What is Race to the Top?. Duh, Cheryl! It’s how we get to the “Heights” or the highest point of Arlington Heights. Isn’t it? No, Aaron. It is a competitive, federal grant that will help Ohio move from 5 th to 1 st in the nation educationally!. How do we get to the “Top?”.
Duh, Cheryl! It’s how we get to the “Heights” or the highest point of Arlington Heights. Isn’t it?
No, Aaron. It is a competitive, federal grant that will help Ohio move from 5th to 1st in the nation educationally!
Well, I have a map. It shows that we turn left at the bell tower, go over 75, right at the Brewhaus, past Lichty’s, beyond Budtown, and across the tracks.
For RttT, we have our curriculum maps along with our new core standards to help show us the way.
The way I understand it is that the RttT team is similar to the role of the Sherpa in climbing. We do a lot of the heavy lifting so everyone can make it to the “Top.”
Right, your analogy works. We are to Tenzing Norgay as the staff is to Sir Edmond Hillary!
Don’t worry! With my GPS and careful acclimatization at selected base camps we will not get lost nor altitude sickness!
Well, we will use our technology, and we will monitor our progress with our curriculum benchmarks throughout the year.
From 5th to 1st
A federal competitive grant program
RttTis part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
RttTdefines four areas of funding priorities:
1.Standards and assessments
2. Teacher/leader quality
3. Data collection and use
4. Struggling schools (not Us!)
Mandated by the Federal Department and supported by the Ohio Department of Education
Kindergarten (total Core Curriculum)
1-2 Common Core Social Studies
3-7 Common Core Social Studies
11-12 Familiarize with Core Content
This addresses the rollout as we understand from the ODE
For more information: http://www.corestandards.org/
Awareness and professional development opportunities to begin 2011-2012
This information provided by Lockland’s Dashboard:
Development will be completed with LEA input The system will be paid for by ODE during RttT
RttT LEAs commit to active use of a “qualifying” IIS in classrooms
Curriculum Design & Development
Advanced Analysis (current & historical)
Data Analysis & Rapid-Time Reporting
Educator Profiles & Professional Development
Tools for Learning
Achievement AnalysisIIS Operational Model
Class Data Management
Test Scoring & Processing
Test Delivery & Response
Test Creation & Storage
Assessments & Growth
Instructional Mentoring Training will be scheduled June – Fall 2011 (newly selected mentors)
ODE developing the RFP for the Managing Educator Talent (MET) PD training
To prepare teachers in a 12-month intensive pedagogical and clinical experience preparation program facilitated by ESCs, LEAs, and IHEs