Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the 2014 WVDE Spring School Counselor Conference"— Presentation transcript:
1Welcome to the 2014 WVDE Spring School Counselor Conference
2Parking Lot and Sharing Use your post-its to write questions, concerns, etc.Place them in the parking lot/playground.Questions/concerns will be addressed at lunch, end of day or with a follow-up after the conference.
3Conference Requests ITL - in text lingo POV ˜ Phone on vibrate or turn offBHN ˜ Be here now; try to stay focused though the presenters may be boring; pretend if you have to…VATTP ~ THANK the presentersTTW ~ VISIT and THANK the exhibitorsHave a great conference!
6Policy 2510 - Assuring the Quality of Education: Regulations for Educational Programs Major repeal and replace versionFocus on more developmentally effective practiceIncreasing standards for programming while reducing regulatory mandatesVery important opportunity for districts to establish high expectations from the local level based upon the needs of your students
7Policy 2510 - Assuring the Quality of Education: Regulations for Educational Programs Public comment extended due to changes based on previous commentsSections 5 and 13 onlyDeadline March 17th with action April 9th with an effective date of July 1stMany provisions removed from policy and placed in guidance documentsInitial review todayReleased as DRAFTOfficial release following April 9th adoption by the WVBE
8State Board GoalThe West Virginia Board of Education will provide a statewide system of education that ensures all students graduate from high school prepared for success in high-quality postsecondary opportunities in college and/or careers.
9RationaleThe future quality of life for the citizens of West Virginia is directly linked to the performance of our students. Today's students are tomorrow's wage earners and tax payers. Low student achievement levels, decreasing graduation rates and ranking among the nation's lowest levels of post-secondary transition are all bleak predictors of West Virginia's future. We must strive to prepare our graduates to meet the requirements of high quality jobs needed within West Virginia and nationally. In addition to career preparedness, many systemic public issues like obesity, drug dependence, teen pregnancy, and crime are statistically linked to the overall level of education. Thus, unless our education system improves and our young people are prepared to be productive and responsible members of our society, the state will have decreasing resources to support the infra-structure and services essential to attracting economic growth and elevating the overall quality of life of its citizens.
13Four Guiding Questions Who are the students we serve?For what are we preparing them?How well are we doing?What should we do differently?
14Policy 2510: Middle Level Programmatic Changes Grade 5 was moved to Early Learning ProgrammingRenaming of programmatic levels (Early, Middle Grade and Adolescent)Content areas no longer have times associated as to how long they are required to be taught dailyName Change from ISTP (Individualized Student Transition Plan) to a PEP (Personalized Education Plan)Student Mentoring /Advising - Greater emphasis on an collaborative whole-school approach to integration of school and career readiness skills, career exploration and early goal setting
15Middle Level Education (Grades 6-8) The programs of study will be taught by a team of qualified teachers. A diverse set of developmentally appropriate instructional strategies will scaffold students to mastery and beyond of the grade level content standards and objectives. The principal and a team of teachers will determine an adequate amount of time necessary to achieve mastery of the approved content standards and objectives for each program of study and effectively address the academic needs of all students in the literacy skills of reading, writing, speaking, listening and language in all content areas.Changes Policy Content areas are no longer have times associated as to how long they are required to be taught daily. Principal and a team of teachers will determine the amount of time for students to achieve mastery of approved content standards and objectives for all content areas.Scaffolding, instructional strategies, mastery, literacy, and academic needs of ALL students are key here.
16The Governor’s Commission on the Middle Grades: Promote a more systemic approach during the school day that allows students time to explore future career options including new and emerging careers in West Virginia.The Governor’s Middle Grade Commission could result in additional changes to Middle Level Programs. The ISTP has been confusing to educators and parents and the PEP language is more universally accepted and aligned with our mission to have personalized learning plans for all students.Dr. Kathy D’Antoni will be speaking later today to discuss the vision for CTE in middle grades….
17Policy 2510: Adolescent Level Programmatic Changes Renaming of programmatic levels (Early, Middle Grade and Adolescent)More decision making at the local level (Policy and Local Concentrations and Service Learning)Name Change from ISTP (Individualized Student Transition Plan) to a PEP (Personalized Education Plan)Student Mentoring /Advising - Greater emphasis on an collaborative whole-school approach to integration of school and career readiness skills, career exploration and early goal setting
18Graduation Requirements Mathematics4 creditsMath IMath IIMath III STEM, or Math III LA or Math III TRMath IV or Math IV TR or Transition Mathematics for Seniors* or any other fourth course option (Chart V)An AP® Mathematics course may be substituted for an equivalent course or any fourth course option.English Language Arts4 creditsEnglish 9English 10English 11English 12 or English 12 CR or Transition English Language Arts for Seniors*An AP® English course may be substituted for any of the above courses.Note that Math I, II, III, IV terminology will remain. Transition Math and ELA will be rolled out this year. English 12 CR is still optional. Math I Lab will receive a credit towards graduation but is not required by all students. The requirement of Transitional Courses will have guidance but in the end will be a final call left up to the counties.
19Graduation Requirements Science3 creditsPhysical Science (Grade 9)Biology or Conceptual Biology or AP® Biology (Grade 10)One additional lab science course or AP® science course (Chart V)Social Studies4 creditsWorld Studies (Grade 9) or an AP® Social Studies courseUnited States Studies (Grade 10) or an AP® Social Studies courseContemporary Studies or an AP® Social Studies courseCivics for the Next Generation or AP® Government and Politics.
20Graduation Requirements Physical Education1 creditPhysical Education 9-12 (WV Education Information System [hereinafter WVEIS course 6609]). At least 50 percent of class time for physical education should be spent in moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity.Health1 creditHealth 9-12 (WVEIS course 6909)
21Graduation Requirements The Arts1 creditPersonalized Education Plan (PEP)6 Credits4 Personalized(CTE or Non-CTE Concentrations)2 ElectivesWorld LanguagesCommunicating in a global society requires students to apply appropriate language strategies through embedded opportunities to explore and gain an understanding of the world around them. Undergraduate admission to West Virginia four-year colleges and universities include the completion of two units of the same world language.
22Course Codes New Course Codes Submit the following information to Dewayne Duncan,Name of CourseStandards and Objectives for CourseContent Teacher(s) who will be teaching course (endorsement code)Documentation of local board approval (board minutes)
23Embedded CreditFor courses that have already been approved for embedded credit through WVDE policy or a county waiver, no further action is needed. Students can still receive one credit and meet course requirements for the other course.In order to offer two credits for a single, embedded credit course or to establish new courses with embedded credit, counties will need to establish policy explicitly outlining how the course requirements are being met and submit to WVDE for approval.
24Office of Early Learning Lynn Baker, NBCTWVDE, Office of Early Learning
26OEL Programmatic Levels Early Learning Readiness (Grades Pre-K-Kindergarten) Early Learning Primary (Grades 1-2) Early Learning Intermediate (Grades 3-5)
27Foundations for High-Quality Early Learning Programming (Grades Pre-K-5) Developmentally Appropriate Standards Focused CurriculumDevelopmentally Appropriate Practices for Physical Health and WellnessDevelopmentally Appropriate Practices for Global CompetenceDevelopmentally Appropriate Practices for Formative Assessment ProcessesDevelopmentally Appropriate Practices for Technology IntegrationDevelopmentally Appropriate Foundations for Student Success and Career Readiness