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Informational webinars for districts and charter schools sept 20 21 2010

Career & College: Ready, Set, Go! NC’s Race to the Top Plan

Informational Webinarsfor Districts and Charter SchoolsSept. 20-21, 2010


A Coherent Plan for Statewide Impact

Turnaround of Lowest-

Achieving Schools

Quality Standards and

Assessments

Data Systems to

Improve Instruction

Great Teachers

& Principals


Race to the Top: NC’s Process

Great Teachers

& Principals

  • September Webinars - Basic Information

  • October Regional Meetings - Technical Assistance for LEA/charter school teams

  • November 8 - Scope of Work Applications Due to NCDPI from LEAs/charter schools

  • Funds Distributed as soon as funding received from US Department of Education (estimated 9/30) and LEA/charter Detailed Scope of Work plan approved by NCDPI


Race to the Top: NC’s Process

Great Teachers

& Principals

Supporting LEA/charter completion of the Detailed Scope of Work:

  • Detailed Scope of Work template – as much pre-populated, pre-formatted, and pre-formulated as possible!

  • Instructions - a step-by-step guide for completing

  • Guidance documents – providing LEA/charter teams with user-friendly summaries of:

    • What the State will do

    • What LEAs/charters are required to do

    • What LEAs/charters may opt to do


A great teacher for every student a great leader for every school
A Great Teacher for Every StudentA Great Leader for Every School

Great Teachers

& Principals

  • Performance incentives for lowest-achieving schools

  • Research-supported university preparation programs

  • Research- and data-based recruitment and licensure programs:

    • Teach for America expansion

    • NC Teacher Corps

    • Regional Leadership Academies

  • Strategic staffing initiatives

  • Expansion of virtual and blended teaching

  • Statewide professional development system

  • Successful innovations in identifying, developing, and supporting effective leaders

  • Statewide teacher and principal evaluation systems


  • Guidance great teachers and leaders
    Guidance - Great Teachers and Leaders

    Great Teachers

    & Principals

    • What the State will do

    • What school districts/charters are required to do

    • What school districts/charters may opt to do


    Statewide standards and assessments

    Quality Standards and

    Assessments

    Statewide Standards and Assessments

    • Common Core Standards adoption

    • Governing member of the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium

    • Alignment of standards across PK-20

    • Experience in - and a plan for - successful implementation of comprehensive, balanced assessment system


    Guidance standards and assessments
    Guidance - Standards and Assessments

    Great Teachers

    & Principals

    • What the State will do

    • What school districts/charters are required to do

    • What school districts/charters may opt to do


    Turnaround of lowest achieving schools

    Turnaround of Lowest-

    Achieving Schools

    Turnaround of Lowest-Achieving Schools

    • A great teacher for every student, a great leader for every school, a great school for every community

    • A focus on local capacity-building

    • Customized approaches to local setting and needs


    Turnaround of lowest achieving schools1
    Turnaround of Lowest-Achieving Schools

    Turnaround of Lowest-

    Achieving Schools

    • Evidence of prior success in rural and urban settings

      • 34 schools moved out of low-achieving

      • 85% of schools in 5 low-achieving districts raised student achievement

    • Other innovative public and charter school models


    Turnaround criteria
    Turnaround Criteria

    Turnaround of Lowest-

    Achieving Schools

    • Lowest 5% of schools in each grade span group: elementary, middle and high school

    • High schools with a graduation rate below 60%

    • School districts with an aggregate performance composite below 65%


    Building capacity in rural schools

    Turnaround of Lowest-

    Achieving Schools

    Quality Standards and

    Assessments

    Data Systems to

    Improve Instruction

    Great Teachers

    & Principals

    Building Capacity in Rural Schools

    By ensuring…

    • Effective teachers and principals

    • Statewide technology infrastructure and resources

    • Virtual learning opportunities for students

    • Engaged communities


    Innovative transformational schools an array of choices

    Turnaround of Lowest-

    Achieving Schools

    Quality Standards and

    Assessments

    Data Systems to

    Improve Instruction

    Great Teachers

    & Principals

    Innovative, Transformational Schools:An Array of Choices

    • Early College high schools

    • Redesigned schools

    • Charter schools

    • NC School of Science and Mathematics

    • District-level magnet schools

    • STEM-themed high schools


    Expanding stem opportunities

    Turnaround of Lowest-

    Achieving Schools

    Quality Standards and

    Assessments

    Data Systems to

    Improve Instruction

    Great Teachers

    & Principals

    Expanding STEM Opportunities

    • Rigorous standards

    • STEM teacher initiatives

    • Virtual and blended STEM courses

    • Networking of STEM-themed high schools

    • Strong support from NC businesses and foundations


    Guidance turnaround initiatives
    Guidance - Turnaround Initiatives

    Great Teachers

    & Principals

    • What the State will do

    • What school districts/charters are required to do

    • What school districts/charters may opt to do


    Data driven decisions at all levels

    Data Systems to

    Improve Instruction

    Data-Driven Decisions at All Levels

    Statewide Information Systems

    Centrally-provided, Statewide Technology Infrastructure

    Instructional

    Improvement

    System

    State Longitudinal Data System

    Statewide Student

    Information

    System


    Enhancing all initiatives through technology

    Turnaround of Lowest-

    Achieving Schools

    Quality Standards and

    Assessments

    Data Systems to

    Improve Instruction

    Great Teachers

    & Principals

    Enhancing All Initiatives Through Technology

    • Technology to enhance all reform areas

    • Building upon technology-enabled education initiatives

    • NC Education Cloud

      • Next generation technology infrastructure

      • Service delivery platform for content, services and applications


    Guidance data driven decisions
    Guidance - Data-Driven Decisions

    Great Teachers

    & Principals

    • What the State will do

    • What school districts/charters are required to do

    • What school districts/charters may opt to do


    Nc s rttt funding
    NC’s RttT Funding

    Great Teachers

    & Principals

    • Funding details

    • LEA and charter school eligibility

    • Financial guidelines


    Detailed scope of work
    Detailed Scope of Work

    Great Teachers

    & Principals

    • • Detailed Scope of Work template

    • • Due to DPI: Nov. 8, 2010

    • • Review Process: feedback/approval

    • Due to US Dept of Ed: Nov. 22, 2010


    Next steps
    Next Steps

    Great Teachers

    & Principals

    • LEA/charter school RttT Team assembles Detailed Scope of Work plan

    • Submit plan with signature page to NCDPI by Nov. 8, 2010

    • Watch email and web for updated information:

    - www.ncpublicschools.org/superintendents

    - www.ncpublicschools.org/acre

    - New RttT page coming soon!

    • Contact regional lead for questions


    A Coherent Plan for Statewide Impact

    Quality Standards and Assessment

    Turnaround of Lowest-Achieving Schools

    • Build District & SchoolTransformationCapacity

    • Adopt Common Core Standards

    Great Teachers & Principals

    • ImproveTeacher and PrincipalEvaluation Processes

    • Initiate Statewide Professional Development

    • SupportSTEM Thematic SchoolsNetwork

    • Transition to New Standardsand Assessments

    • InstituteRegional LeadershipAcademies

    • Deliver Virtual &BlendedClasses

    • Expand Teacher Recruitment andLicensure Programs

    • Initiate Strategic Staffing

    • Enhance Statewide Longitudinal Data System

    • Develop Statewide InstructionalImprovement System

    Data Systems to Improve Instruction


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