u...
Who Are We? <ul><li>A collection of spirited and proud educators </li></ul><ul><li>From a broad range of backgrounds and e...
Age Distribution of the Sylvan Family (790 Employees) Traditionalists (1925-1945) or  Silent Generation 39 employees 5% Ba...
Formative events include: the Oklahoma City Bombing, 9/11, and the Internet Boom. Formative events include: Watergate, The...
 
Geezers or Geeks? <ul><li>Traditional Chronological Divide </li></ul><ul><li>Not necessarily true of educators </li></ul><...
Test Your Geekness <ul><li>Do you have your own web page? (1 point) </li></ul><ul><li>Have you made a web page for someone...
Your “Real” Generation <ul><li>  0 points –  Silent Generation </li></ul><ul><li>1-2 points –  Baby Boomers </li></ul><ul>...
Why is this important? <ul><li>This year’s kindergarten class represents the next generation. </li></ul><ul><li>What will ...
Professional Conversations
What can we do to make a positive difference in the lives of our  next generation? <ul><li>Develop strong adaptive capacit...
<ul><li>Sylvan District Students outperform the State and County Average  </li></ul><ul><li>in the Percent of students  </...
 
We are meeting the needs of our students.
 
Did You Know? <ul><li>Our student demographics are changing and so must we as we address the learning needs of our subgrou...
English/Language Arts % Adv./Prof. 2002 - 2007 Did You know we are making progress? + 11% 21 11 Students w/ Disabilities +...
Mathematics % Adv/Prof 2002 - 2007 Did You know we are making progress? + 13% 28 15 Students w/ Disabilities + 12% 46 34 H...
<ul><li>Our students demonstrate their successes in many ways. </li></ul>
Fine Arts
Music Instruction <ul><li>By the end of sixth grade, our students receive 5000 minutes of music instruction. </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>By the end of eighth grade,  </li></ul><ul><li>our students receive over  </li></ul><ul><li>6000 minutes  </li></u...
We are making a difference in our children’s future.
Did You Know? Our students have not only  learned  how to read,  but they also  do read . Our libraries have over 225,000 ...
<ul><li>64% of our students met at least 5 out of 6  Physical Fitness Standards…. </li></ul><ul><li>They are tested on the...
We are making a difference in student fitness.
Technology Our teachers use technology to teach. Our students use technology to learn. In 2002 Sylvan District had approxi...
What can we do to make a positive difference in the lives of our  next generation? <ul><li>Develop strong adaptive capacit...
What We Do  Starts from the Inside Out <ul><li>Conviction </li></ul><ul><li>Passion </li></ul><ul><li>Perseverance </li></ul>
The Golden Rule <ul><li>Rule of reciprocity in all cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Golden Rule </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do unto ot...
Conclusion <ul><li>“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the futu...
Sylvan Family Conversation <ul><li>Blog Site: Sylvan School District Family Conversations. </li></ul><ul><li>http://sylvan...
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    1. 1. Superintendent’s Remarks <ul><li>Who we are </li></ul><ul><li>Why that is important </li></ul><ul><li>What lies ahead of us </li></ul><ul><li>What we doing about it now </li></ul><ul><li>What we can do to prepare for change </li></ul>
    2. 2. Who Are We? <ul><li>A collection of spirited and proud educators </li></ul><ul><li>From a broad range of backgrounds and eras </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on our one common purpose- </li></ul><ul><li>STUDENT SUCCESS </li></ul><ul><li>We believe in what we are doing and </li></ul><ul><li>that we are making a difference. </li></ul><ul><li>We consider ourselves a family, </li></ul><ul><li>a multi-generational family. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Age Distribution of the Sylvan Family (790 Employees) Traditionalists (1925-1945) or Silent Generation 39 employees 5% Baby Boomers (1946-1964) 418 employees 53% Generation X (1965-1981) 303 employees 38% Generation Y (1982-2002) Millenials, Netsters 30 employees 4%
    4. 4. Formative events include: the Oklahoma City Bombing, 9/11, and the Internet Boom. Formative events include: Watergate, The PC Boom, The Reagan Presidency. Formative events include: Kennedy and ML King assassinations, Vietnam War, Woodstock. Children during the war. The eldest remember the Depression. Technically competent Family first Buy a decent house Money, title, recognition etc Most worked for only one employer, stayed until they retired. Silent State-of-the-art Technically savvy Technically challenged Want multi-generational family My friends are my family Family and friends I like living with my parent(s) Do I need a house? Buy the most house you can Work that has meaning for me Freedom is the ultimate reward Money, title, recognition etc Build parallel careers Build a portable career Build a stellar career Millennials Generation X Baby Boomers
    5. 6. Geezers or Geeks? <ul><li>Traditional Chronological Divide </li></ul><ul><li>Not necessarily true of educators </li></ul><ul><li>“ My Generation” </li></ul><ul><li>Intergenerational Mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Jones Generation (1954-1964) </li></ul><ul><li>Media technology driven </li></ul><ul><li>What generation are you a part of, really? </li></ul>
    6. 7. Test Your Geekness <ul><li>Do you have your own web page? (1 point) </li></ul><ul><li>Have you made a web page for someone else? (2 points) </li></ul><ul><li>Do you IM your friends? (1 point) </li></ul><ul><li>Do you text your friends? (2 points) </li></ul><ul><li>Do you watch videos on YouTube? (1 point) </li></ul><ul><li>Do you remix video files from the Internet?  (2 points) </li></ul><ul><li>Have you paid for and downloaded music from the Internet? (1 point) </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know where to download free (illegal) music from the Internet? (2 points) </li></ul><ul><li>Do you blog for professional reasons?  (1 point) </li></ul><ul><li>Do you blog as a way to keep an online diary? (2 points) </li></ul><ul><li>Have you visited MySpace at least five times? (1 point) </li></ul><ul><li>Do you communicate with friends on Facebook? (2 points) </li></ul><ul><li>Do you use email to communicate with your parents? (1 point) </li></ul><ul><li>Did you text to communicate with your parents? (2 points) </li></ul><ul><li>Do you take photos with your phone? (1 point) </li></ul><ul><li>Do you share your photos from your phone with your friends? (2 points) </li></ul>
    7. 8. Your “Real” Generation <ul><li>  0 points – Silent Generation </li></ul><ul><li>1-2 points – Baby Boomers </li></ul><ul><li>3-6  points – Generation Jones (1954-1964) </li></ul><ul><li>6- 12 points - Generation X </li></ul><ul><li>12 or over - Millennials </li></ul>
    8. 9. Why is this important? <ul><li>This year’s kindergarten class represents the next generation. </li></ul><ul><li>What will they be known for? </li></ul><ul><li>We have the power to influence this generation. </li></ul><ul><li>It is imperative that we strive to understand the world they will inherit. </li></ul><ul><li>We need to begin having conversations- now. </li></ul>
    9. 10. Professional Conversations
    10. 11. What can we do to make a positive difference in the lives of our next generation? <ul><li>Develop strong adaptive capacities. </li></ul><ul><li>Look for solutions to challenges (Escalator video) </li></ul><ul><li>We can sustain the quality of education currently provided in the Sylvan School District. </li></ul>
    11. 12. <ul><li>Sylvan District Students outperform the State and County Average </li></ul><ul><li>in the Percent of students </li></ul><ul><li>in the Advanced/Proficient Levels in English/Lang. Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. </li></ul>Academics Did You Know?
    12. 14. We are meeting the needs of our students.
    13. 16. Did You Know? <ul><li>Our student demographics are changing and so must we as we address the learning needs of our subgroup populations. </li></ul>
    14. 17. English/Language Arts % Adv./Prof. 2002 - 2007 Did You know we are making progress? + 11% 21 11 Students w/ Disabilities + 15% 43 28 Hispanic + 14% 39 26 Econ. Dis. + 11% 52 41 All Difference 2007 2002
    15. 18. Mathematics % Adv/Prof 2002 - 2007 Did You know we are making progress? + 13% 28 15 Students w/ Disabilities + 12% 46 34 Hispanic + 12% 43 31 Econ. Dis. + 14% 54 40 All Difference 2007 2002
    16. 19. <ul><li>Our students demonstrate their successes in many ways. </li></ul>
    17. 20. Fine Arts
    18. 21. Music Instruction <ul><li>By the end of sixth grade, our students receive 5000 minutes of music instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to that, approximately 800 students or 10 % receive instrumental music instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>How well do they achieve? </li></ul>
    19. 22. <ul><li>By the end of eighth grade, </li></ul><ul><li>our students receive over </li></ul><ul><li>6000 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>of graphic arts instruction. </li></ul>Did You Know?
    20. 23. We are making a difference in our children’s future.
    21. 24. Did You Know? Our students have not only learned how to read, but they also do read . Our libraries have over 225,000 books which equates to over 25 books for each child in the district. We are making a difference in life long learning.
    22. 25. <ul><li>64% of our students met at least 5 out of 6 Physical Fitness Standards…. </li></ul><ul><li>They are tested on their aerobic capacity, abdominal strength, endurance, flexibility, and body composition. </li></ul>Physical Education
    23. 26. We are making a difference in student fitness.
    24. 27. Technology Our teachers use technology to teach. Our students use technology to learn. In 2002 Sylvan District had approximately 800 computers for instruction In 2007 Sylvan District has 2228 computers for instruction. We are making a difference in preparing our students for the work force .
    25. 28. What can we do to make a positive difference in the lives of our next generation? <ul><li>Develop strong adaptive capacities. </li></ul><ul><li>Look for solutions to challenges (Escalator video) </li></ul><ul><li>We can sustain the quality of education currently provided in the Sylvan School District. </li></ul><ul><li>We can look closely at what is working or not working. </li></ul><ul><li>We can seek best practices and make them our own. </li></ul><ul><li>We can start from the inside out. </li></ul>
    26. 29. What We Do Starts from the Inside Out <ul><li>Conviction </li></ul><ul><li>Passion </li></ul><ul><li>Perseverance </li></ul>
    27. 30. The Golden Rule <ul><li>Rule of reciprocity in all cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Golden Rule </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do unto others as you would </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>have them do unto you </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Golden Rule of Teaching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teach your students as you would have others teach your children, grandchildren or other loved one. </li></ul></ul>
    28. 31. Conclusion <ul><li>“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” John F. Kennedy </li></ul><ul><li>“Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.” John F. Kennedy </li></ul>
    29. 32. Sylvan Family Conversation <ul><li>Blog Site: Sylvan School District Family Conversations. </li></ul><ul><li>http://sylvanconversations.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Inservice Day Continues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Return to sites by 1:00 p.m. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buses </li></ul></ul>

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