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NYC iZone at WNET's Teaching and Learning


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NYC iZone at WNET's Teaching and Learning

  1. 2. Core elements of school innovation New school models will focus on capturing and replicating a core set of practices designed to disrupt the fundamental assumptions about school and transform the conditions of learning for all students Technology Platform
  2. 3. Children First 2010-2014: Develop and implement innovations at scale that disrupt retrograde industry assumptions <ul><li>Disrupt these retrograde industry assumptions - </li></ul><ul><li>Schools are comprised of similarly-operated classroom units in which one adult delivers content to a room of between 12 and 34 students, six hours and twenty minutes per day, 180 days per year </li></ul><ul><li>Adults dictate a course of study to children, who receive and process information for adults to evaluate </li></ul><ul><li>As part of one job, teachers manage classroom organizations; research and deliver content; differentiate the course of study according to student needs; assess performance; and deliver feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Special education students should be grouped and planned for according to class size requirements </li></ul><ul><li>An Innovation Zone will codify and scale innovation over the next four years by - </li></ul><ul><li>Pursuing exemption from state-level restrictions around seat time and online course credit </li></ul><ul><li>Blending online coursework modules with personalized learning management systems to challenge class size and talent distribution assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding student learning time, stretching the school day and school year without adding teacher work time </li></ul><ul><li>Optimizing a match between individual student learning needs, learning modalities, content and instructional resources through an algorithmic engine </li></ul><ul><li>Re-conceiving teacher certification areas and teacher responsibilities within the school organization </li></ul>UNACCEPTABLE ADEQUATE GOOD GREAT CHILDREN FIRST: 2010-2014 Integrate disruptive innovations into complex school models Continuous Improvement DRAFT - Confidential
  3. 4. The NYC Cinema School • Using time during the year in a new way • Using community partners to teach students
  4. 5. Global Technology Preparatory <ul><li>Using video for reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Developing tutorials to assess student learning </li></ul><ul><li>Learning foreign language online during the school day </li></ul>
  5. 6. Global Learning Collaborative <ul><li>Meeting with curators to learn how museums work </li></ul><ul><li>Capture and push content to blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Share digital exhibit with the world </li></ul>
  6. 7. City Poly • Having a choice of five languages • Studying online at an effort-based pace
  7. 8. Questions and Answers <ul><li>How do you build capacity in a school? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Takes time and commitment of teachers/principal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How do you manage posting of student work? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Principals meet with parents to get sign-off </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Is PowerSpeak available in English? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How does a school join the iZone? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete applications for 2010-11 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Next Steps and Challenges <ul><li>How can we create space for schools to develop and pilot original innovations? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we help schools share, adopt, and adapt those innovative practices? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we capture the knowledge created and lessons learned across multiple school sites? Whole schools? Individual teachers? Students? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we extend learning day and year for students while honoring current contractual regulations? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we work with schools to transition from 19th and 20th century models of schooling to 21st century? </li></ul>
  9. 10. What is the Innovation Zone ? <ul><li>The Division of Strategy & Innovation (DSI) is recruiting schools to pilot a set of innovations that accelerate student learning toward enhanced college and career readiness: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>innovations in instructional delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>innovations that extend and improve instructional time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>innovations in school and classroom staffing models that maximize the effectiveness of principals and teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In the initial phase of pilot innovations, DSI will propose innovation categories and provide design, implementation, technology and program support. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition, DSI will work with the SED in the hopes of securing relevant policy waivers. DSI intends to study the pilot innovations with rigor so that their potential for scale is evaluated. As the Innovation Zone expands, DSI will look to networks and schools to propose and incubate innovations that can be supported centrally. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Innovation Category: New York Virtual School <ul><li>The DOE is working to develop a virtual high school. In the pilot year there will be two opportunities for schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Option 1: Integrating online courses </li></ul><ul><li>Schools will offer online courses for initial credit, credit recovery, or Advanced Placement to enhance the learning experience of traditional face-to-face classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Option 2: Blended school model </li></ul><ul><li>Schools will pilot a new model of organization and culture that is a blend of face to face and online learning, transforming the way that curriculum is delivered (up to a third of coursework delivered online), staff are organized, and time is scheduled , creating a personalized, digital learning environment. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Innovation Category: Time & Staffing Pilots <ul><li>NYC DOE is promoting two related innovations with respect to scheduling and staffing: </li></ul><ul><li>Option 1: Time and Staffing Management Pilots </li></ul><ul><li>Schools propose new time and staffing models that extend learning time and allow for more individualized learning paths for students. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participating schools will receive support from expert schedulers and designers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participating schools will support the development of the scheduling tool to create more flexible, individualized time and staffing capabilities. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Option 2: New Time and Staffing School Models </li></ul><ul><li>Expand an existing school model, Generation Schools, that redistributes teacher and student time in order to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extend annual student learning time using existing resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase collaborative planning and assessment time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide opportunities for a cycle of “intensive courses” (project-based or out of school learning) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Innovation Category: Integrated Learning Systems <ul><li>Integrated Learning Systems (ILSs) feature computer-based learning activities and assessments that teachers use to develop and assign individually-tailored learning plans. As students work through their assigned learning activities on the computer, the ILS reports on progress in real-time, enabling teachers to quickly identify trends, diagnose student learning needs, and focus their efforts on the topics students find most challenging. </li></ul><ul><li>The NYC DOE is proposing a 2-year pilot program to rigorously evaluate and compare the effectiveness of high-potential ILSs through a random assignment process at the 3-5 and 6-8 grade level in ELA and Math. </li></ul><ul><li>Schools participating in this pilot will have the opportunity to implement an innovative learning system and contribute to its design & improvement. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Regina Paul Policy Studies in Education [email_address] Thomas Lynch Innovation Facilitator [email_address] Kim Frumin Innovation Facilitator [email_address]