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  1. 1. P.S. 317 The Academy Children Deserve “The Steps to Success in Early Childhood Development.” “THE PUGGLES” <ul><li>Christopher Cipollo </li></ul><ul><li>David Cugini </li></ul><ul><li>Tara DePaolis </li></ul><ul><li>Carolyn Reilly </li></ul>SNEAKERS , our school mascot. intelligent curious respect
  2. 2. <ul><li>The school’s mission is to promote an appropriate learning environment for all students. Each student has the potential to learn and we look to meet the needs of the “whole child.” Individualized programming will be implemented to meet needs of the all the children we teach. All children are creative in their own way. The educators will include their creativity into the learning environment to ensure skill acquisition and generalization of knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>The school will create an environment where the students can learn from the challenges they face socially, mentally, physically, emotionally and academically. It is our goal to promote positive learning experiences for our students to become lifelong learners. </li></ul>I did it!
  3. 3. Spotlight “ Whole Child” concept -enhancing each child’s self-concept. - Resiliency “Promoting success for everyone.” -teaching children to meet the challenges ahead of them and become more capable because of their experiences. Infusion of the Arts -By tapping into our students hidden talents we hope to motivate and deepen their learning. -The Arts will be infused into our Balanced Literacy program first.
  4. 4. “ Whole Child” - Development of each child’s self-concept through academic and social growth. -Appreciate each child’s talents, abilities, and strengths. -Teach children how to make “good” choices. -Acknowledge and reward positive behavior. -Foster new challenges and the ability to complete them. -Positive learning experiences – create bonds with people and activities that are healthy and supportive of positive growth and development. -Clear and consistent boundaries. -Life skills. -Care, nurture, and support – leading to an increased self-worth. -High expectations. -Meaningful participation and Reflection.
  5. 5. Infusion of Arts into the Curriculum <ul><li>The arts play an important part in the healthy development of students, both intellectually and socially. </li></ul><ul><li>According to the federally enacted No Child Left Behind Act, the arts are a core content area that is integral to a well-rounded education </li></ul><ul><li>Arts education has inherent benefits: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develops students’ creative abilities & fosters appreciation of arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates connections across academic discipline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stimulates creative thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engages students and builds sense of community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides opportunities for students to express themselves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offers an entry point to reach diverse learners and learning styles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enriches student learning </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Who are we? <ul><li>Servicing general and special education students in grades Kindergarten to 2 nd grade. </li></ul><ul><li>Located on the North Shore of Staten Island, New York. </li></ul><ul><li>Applications accepted throughout Staten Island, lottery will determine enrollment. </li></ul>
  7. 7. A Day in the life of a P.S. 317 student…
  8. 8. 6.5 Total Hours Per School Day: 45 Lunch 30 Music or Visual Arts 30 Reflection & Sharing Time 25 Listening/ Note-taking Exercise 45 Physical Education or Enrichment 45 Hands-on Science or Social Studies 60 Math Workshop 30 Writing Workshop 20 Wilson Fundations 30 Reading Workshop 30 Guided Reading Minutes Per Day Class General Outline of Daily Schedule The Academy Children Deserve Public School 317 -
  9. 9. School Governance Dean Sneakers Principal Assistant Principal Guidance Counselor/BCBA Outside Agencies Curriculum Coach K Lead Teacher 1 st Grade Lead Teacher 2 nd Grade Lead Teacher Special Education Lead Teacher K Teachers 1 st Grade Teachers 2 nd Grade Teachers Special Education Teachers & Service Providers Parent Coordinator
  10. 10. School Leadership Styles <ul><li>Transformational Leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Opening of School, 1 st day faculty returns – Creating a positive learning environment for the entire school community by welcoming each staff member with a “welcome package.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transactional Leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acknowledgement and reward of staff efforts and hard work (e.g. “Teacher of the Month” receives a reserved parking spot.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Participative Leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Distribution of responsibilities based on talents of the staff (e.g. Curriculum Coach.) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. School Leadership Team <ul><li>Equal number of members from parents and staff. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop our school’s Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP.) </li></ul><ul><li>Determine School-based budget – division and allocation of funds. </li></ul>State Education Law, Section 2590, all New York City public schools are required to establish School Leadership Teams. SLTs must comply with the current Chancellor’s Regulation A–655 .
  12. 12. Parent Teacher Association (PTA) <ul><li>Election of officers-President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop school By-laws. </li></ul><ul><li>Selection of members for the Community and Citywide Education Councils and organizing fundraisers, workshops, and family events. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Consultation Committee <ul><li>Principal, Assistant Principal, Guidance Counselor, representative of each grade, UFT representative, Lead Special Education teacher, school nurse, and safety agent. </li></ul><ul><li>Meet monthly to discuss issues regarding: safety, academic concerns, school problems, staff concerns, and outside agencies. </li></ul>Secretary Sneakers
  14. 14. Parent & Community Inclusion <ul><li>Website to be created in which parents and community can access the most updated information about the PS 317, including school calendar </li></ul><ul><li>ESL classes for non-English speaking parents on weekends </li></ul><ul><li>“ Puggles” Bi-Monthly Interactive Newsletter available on School Website </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly PTA meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Continual communication regarding student progress and performance </li></ul><ul><li>Specific student events will be open to the public </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for parents to be involved in various school activities and trips </li></ul>
  15. 15. City Year Program <ul><li>– utilizes High School students’ skills and abilities to be Role Models and develop strong relationships with younger students. </li></ul><ul><li>-develops self-concept for all participants and fosters community. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  16. 16. Assessment Strategies <ul><li>Our school uses data to track student progress. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Data Binders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum Mapping and Benchmarks clearly set. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum based goal sheets for every student. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-test and Post-test results with summary sheets. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uploaded to ARIS. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data is used to highlight and track kids who are in need (potential hold-overs.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student work is collected to create a student work file – students performance is consistently monitored and relayed to parents. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monthly Progress Reports with individual academic goal packets and four Report Cards a school year. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Parent-Teacher Conference Day/Night sessions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum based Parent Workshops once a month. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Curriculum <ul><li>Literacy Programs – Balanced Literacy including the Wilson Fundations Program, Reading workshops (Read Aloud Sessions and Guided Reading.) </li></ul><ul><li>Writers’ Workshop – Teachers College Writers Model. </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics Programs – Everyday Mathematics. Math workshops and a math team. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Curriculum cont. <ul><li>Science Programs – Houghton Mifflin Program. Hands-on sessions as well as a science fair required for all students. </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies – Houghton Mifflin Program. Civic learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Music/Art – Hands on music and art making sessions – Aligned with Blueprint for the Arts. </li></ul>
  19. 19. ELA Standards <ul><li>Standard 1: Language for Information and Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Students will listen, speak, read, and write for information and understanding. As listeners and readers, students will collect data, facts, and ideas; discover relationships, concepts, and generalizations; and use knowledge generated from oral, written, and electronically produced texts. As speakers and writers, they will use oral and written language that follows the accepted conventions of the English language to acquire, interpret, apply, and transmit information. </li></ul><ul><li>Standard 2: Language for Literary Response and Expression </li></ul><ul><li>Students will read and listen to oral, written, and electronically produced texts and performances from American and world literature; relate texts and performances to their own lives; and develop an understanding of the diverse social, historical, and cultural dimensions the texts and performances represent. As speakers and writers, students will use oral and written language that follows the accepted conventions of the English language for self-expression and artistic creation. </li></ul><ul><li>Standard 3: Language for Critical Analysis and Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Students will listen, speak, read, and write for critical analysis and evaluation. As listeners and readers, students will analyze experiences, ideas, information, and issues presented by others using a variety of established criteria. As speakers and writers, they will use oral and written language that follows the accepted conventions of the English language to present, from a variety of perspectives, their opinions and judgments on experiences, ideas, information and issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Standard 4: Language for Social Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Students will listen, speak, read, and write for social interaction. Students will use oral and written language that follows the accepted conventions of the English language for effective social communication with a wide variety of people. As readers and listeners, they will use the social communications of others to enrich their understanding of people and their views. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  20. 20. Mathematics Standards <ul><li>Students will understand mathematics and become mathematically confident by communicating and reasoning mathematically, by applying mathematics in real-world settings, and by solving problems through the integrated study of number systems, geometry, algebra, data analysis, probability, and trigonometry. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  21. 21. Social Studies Standards <ul><li>Standard 1: History of the United States and New York </li></ul><ul><li>Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in the history of the United States and New York </li></ul><ul><li>Standard 3: Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of the geography of the interdependent world in which we live—local, national, and global—including the distribution of people, places, and environments over the Earth’s surface. </li></ul><ul><li>Standard 4: Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of how the United States and other societies develop economic systems and associated institutions to allocate scarce resources, how major decision-making units function in the United States and other national economies, and how an economy solves the scarcity problem through market and nonmarket mechanisms. </li></ul><ul><li>Standard 5: Civics, Citizenship, and Government </li></ul><ul><li>Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of the necessity for establishing governments; the governmental system of the United States and other nations; the United States Constitution; the basic civic values of American constitutional democracy; and the roles, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship, including avenues of participation. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  22. 22. Science Standards <ul><li>Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  23. 23. School Age Developmental Profile <ul><li>Checklist to assess skills in the following domains: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Motor Development </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social Emotional Development </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cognitive Development </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Language Development </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The checklist is used as a guide to determine what skills students possess and skills that need to be worked on. </li></ul>
  24. 24. New York State Learning Standards of the Arts “ Maestro Sneakers”
  25. 25. Standard 1 – Creating, Performing, and Participating in the Arts <ul><li>Music – Students will compose original music and perform music written by others. They will understand and use the basic elements of music in their performances and compositions. Students will engage in individual and group musical and music-related tasks, and will describe the various roles and means of creating, performing, recording, and producing music. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Standard 1 – Creating, Performing, and Participating in the Arts <ul><li>Visual Arts – Students will make works of art that explore different kinds of subject matter, topics, themes, and metaphors. Students will understand and use sensory elements, organizational principals, and expressive images to communicate their own ideas in works of art. Students will use a variety of art materials, processes, mediums, and techniques, and use appropriate technologies for creating and exhibiting visual art works. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul>
  27. 27. Standard 2 – Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources <ul><li>Music - Students will use traditional instruments, electronic instruments, and a variety of nontraditional sound sources to create and perform music. They will use various resources to expand their knowledge of listening experiences, performance experiences, performance opportunities, and/or information about music. Students will identify opportunities to contribute to their communities’ music institutions, including those embedded in other institutions (church choirs, industrial music ensembles, etc.). Students will know the vocations and avocations available to them in music. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Standard 2 – Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources <ul><li>Visual Arts – Students will know and use a variety of visual arts materials, techniques, and processes. Students will know about resources and opportunities for participation in visual arts in the community (exhibitions, libraries, museums, galleries) and use appropriate materials (art reproductions, slides, print materials, electronic media). Students will be aware of vocational options available in the visual arts. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Standard 3 – Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art <ul><li>Music - Students will demonstrate the capacity to listen to and comment on music. They will relate their critical assertions about music to its aesthetic, structural, acoustic and psychological qualities. Students will use concepts based on the structure of music’s content and context to relate music to other broad areas of knowledge. They will use concepts from other disciplines to enhance their understanding of music. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Standard 3 – Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art <ul><li>Visual Arts - Students will reflect on, interpret, and evaluate works of art, using the language of art criticism. Students will analyze the visual characteristics of the natural and built environment and explain the social, cultural, psychological, and environmental dimensions of the visual arts. Students will compare the ways in which a variety of ideas, themes, and concepts are expressed through the visual arts with the ways they are expressed in other disciplines. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Standard 4 – Understand the Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of the Arts <ul><li>Music – Students will develop a performing and listening repertoire of music of various genres, styles, and cultures that represent the peoples of the peoples of the world and their manifestations in the United States. Students will recognize the cultural features of a variety o musical compositions and performances and understand the functions of music within a culture. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Standard 4 – Understand the Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of the Arts <ul><li>Visual Arts – Students will explore art and artifacts from various historical periods and world cultures to discover the roles that art plays in the lives of people of a given time and place and to understand how the time and place influence the visual characteristics of the art work. Students will explore art to understand the social, cultural, environmental dimensions of human society. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul></ul>
  33. 33. How can we put one of these standards into action for special education students in our school? <ul><li>Lessons can be adjusted for special education students. </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom instruction modified for the individualized class dynamics – physical or emotional disabilities in room. </li></ul><ul><li>Composition lesson is the perfect example! </li></ul><ul><li>Will satisfy Standard 1 – Creating and Performing in the Arts! </li></ul>
  34. 34. Aim: How can we learn to compose our own piece of music? <ul><li>Define Composition – to create a NEW piece of music! </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce a piano keyboard – there are two types of notes - black and white keys – have students find and press all of the black keys only. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow students to play any black keys they want - have students name their song – they are now composers!! </li></ul>
  35. 35. How can the students experience the piano or any instrument in our school? <ul><li>Large Arts Centered Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Full-Time positions available </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous instruments purchased for school use </li></ul><ul><li>Art supplies placed in every room for hands on instruction </li></ul>
  36. 36. References <ul><li>City Year (2009). Whole School, Whole Child: Helping Keep Students In </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School and On Track . Retrieved July 25, 2009 from http://www. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> =yNg-Zc2p1A8 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New York City Department of Education. (2007). Regulation of the </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chancellor: A-655 . Retrieved July 25,2009 from http://docs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2012-5-07%20%20FINAL.pdf </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New York State Academy for Teaching and Learning. Mathematics, Science </li></ul><ul><ul><li>and Technology . Retrieved July 25, 2009 from http:// www.emsc.nysed . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>gov/nysatl/mathstrand.html </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. References <ul><li>New York State Education Department. (2009). English Language Arts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Standards. Retrieved July 26, 2009 from http://www. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New York State Academy for Teaching and Learning. Social Studies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Standards . Retrieved July 25, 2009 from http://www. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The University of the State of New York. (1996). Learning Standards for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the Arts . Retrieved July 26, 2009 from </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ciai/Arts/pub/artlearn.pdf </li></ul></ul>
  38. 38. References <ul><li>Wilson, Carolyn. (2008). The Schools Children Deserve . Retrieved July </li></ul><ul><ul><li>25, 2009 from http:// =V1K_8jfXuTo& </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>feature=related </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vort Corporation. (1995). HELP for Preschoolers Charts (3-6 Years) . </li></ul>