Innovative Schools Committee - Presentation

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Innovative Schools Committee - Presentation

  1. 1. Innovative Schools Committee
  2. 2. Purpose <ul><li>Provide the Board with recommendations that will support the Sylvan Union School District in addressing the needs of students and the community for the future. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>First Meeting – June 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings continue every 3-4 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Committee Facilitators Met Each Week </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyzed data, researched best practices, and planned for meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information was shared in meetings and online password protected web site. </li></ul><ul><li>Committee consisted of parents, teachers, principals, community members, business leaders, the Superintendent, and a Board member. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Actions <ul><li>Brainstormed and identified needs of the students and Sylvan Union School District. </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritized identified needs together. </li></ul><ul><li>Identified Best Practices that support our needs. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Activities <ul><li>Interviewed students. </li></ul><ul><li>Visited other school sites. </li></ul><ul><li>Consulted with professionals in alternative education </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of research, and shared findings electronically </li></ul><ul><li>Using the research we developed and shared practices that could be used as a models based on the research for classroom instruction. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Development of Recommendations <ul><li>Developed over series of meetings. </li></ul><ul><li>Constructed out of our research. </li></ul><ul><li>Debated, dialogued, and continue to discuss recommendations to support the board in their direction to guide the district to a better future. </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of expanding the conversations. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Five Recommendations <ul><li>1. Digital Revolution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructional programs that include latest technology advances: online learning, personal digital devices, the digital delivery of differentiated student instruction that is easily shared, combined and reconfigured. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. Meaningful Assessments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Age appropriate assessments that measure student knowledge based on current world expectations and those of the individual learner. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. Home School/Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilizing the current tools of communication to expand and enhance home to school communication. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4. Changing Roll of the Teacher </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructional design that incorporates standards into more student collaborative, “hands-on” pedagogy where the teacher is more a facilitator of learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5. Global Relevance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An emphasis of educating the whole child and instructional practices that address the learners entire education process, pre - kindergarten and beyond eighth grade. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Stay tuned… <ul><li>Over the next five board meetings we will address each one of the five recommendations in more depth. </li></ul>

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