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The Next Dimension   Peekskill’s Continued Focus on Increasing Student Performance:  Teaching & Learning Initiatives 2006-...
Board’s 2008-09 Goals <ul><li>Goal One   </li></ul><ul><li>Foster an environment that significantly reduces the achievemen...
Focusing  Simultaneously  on  Standards  and  Personalization Student Performance Family/Community  Support and Expectatio...
Focusing on Standards:  Clear Expectations <ul><li>Create clear, public, articulated, and  feasible  common/ guaranteed  c...
Preponderance-of-Evidence  Model to Assess Learning <ul><li>Develop/select frequent, common assessments to provide ongoing...
Provide Rich, Innovative  Learning Experiences <ul><li>Integrate 21 st  century learning skills – the new basics:  </li></...
Increasing Rigor and Relevance <ul><ul><li>Increase the  academic rigor and relevance  of what students should know throug...
Increased Rigor in New 08-09 Courses/Programs <ul><li>AP World History </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Geometry </li></ul><ul...
Accelerated Courses Minimum of 10 Faculty Positions Designated “Accelerated Staffing”   High School, Middle School, Elemen...
Science Accelerated Pathways 7th Grade 6th Grade 11th Grade 10th Grade 9th Grade  8th Grade 12th Grade Science 6  Accelera...
Project Potential Math  Accelerated Pathways 7th Grade 3 rd  – 6 th   Grade 11th Grade 10th Grade 9th Grade  8th Grade 12t...
2006-2007 Art Program <ul><li>Basic </li></ul><ul><li>K-8 General Art, Introduction to Art </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing, Limi...
2006-2007 Music Program <ul><li>Basic- Identical to previous year.  In addition: </li></ul><ul><li>Recorders  for all stud...
Influencing Student Effort <ul><li>Support student  self-management of learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Teach students how to s...
Focusing on Personalization <ul><li>Ensure positive relationships – student to student, student to teacher, teacher to tea...
Project Potential Students 2007-08 Enrollment by grade and discipline           279 117 104 300 Total           127 40 42 ...
Ensure Accountability Includes Adults, as Well as Students <ul><li>Develop a level of professionalism that expects continu...
Professional Development and Evaluation of Teaching Initiatives <ul><li>District Professional Development Committee </li><...
Budget Areas that Support  Increased Rigor, Relevance and Relationships & Shared Accountability for Continuous Improvement...
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Draft X Board Presentation Instructional Programs March 31[1]

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Draft X Board Presentation Instructional Programs March 31[1]

  1. 1. The Next Dimension Peekskill’s Continued Focus on Increasing Student Performance: Teaching & Learning Initiatives 2006-2010
  2. 2. Board’s 2008-09 Goals <ul><li>Goal One </li></ul><ul><li>Foster an environment that significantly reduces the achievement gap by providing all students with access to a challenging and rigorous instructional program, based 21st Century Learning Standards. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand programming in the Fine and Performing Arts, Math, Science and Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand the availability of technology tools and software to support student access to educational programs and curricula that exceed SED performance standards. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Goal Two </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain high expectations for a teaching-learning environment by ensuring all teachers have opportunities to continuously grow as instructional experts in response to a rapidly evolving, culturally diverse society. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Goal Three </li></ul><ul><li> Continue to monitor and evaluate the Caring Community Initiatives to ensure students and adults work and learn in safe, secure and nurturing environments. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal Four </li></ul><ul><li> Continue to establish multiple opportunities for parents and residents to engage in activities that support our schools and students. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal Five </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate the budget process to insure alignment between educational goals and fiscal resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand the reorganization of our schools to a two year phase-in project, and ensure the realignment of curriculum and instructional materials at all grade levels. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Focusing Simultaneously on Standards and Personalization Student Performance Family/Community Support and Expectations Rigorous & Relevant Instruction via Innovative Learning Experiences Student Effort
  4. 4. Focusing on Standards: Clear Expectations <ul><li>Create clear, public, articulated, and feasible common/ guaranteed core learning standards PreK-12+ in all disciplines, including technology literacy skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop descriptive criteria and models of work that meets standards; ensure students use the criteria/models to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-assess their own work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-adjust their work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflect on their progress and set goals for improvement. </li></ul></ul>Standards Learning experiences Demonstrations of learning
  5. 5. Preponderance-of-Evidence Model to Assess Learning <ul><li>Develop/select frequent, common assessments to provide ongoing pictures of student progress and development that allow early intervention or acceleration, based on evidence of learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Broaden evidence of learning to include portfolios of exhibitions and projects, in addition to essays, quizzes and tests. </li></ul>Standards Learning experiences Demonstrations of learning
  6. 6. Provide Rich, Innovative Learning Experiences <ul><li>Integrate 21 st century learning skills – the new basics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity and Innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication & Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research & Information Fluency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking, Problem solving & Decision Making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Citizenship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Operations & Concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on 2007 International society for Tech in Ed (ISTE) </li></ul></ul>Standards Learning experiences Demonstrations of learning
  7. 7. Increasing Rigor and Relevance <ul><ul><li>Increase the academic rigor and relevance of what students should know through engaging students in learning experiences which </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commit to a knowledge core of major concepts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demand high levels of thinking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Require active use of knowledge </li></ul></ul></ul>Standards Learning experiences Demonstrations of learning
  8. 8. Increased Rigor in New 08-09 Courses/Programs <ul><li>AP World History </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Geometry </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-AP English 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-AP Computer Science </li></ul><ul><li>Aquatics </li></ul><ul><li>Intro to 3-D Mediums: Sculpture & Ceramics </li></ul><ul><li>Strings, beginning at grade 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Instrumental Music, beginning at grade 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Science Seminars – new Earth Science </li></ul><ul><li>WCC Intro to Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction of new elementary science labs grades 3-6 </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction of new elementary accelerated math curriculum grades 3-6 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Accelerated Courses Minimum of 10 Faculty Positions Designated “Accelerated Staffing” High School, Middle School, Elementary and K-12 <ul><li>AP English </li></ul><ul><li>AP English Lit </li></ul><ul><li>AP US History </li></ul><ul><li>AP Govt Pol </li></ul><ul><li>AP Eur Hist </li></ul><ul><li>AP Biology </li></ul><ul><li>AP Calculus </li></ul><ul><li>AP Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>AP Computer Science </li></ul><ul><li>AP Spanish Language </li></ul><ul><li>AP Spanish Lit </li></ul><ul><li>AP French WCC Astronomy </li></ul><ul><li>WCC Adv French I </li></ul><ul><li>WCC Adv French II </li></ul><ul><li>WCC Business Org </li></ul><ul><li>WCC Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>SUNY Oneonta Meteorology </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Painting and Drawing </li></ul><ul><li>Astronomy </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Design </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic Science Research </li></ul><ul><li>Forensic Science </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Algebra </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-AP World History 9 </li></ul><ul><li>8 th Grade Regents Earth Science </li></ul><ul><li>7 th Grade Accelerated Science </li></ul><ul><li>7 th Grade Accelerated Math </li></ul><ul><li>8 th Grade Accelerated Math </li></ul><ul><li>K-12 Art & Music Acceleration </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 3-6 Math/Science Acceleration </li></ul>
  10. 10. Science Accelerated Pathways 7th Grade 6th Grade 11th Grade 10th Grade 9th Grade 8th Grade 12th Grade Science 6 Accelerated Science 7 AP Bio or Physics Astronomy - College Course Chemistry + Honors Lab Alternate Days Living Environment + Honors Lab-Alternate Days Accelerated Earth Science AP Bio Astronomy College Course Science Research Year 1 Notes: All electives are based on enrollment and budget support . 3rd – 5th Grade Project Potential (in preparation for ASR) Science Research Year 2 Science Research Year 1 Authentic Science Research Meteorology College Course
  11. 11. Project Potential Math Accelerated Pathways 7th Grade 3 rd – 6 th Grade 11th Grade 10th Grade 9th Grade 8th Grade 12th Grade Integrated Algebra 2 & Trigonometry Integrated Geometry Integrated Algebra Pre-Calculus AP Calculus AP Statistics Each team will have an accelerated section. Notes: All electives are based on enrollment and budget support. Math Accelerated Advanced Algebra & Trigonometry AP Computer Each team will have an accelerated section.
  12. 12. 2006-2007 Art Program <ul><li>Basic </li></ul><ul><li>K-8 General Art, Introduction to Art </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing, Limited 3-Dimensional Projects </li></ul><ul><li>9-12 Studio in Art, Painting and Drawing, Basic Photography </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerated </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Photography </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio Development </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Painting and Drawing (Acrylics, Pen and Ink) </li></ul><ul><li>Community Art Shows </li></ul><ul><li>Group Projects (Mural Design and Development) </li></ul><ul><li>Illustration </li></ul><ul><li>Puppetry </li></ul><ul><li>Visits to Art Galleries (HVCCA, Storm King Art Center, Dia Center) </li></ul>Basic- Identical to previous year. <ul><li>Accelerated- Identical to previous year. In addition: </li></ul><ul><li>Community Arts Festivals (Art and Music Integration) </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiated Instruction: Multi-level projects </li></ul><ul><li>Silk screening </li></ul><ul><li>Fashion Design </li></ul><ul><li>Watercolors </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerated- Identical to previous year. In addition: </li></ul><ul><li>Ceramics Studio (Grades 7-8) </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-media projects (performance art) </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Crafts </li></ul><ul><li>Sculpture </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Design </li></ul>Basic- Identical to previous year. 2007-2008 Art Program 2008-2009 Art Program
  13. 13. 2006-2007 Music Program <ul><li>Basic- Identical to previous year. In addition: </li></ul><ul><li>Recorders for all students, Grades 3-4 </li></ul><ul><li>Guitar for all students, Grade 5-6 </li></ul><ul><li>Chorus, Grades 3-4 </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerated- Identical to previous year. In addition: </li></ul><ul><li>Jazz Sextet, Grades 11-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Woodwind Ensemble, Grades 6-8 </li></ul><ul><li>Music Theory, Grades 11-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Music Technology, Recording Studio, Grades 9-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Music and Drama Interdisciplinary Projects, Grades 3-6 </li></ul><ul><li>Vocal Ensemble, Grades 5-8 </li></ul><ul><li>Composer in Residence </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerated- Identical to previous year. In addition: </li></ul><ul><li>Strings (Violin), grades 3-6 </li></ul><ul><li>Music Technology, Recording Studio, Grades 7-8 </li></ul><ul><li>Basic- Identical to previous year. In addition: </li></ul><ul><li>Keyboard harmony, grades 3-4 </li></ul><ul><li>Basic </li></ul><ul><li>K-8 General Music </li></ul><ul><li>5-12 Band </li></ul><ul><li>5-12 Chorus </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerated </li></ul><ul><li>5-6 Guitar Ensemble </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 6 Jazz Band </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 9-12 Jazz Band </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 9-12 Vocal Ensemble </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 9-12 Woodwind Ensemble </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 2 Recorders </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-District Collaborative Jazz Festivals </li></ul><ul><li>Artist in Residence </li></ul>2007-2008 Music Program 2008-2009 Music Program
  14. 14. Influencing Student Effort <ul><li>Support student self-management of learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Teach students how to self-monitor and self-manage </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure learning environments are designed to model and encourage the regular use of self-management strategies. </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of student self-management initiatives include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Power of Peace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PBIS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Westchester Mediation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caring Communities activities </li></ul></ul>Student Performance Family/Community Support and Expectations Learning Experiences Student Effort
  15. 15. Focusing on Personalization <ul><li>Ensure positive relationships – student to student, student to teacher, teacher to teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Insist on high expectations for every student, without limiting access to high level courses when students commit effort. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice “kid watching” to notice interests and potential talent areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Expand beyond-the-classroom-wall experiences, including service learning, project-based learning, and apprenticeships. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Project Potential Students 2007-08 Enrollment by grade and discipline           279 117 104 300 Total           127 40 42 15 30 8 168 20 50 17 81 7 152 68 33 28 77 6 92 33 31 22 24 5 103 57 17 11 33 4 158 80 11 11 55 3             Grade Total Science Math Art Music Grade
  17. 17. Ensure Accountability Includes Adults, as Well as Students <ul><li>Develop a level of professionalism that expects continuous learning and improvement. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development for each employee group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuous improvement planning for all departments/programs, with frequent review of data re effectiveness of initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Review, revise or redesign performance evaluation tools and processes for all employee groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Use audit reports (such as the PDK Curriculum Audit findings) to begin a cycle of regular program evaluation. </li></ul><ul><li>Insist that new initiatives include an evaluation of effectiveness. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Professional Development and Evaluation of Teaching Initiatives <ul><li>District Professional Development Committee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School Learning Teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey of faculty interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation of professional learning activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long term planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual goal-setting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Program evaluation of Finish Not Fail </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendation to intervene earlier (middle school summer 08) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PFA-District Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) Team </li></ul><ul><li>Revised non-tenured criteria and forms </li></ul><ul><li>New teacher mentoring with portfolio requirements at tenure year </li></ul><ul><li>Work in progress: tenured teacher criteria and forms </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Directed Growth Option </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement expectations and support </li></ul>
  19. 19. Budget Areas that Support Increased Rigor, Relevance and Relationships & Shared Accountability for Continuous Improvement <ul><li>District office and building budget lines: </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>teachers, PPS staff and other specialists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructional coaches/department chairs, technology teaching assistants </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Textbooks, instructional materials and supplies, technology tools </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development including BOCES services </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum writing </li></ul>

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