ROCHESTER HS ALEX CHAMBERS CHELSEA KELLER ROB PHELAN STEPHANIE THALER ALEX CHAMBERS CHELSEA KELLER ROB PHELAN STEPHANIE THALER INTRODUCING MST PILOT PROGRAM INTRODUCING MST PILOT PROGRAM BOARD MEETING TONIGHT BOARD MEETING TONIGHT
Background of School • High School – 1200 students • Middle Class Suburbs of Rochester • Period Schedule • Leads the way in piloting new schemes and ideas. • Very open to change • Well equipped school with science labs and tech rooms • Supportive and understanding parents
What is MST? PARENT’SSURVEY
Proposed Changes SCHEDULE CHANGES
Proposed Changes ROOM CHANGES • We will aim to use the existing science and tech labs • Already equipped for all of our needs bar some normal special project needs
Proposed Changes NEW TEACHER • We will look to hire one new teacher to cover class time. • Certified in Math and Science • Full time • Student Teachers to assist teach MST • Partnership with local colleges
What We Need From Board • $44,370 to cover the cost of a new teacher salary • Budget allocation for general replacement of equipment and materials • Approval of schedule change • Approval and acceptance of MST pilot program, curriculum and assessment.
What We Will Bring In • Grant Money application • $25,000 - $200,000 • Application for Donations of Equipment • http://www.standard.net/stories/2013/02/24/donated-scientific-lab-equipment-help-syracuse-high-students-experiment • http://www.xerox.com/about-xerox/citizenship/news/equipment-donations/enus.html • http://www.data.gov/education/datasets/laboratory-equipment-donation-program-widget-0 • Student Teachers • Text Resources from Publishing Companies • http://www.google.com/shopping/product/9022114650646202245?q=Engineering%20the%20Future&hl=en&qscrl=1&rlz=1T4AURU_enUS512US512&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.45368065,d.dmQ&ion=1&biw=1440&bih=698&wrapid=tlif136624257638410&sa=X&ei=IDVvUbOAKoPL0gG3toHgAw&ved=0CH
Assessment and Project Sample Maglev Project
Dealing with Potential Concerns • Teachers: • One year trial • Survey and ask for input and help early on • Have town hall meetings • Once a month release a newsletter to parents and staff • Staff meetings ask for feedback • End of year evaluation
Evaluation of the Program • Pre Survey of Parents and teachers • Regular planning and prep meetings • Physics regents results • Results and observations from assessments throughout year • Focus groups • Post-pilot surveys of students, parents, teachers.
Parents Portal • News Updates on program • Survey for pre-introduction • Results of survey • Minutes from focus groups • “What is MST?” Pamphlet • Standards • Post Survey and Assessment details