Presentation on theme: "Required Professional Duties Elementary Plan Time Class Size/Case Load Student Contact Time Adult Collaborative Time Transformation Task Force."— Presentation transcript:
Required Professional Duties Elementary Plan Time Class Size/Case Load Student Contact Time Adult Collaborative Time Transformation Task Force
From IBB to TTF During IBB several complex issues were brought to the table Teacher Collaboration was agreed upon – 2011-2014 Agreement, Section 6.5 Development of MOU to address remaining issues – Transformation Task Force
Tentative Agreement: MOU Transformation Task Force Steering Committee: equal representation, consensus decision making Task Force Committee: sub-committees, consensus decision making Role of the Task Force: Design the optimal school day
From IBB to TTF TTF Work will be based on the agreed upon Values & Beliefs We value maximizing student learning We value a differentiated structure of the professional teaching day We value the multi-faceted aspects of the school community
Critical Questions The TTF work will begin by addressing these critical questions What is the optimal day for our students? What is working, currently? What is not working, currently? What do teachers need to be successful? How does current research support the work of the TTF?
Sub-Committee Work Sub-Committee Work Full Transformation Task Force Expectations Be present & prepared Actively participate & share the work Research Collaborate & communicate Values & Beliefs remain the foundation of the work
Early Childhood/Elementary Shawn Leaver, Sue Smith, Ariel Correra Vision: Maximize the optimal school day for students, teachers, and the school community to empower students to participate in a global society.
Early Childhood/Elementary Shawn Leaver, Sue Smith, Ariel Correra 1.Differentiated instruction 2.Local autonomy to focus on student and school needs 3.Equity of subject matter & flexibility in day 4.Collaboration embedded in instructional week 5.Scaffold professional development
Middle School Courtney Byer, Lavonne Smiley, Barbara Bettis Student Day Create small learning communities-teaming students with a consistent group of teachers 2 instructional opportunities in addition to core curriculum Comprehensive support staff to meet unique student needs (academic, social, emotional) Reading class and integrative literacy cohorts Site based decisions with common middle school guidelines
Middle School Courtney Byer, Lavonne Smiley, Barbara Bettis Professional Day Create small learning communities-teaming students with a consistent group of teachers Collaborative planning time within school day in addition to personal planning time Professional development during the school day (i.e. late arrival/early release for students) Comprehensive support staff to meet unique student needs (academic, social, emotional)
Middle School Courtney Byer, Lavonne Smiley, Barbara Bettis School/Community = Essential Partners Establish and maintain school relationships with families and communities – Parents – Families – Neighborhoods – Business
Middle School Courtney Byer, Lavonne Smiley, Barbara Bettis The committee considers the suggested recommendations as integral to the foundation of a strong middle school. Moving forward in conversation addressing: WHAT NEXT? WHAT ELSE?
High School Helen Harris, Ed Russell, Suzanne Colombe SB7, PARC, Common Core, Destination 2015 and Beyond
High School Helen Harris, Ed Russell, Suzanne Colombe Structure/Calendar – Optimal start time8:30 AM Increased graduation, attendance, academic success – Balanced Instructional Calendar 45 days on, 10 off – Intercession[s] – Natural breaks in the year Support – Facilitate freshman transition – Credit transfer roadblock removal – Smaller Learning Communities-students, staff Collaboration, Communication, Curriculum Integration, Cross Departmental, Related Services
High School Helen Harris, Ed Russell, Suzanne Colombe Support – Community partnerships Judson, ECC, others Curriculum – Interventions more timely – Increased online capability Electives, credit recovery, AP – Redesign assessment opportunities Allestablish relationships with families and communities as partners in education – Utilize local universities and agencies.
Non-Traditional Classroom Doreen Roberts, Tony Sanders Provide clarification on use of collaboration time Members included: – Teacher Leaders, Social Workers, Diagnosticians, Itinerants, Coaches
Expanding Our Conversations Survey ETA members and Administrators Full Transformation Task Force – Sept. 14 ETA Board/U-46 Cabinet – Sept. 17 ETA Rep Assembly – Sept. 19 U-46 Board of Education – Sept. 24 Citizens Advisory Council – Nov. 8 More Information www.u-46.orgwww.theeta.org
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