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Investment schools phase one 2013 2014 kenneth clement boys leadership academy may 22 2013

Investment Schools Phase One: 2013-2014Kenneth Clement Boys’ Leadership AcademyMay 22, 2013


Hopes and dreams

Hopes and dreams

What are your hopes and dreams for your child?

Becoming a doctor

Mastering the multiplication tables

Enjoying school

Sharing my love of reading nonfiction

Earning a 4-year college degree


Investment schools phase one 2013 2014 kenneth clement boys leadership academy may 22 2013

Investment Schools: Our context

Investment Schools: Our plan

Investment Schools: Our message


Becoming a portfolio district choices that children deserve

Becoming a portfolio district: Choices that children deserve

The Cleveland Plan

  • Promote and expand high-performing schools

  • Start new schools

  • Strengthen mid-performing schools

  • Repurpose low-performing schools


It is not enough to become a premier school district

It is not enough to become a premier school district

Key Message

CMSD must become a district of premier schools.


The time is right for cmsd

The time is right for CMSD


Investment schools phase one 2013 2014 kenneth clement boys leadership academy may 22 2013

Investment Schools: Our context

Investment Schools: Our plan

Investment Schools: Our message


What works thinking differently about schools

What works: Thinking differently about schools

New thinking: “Medical team”

A team rallies for each student, backed by a whole system of skilled professionals, processes, and technologies organized and ready to analyze, diagnose, and serve the goal of learning

Old thinking: “Conveyor belt”

Student is moved along a curriculum-, grade- and age-based “conveyor belt,” in a process that lends itself to standardized inputs and outputs


Investment schools phase one 2013 2014 kenneth clement boys leadership academy may 22 2013

  • What makes urban schools successful?

1. Safety, discipline &engagement

Students feel secure and inspired to learn.

4. Shared responsibility for achievement

Staff feel deep accountability and missionary zeal for student achievement.

readiness to LEARN

readiness to TEACH

2. Action against adversity

Schools directly address the challenges faced by students living in poverty.

5. Personalization of instruction

Individualized teaching based on diagnostic assessment and adjustable time on task.

3. Close student-adult relationships Students have positive and enduring mentor/teacher relationships.

6. Professional teaching culture

Continuous improvement through collaboration and job-embedded learning.

readiness to ACT

7. Resource authority

School leaders can make mission-driven decisions regarding people, time, money, and programs.

8. Resource ingenuity

Leaders are adept at securing additional resources and leveraging partner relationships.

9. Agility in the face of turbulence

Leaders, teachers, and systems are flexible and inventive responding to constant unrest.

Mass Insight Education, The Turnaround Challenge (2007)


Investment schools phase one 2013 2014 kenneth clement boys leadership academy may 22 2013

  • Kenneth Clement Boys’ Leadership Academy:

  • Relentless focus on “Readiness to Learn”

1. Safety, discipline &engagement

Students feel secure and inspired

to learn.

readiness to LEARN

2. Action against adversity

Schools directly address the challenges faced by students living in poverty.

readiness to TEACH

3. Close student-adult relationships Students have positive and enduring mentor/teacher relationships.

readiness to ACT


Investment schools phase one 2013 2014 kenneth clement boys leadership academy may 22 2013

  • Which other Phase 1 Investment Schools

  • will be in the Readiness to Learn cohort?

  • Robert H. Jamison

  • Luis Munoz Marin

  • Mound

  • Kenneth Clement Boys’

  • Leadership Academy

1. Safety, discipline &engagement

Students feel secure and inspired to learn.

2. Action against adversity

Schools directly address the challenges faced by students living in poverty.

readiness to LEARN

3. Close student-adult relationships Students have positive and enduring mentor/teacher relationships.


What foundational levers have been identified for kenneth clement boys leadership academy

What “foundational levers” have been identified for Kenneth Clement Boys’ Leadership Academy?


Investment schools phase one 2013 2014 kenneth clement boys leadership academy may 22 2013

  • What visible changes must we see in Investment Schools?

  • Building students’ Readiness to Learn:

  • Clean, attractive, inviting classrooms and public spaces

  • Every adult in the school using consistent, positive language

  • to set the tone of high expectations for everyone

  • Improved student and staff attendance and morale

  • Real-Time Coaching for teachers who struggle to manage

  • classroom behavior and keep students engaged

  • Extra time for student advisory and structured supports from

  • caring adults: mentoring, tutoring, etc.

  • Proactive solutions to empower students and families

  • Cooperation and communication between educators, families,

  • and providers of other student supports

1. Safety, discipline &engagement

Students feel secure and inspired to learn.

2. Action against adversity

Schools directly address the challenges faced by students living in poverty.

3. Close student-adult relationships Students have positive and enduring mentor/teacher relationships.


Investment schools phase one 2013 2014 kenneth clement boys leadership academy may 22 2013

  • Other changes to expect at

  • Kenneth Clement Boys’ Leadership Academy

  • Ongoing performance-monitoring against school

  • and classroom goals

  • Regular, responsive interactions with families and

  • community stakeholders

  • An intensively student-centered mindset

  • Development of meaningful, effective, relevant

  • instructional models that will empower all students

  • to achieve at high levels


Investment schools phase one 2013 2014 kenneth clement boys leadership academy may 22 2013

Investment Schools: Our context

Investment Schools: Our plan

Investment Schools: Our message


Kenneth clement boys leadership academy as a phase 1 investment school

Kenneth Clement Boys’ Leadership Academyas a Phase 1 Investment School

These

are key

next steps.

Many design

decisions will

need your

input over these

next weeks.


Investment schools phase one 2013 2014 kenneth clement boys leadership academy may 22 2013

  • Building the school that students need and deserve

  • What do you need to see to ensure that

  • Kenneth Clement Boys’ Leadership Academy

  • is constantly improving to meet the needs of

  • every student?

  • WE WILL ISSUE REPORT CARDS ON OUR PROGRESS.

  • How can leadership and staff at Kenneth

  • Clement Boys’ Leadership Academy communicate

  • with every family to build a genuine home-school

  • partnership to support every student?

  • WE WILL LISTEN, AND CREATE THE

  • STRUCTURES THAT WORK FOR YOU.


Investment schools phase one 2013 2014 kenneth clement boys leadership academy may 22 2013

Investment Schools = Positive Change

We will not do business as usual; this is unusual business.

We will not repeat old mistakes.

What SUCCESSFUL turnaround IS:

What turnaround is NOT:

  • Dramatic, fundamental change

  • Requiring additional improvement plans

  • Recognition of the challenge: Our kids deserve better

  • Settling for incremental improvement

  • Supportive operating conditions

  • Urgency to make every minute a learning minute

  • Multiple programs implemented without intentionality

  • “Every man for himself”

  • Infrequent coaching

  • Collaborative community of professional educators

  • Working smarter, not harder

  • Additional mandates without support


No magic bullets only people can bring real change

No “magic bullets” – Only people can bring real change

Key Message

We need all of our staff, families, community, business, and education partners to come together around the Investment Schools.


Investment schools phase one 2013 2014 kenneth clement boys leadership academy may 22 2013

What else is happening across Investment Schools?

  • Communications outreach to all families and school staffs: CEO Gordon and CAO Pierre-Farid will personally lead meetings in each school community during the next month

  • Schools will undergo an intensive and collaborative analysis and planning process with carefully selected partners

  • CMSD Human Resources will commence a recruitment and staff selection campaign

Investing in our children: CMSD’s Investment Schools


Investment schools phase one 2013 2014 kenneth clement boys leadership academy may 22 2013

  • Q&A / Listening to the community

WE ARE INvested.

ARE YOU IN?


How you can invest in your child s education

How YOU can INvest in your child’s education

  • Get your child to school on time, every day. Every minute missed

  • is a lost learning opportunity!

  • Read with your child and encourage him/her to read for pleasure.

  • Check your child’s backpack each evening for homework assignments

  • and/or communications from the school.

  • Ask your child what he/she learned at school that day.

  • Learn about available enrichment opportunities and sign up your

  • child to take advantage of them.

  • Attend SPO meetings, open houses and parent-teacher conferences.

  • Every day, remind your child that he/she must work hard to get

  • smarter and that you believe in his/her ability to do so.

  • Check in with your child’s teacher about his/her progress.

  • Visit a college with your child!

  • …and so many other ways!


  • Investment schools phase one 2013 2014 kenneth clement boys leadership academy may 22 2013

    • We welcome you! Please return soon.

    Get involved this summer:

    Day of Service at Kenneth Clement Boys’ Leadership Academy

    August 2013: Back-to-School Welcome Social


    Appendix why is this happening in cmsd right now

    Appendix: Why is this happening in CMSD right now?

    “Corrective Action” = Investment

    • According to HB 525, the CEO must identify schools each year in need of corrective action, then decide what corrective action is warranted for each school and when the plan should be implemented.

    • Approximately 6-10 schools will be identified each year to become Investment Schools


    Cmsd must accomplish two goals simultaneously

    CMSD must accomplish two goals simultaneously


    We examined cmsd schools across multiple criteria

    We examined CMSD schools across multiple criteria


    Selecting the first investment schools

    Selecting the first Investment Schools

    Stage One: Consider ALL underperforming CMSD schools as candidates

    Review research base and examine multiple criteria RE high-performing, high-poverty schools

    Stage Three: Final candidate schools selected

    Apply Academic Team knowledge and expertise of individual school contexts across criteria

    Deep-dive with CEO and Chiefs to determine district capacity for Quick Win success

    Stage Two: List of candidate schools reduced to approximately 25


    Investing what is possible in all cmsd investment schools

    Investing:What is possible in all CMSD Investment Schools?

    • Selection of principal for 2013-14

    • Selection of teachers and staff for 2013-14

    • Investment Commitment letters to be signed by all staff

    People

    • Extended instructional time

    • Extended planning/preparation/collaboration time

    • Restructured use of existing time

    Time

    • Pilot CMSD initiatives (student-weighted funding, differentiated compensation)

    • Increased budget autonomy to invest in positions, programs, partners best suited to a specific school

    Money

    Programs

    • Intensive coaching and professional development to support specific school needs and goals

    • Intentional alignment of student and family supports

    • External supports for programs and operations


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