Innovation at Byron Public Schools

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Innovation at Byron Public Schools

  1. 1. Byron Public Schools Home of the Byron Bears
  2. 2. Byron Elementary SchoolByron Middle SchoolByron High SchoolCommunity Education
  3. 3. Our VisionMaximizing LearningOpportunities for All!
  4. 4. District Goals Financial stability Engaging learning environment Community relations Effective use of technology Integrate continuous improvement practices Curriculum aligns with standards Reading at or above grade level
  5. 5. BPS’s Innovation Committee was created in 2011 after feedback was received from the Baldrige Express Survey Feedback Report
  6. 6. Innovation means first differentthen better.
  7. 7. Innovating is a fundamentallydifferent way of doing thingsthat result in considerablybetter, and perhaps different,outcomes.
  8. 8. Innovation distinguishes between aleader and a follower. -Steve Jobs, Apple
  9. 9. Safety Work Processes Teaching and LearningAreas for Improvement
  10. 10. Embedded within our Culture
  11. 11. Job Descriptions Hiring ProcessInnovation Personal Training Innovation Goals Senior Leader
  12. 12. NEED: Time to be Innovative Amended Day
  13. 13. Defining idea categories
  14. 14. • Classroom/Department/TeamCategory 1 • No Senior Leader / no $ / no Time • Ex – 1st grade Daily Five • Building LevelCategory 2 • Admin/Mngr sponsor needed / little $ / some time • Ex - E-Portfolios, Bidding Adieu, 7 grade blogs • Building-District LevelCategory 3 • Multiple Admin/ More complex / $ / time • Ex - Google Apps for education • District LevelCategory 4 • • • Multiple Admin / Very complex / $$ / significant time Significant Gains Ex – Infinite Campus, Data Warehouse
  15. 15. Submitting IdeasAll Admin/Managers are notified.
  16. 16. District SponsoredProfessional Development
  17. 17. Amended Day Continuous Communication CollaborationImprovement Consistency Curriculum
  18. 18. Flipped PD
  19. 19. BPS First AnnualInnovation Fair Photo Credit - http://goo.gl/6ZkAJ
  20. 20. Innovation Fair • 25 Min – Innovative Show and Tell by ALL employee subgroups to ALL employee subgroups • Extending invitation to district collaborators and partners! Photo Credit - http://goo.gl/6ZkAJ
  21. 21. • Summer Academy• Most training from OUR staff• Sessions from 1.5 hours to Multi- Full Day• Voluntary (60% of teachers attend)• Aligned with district goals
  22. 22. District Online Teaching Certification• 6 week Online Course• 3 grad Credits or 36 CEU + stipend• Fully online• Voluntary• Teachers & Admin• Elementary - High School participants
  23. 23. District Online Teaching Certification• Required for teachers to teach online• 30 teachers have gone through the program• Retired teacher opportunities
  24. 24. Personal Learning Networks
  25. 25. Data Driven Decision Making
  26. 26. Byron Public Schools Data Coaches Data Coaches in our SchoolsOriginal Flickr photo by Xurble
  27. 27. • MCA • Disaggregate• NWEA • Trends• AIMSweb • Ranking/Percentile• ACT/Plan/Explore • Proficiency • Growth Assess Analyze District Data Coach Process Act Share• Intervention •• Modification • District/School Board• Differentiation • Building• RTI • Grade Level• Celebration • Classroom • Parents/Students
  28. 28. Assess AimsWeb Sept, Jan, AprilAnalyze Grade Levels (Immediate) Data Coach - Summer Overall Chutes and Parents End of YearShare RTI, PST ladders Fall/Winter/Sprg Conferences Oct/Feb Report w/Admin BOE Staff Act Differentiation Modification Celebrations/PDS A Personal Goal Action Planning Development and Procedures
  29. 29. Math Data
  30. 30. Reading Data
  31. 31. 2012-15 Technology Plan
  32. 32. All students will have engaging and empowering learning experiences in school that prepare them to beactive, creative, knowledgeable and ethical participants in our global society.
  33. 33. Schools and educatorswill create a 21stcentury learningenvironment which usestechnology to measurestudent outcomes andprovide immediate andmeaningful feedback forcontinuousimprovement.
  34. 34. Administrators and educators will be supported withtechnology that connects them to data, content, resources, expertise, and learning experiences that enable andinspire more effective teaching for all learners.
  35. 35. Students and educators will haveaccess to a comprehensive 21stcentury technology infrastructure andsupport system.
  36. 36. The district, schools, and educators will improve communication between students, teachers,administrators, parents and the community through the effective use of today’s technology.
  37. 37. Innovation in our District!
  38. 38. Cafeteria – Farm to School
  39. 39. AwardsImage Credit - http://goo.gl/dVPvl
  40. 40. Other Awards• Middle School - Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation spotlight award (2008)• MN Elementary Art Teacher of the Year• RAMSP Educators of the year (6)• School Finance Award
  41. 41. Byron High School
  42. 42. eLearningByron Public Schools
  43. 43. • Increased interaction/participation • Student-centered • Personalized pacing • Increased self direction • Improve 21st century skills• Improve Teaching/course design• F2F time with students who need it• Evaluate learning on a personal level• Maintain high school social atmosphere• Retain Students (PSEO)
  44. 44. Access this site by visiting http://sg.sg/ByronMath
  45. 45. Flipped Classroom Results Algebra 2
  46. 46. Flipped Classroom Results
  47. 47. Guided Study Hall Byron Public Schools
  48. 48. Byron Middle School
  49. 49. Stability Balls
  50. 50. Byron Elementary School
  51. 51. ES iPads
  52. 52. Kahn Academy

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