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  • Did you knowWe are currently preparing students for jobs that dont yet exist using technologies that havent yet been invented in order to solve problems we dont even know we have. Melsa, 2007

  • Forest Park SchoolDeveloping a 21st Century Learning Culture

  • 22% of Forest Park Students Exceed Math Oregon Standards(But Not in All Areas of Math)31% of Students Exceed Math Oregon Standards(All Areas of Math)18% of Forest Park Students Close to Exceeding Math Oregon Standards22% of Forest Park Students Meet Math Oregon StandardsHow are all the children doing?

  • Interventions & Enrichments

    Tier 3: Extra PracticeEA Intervention Support

    Tier 2: Small Group SupportCenter StationsFlexible Grouping

    Tier 1: Whole Group/Best PracticesCore Curriculum InstructionDifferentiated InstructionAdvanced LearnersEA Enrichment Support

    They are doing wellTier IExceeds(not all areas)Tier IIClose to Exceeds

    Tier IIIMeetsAdvanced LearnersExceeds All Areas

  • Did you knowIn the knowledge economy, wealth and prosperity depend on ones capacity to develop new skills ... Rigor:Levels of Knowledge/Mental Processing

    Rigor and Relevance4: KnowledgeUtilizationAssimilationStudents extend and refine knowledge to automatically and routinely analyze and solve problems and create solutions.AdaptationStudents use extensive knowledge and skill in dynamic ways to solve complex, unforeseen problems and take action. Their efforts inform our understanding of the necessary knowledge and skills.3: AnalysisAcquisitionStudents gather declarative and procedural knowledge for the purposes of retrieval and understanding.ApplicationStudents use acquired knowledge and skills to create solutions to problems, make informed decisions, and respond to the demands of daily challenges.2: Comprehension1: RetrievalApply inDisciplineAcross DisciplinesApply in Real WorldApply in Unpredictable SituationsRelevance:Levels of Application

  • Standards & Assessment for 21st Century Learning

  • But Did you knowAn Individuals professional knowledge is becoming outdated at a much faster rate than ever before. Most professions will require continuous instruction and retraining. Rapid changes in the job market and work-related technologies will necessitate job education for almost every worker. At any given moment, a substantial portion of the labor force will be in job retraining programs.Trends Shaping Tomorrows World, Part IIMarvin J. Cetron and Owen Davies

  • Programs & Services to Support 21st Century LearnersCreativity & InnovationInformation & Media LiteracyCross Cultural SkillsLeadership & ResponsibilityCritical ThinkingProblem SolvingCollaborationCommunicationVisual Thinking Strategies

    Bridges Math

    RTI Intervention & Enrichment

    Best Instructional Practices

    Technology Instruction (2-5)

  • Did you know

    Vision/MissionSharing our World Student Leadership & Responsibility

    Exploring our Futures - Strategic Business Partnerships for Innovation and Creativity

    Imagining our Possibilities Developing a 21st Century Learning Culture

    We Are Rock Stars!

    This slide sets the tone for the work that we do at Forest Park. At Forest Park, teachers require that students do more than just provide the right answer. Students must solve problems using multiple approaches. Tonights presentation will focus on the work that teachers are doing to prepare students for success in the 21st century. You will just be given an overview of curriculum tonight, but throughout the year our school website will feature learning targets, proficient and mastery exemplars, as well as information about our learning framework. **As you know, Oregon is aligning their standards to Common Core Standards which have been adopted by 33 states and is our first set of core international standards. Last year, the cut scores in math were raised. This year our the cut scores in reading will increase. But even beyond helping students to learn core content knowledge, teachers develop and facilitate activities that help students to become lifelong learners and this is what a 21st century learning culture is all about. Tonights presentation will not be about enrollment. Your State of School Summary Page has enrollment and staffing information. It will also have information on costs associated with programs and services at our school. The presentation tonight is designed to help parents have a better understanding of student learning expectations and how they are different than what you may be familiar with during your time in school. *Forest Park has a unique community of learners. In this pyramid model, the benchmark for students is to exceed all target areas of math learning (geometry, measurement, algebraic thinking, number sense, calculations and estimations). Currently, 23% of our students are doing so. 22% of our students exceed math grade level targets, but not in all strand areas. 18% are close to exceeding. In a typical pyramid, we expect our learning target to be at the top. In this case, the bottom of the pyramid represents foundational learning. Our goal is to create a solid foundation of learning so that students will be able to apply their math knowledge and skills to solve problems in a variety of ways.*Read Well, Exemplars, TOPS are additional curriculum resources we have added to provided targeted support to students. In the classroom, many of the core curriculum adoptions allow for differentiated instruction during independent work station times. Teachers also pull small groups for targeted instruction in the class while independent practice takes place. These small group supports can be provided for both intervention (providing extra practice as needed) and enrichment (learning opportunities that extend beyond foundational knowledge). We currently have support for all levels of learners. *While students are performing well on their state tests, teachers are noticing gaps in their learning within strand areas and with their reasoning and communication skills. As a result, teachers use multiple instructional strategies to help students deepen their thinking. These strategies include having critical classroom discussions around content area using higher order questioning strategies. Facilitated discussions help students synthesize and make connections between information and varying perspectives. For students to show true mastery and readiness for acceleration, they must demonstrate knowledge utilization and high skill application. Our new Bridges curriculum helps students to develop adaptive behaviors through exploration in algebraic relationships and integrated units of studies applied in real world contexts. *In educational research, for years, there have been parallels made between the medical and teaching profession. The more we understand about the brain and how students learn we are beginning to see resurgence in this type of comparison. Dr. Heifetz ---a renowned medical doctor, presented to our NIKE Leadership Academy, has written several books, and is working with school districts across the country outlining the parallels between the medical profession and teaching. As doctors listen to the symptoms of their patients, teachers use formative assessments to discover symptoms of learning challenges students face. Both teachers and doctors analyze the data they collect and determine a treatment or that will meet the patients needs (in this case the student). If the treatment doesnt work, they collect more data or consult with other professionals to design a new option of service. A new plan or treatment is prescribed and then monitored to see if it is effective. There is an art and science to teaching and it is very complex work. Teachers work hard to develop the best instructional plans for students to be successful. They engage in professional development to stay abreast of the best instructional practices that help students learn. Professional Development is critical to the work of teachers. A part of developing programs and services to meet the rapidly changing needs of the information age, requires that we continually update our instructional tools and assessments. In tonights State of the School Summary, we are highlighting not only costs for programs and services, but also expenses related to keeping our instructional practices in alignment with the educational requirements for our children.*You have heard me talk a lot about 21st century skills. Throughout the year featured on our school website, I will outline specifically what these 21st century skills are. Here is a list of the skills we currently address through our curricular programs and services. **After tonights classroom and program presentations, you will see that Forest Park teachers are providing star service for students. We are excited about this year and we want you to be excited too. Forest Park Foundation, along with PTA and Site Council will be working to collaboratively develop fiscally responsible ways to support the essential learning activities that will prepare your students for success across a multitude of professions. Foundation has proposed a new funding strategy and they will be here tonight to answer any questions you may have. The work begins now and in order to compete in the 21st century, we need to be a team of rock stars.