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  1. Elementary Summer Academy Update • May6, 2014

  2. Targeted Services • Exploration 2011-2013 • Visited other districts, surveyed programs, researched best practice • Evaluated our program results and student outcomes • Collaborated with Roseville, considered a model program by MDE

  3. Identified Areas for Improvement • Strategic and consistent use of student data • Referrals based on math and reading data points • Summer Academy classes based on student need • Summer Academy curriculum aligned to student need, grade level standards, and preview of next year’s academic vocabulary • Exploration of blended program • Connect students with enrichment opportunities • Increase registration and attendance at Summer Academy • Impact student engagement and academic outcomes

  4. Strategic and consistent use of student data • Class rosters with multiple data points • Conversations with PLCs during Early Release Day • Each student below target in math or reading was referred • Information provided to parents at conferences in January • Teachers called all families of those who did not register

  5. Preliminary Results

  6. Exploration of blended program • Blending of intervention with enrichment • Collaborated with Community Education • Implement pilot program with Salem Hills’ students • Manageable size for pilot program • School with greatest diversity and need

  7. Extended Enrichment • Activity Time • Yoga, outside play, inside play • Kid Create Studio • Art 101 • Pinch, Slab, Coil, Clay • Science Explorers Super Science Sampler • Grades K-2 (Topics--Gizmos, Simple Machines, Wizard, Myth Busting and Great Reactions) • Grades 3-5 (Topics--Gizmos, Amusement Park, Electrical, Myth Busting and Battling Botz)

  8. Field Trips • Friday July, 20th Oakdale-Skyzone (12:15-3:15) • Friday July 27th Chutes and Ladders (12:15-3:15) • Wednesday July 2nd Wooddale Fun Zone (12:15-3:15) • Friday July 11thPinz-Oakdale (12:15-3:15) • Wednesday July 16th Apple Valley Aquatic Center (12:15-3:15)

  9. Preliminary Results

  10. Staffing • Class sizes are created taking into account historical average of <80% attendance • Class sizes will be around 25 (31) for students with higher skill/lower need • Class sizes will be lower for students with lower skill/higher need • EL teachers will be on staff to provide support • Teacher prep time increased slightly to align with middle school teachers