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Preparing for a Global Creative Economy

  1. 1. A Charter College Preparatory School (Middle & High) To Prepare Students for the Global Creative Economy Feb 2013 Work In Progress We Welcome Feedback! Mark Lee Private & Confidential Blue Underlined Links are Active
  2. 2. What & Why? Private & Confidential
  3. 3. OCPS Needs a College Prep School - 2012 State of The Schools Address - But Is Preparing for College Sufficient In The Global Creative Economy? (see Appendix 1 on the value of a college education) Private & Confidential
  4. 4. College Costs Rise While Graduate Earnings Decline Average Tuition & Fees Average Earnings Private & Confidential
  5. 5. Students Need to Prepare for the Global Creative Economy Be Globally Ready Be CreativeLearn Multiple Spend Time Cross Grow Languages Abroad Disciplines Portfolio Meet Core Requirements Accelerate via Blended Learning Learn From the Best Private & Confidential Apply Technology Effectively
  6. 6. A Charter Middle/High School that Prepares Students for the Global Creative Economy Build a Charter Middle/High School That Meets these 3 NeedsGlobal Readiness Core Academic Requirements Creative Capacities We will Model the Proposed Charter School after Avenues (a brand-new $40,000/year NYC Private School) See Appendix 2 As a Charter School, We will have to be Far More Innovative Private & Confidential
  7. 7. How Your Child Will Benefit Global Readiness Core Academic Requirements Creative CapacitiesUse Global Experiences Excel Use Creative Projects To For College Admissions to Enrich Portfolio & Enrich PortfolioFor College Admissions Succeed in College For College Admissions & & Prepare With Deep Prepare for Global Interaction For Career Growth FOCUS Private & Confidential
  8. 8. Meet Core Academic Requirements Via Blended Learning (FLVS)Start College Counseling in MS Use Individualized Learning Plan & Advance by Ability Instead of Sequencing X X X X by Age/Grade Blend & Accelerate Learning Via FLVS Take University Online Courses for Certificates of Completion Private & Confidential
  9. 9. Use Flex Blended Learning to Accelerate Learning See Appendix 3 for More Information on Blended Learning Private & Confidential
  10. 10. Use Ivy League Plus Graduates for F2F Coaching * Bonus for Students: College Admissions Counseling & SAT Tutoring Get Current Insights from Ivy League Plus Graduates On How They Successfully Applied to Elite Schools + SAT Tutoring* Subject to (see here for Ivy League SAT Scores) Hiring Availability Private & Confidential
  11. 11. Use FLVS for Online Instruction Course Fall Semester Spring SemesterProgression Mode Algebra 1 (Honors) By Calendar Algebra I (Honors) Algebra II (Honors) By Competency Gifted Students Can Accelerate Learning Based Upon their Abilities and Diligence (FLVS example assumes 2X Learning Speed)
  12. 12. Students can Take EdX Online CoursesEarn Certificates of Completion from MIT, Harvard, others Imagine A 13 Year-Old Taking a Harvard Law School Online Course Private & Confidential
  13. 13. Blended Learning Frees Money & TimeTo Be Globally Ready and Creative Private & Confidential
  14. 14. Earn $ Credit for Global & Creative Experiences (share cost savings to benefit students) A Student Who Takes A FLVS Course A Student Who Takes 10 FLVS Courses to Completely Replace Will Have $1,000* Credit (min) a Required Course to be Used Can Earn $100 Credit (min) For Int’l Travel & Creative Projects Option Student Can Use Accrued Credit to Own a Google Chrome Book Teacher $/Student/Course Annual Salary (exc. benefits) $48,000 Teaching Periods/Day 6 Students/Period 20 Teacher $/Student/Course $400* Not transferable, and limited to school-approved projects
  15. 15. Accelerate Learning to Complete Core Requirements Early (frees time for global & creative projects) Blended Learning Use Remaining 2 years for Projects (assume 2X Learning) or Graduate Early Finish 24 Credit Hours in 2 Years
  16. 16. Be Globally Ready Private & Confidential
  17. 17. Learn to Compete & Collaborate Globally Collaborate Remotely Interact Daily Take At Least With International Studentswith International Students 1 Semester (or longer) On Enrolled at School Abroad Global Creative Projects Private & Confidential
  18. 18. Be Creative Private & Confidential
  19. 19. Grow Creative Capacities: Learn by Doing A famous study on identical twins aged between 15 and 22: while 80% of IQ differences were attributable to genetics,only around 30% of the performance on creativity tests could be explained that way. It means that we can work on learning and improve our creativity. Private & Confidential
  20. 20. Build Mastery in a Self-Chosen AreaEarly depth and mastery in any arena provide important transferable lessons and buildlong-lasting confidence and self-esteem. Leading colleges and universities look for suchkey differentiators in their prospective students. Whether photography or physics, chessor cello, architecture or demography, poetry or playwriting, higher educationalinstitutions are increasingly looking for students who have a demonstrated area ofexcellence and depth.Beginning in ninth grade, the Avenues Mastery Program will expect every student todevelop an area of depth and excellence in a self-chosen field of learning, whether art,music, literature, sports, science or history. Each student will select an area, subject oractivity in which he or she has a passion and would like to develop depth and excellence.Every student will have a teacher-mentor who shares the student’s special interest andwho will help guide him in enhancing his intellectual curiosity and deepening his base ofknowledge.The Mastery Program will culminate with each Avenues student completing a workproduct emblematic of the area that he has chosen. For some students this will be athesis, for some an experiment, for others a publication, portfolio or performance. Private & Confidential
  21. 21. Share Creative Portfolio with the World Each Student will have a Personalized Website • Links to Outputs • Links to LinkedIn, Twitter, FB, Blogs, personal websites • Project Websites • Videos
  22. 22. Next Steps This PPT Identifies the What and Why The Next Steps Focus Upon the How1. Work with OCPS to develop charter school application 2. Form a committee of interested parents Private & Confidential
  23. 23. Reading Resources
  24. 24. Appendix 1Paying More for College but Learning Less
  25. 25. US Universities Decline in Value to their StudentsA degree has always been considered the key to a goodjob. But rising fees and increasing student debt,combined with shrinking financial and educationalreturns, are undermining at least the perception thatuniversity is a good investment.Concern springs from a number of things: steep rises infees, increases in the levels of debt of both studentsand universities, and the declining quality of graduates.Debt per student has doubled in the past 15 years. Two-thirds of graduates now take outloans. Those who earned bachelor’s degrees in 2011 graduated with an average of $26,000in debt.A federal survey showed that the literacy of college-educated citizens declined between1992 and 2003. Private & Confidential
  26. 26. 1st 2 Years of College Show Small Gains • After two years in college, 45% of students showed no significant gains in learning; • After four years, 36% showed little change. • Students also spent 50% less time studying compared with students a few decades ago, the research shows. • Students in the study, on average, earned a 3.2 grade-point average. Private & Confidential
  27. 27. Appendix 2
  28. 28. Use “Avenues: The World School” as a Role Model Private & Confidential
  29. 29. The School Will Continue to Learn & Improve Private & Confidential
  30. 30. Appendix 3Blended Learning
  31. 31. Personalizing Education Via Technology Q: What do you see as the major problems in the current education system and how will disruptive innovation help correct them? A: The biggest problem in the current education system is that not every student learns in the same, standard way, and yet schools standardize the way they teach and test. Using the computer as the delivery platform for learning has the potential to break the trade-offs between customization and affordability, which could ultimately allow students to learn in their preferred styles and at their preferred pace.’ll learn how• Customized learning will help many more students succeed in school• Student-centric classrooms will increase the demand for new technology• Computers must be disruptively deployed to every student• Disruptive innovation can circumvent roadblocks that have prevented other attempts at school reform• We can compete in the global classroom-and get ahead in the global market
  32. 32. Blended Learning Private & Confidential
  33. 33. Blended Learning Personalizes Learning by Time, Place, Path & Pace Private & Confidential
  34. 34. Blended Learning: Do Better or in Less Time Private & Confidential
  35. 35. 4 Blended Learning Models Private & Confidential
  36. 36. Appendix 4 State of Florida ProposedDigital Learning Initiatives
  37. 37. Florida: Innovating via Digital Learning
  38. 38. Florida: Innovating via Digital Learning
  39. 39. Florida: Innovating via Digital Learning
  40. 40. Appendix 5 Silicon Valley Seed Fundingfor Blended Learning Initiatives
  41. 41. SV Seed Funding for Blended Learning Initiatives The Silicon Schools Fund aims to provide grants of approximately $700,000 to the fledgling schools over four years to get them started. But all programs will be designed to survive on the approximate $7,000 per student per year provided by the state of California, Greenberg said. School leaders will decide on their education approach, including how much--or how little--technology their programs need. on-schools-fund-lands-12- million/