Presentation on theme: "YEAR ROUND EDUCATION - A 21ST CENTURY SCHOOL THE MARION CANEDO SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE SHIFTING ONE'S PARADIGM OR HOW TO CREATE SUCCESS, ONE CHILD AT A TIME."— Presentation transcript:
YEAR ROUND EDUCATION - A 21ST CENTURY SCHOOL THE MARION CANEDO SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE SHIFTING ONE'S PARADIGM OR HOW TO CREATE SUCCESS, ONE CHILD AT A TIME
What is Year-Round Education? Year-round education centers on reorganizing the school year to provide more continuous learning by breaking up the long summer vacation into shorter, more frequent vacations throughout the year. It does not eliminate the summer vacation, but reduces it and redistributes it as vacation or intersession time during the school year. Students attending a year-round school go to the same classes and receive the same instruction as students on a traditional calendar. The year-round calendar is organized into instructional periods and vacation weeks that are more evenly balanced across 12 months than the traditional school calendar. The balanced calendar minimizes the learning loss that occurs during a typical eight week summer vacation.
Year-Round Education Stuck in an antiquated agrarian calendar Of four major Industrial Nations, U.S. ranks the lowest in time required in Core Academics Quality of academic time is in question (academic day vs. school day) Needs of children and families cannot be accommodated within the limited time frame of the current school schedule Teachers need inservice time that is continuous and relevant Our system must be PROACTIVE rather than REACTIVE
Funding Sources Private sector/Partnerships PCEN/AIS Title I Federal Grants (21st Century) Charge Parents a Fee Additional State Aid due to extended year Summer School Funding
Projected Budget At current rate of 1/200 –40 Teachers –12 Aides –2 Administrators Transportation - additional $10,000 –If neighborhood school, $0.00
Typical Year-Round Calendars Single Track Balanced/ Modified: Balanced calendars are usually 45/10, 45/15, 60/20/or 90/30 calendars which can provide any number of instructional days. Summer vacation is divided throughout a school year with staff and students at school at the same time. Intersessions are usually offered during the break times.
Extended School Year: Lengthened from the current instructional days up to 240 instructional days. Approximately 245 possible days remain after Saturdays, Sundays, federal and state holidays are subtracted from the 365-day calendar.)
Flexible All-Year Calendar: School is open for instruction approximately 240 days per year and students are required to attend the minimum number of days designated by each state. Education is individualized; students and staff vacation throughout the year in short breaks.
Proposed School Calendar 45/15 Cycle Schedule for a total of 210 days of instruction Ongoing in-servicing of staff throughout the school year
Sample School Calendar
Project Goals ALL CHILDREN WILL LEARN ALL CHILDREN WILL MEET NEW STANDARDS WITH SUCCESS ALL CHILDREN WILL DEMONSTRATE INCREASED SCORES IN STANDARDIZED TESTS
Description Continuous Progress Education means : –No Retentions –Accelerated Programming –Individualized Scheduling –No Summer School –Course presentations will closely mirror collegiate trimesters
Team Teaching Looping K- 4 Departmental Interdisciplinary Approach to Instruction Integration of Music and Art
Multicultural Education Multilingual education –Spanish –German –Japanese School Population (Total 600 Students) –60% Regular Education –30% ESL –10% Special Education
Criterion Based Reference Testing Entrance and Exit Skills Basic Skills Instruction for All culminating in Critical Thinking Skills Flexible Grouping that would allow for Remediation and Acceleration
Standards-Focused Instruction Closely Aligned to Middle-Level Education An Educational Program that is Comprehensive, Challenging, Purposeful, Integrated and Standards-Based Focus placed on Academic Excellence and Personal Development
Technology New technology being used –Computer Lab with Internet Access and Distance Learning Capabilities –Home Careers/Technology Labs –Art Studio –Band Room
Team/Resources District assumptions about resources allocated to this project All resources are the same without additional : –people –equipment –locations –support & outside services
Comparative Analysis Competitors –CANADA-Whitby,Ontario –Winchester Public School –C.E. Broughton Public School Strengths –a balanced calendar –statistically measurable academic growth –total utilization of facilities
Comparative Analysis –no academic “ down time” –greater opportunities for parental involvement –greater use of academic time –more bang for the buck, in the long run –fiscally more economical and productive Weaknesses –Only a lack of vision can create a weakness
Procedures for REFORM Requires a shift in one’s paradigm Requires a commitment to view education globally and not provincially Requires parent information sessions VISIT NAYRE.ORGNAYRE.ORG FOR MORE INFO...
National Conference Agenda CONFERENCE PROGRAM AREAS Balance the calendar for better learning Accelerate achievement with mid-year intersessions Verify high standards through research/evaluation Match teaching expertise with change Enhance staff development Meet growing classroom needs with multitrack Charter extended year schools