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High School Program Redesign Pro ject. Matt Shockley and Paul Buck 2/24/09 CGCSC Board of School Trustees. Agenda. Two School Board Mandates The Case for Change Revised SLC Phase-in Plan The High School Program Redesign Project: In Brief

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High school program redesign pro ject

High School Program Redesign Project

Matt Shockley and Paul Buck

2/24/09

CGCSC Board of School Trustees


Agenda

Agenda

  • Two School Board Mandates

  • The Case for Change

  • Revised SLC Phase-in Plan

  • The High School Program Redesign Project: In Brief

  • The Early College at Center Grove, The Center for 21st Century Learning @ CGHS, and the other SLC’s

  • SLC Commonalities

  • January: Finding Your Fit

  • Final Thought

  • Fast FAQ’s / Q & A Time

  • Resources


Please remember that

Please remember that:

  • The focus of the High School Program Redesign Project is instruction, not construction.

  • The High School Program Redesign Project and the Center Grove Construction Projects are related but not synonymous.

  • The High School Program Redesign Project and SLC’s are not synonymous and that SLC’s are only one part of the Redesign Project.


Two school board mandates

Two School Board Mandates

  • Personalize Center Grove High School.

  • Increase student achievement at Center Grove High School.


Why change

Why Change?

“Our students have changed radically. Today’s students are no longer

the people our educational system was designed to teach.”

--Marc Prensky

On the Horizon, 2001


Why change1

Why Change?

“Effective change agents understand that our schools follow an

agrarian calendar and were designed for the industrial age — not a

good match with preparing students for the digital age.”

--Dr. Bill Daggett,

President of the International Center for Leadership in Education, 2007


Why change2

Why Change?

  • 20.9% of our 2008-09 freshmen failed at least one course the 1st semester and 9.7% failed at least three courses.

  • 28% of the 2007 High School Survey of Student Engagement respondents don’t believe there is an adult in the building that knows them well.

  • 34% of 2007 ACT-tested students met all 4 college readiness benchmark scores.

  • 35.3% of 2006 CGHS Alumni Study respondents were required to take a remedial English course as a college freshman.

  • 38% of 348 STaR students surveyed described their level of engagement that week as: passive compliant, retreatist, or rebellious (as opposed to authentically or ritually engaged).

  • 39.4% of 2006 CGHS Alumni Study respondents were required to take a remedial math course as a college freshman.


Revised slc phase in plan

Revised SLC Phase-in Plan


High school program redesign project in brief

High School Program Redesign Project: In Brief

We will personalize CGHS through:

  • implementing SLC’s

  • differentiating our advisory period

  • embracing the “new” 3 R’s (Relationships, Relevance, and Rigor)

    At CGHS we will emphasize:

  • student learning

  • college readiness

  • career readiness


Personalization through implementing slc s

Personalization through:Implementing SLC’s:


Personalization through differentiating our advisory period

Personalization through:Differentiating Our Advisory Period:

  • Grades 9 and10: focus on the transition to high school

  • Grades 11 and 12: focus on the transition to post-secondary

    IRP STaR?


Personalization through embracing the new 3 r s

Personalization through:Embracing the “New” 3 R’s

Typical order: Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships

Our order: Relationships, Relevance, and Rigor

  • “When teachers have strong, trusting relationships with their students, [students] work harder and achieve more.”

  • “The more students understand how what they are learning is relevant to them, to their community, or to the world at large; the more motivated they will be to learn.”

  • “Relationships and relevance make rigor possible.”

    http://preilly.wordpress.com/2008/06/05/the-three-rs/


We will emphasize

We will emphasize:

  • Student Learning: focus on “authentic engagement,” which is characterized by high student attention and commitment

  • College Readiness: students are “ready to enroll and succeed—without remediation—in a credit-bearing course at a two-year or four -year institution, trade school, or technical school”

  • Career Readiness: focus on 21st Century Skills, which are “the skills, knowledge and expertise students should master to succeed in work and life in the 21st century”


Guest speaker joe preda

Guest Speaker: Joe Preda

Principal

Decatur Central High School


Early college high school

EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

The Early College at Center Grove : A college preparatory

program aimed at helping students gain college credit and

experience college before they graduate from high

school. Opening in 2009.


Description

Description

The Early College at Center Grove is a college-preparatory program that

believes in:

  • instilling the confidence in students that they can succeed in a post-secondary setting;

  • promoting and assisting students in gaining college credit by the end of high school;

  • providing a seamless transition from high school to college;

  • providing a relevant, rigorous and cross-curricular program for students in a personalized environment; and

  • preparing students to think critically, communicate clearly, learn independently, and work collaboratively in a 21st-Century world.


Target audience

Target Audience

An Early College at Center Grove student may be someone who...

  • has average grades and above average potential

  • chooses not to continue on the honors/AP track

  • is a 21st Century Scholar

  • is looking for a more personal high school experience

  • wants to gain college credit before graduating from high school

  • is unsure if college is for them

  • is the first to attend college in their family

  • is worried about how they will pay for college


New technology high school

NEW TECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL

The Center for 21st Century

Learning @ CGHS

Launching in 2010


Description1

Description

The Center for 21st Century Learning @ CGHS is a college-

preparatory program that believes in:

  • preparing students to think critically, communicate clearly, learn independently, and work collaboratively in a 21st Century world;

  • fostering a professional environment of respect, trust and responsibility that allows both students and teachers to focus on learning, as well as personal, academic and social growth;

  • emphasizing the integration of technology into learning to create authentic, purposeful, real-world learning experiences, tasks and products; and

  • creating opportunities for students and teachers to learn about their community, their nation, and their world through community service and participation.


Target audience1

Target Audience

A Center for 21st Century Learning @ CGHS student may be someone

who...

  •  may be struggling in a traditional school environment

  • is intelligent but possibly unmotivated

  • learns by doing projects and investigating solutions to problems

  • would benefit from a 1:1 student computer ratio


Other slc s to be phased in

Other SLC’s to be phased in:

  • The Center Grove School of Business and Information Technology [Business Academy]

  • The CG SLC of Applied Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics [STEM Academy]

  • The Center Grove Project Lead the Way - Biomedical Sciences Community [Health SLC]

  • The School of American Studies [Humanities SLC]


Business academy

BUSINESS ACADEMY

The Center Grove

School of Business and Information Technology

Launch Date TBA


Description2

Description

The Center Grove School of Business and Information Technology is a

college-

preparatory program that believes in:

  • providing rigorous educational opportunities for students interested in all areas of business, including marketing, management/entrepreneurship, business law, finance and information technology;

  • creating networking opportunities for students through community service projects and internship experiences;

  • preparing students with technology skills that will be needed in tomorrow’s global business world;


Description continued

Description (continued)

The Center Grove School of Business and Information Technology is a

College-preparatory program that believes in:

  • developing the leadership skills demanded by today’s industries, such as effective communication, problem solving, and team collaboration; and

  • preparing students for all post-secondary education opportunities not only in business-related majors but also in concentrated programs requiring a strong foundation in social studies, math and language arts.


Target audience and sample schedule

Target Audience and Sample Schedule

A Center Grove School of Business and Information Technology student may be someone

who... 

  • is interested in any business field including Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, Technology or Entrepreneurship

  • is looking to hold a paid internship in the business field before graduation

  • enjoys computer programming and software development

  • wants to receive college credit while still in high school

  • is interested in building relationships with the CG business community


Stem academy

STEM ACADEMY

The Center Grove SLC of Applied Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics

Launch Date TBA


Description3

Description

The Center Grove SLC of Applied Science, Technology,

Engineering, and Mathematics is a college-preparatory

program that believes in:

  • making science, technology, engineering and math authentic relevant for students;

  • integrating hands-on, problem-based, real-world experiences into student learning, tasks and products;

  • inspiring innovative thinking and problem solving to extend learning beyond the classroom;

  • preparing students to think critically, communicate clearly, learn independently, and work collaboratively in a 21st-Century, STEM world.


Target audience2

Target Audience

A Center Grove SLC of Applied Science, Technology, Engineering, and

Mathematics (STEM) student may be someone who… 

  • has an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

  • enjoys working with computers

  • would learn best in a project-based learning environment

  • would like to be enrolled in Project Lead the Way: Engineering

  • enjoys problem solving

  • could apply their learning beyond the classroom

  • enjoys technical writing


Sample schedule

Sample Schedule


Health slc

HEALTH SLC

The Center Grove Project Lead the Way - Biomedical Sciences Community

Launch Date TBA


Description4

Description

The Center Grove Project Lead the Way-Biomedical Sciences

Community is a college-preparatory program that believes in:

  • preparing students to take advantage of the career opportunities available in health and science;

  • engaging students in learning through hands-on, project-based, and problem-based curriculum; and

  • equipping students with the real-world knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a 21st-Century world.


Target audience3

Target Audience

A Center Grove Project Lead the Way-Biomedical Sciences Community

student may be someone who… 

  • may be considering a career in the health field

  • would seek AP and dual credit courses that would prepare them for a career in the health field

  • enjoys a hands-on approach to learning

  • aspires to do well in school

  • would enjoy a project-based approach to learning and independent investigation of health and medical fields


Sample schedule1

Sample Schedule


Humanities slc

HUMANITIES SLC

The School of

American Studies

Launch Date TBA


Description5

Description

The School of American Studies is a college-preparatory

program that believes in:

  • emphasizing the skills of writing, research, communication, and analysis with a focus on the subject matter of the American experience;

  • confirming democratic and libertarian values in school structure and governance;

  • cultivating student and faculty scholarship, experiential learning, and interpersonal relationships; and

  • fostering civic virtue through public service and community participation.


Target audience and sample schedule1

Target Audienceand Sample Schedule

A School of American Studies student may be someone who... 

  • enjoys going beyond the textbook to learn

  • would enjoy classes which integrate human culture including communication, art, and music into the curriculum

  • want a voice in school governance

  • is willing to challenge themselves to think critically and analyze problems in detail


Traditional

Traditional

  • We will temporarily offer the "traditional" Center Grove High School educational experience to interested students. For example:

    • in 2009-10 all 9th, 10th, and 11th graders who are not in The Early College at Center Grove will be Traditional students

    • in 2010-11 those students not in The Early College at Center Grove or The Center for 21st Learning @ CGHS (or any other SLC launched that year) will be Traditional students

  • The "traditional" option will exist through full implementation of the SLC's.

  • The SLC Teacher Placement Recommendation Task Force has recommended that Traditional no longer be an option once the SLC’s are fully implemented. Further discussion of this point will occur.


Sample schedule2

Sample Schedule


Slc commonalities

SLC Commonalities

All of our SLC’s will:

  • bring together students and staff who share common interests

  • be college preparatory and satisfy Core 40 requirements

  • teach/assess the Indiana Academic Standards

  • prepare students for CGHS and State end-of-course common assessments

  • enable interested students to earn an Academic Honors or a Technical Honors diploma

  • allow students to “passport out” of their SLC to take classes offered in other SLC’s


January finding your fit

January: Finding Your Fit

January 5th (Records Day): Matt and Paul met with the departments to discuss

SLC’s and Redesign

January 7th (Staff ER):

  • Matt and Paul explained the Teacher Placement Process

  • SLC representatives spoke on behalf of each SLC

    January 12th/13th(Staff Prep Period Meetings):

  • Administrators reviewed the SLC Preference Ballot, the Teacher Placement Recommendation Task Force process, and From Now to Wow!

  • Q and A


January finding your fit cont

January: Finding Your Fit (cont.)

January 21st: Deadline for teachers to submit their SLC Preference

Ballot

January 27th:

  • A 16 member Teacher Placement Recommendation Task Force placed teachers in each SLC

  • The Department Chairs met to review the Task Force’s work


Slc preference ballot

SLC Preference Ballot


Teacher placement grid results

Teacher Placement Grid Results


Teacher placement grid results1

Teacher Placement Grid Results


Final thought

Final Thought:

Even if the High School Construction Project referendum in

May should fail, we will still implement SLC’s and redesign

CGHS’s programs!


Fast faq s

Fast FAQ’s

  • How will my child choose an SLC? We will use a ballot system and attempt to give each child one of his/her top choices while balancing each SLC demographically.

  • Will my child be able to change SLC’s? Yes, at least once and possibly more.

  • Can my child still be in Yearbook, play on the tennis team, and serve on Student Council? Yes, yes, and yes.

  • Can my child still see his/her friends in other SLC’s? Yes, for example during passing periods or lunch, through passporting, or through participation in co-curricular or ECA’s.

  • Will my child be a CGHS graduate? Yes, and the diploma might list his/her SLC.

  • Will my child have a “regular” high school experience? No, it will be better than regular!


Resources

Resources

  • CGHS website: SLC channel

  • CGHS website: High School Redesign Project

  • ECHS video: Opportunity for a Lifetime

  • NTHS video: NTHS: New Schools & New Skills for the 21st Century

  • The Partnership for 21st Century Skills

  • Paul Buck:

    • 317-881-0581, x1439

    • [email protected]

  • Matt Shockley

    • 317-881-0581, x1446

    • [email protected]


Cghs slc channel

CGHS SLC Channel


High school program redesign project information for the community

High School Program Redesign Project:Information for the Community


High school program redesign project information for the staff

High School Program Redesign Project:Information for the Staff


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