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Imagine Your Ideal School
We Are Creating a Nation Proud of its Public Schools
Schools can inspire and engage all students.Teachers can offer releva...
Outcomes that Matter
Student outcomes that clearly
define success
A Powerful Design for School Change
Culture that Empower...
Working together to transform schools
As a leading design partner for comprehensive school change, New Tech Network, a
nat...
Scale and Impact-Innovation that shifts from
Network to school to district
• Student Achievement
• Instruction & Assessment
• Policies & Structure
• Culture & Relationships
• Purpose & Mission
Hier...
• In-depth, informative learning tours
for planning teams
• Strategic support for a strong,
sustainable implementation
• S...
NTN Services for System-wide Success
An increasing number of districts are choosing New Tech Network to increase student e...
Professional Learning @ NTN
Professional Learning @ NTN is a personalized system of learning opportunities that is designe...
Professional Learning @ NTN
Echo supports project-based learning and features an innovative gradebook that aligns to the d...
Dashboard
The Echo dashboard gives you an “at a glance” view of how your students are doing across all school-wide
learnin...
Our thanks to Duane Baker at the BERC Group for this formulation.
Elementary Support
NTN offers a comprehensive PBL model that
integrates strong literacy and math practices
with deeper lea...
Elementary Support
NTN provides tools, resources, and coaching
for success in the elementary classroom.
• Elementary Outco...
West Des Moines Community Schools New Tech
West Des Moines Community Schools New Tech
West Des Moines Community Schools New Tech
West Des Moines Community Schools New Tech
West Des Moines Community Schools New Tech
West Des Moines Community Schools New Tech
West Des Moines Community Schools New Tech
West Des Moines Community Schools New Tech
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West Des Moines Community Schools New Tech

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In the WDMCS New Tech schools, we provide an education embedded in a culture of trust, respect, and responsibility. Students are expected to meet learning outcomes in eight areas: written communication, oral communication, collaboration, technology literacy, work ethic, content proficiency, critical thinking, and global awareness. With project-based learning, the seamless use of technology, and a distinct school culture, we prepare our students with the skills needed to be successful in today’s world beyond high school.

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West Des Moines Community Schools New Tech

  1. 1. Imagine Your Ideal School
  2. 2. We Are Creating a Nation Proud of its Public Schools Schools can inspire and engage all students.Teachers can offer relevant and authentic learning experiences in all subjects. Students can develop skills essential for both college and career, in addition to mastering academics. As a leading design partner for comprehensive school change, NewTech Network has proven public schools can accomplish all of these aspirations.We do not operate schools; instead, we work with districts and communities throughout the country to transform schools into innovative learning environments.
  3. 3. Outcomes that Matter Student outcomes that clearly define success A Powerful Design for School Change Culture that Empowers School-wide culture of empowerment for students and adults Technology that Enables Use of technology tools for easy access to resources and information Teaching that Engages Meaningful, problem- solving approach to instruction
  4. 4. Working together to transform schools As a leading design partner for comprehensive school change, New Tech Network, a national non-profit, works closely with more than 175 districts and schools. 126 HIGH SCHOOLS 41 MIDDLE SCHOOLS 23 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS 4400 TEACHERS 72000 STUDENTS 118 DISTRICTS Australia Multiple School Districts School
  5. 5. Scale and Impact-Innovation that shifts from Network to school to district
  6. 6. • Student Achievement • Instruction & Assessment • Policies & Structure • Culture & Relationships • Purpose & Mission Hierarchy of Change
  7. 7. • In-depth, informative learning tours for planning teams • Strategic support for a strong, sustainable implementation • Services customized to each school • On-site school readiness visit • Planning Academy courses including residencies for leaders and teachers Student Achievement • Virtual workshops • Site Institutes • Leadership coaching and training • On-site convenings Instruction & Assessment Policies & Structure Culture & Relationships Purpose & Mission • Onsite and virtual coaching Planning by Design Implementing for success NTN Services for System-wide Success Our core services include extensive planning, design, and implementation support that guide schools towards lasting change and ongoing improvement Expanding the system • District School Development Program • Aligned Leadership workshops • Systems alignment workshop • District Learning Teamwork
  8. 8. NTN Services for System-wide Success An increasing number of districts are choosing New Tech Network to increase student engagement and success for the future. NTN has developed services and tools to support districts in this ambitious endeavor. Our approach facilitates the alignment of district structures, policies, and services to ensure full support of school development and change. • Organizing for Learning – Systems Alignment Workshops • Learning Together – District Learning Teams • Leading for Learning – Aligned Leadership Workshops • Aligned Learning for Teachers – District Coach Development Program
  9. 9. Professional Learning @ NTN Professional Learning @ NTN is a personalized system of learning opportunities that is designed to meet the varying needs of adult learners across our network. This design will allow you, the education professionals, to connect and learn at your own pace and to focus on your own needs and interests. Convenings Face-to-face events focused on a topic or audience. NTN coaches dive into principles and practices of the New Tech design. Site Institutes Face-to-face meetings hosted by schools throughout the Network. An opportunity to learn directly from host schools. Virtual Workshops Virtual events focused on a topic or audience. Facilitated by an NTN coach. Badging Program NTN Badges point to important aspects of good New Tech design and facilitation and ask teachers to provide evidence of and reflection in their own work.
  10. 10. Professional Learning @ NTN Echo supports project-based learning and features an innovative gradebook that aligns to the deeper learning skills students will need in college and career. Digital tools, cultivated and aligned content, and a community of shared learning are integrated to create a powerful and innovative platform to support student and adult learning. Tools Architecture and feature sets aligned to Project Based Learning and other personalized deeper learning practices with a multi-dimensional gradebook organized around the assessment and reporting of student outcomes (skills) rather than assignments. Content Teachers, students, and parents at New Tech schools use Echo on a daily basis to access course resources, exemplar projects, project plans, assignments and an extensive library of instructional resources for teachers. Educators have the opportunity to create projects and access project and resource libraries. Community Echo allows schools to more easily exchange best practices, collaborate in real time, connect and share projects, and develop cross-school projects for students. In short, the Echo community is vibrant and growing.
  11. 11. Dashboard The Echo dashboard gives you an “at a glance” view of how your students are doing across all school-wide learning outcomes. Additionally , at the end of each bar it tells you the number of activities you have graded for that outcome and their point value.
  12. 12. Our thanks to Duane Baker at the BERC Group for this formulation.
  13. 13. Elementary Support NTN offers a comprehensive PBL model that integrates strong literacy and math practices with deeper learning outcomes. At New Tech Elementary Schools, learning is: • Multi-disciplinary • Focused on building confident readers, writers, and oral communicators • Collaborative • Student-centered • Active and inquiry-based • Designed to develop student agency
  14. 14. Elementary Support NTN provides tools, resources, and coaching for success in the elementary classroom. • Elementary Outcome Rubrics • Elementary Project Planning Toolkit • Literacy Coaching and Resources • Problem-based Math Coaching and Resources • Model Projects • PL@NTN Elementary Offerings

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