Presentation on theme: "Public Information Forum. Questions: Your Name (Optional) _____________________ 1.______________________________________________________________________."— Presentation transcript:
Your Name(s)_________________________________________________________________ Children’s Names and Current Grade Levels ____________________________________________________________________________ Contact Information: E-mail______________________ Phone #_______________________ Please check off all that apply: I am interested in learning more about the new charter school. I am interested in receiving electronic updates regarding the progress of the charter school. I am interested in sending my child to the new charter school. I am interested in serving on the Governance Board that helps develop and guide the charter school. I am interested in serving as a community expert or resource for the new charter school. I am interested in taking a site visit to a model charter school in the area. I know of someone or some organization/company that may be a resource for the new charter school: Please include name(s) title(s) and possible resources: _________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________ I can offer the following talents and or resources that may be beneficial in helping develop, sustain, and support the new charter school: _________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Other pertinent information:_________________________________________________________________________________________
Advisor- An instructor or teacher at the charter school. CESA- Cooperative Educational Services Agencies- The state of Wisconsin is broken up into twelve CESA ‘s that support the needs of various school districts within their region by offering expert advice and services Charter School- public school that is allowed greater flexibility in order to meet the needs of its students while maintaining a rigorous curriculum. Common Core Standards- National standards that are being created by states in the various academic areas in order to ensure that students are learning specific content and skills. EdVisions Schools- Consultant that the Germantown/Hartford School districts contracted with to help establish a Personalized Learning charter school. Governance Board- A seven member board that oversees the operations of the charter school. Responsible for maintaining the school’s vision as the school grows over time. Instrumentality-A charter school that is financially connected to a school district. Personalized Learning Model- A model of learning where students, rather than the instructor, drive the course content. Project Based Learning The avenue in which personalized learning takes place. Students propose, create, refine, present, and defend their projects while using multiple disciplines.
CESA 1 Initiative $175,000 Planning Grant Instrumentality of the Germantown and Hartford School Districts
A public school that is part of both the Germantown and Hartford School District -Another option for students and parents -Greater flexibility for innovation and personalized learning Operates under a separate Governance Board -Parents, community members, educators -Seven members total
Students, not the instructor, drive the content. Excellent student to advisor ratio. Soft skills needed for success in life are being developed: -Time management -Research skills -Learning how to advocate for oneself -Public speaking and presenting -Finding available resources in the community -Career exploration
Personalized Learning Model Approximately 16-18 students per advisor Approximately 60 students in the first year Multi-age school- Grades 7-12 Strong incorporation of technology -Distance learning opportunities -Computer based learning Strong parent and community involvement
Minnesota New Country School-Henderson Minnesota Valley New School- Appleton School District (Video Clip) http://valleynewschool.com/media/video/project_process.mp4 http://valleynewschool.com/media/video/project_process.mp4 TAGOS –Janesville School District Phantom Knight School of Opportunity-West De Pere School District Appleton Career Academy
Governance Board Member Parent Volunteer Resource or connection within the community Expert in a particular field of study Recruiter and marketer. Problem solver. Take a visit to a model school. Other.
Establishment of a Governance Board Finding a suitable location. Hiring and training of advisors. Recruitment and enrollment of students.
EdVisions School Consultant Founder of the Minnesota New Country School