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St Gregory Opening Faculty Staff meeting 2011


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St Gregory Opening Faculty Staff meeting 2011

  1. 1. 2011-12St. Gregory’s 32ndyear<br />ThinkingForward: Character, Scholarship, Leadership, Innovation<br />
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  4. 4. Character<br />Advisory: A connected community<br />Middle School Mission Days<br />Kindness learning: Middle School programs and work with our new counselor<br />Diversity Day<br />One School, One City program: Connecting service, sustainability, school-meeting, and advisory.<br />
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  8. 8. Scholarship<br />Academically Adrift: 40 pages of reading, 20 pages of writing in at least one course each semester. <br />Curricular Changes in Upper School: More requirements & Choice for students, Greater Depth over Breadth<br />Curricular Changes in Middle School: More Rigor, more requirements, more choice<br />MAP, CWRA, other testing<br />Information Literacy Advances<br />Professional Development: Modeling Learning<br />Student-produced video: What is the role? <br />On-line textbooks: Pushing forward<br />Reverse Instruction for more PBL<br />PBL<br />
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  20. 20. Five Areas for Advance<br />1) .  LI school-wide curriculum, scope and sequence<br />A.  MS mission days (Corinne, Mike, Heather)--designing scope and sequence for LIB.  Re-tooling the US curriculum to provide more breadth, more innovation, and more US faculty involvement (Kate, Fred, Dennis, Laura)<br />2)  Coordination and communication of leadership opportunities--existing, new, internal, external.  <br /> Advisory, all-school meetings, one-school one-city program (Rachel steering, Lorie, FA, Jonathan, Laura)  <br />B. Re-shaping co-curricular programming to increase LI opportunities, training, and practice (Kate, Fred, Dennis, Heather)<br />MS senate/SC--Heather/Fred--Fred will discuss faculty coordination with Heather <br />
  21. 21. Five Areas for Advance<br />3.  Summit:  Fred, Corinne, Laura, Mike<br />recruiting and facebook publicitydesigningplanning7th grade and 4th grade<br />4.  Faculty Involvement & PD<br />LI rubrics, guiding questions, and training towards a common LI language (Kate, Jonathan, Fred, Mike will help wordsmith)<br />Brown bag optional PD sessions on leadership and innovation teaching and learning: Jonathan and Fred<br />
  22. 22. Five Areas for Advance<br />5.  LI diploma program (Kate, Fred, Jonathan, Dennis)<br />Write clearer criteria for earning creditsCreate info-graphicshelping students understand why they want the diploma and how they can get there<br />
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  26. 26. Thinking Forward:Unifying Themes from A Guide to Becoming a School of the Future<br />The Schools are Academically Demanding<br />Classrooms extend beyond the school walls, actively engaging students in the world around them <br />Digital technologies and a global perspective infuse all aspects of the curriculum<br />Vibrant arts programs help promote creativity, self-expression, self-discipline, and flexibility<br />
  27. 27. Thinking Forward:Unifying Themes from A Guide to Becoming a School of the Future<br />The adults are actively engaged with one another and with the students in a process of continuous learning<br />A culture of engagement and support invites participation, innovation, and a “growth mindset” on the part of teachers and students<br />Transformational leadership challenges the status quo, draws out the issues, navigates through conflict, and mobilizes people and resources to do the adaptive work necessary to create and sustain effective change<br />
  28. 28. NAIS President Pat Bassett: Schools which are not Schools of the future will not be schools in the future. <br />St. Gregory is, it is clear, more than most, truly on the road to becoming a school of the future.<br />Let’s keep going! <br />