THIS IS A 30-45 MINUTE PRESENTATION. Allow the principal to speak to his school’s commitment to NGL and introduce presenters. Main Topic(s): NGL is still work in progress. Time: 1 minute NeXt Generation learning was launched in the spring of 2005. Since then, many outstanding accomplishments have been associated with the plan … despite some noticeable challenges. This presentation is for the purposes of communicating to a much broader array of stakeholders clear definitions of the purpose, current status and expectations of NeXt Generation Learning. NeXt Generation Learning is a comprehensive strategic plan intended to align and improve work performed in all areas of our organization. It is to serve students and community. It is to involve all employees and stakeholders. It is not exclusive to any individuals, groups or facets of our organization. We’re all in this together.
What do we want to accomplish today? Provide a clear definition of NGL. Describe ways that each of us can contribute to NGL. Explain how NGL will benefit kids and community.
“ It is a vision of education that adapts to today’s reality and tomorrow’s needs. It acknowledges changes in our economy, our workplace and our world. It embraces the next generation with its diverse face, digital upbringing and independent thinking. It treats every child as an individual, every educator as a professional and every parent as a customer. It requires total community support, while holding the school district accountable to taxpayers. It represents a new direction, a new hope, a commitment to the success of every child and a promising future for an effective, efficient organization.”
Enhance dialog with students, parents and colleagues.
Institutionalize the principles of Organizational Excellence.
Offer more professional development in Venice and North Port.
Develop the capacity to allow parents to monitor progress electronically.
Keep clerical staff members informed of NGL purposes and status, so that they are able to respond to our clients with confidence and accuracy.
Explore the possibility of electronic transfer of certain student information from other districts. Having immediate information from districts that send us large numbers of students would enhance our initial service to those families. We could reciprocate this service.
Establish district-wide scheduling guidelines for middle and high schools.
Increase opportunities for internships, externships and apprenticeships.
Establish a district accountability system for special schools, as a companion to A++ and NCLB.
Provide high school graduation reports for special schools that serve high school students, yet typically have them re-enroll in comprehensive schools.
Enhance career/technical training and remediation to special schools. Pairing the GED exit option with CTE could prepare targeted students for career success. Otherwise, the 24 credit requirement prohibits CTE.
Differentiate NGL specific to the needs of ESE, ESOL and other special populations as needed.
Provide end of year achievement data for students who have been in place for at least two years to schools with exceptionally high mobility rates.