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ESI M ODEL U PDATE F EBRUARY 26, 2014. O VERVIEW DESPITE GAINS, BLACK AND LATINO YOUNG MALES ARE GRADUATING WITHOUT THE SKILLS REQUIRED TO SUCCEED IN.

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1 ESI M ODEL U PDATE F EBRUARY 26, 2014

2 O VERVIEW DESPITE GAINS, BLACK AND LATINO YOUNG MALES ARE GRADUATING WITHOUT THE SKILLS REQUIRED TO SUCCEED IN COLLEGE AND CAREER

3 O VERVIEW RACIAL DISPARITIES IN COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS PERSIST ACROSS ABILITY LEVELS OF MALE STUDENTS

4 O VERVIEW ESI EFFORTS ARE DESIGNED TO BETTER PREPARE BLACK AND LATINO YOUNG MEN FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS

5 ESI S CHOOL D ESIGN ESI DESIGN METHODS ENSURE THAT SCHOOLS REMAIN ROOTED IN STUDENT EXPERIENCE Smart, Diverse People ESI Fellows ESI 40 Student Designers OPSR Staff DOE Central External Influences Innovation Process Design Thinking Co-creation User Experience Prototyping Iteration Culturally Relevant Framework Developmentally Appropriate Identity Development Community Voice Diverse Curriculum Breakthrough ESI Model ●ESI Fellows were selected from a pool of over 400 applicants nationwide ●The Fellowship is a cross-functional team with expertise in school leadership, youth development, and education technology ●The ESI Fellows meet with 20+ students from the 40 ESI schools weekly to learn about student experience, prototype ideas, and test products

6 ESI S CHOOL D ESIGN ESI MODEL INTEGRATES 10 DESIGN ELEMENTS A mastery framework of standards, curriculum and instruction that is aligned to the academic rigor of the common core; filtered through a culturally responsive lens. A scope and sequence of assessments aligned to the mastery framework and state standards; including performance based assessments; these include access for students with disabilities (SWD) and English Language Learners (ELLs). A digital pathway in which each student can access of the resources and assessments in order to personalize their learning. A data management system that enables adults to flexibly personalize curriculum and instruction, while aligned to the mastery framework. A sequence of workplace learning experiences that align to the mastery framework; implemented through an apprenticeship infrastructure with industry and community partners. A sequence of early college experiences that align to the mastery framework; implemented through college access programs that include family engagement and financial planning. A teaching and instructional delivery model that supports the mastery framework and college and career experiences by redefining adult roles in ways that are responsive to personalized student learning. A flexible staffing strategy that includes redefining leadership roles; and that generates a pipeline of culturally competent human capital, including adults with ELL and SWD expertise. Rites of passage experiences, guidance and youth development supports that define school culture around college and career readiness benchmarks. An operating system for nimble start-up that can sustain and support the management of the model with fidelity, within and across schools.

7 ESI S CHOOL D ESIGN ESI MODEL SEEKS TO GRADUATE STUDENTS WITH THE SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS TO SUCCEED IN THE 21ST CENTURY ECONOMY T-shaped people have two kinds of characteristics. The vertical stroke of the “T” is a depth of skill that allows them to contribute to the creative process. The horizontal stroke of the “T” is the disposition for collaboration across disciplines. Tim Brown, CEO, IDEO In college I believe I’m going to be able to succeed because some of my teachers have actually pushed me to college work standards, you know, 10-page essays with close due dates. Student, Succeeding in the City

8 ESI S CHOOL D ESIGN ESI MODEL LEVERAGES A MASTERY FRAMEWORK THAT PRIORITIZES SKILL ACQUISITION

9 ESI S CHOOL D ESIGN ESI MODEL IS EXPLICIT IN THE TYPES OF SKILLS THAT STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ACQUIRE PRIOR TO GRADUATION Framework Sources ●Common Core State Standards ●Partnership for 21st Century Skills ●Next Generation Science Standards ●ACT ●Youth Investment Forum Competency: WRITE Attainments ●I can write to communicate, organize, and record information. ●I can develop and present a logical sequence of ideas using appropriate structure, grammar, and mechanics. ●I can synthesize and properly integrate outside resources into my writing. ●I can edit language, style, structure, organization and content.. ●I can take different positions for different tasks. ●I can write to express my feelings and views.

10 ESI S CHOOL D ESIGN ESI COMPETENCIES FRAMEWORK INCORPORATES OTHER DISPOSITIONS PREDICTIVE OF POSTSECONDARY SUCCESS Framework Sources ●CASEL ●University of Chicago Consortium ●QED Foundation ●ACT Engage ●Youth Investment Forum ●School-based Frameworks Competency: MANAGE MYSELF Attainments ●I can assess my feelings, interests, values and strengths. ●I have a well-grounded sense of self confidence ●I can advocate for myself, but can also admit when I'm wrong. ●I can handle stress, control my impulses and persevere in overcoming obstacles. ●I can adapt to new contexts ●I can accept critical feedback as an opportunity for growth.

11 ESI S CHOOL D ESIGN ESI MODEL PERSONALIZES THE STUDENT LEARNING ENVIRONMENT THROUGH INNOVATIVE USES OF STAFF, TIME, AND TECHNOLOGY Mode Flexible Staffing Model - Balanced programming allowing for common teacher planning and collaboration - Varying staffing ratios based on student need with discrete adult roles (Resident Teachers, Learning Coaches) CCR Link - Aligned and reinforced instruction and assessment promoting mastery of essential skills for post-secondary success (Academic Competency) - Adults focus on social- emotional learning through “CORE” advisory structure in school day (SEL Competency) Mode Strategic Technology - Curriculum modules with embedded assessments accessible online to allow for students to move through projects at their own pace - Online literacy and math tools geared toward skill remediation during targeted support block CCR Link - Self-paced learning builds critical independence required to succeed with college-level work (SEL Competency) - Precisely address individual learning challenges to ensure students can eventually access higher-level performance tasks (Academic Competency)

12 ESI S CHOOL D ESIGN ESI MODEL OFFERS DISTINCT ADVANTAGES BENEFITING BOTH STUDENTS AND ADULTS TRADITIONAL SCHOOLS ●Students graduate upon completion of seat time in a required set of courses ●Opaque learning targets ●“Swiss cheese” learning ●Limited supports ●Inaccessible tasks and limited opportunities to demonstrate learning ●Students are placed in courses based on their age/grade-level ESI MODEL ●Knowledge and skills acquisition are priority ●Learning targets are transparent and manageable ●Precise deployment of Interventions and supports ●Expands collaboration and reinforcement opportunities ●Cultivates persistence and growth-mindset

13 ESI S CHOOL D ESIGN ESI ADULT COMPETENCIES ENSURE STAFF FOCUS ON PRACTICES THAT ADDRESS CHALLENGES FACING BLACK AND LATINO YOUTH Although black students made up only 18 percent of those enrolled... they accounted for 35 percent of those suspended once, 46 percent of those suspended more than once and 39 percent of all expulsions. Black Students Face More Discipline, Data Suggests New York Times, March 6, 2012 Building on existing frameworks, the ESI Model expects teaching practice to incorporate research- based strategies that directly address the discipline gap for minority students.

14 ESI S CHOOL D ESIGN ESI FELLOWSHIP IS PRODUCING TANGIBLE PRODUCTS TO BE DISSEMINATED WIDELY IN THE COMING YEARS ARTIFACTS Handbooks Policy briefs Curricula Infrastructure blueprints Professional development plans Implementation guides Assessment and evaluation rubrics

15 C ONTACT I NFORMATION Presenters Vanda Belusic-Vollor Executive Director, OPSR, NYC DOE Harvey Chism ESI Fellow Natalie Ferrell ESI Fellow Paul Perry ESI Fellow Contributors Tabari Bomani ESI Fellow Jorge Laboy ESI Fellow Julian Cohen Deputy ED, OPSR Darius Mensah ESI Fellow Brandon Corley ESI Fellow Vadewatie Ramsuchit ESI Fellow John Duval ESI Fellow David Weinberg ESI Fellow


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