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Franklin High School Advanced Placement Access Initiative Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Thanks… <ul><li>John Koch , English - FHS </li></ul><ul><li>Catherine Boisvert , Mathematics – FHS </li></ul>
Goals <ul><li>To increase students’ access to Advanced Placement (AP) courses </li></ul><ul><li>To increase students’ prep...
What is AP? <ul><li>Most challenging level of curriculum offered to high school students </li></ul><ul><li>National Progra...
Benefits to Students <ul><li>Increased student participation in highest level curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>More competitiv...
Access Initiative Year 1 <ul><li>Building Capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mass I...
Creating Capacity <ul><li>Philosophical Change </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Education </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation of Middle...
Professional Development <ul><li>Mass Insight </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle and High School Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Professional Development  <ul><li>Preparation begins in Middle School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concept Driven! </li></ul></ul...
Math Concept from Gr. 6-12
Math Example #2
Instructional Approach <ul><li>Instructional Methodologies consistent for all topics and concepts </li></ul><ul><li>5 Appr...
Easy for Teachers to Use <ul><li>Materials provided by MassInsight </li></ul><ul><li>Supplemental lessons incorporated int...
Vertical Teaming <ul><li>MS & HS Curriculum Teams work together to integrate lessons! </li></ul><ul><li>English, Math & Sc...
What is next? <ul><li>Continuation of PD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2009-10: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Current participant...
What is next? <ul><li>Student recruitment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AP ...
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Advanced Placement Access Initiative 2/10/09

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The initiative to increase the access to AP courses at Franklin (MA) HIgh School as presented to the School Committee by Principal Peter Light, 2/10/09

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Advanced Placement Access Initiative 2/10/09

  1. 1. Franklin High School Advanced Placement Access Initiative Tuesday, February 10, 2009
  2. 2. Thanks… <ul><li>John Koch , English - FHS </li></ul><ul><li>Catherine Boisvert , Mathematics – FHS </li></ul>
  3. 3. Goals <ul><li>To increase students’ access to Advanced Placement (AP) courses </li></ul><ul><li>To increase students’ preparation for AP courses. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is AP? <ul><li>Most challenging level of curriculum offered to high school students </li></ul><ul><li>National Program sponsored by College Board (SAT I&II) </li></ul><ul><li>Aligned with year I college curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Students may test out of college requirements </li></ul>
  5. 5. Benefits to Students <ul><li>Increased student participation in highest level curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>More competitive college entrance </li></ul><ul><li>Greater success in college curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Greater depth of thinking skills required of students </li></ul>
  6. 6. Access Initiative Year 1 <ul><li>Building Capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mass Insight: www.massinsight.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creation of Vertical Teams </li></ul>
  7. 7. Creating Capacity <ul><li>Philosophical Change </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Education </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation of Middle and High Schools </li></ul>
  8. 8. Professional Development <ul><li>Mass Insight </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle and High School Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English, Math and Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on student preparation beginning in MS </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Professional Development <ul><li>Preparation begins in Middle School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concept Driven! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Departure from Text Book approach </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concepts from AP interwoven through all levels of curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Examples to follow… </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Math Concept from Gr. 6-12
  11. 11. Math Example #2
  12. 12. Instructional Approach <ul><li>Instructional Methodologies consistent for all topics and concepts </li></ul><ul><li>5 Approaches: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>*Algebraic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Graphical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Numeric </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verbal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Denotes method required for AP Exam in Calculus </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Easy for Teachers to Use <ul><li>Materials provided by MassInsight </li></ul><ul><li>Supplemental lessons incorporated into existing curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Spiral approach to instruction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concepts return year after year </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Vertical Teaming <ul><li>MS & HS Curriculum Teams work together to integrate lessons! </li></ul><ul><li>English, Math & Science Teams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through Mass Insight </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forming Independently: Faculty Initiative </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. What is next? <ul><li>Continuation of PD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2009-10: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Current participants: Level 2 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New participants: Level 1 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vertical teams </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2010-11 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Levels 3,2 &1 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vertical Teams </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. What is next? <ul><li>Student recruitment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AP Potential Program through College Board </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Publicity </li></ul>

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