Showcase Session Partnership Building: Building School-College Partnerships


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This workshop shared information about a model designed by partner schools and discussed key challenges facing school-college partnerships.

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Showcase Session Partnership Building: Building School-College Partnerships

  1. 1. The Institute for Urban Education at The New School<br />New Programs and Approaches for <br />High School/ University Collaborations<br />
  2. 2. Historic Partnerships<br />A range of schools, many reflecting creative and eclectic approaches to structuring education shared by Eugene Lang College<br />Programs targeted at the pre-college and college-ready levels, inadvertently but effectively excluding students not already college ready level but who could, with supports, succeed in college<br />Semester-by-semester options created great flexibility for some students and schools but not enough structure for students needing more support<br />
  3. 3. Re-visioning the IUE<br />Work from our strengths<br />What is unique about The New School that might be helpful to K-12 educational efforts?<br />Address critical K-12 needs<br />How can The New School be part of the city’s efforts to ensure high school success and college access for all, especially those historically underrepresented in college? <br />Address critical college needs<br />What does The New School need in order to ensure all students succeed when they matriculate, and how might those lessons translate to other colleges?<br />Keep what works<br />How do we ensure continuance of programs and programmatic aspects that work?<br />
  4. 4. Structuring the New Vision<br />
  5. 5. College Opportunities: Strengthening the Existing Pipeline<br />Dual credit immersion in high-quality liberal arts coursework <br />Atypical dual credit classes—media studies, theatre, urban studies, civil rights<br />Classes taught by regular faculty<br />No more than 2 high school students per class<br />New community supports to mitigate risks for some<br />Community building activities related to recruitment efforts<br />Access to financial aid and application workshops<br />Increasing integration into freshman programming<br />Social activities<br />
  6. 6. College Preparation: Deepening the Pipeline<br />Selection of “cusp” or “middle of the road” students<br />Two-year commitment to students with high-quality resources<br />Academic supports for writing, reading, speaking within college contexts<br />Continuous development of students’ self-efficacy, leadership, and self-awareness through experiential and reflective activities<br />Cohort model as support network<br />College mentors as age-appropriate resources for adjusting to expectations and culture<br />Focused supports for college and career awareness, college searches, applications, and financial aid<br />Continued supports for students who find The New School a strong match for them <br />
  7. 7. The College Preparation Model<br />College<br />Engaging Projects<br />Support Systems<br />Cohort identity<br />Access to Resources<br />Mentoring<br />Community<br />
  8. 8. The College Preparation Academic Model<br />
  9. 9. College Preparation: The Extra-curricular Model<br />College Exploration Series:<br />Social Inquiry Project-Students build investigative skills and explore college by getting to know New School students through college panels, visiting college campuses, and learning about ways of accessing college resources. <br />College Planning Days- These interactive sessions engage students in learning about the college application and admissions processes as well skills that will support their success in college. Topics include the college search, admissions process, personal essays, financial aid, time management and improving study habits.<br />Media Action Projects: <br />Learning about basic media design concepts and research methods through the development of technical skills and conceptual frameworks for effective communication of ideas and information in today's networked, multimedia environment. <br />Learn practical skills needed for creating multimedia presentations and websites with a range of authoring/presentation tools<br />Critically examine social web media in terms of participation, political involvement and community formation. <br />
  10. 10. K-12/College Partnership: Changing the Future High School Experience<br />Deep partner sites to explore creative pedagogy in education<br />5-6 pilot schools with school change teams of 4-6 teachers committing to a 2-year change cycle<br />Coursework on pedagogic approaches that inspire engagement and creativity (design, project/field based work, arts integration, critical discussion)<br />School change plans designed by teams to appropriately apply learning<br />Action research documenting practice and providing inquiry support<br />Integration with data-driven district inquiry goals<br />Focus on more challenged schools<br />
  11. 11. IUE Learning Arm: Deepening Systemic Understandings about College Access<br />Data-rich analytics blended with fieldwork<br />Partnership with NYC DOE to have system data for rigorous analysis<br />Coordinated, planned qualitative data that will allow case studies to systematically, not just anecdotally, inform hard data<br />Partner schools help drive interpretation<br />Summer research hours in year 3 to interpret data across sites<br />Change teams lead planning of city convening around what we learned about bringing rich pedagogy into data-driven district change processes<br />