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1 Inventing the Entrepreneurial Faculty Jim Tracy Nancy Boyle Cushing Academy To contact us after our presentation, text NMZ to 46876

2 Commit yourself to growth & renewal

3  New educational paradigms needed  New partnership between private and public schools  Institutional partnerships  Cushing Academy Institute for 21st Century Leadership  Athletic Leadership Program  Food for Thought  Faculty Book  Skunkworks

4 Exciting teaching innovations taking place in America’s secondary classrooms PBL Dwellings: Green Building and Design CASE Author Blogs

5 Exciting teaching innovations taking place in America’s secondary classrooms History dept. Examples: Revisioning freshman course Move to seminars-- research and discourse

6 Exciting teaching innovations taking place in America’s secondary classrooms Common Themes seen in schools visited Unified Message / Unified Commitment of School & Faculty Teacher Plan Time: Co-Teaching & Content Teachers common period & summer Teacher Interaction / Cooperation / Collaboration Project-Based Learning Work-based learning experiences & LTI's: Learning Through Internships Entrepreneurial schools & curriculum Humanities & STEM: Blended classrooms / less of a delineation of departments Assessment & Evaluation: rubrics, portfolios, holistic, student involvement Ongoing Professional Development Working with students willing to be engaged vs necessity to engage students AS: Personal Learning Plans & Individual student files being continuously developed Graduation Portfolios Flexbooks, ebooks We are far ahead of what we've seen in use of technology

7 Effective methodology focused on differentiated instruction and evaluation Chelle UDL Our tool list (Tom) Dept highlights PD Tacking student data-AS and otherwise-- how is this done? Event or student centered? Assessment- ongoing, formative v summative-- purpose of each

8 Methods to: - galvanize faculty to a greater sense of inquiry and discovery - affirm peers, encourage contributions and assuage fears around change - forge a new consensus and momentum among faculty Offer voluntary PD-- workshops, conferences, weds lunches Whenever possible, ask for input, survey make it anonymous at times Mandate in- house PD Make PD project based with classroom application (csi sessions) Grassroots along with whole community What analogy to use? Our garden being eaten, repotted, growth…

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