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  1. Douglas Taylor Elementary SchoolChicago, Illinois“Mission Driven and Breaking Ranks” Raising Student Achievement Conference Pheasant Run December 6, 2011 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  2. School Demographics • Grades: PreK-8 • Enrollment: 730 • Community: Urban • Demographics: 87% Hispanic, 10% Black, 3% White and 6% Other • 97% free and reduced-priced meals • 20% Mobility Rate • 11% Disabilities • 20% ELL • Faculty: 43 certified instructors • Administrative team: 1 principal and 1 assistant principal

  3. Taylor Mission • All children at Douglas Taylor Elementary school will develop their potential to the fullest extent possible. The goal of all Taylor students’ are to become competent capable readers and writers, who read for pleasure and knowledge for the rest of their lives.

  4. Taylor Vision • As a literacy and writing magnet cluster school Taylor Elementary will involve the total community (students, staff, parents and its surrounding community) in creating and implementing an educational program emphasizing reading and writing that will enable each student to develop his or her potential to the fullest extent possible.

  5. Breaking Ranks Framework • Collaborative Leadership • Personalization • Curriculum Instruction and Assessment

  6. Collaborative Leadership • Academic and School-wide Comprehensive Committee Meetings & Reports • Curriculum Mapping Reading, Math, and Science • Weekly Grade-level/Faculty Meetings • Common Planning Time • Instructional Leadership Team • Response to Intervention • Local School Council • Sharing Best Instructional Practices Teachers host faculty • Meetings in their Classroom

  7. Personalization Student Connections • Monthly School Newspaper • Joffrey Ballet Middle School Dance Club Two Year Grant • After School Academic Program • Target Gr. 3 and Gr. 8 • Intermediate Book Club • Reading 180 Gr. 6-8 • Children‘s Chorus Band • Sports Teams • Holiday Assemblies • Student Council • Yearbook

  8. Personalization Parent Connections • ESL Classes for Parents • Parent Patrol 38 Parents • Bilingual Advisory Committee • NCLB Meetings/Fundraisers • Family Mathematics/Literacy Nights • Family Fun Fair • Open House Orientations

  9. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment • Reading Curriculum • Core Reading Program • Pearson Reading Street (Kdg.-6th) • Read 180 • Intensive Reading Intervention Program (6th-8th) • Novel Study • Battle of the Books • Reading Fair • Character Education Essays • Competitions • Poetry Contest • Oratory Contest • Young Authors • Spelling Bee • Science Fair • Skyway Art Contest

  10. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment • Mathematics Curriculum mcLASS Math K-2 Algebra (8th grade) Technology – Write to Learn

  11. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment • Assessments • Chicago Reading/Mathematics/ Science Scantron (low-stakes) Fall, Winter, Spring Assessments C.C.S.R. Common Core Standards Assessments • Illinois State Achievement Test (high-stakes) • DIBELS (primary K-2) • Basic Reading Inventory

  12. ISAT by Grade2010-11 Taylor Elementary Lake Calumet Network Chicago Public Schools

  13. Partnerships • Lake Calumet Network Coaches • Chicago Communities in Schools East Side Chamber of Commerce • Metropolitan Life National Break Through Award • Calumet Educational Environmental Program • Calm Classroom with Luster Learning S.E.L. • N.A.S.S.P. National Association of Secondary and Middle Schools Principals Association Breaking Ranks

  14. Partnerships • Links for Literacy • Illinois Honor Roll Spotlight Award 07 - 08 • Reading Is Fundamental • Rochelle Lee Boundless Readers • National Board Certified • Child’s Play Theatre Group • Visiting Author • Field Museum • Shedd Aquarium

  15. Acknowledgements Mr. Jean Claude Brizard CEO (CPS) • Dr Noemi Donso Chief Education Officer CPS • Mr. Peters Chief of Lake Calumet Network • Network Area Coaches • Taylor Elementary School Staff, Parents & Students

  16. Taylor School & Social Emotional Learning “Learn to be calm – Be calm to Learn”

  17. Who we are… • Luster Learning Institute, NFP – 2007 • Calm Classroom – 2007 • Over 80 Public Schools in Illinois • 65 Chicago Public Schools

  18. Our Goal

  19. What is Calm Classroom? See the program in the Chicago Public Schools

  20. What is Calm Classroom? Social Emotional Learning Standards • Goal 1a - Develop self-awareness and management skills to achieve school and life success  • Identify and control one’s emotions and impulsive behavior. • Apply strategies to manage stress • Practice deep breathing to calm yourself. • Practice progressive relaxation • Develop the ability to stay on task • Learn to maintain an objective, non-judgmental tone during disagreements

  21. What is Calm Classroom? RTI and PBIS Behavioral Integration • Tier One Intervention • Universal Intervention in the Classrooms • Tier Three Intervention • Private Student Coaching

  22. Research Examples • Chicago Public Schools • Taylor Magnet (1st-87h Grade) – 730 Students • Joyce Kilmer Elementary School (K-8th Grade) - 760 Students • Samuel Gompers Middle School (4th-8th Grade) - 350 Students • Walt Disney Magnet School (K-8th Grade) - 1600 Students • Demographics • Minority Students • Ranging from 80-99% • At or Below Poverty Level • Ranging from 70-99%

  23. Taylor Elementary (K-8th) 730 Students In School Suspensions 69% Decline

  24. Taylor Elementary (K-8th) 730 Students Out Of School Suspensions Suspensions – Out Of School 76% Decline

  25. Taylor Elementary (K-8th) 730 Students In School Suspensions Suspensions – In School 67% Decline

  26. Joyce Kilmer Elementary (K-8th) 760 Students Code OF Conduct Violations 1st School Year of Program Overall Violations Assault and Battery 67% Decline 50% Decline

  27. Gompers Middle School (4th-8th) 350 Students Code of Conduct Violations Two Year Comparison (2009 vs. 2010) Overall Violations 4th Grade Suspensions Assault & Battery 93% Decline 46% Decline 66% Decline

  28. Gompers Middle School (4th-8th) 350 Students Academic Performance Two Year Comparison (2009 vs. 2010) Meeting or Exceeding Standardized Test Scores 21% Increase in Reading and Math Scores

  29. Walt Disney Elementary (K-8th) 1,600 Students Code OF Conduct Violations Initial 9 Weeks of Program Suspensions 94% Decline

  30. Staff and Student Participation • Teacher &Student • 4x/day or 8 Minutes/day • Posted Schedule • Peer Modeling • Support Team • Private Student Coaching • Classroom Observations

  31. Professional Development Training • Administrative Organizational Planning • Teacher Training • ½ day Professional Development • Classroom Observations • Support Team Training • Small group coaching and personal instruction

  32. Experience Calm Classroom

  33. Experience Calm ClassroomBell Focus

  34. Experience Calm ClassroomButterfly Breathing

  35. Experience Calm ClassroomSit Perfectly Still

  36. Deep Breathing

  37. “Learn to be calm – Be calm to Learn” www.calmclassroom.com (847)748-7482