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1 Saint Paul Public Schools Putting Schools At The Heart Of The Community Presentation to the McNeely Foundatio November 5, 2010

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  • 1 Saint Paul Public Schools Putting Schools At The Heart Of The Community Presentation to the McNeely Foundation November 5, 2010
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  • 2 We MUST Make A Difference To improve, we have to BELIEVE that we can improve We can: Continue to turn schools around Improve academic performance for all students
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  • 3 We MUST Make A Difference We must be: System-wide thinkers Leaders for racial equality Do not let race be a predictor of student success Believe we will succeed
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  • 4 Our Job Making a difference every day For every student In every classroom
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  • 5 New Vision for Saint Paul Public Schools Putting Schools at the Heart of the Community We must: Reinvent ourselves to better serve our students, our families, our business partners and our communities Take action
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  • 6 Failure Is NOT An Option The underlying foundation of an effective PLC is relational trust. Six principles guide effective PLCs: common mission, vision, values, and goals ensured student achievement for all collaborative teaching and learning data-based decision making gaining active engagement from family and community build sustainable leadership capacity
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  • 7 Putting Schools at the Heart of the Community SServe PPartner PPrioritize SSucceed 2010-11 SPPS Priorities
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  • 8 Putting schools at the Heart of the Community SERVE Goal: Respond to the mission of our work. Meet the needs of our students, families and community by delivering our services accordingly How will we do it? Invest on our human capital Teacher quality Re-shape cultural proficiency Expand and replicate what currently is working well Implement with fidelity Make yourself and others accountable for quality work Improve customer service every day with every person We exist for our families
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  • 9 Putting schools at the Heart of the Community Partner Goal: Build stronger partnership with city, county, universities, business, and faith communities, to maximize our resources and better support students and families How will we do it? Engagement is everyones job Create Office of Family and Community Engagement and Partnerships Support schools with access to community resources and partnerships Partner more with families, provide parent education - Parent University Collaborate with government agencies to align our services to maximize results from limited resources Work more with Minneapolis Public Schools to share services and use best practices
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  • 10 Putting schools at the Heart of the Community Prioritize Goal: Focus on a few initiatives and implement them with fidelity How will we do it? PreK-Adult Academics Fidelity of implementation Creating the individualized interventions - intervene early to prevent remediation Continue our work on cultural proficiency Extended time for students who are not performing at grade level Before and after school Saturday school Continue building on PLCs and job-embedded coaching Utilize data to re-align instruction that meets the needs of the learner
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  • 11 Putting schools at the Heart of the Community Succeed Goal: Prepare our students for post-industrial, 21st century workplaces How will we do it? Focus on instructional practices that engage students Create relationships Invest in technology Accountability for our results Autonomy does not equal results Use best practices Teaching = Learning Positive and welcoming image Student needs drive instruction and staffing
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  • 12 The Heart of Our Mission Its all about our students We need each other Everything we do is with a mind toward supporting the magic that happens when a teacher inspires a student
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  • 13 A Vision of SPPS Schools All SPPS Schools Art, music, PE, gifted and talented, special ed, technology in the classroom, multiple languages and cultures, nurse and library A goal and accountability for Level 3 + learning for ALL students by teachers, principal and employees Development, recognition and retention of highly effective teachers and principals
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  • 14 A Vision of Community Schools SPPS Specialty Schools Sustainable over time Articulation beyond the individual school Aligned in strategy and structures to the district planare not justified by ability to get a grant, specialized funding or staff interests. Clear image, identity and theme yet under the SPPS brand family
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  • 15 A Vision of SPPS Schools SPPS Schools Equity = Differentiation Staffing Funding Resources and Supports E 12 Feeder Schools Systems Boundary and program alignment Principal Leadership Teams Student Services Teams District Guiding Coalition
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  • 16 A Time to Change We can, whenever and wherever we choose, successfully teach all children whose schooling is of interest to us. We already know more than we need to do that. Whether or not we do it must finally depend on how we feel about the fact that we havent so far. Ronald Edmonds Educational Leadership
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  • 17 Vision 2014 Key Goals Achievement Design, Delivery, Partnership, Performance Alignment Sustainability
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  • 18 Leadership and Learning Center A brief overview of the partnership of Saint Paul Public Schools
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  • 19 Instruction: RTI FES WTL Strategies Instruction: RTI FES WTL Strategies Assessment: RTI DT Process for PLCS ECAs Assessment: RTI DT Process for PLCS ECAs Principals Leadership RTI: Response to Intervention FES: Five Easy Steps to Math WTL: Writing to Learn--Nonfiction Writing RTI: Response to Intervention DT: Data Teams ECAs: Engaging Classroom Assessments
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  • 20 Engaging Classroom Assessments Identify Power Standards Unwrap the Power Standards and determine Big Ideas contained within those standards Write thee Big Ideas as Essential Questions to guide instruction and assessment Create performance assessment that includes: standards, engaging scenarios, 3 or 4 performance tasks that Common Formative Assessments (CFAs) measuring incremental knowledge of priority standard, task-specific rubrics or scoring guides
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  • 21 Five Easy Steps to a Balanced Math Program Step One: Math Review and Mental Math Step Two: Problem Solving Step Three: Conceptual Understanding Step Four: Mastery of Math Facts Step Five: Common Formative Assessments
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  • 22 Five Easy Steps: Successful and Popular because Sharpens instructional focus Balances computational skills, conceptual understanding, and problem solving Can be utilized with any math series and supplemental materials Aligns with school, district, and state assessments
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  • 23 Write to Learn: Non-fiction Writing Strategies Used across all content areas Short, impromptu, or otherwise informal writing tasks that help students think through key concepts or ideas presented in a course. Often, these writing tasks are limited to less than five minutes of class time or are assigned as brief, out-of-class assignments.
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  • 24 Response to Intervention (RTI) Using Data Teams Approach to help identify strategies for all learners Tier I strategies are identified to ensure at least 80-85% all students are proficient Tier 2 and 3 strategies are provided for effective intervention based on the school resources and individual student needs
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  • 25 Data Teams Approach for PLCs Find the data (Treasure Hunt) Analyze the data Make inferences from data and prioritize needs Set, review, revise SMART goals Determine strategies to support goals Establish results indicators to measure student success based on adult (teacher) actions
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  • 26 Battle Creek Middle School What is new at BCMS? Co-located with Hazel Park Academy Enrollment increase from 520 to 850 Continuation of Single Gender Academies - Sisterhood and Brotherhood and Core Values (monthly) Focus on instruction and assessment within Professional Learning Communities (PLC's) Panther Extended Program 4 days/week
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  • 27 Identification of Students MCA II Data MAP tests (3 times annually) Common Formative Assessments within PLC's Interdisciplinary Teams identifying students with failed classes
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  • 28 Interventions Tier I interventions (85%): Teachers meet individual needs of all students within classroom Tier II Interventions (10%): Students identified as needing periodic, intensive support (Read 180, AMP Reading, 1:1 tutoring) Tier III Interventions (5%): Students identified as needing intensive, consistent support (Full time class with math and reading tutoring, organization, social work, study skills) Additional support during and outside the school day: Panther Extended Program, Saturday Tutoring, Advisory Program
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  • 29 Washington Technology Magnet School Whats new at Washington? Everything New Building the former Arlington High School building New grades from 7-8 to 7-10 Enrollment increase from 750 to 1140 Interdisciplinary Teams complementing Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) Extended Day: Every Day Every Student
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  • 30 Identification of Students Interdisciplinary Teams meet weekly to identify failing students MAP testing 3 times annually PLC Common formative Assessments
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  • 31 Strategies Developed at the Team Level Specific for each student Homeroom Intervention time daily Extended Day Opportunities Attention from counselor
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  • 32 Saint Paul Public Schools Putting Schools At The Heart Of The Community