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1 Race to the Top-District Grant Proposal Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools

2 Why are we meeting AGAIN? Race to the Top-District grant proposal Paints the “big picture” DRAFT form Lots of details still to be determined Schools will have input into final implementation model

3 What does it mean FOR ME? Personalized instruction model LOTS of support School-based Instructional Technologist School-based technology support Professional development A device for EVERY STUDENT Classroom-based technology tools

4 RttT-D Overview Focus: Personalized learning environment with a student-focused approach to teaching and learning Amount: $20-25 million over 4 years Application Deadline: 16 September for DPI and mayoral review (3 October for DOE) Former NC Recipients: Guilford County and Iredell-Statesville Schools

5 RttT-D Overview What exactly IS personalized learning? Video It is what happens when students think well about life.

6 RttT-D Overview 4 Core Assurance Areas Adopt standards and assessments that prepare students for life after high school Build data systems that measure student growth and success Develop effective teachers and principals Turn around lowest-achieving schools Competitive Priority Social and emotional supports for both students and teachers

7 RttT-D Overview WSFCS Focus Middle school Literacy across the content areas

8 RttT-D Overview Why middle school? Personalized learning works with middle school students’ developmental stage Concrete to abstract thought Desire for control over environment Middle schools are open to innovative approaches to instruction

9 RttT-D Overview Why literacy across the content areas?

10 RttT-D Specifics: Instructional Model Standards driven (Based on student achievement data) Teacher chooses standards Teacher facilitates learning Student-centric (Based on student learning styles data) Student explores content Student applies content Student demonstrates mastery of content

11 RttT-D Specifics: Instructional Model Blended learning (Based on task and digital tools) Technology is integrated into all aspects of learning Students choose tool and application Feedback is ongoing and specific Students use adaptive instructional software to reduce achievement gaps

12 RttT-D Specifics: Instructional Model Skill-based interventions (Based on reading diagnostic) Student receives one-on-one support (for specific comprehension skill) Student uses adaptive instructional software (for general comprehension deficiencies) Student receives extra instructional time (for decoding and fluency deficiencies)

13 RttT-D Specifics: Instructional Model Enrichment model (Based on reading and learning style diagnostics) Students participate in enrichment activities specific to learning styles Students and teachers may use project- based assignment wizard

14 RttT-D Specifics: Teaching & Leading Personalized professional development Technology integration Differentiation Instructional model Interpersonal competence (social & emotional needs) Alignment with NC Teacher Evaluation System (Standard IV)

15 RttT-D Specifics: Technology Personnel Digital Teaching & Learning Coaches Technology Support Personnel Hardware Devices for students and teachers “Classroom Solutions” Infrastructure

16 Teacher Expectations Teachers will Participate in all required professional development Implement the instructional model with support Embrace the personalized learning approach Facilitate a blended learning environment integrating technology with support

17 Implementation Approach Year 1: ELA, Social Studies, EC, ESL & “Early Adopters” in Science & Mathematics Year 2: Science, Mathematics & “Early Adopters” in Encore Subjects Year 3: Encore Subjects Year 4: Deepen Implementation

18 What does it mean FOR ME? Personalized instruction model LOTS of support School-based Instructional Technologist School-based technology support Professional development A device for EVERY STUDENT Classroom-based technology tools

19 Questions?

20 Timeline for School Input 5-9 September: Principals present proposal and faculties vote 10 September: School vote due to central office 9-13 September: Teacher, parent, and student surveys available online

21 Time to Vote! Please navigate to the following site to record your vote: You may use a smart phone, tablet, or computer to vote.

22 Time to Provide Input! Starting Monday, September 9, an online survey will be available: We want your input! We care about what you think! Please respond honestly! Thank you for your support!


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