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1 Re-Engineering LTI Meeting with LTI Students March 18, 2011

2 AGENDA What are my values? What does a model leadership program look like? What is my vision for LTI? Why are changes necessary? What will the changes be? Are you willing to make the commitment?

3 My Values honesty and integrity a sense of excellence in everything a heart for people a belief that you can always grow work hard, play hard Nothing is impossible!

4 Every Urban Prep Senior is College-bound 100% (107 in 2010); (104 in 2011)

5 HOW DO THEY DO IT? They have rituals They have rigor They have requirements They are results- oriented They take pride in all they do

6 WHO ARE WE? We turn questions into discoveries/we break new ground/we start movements/shift behavior/stir the pot/see things others miss/move boundaries/ embrace the impossible/we are doers as well as thinkers/we are inventors/innovators/entrepreneurs pioneers/provocateurs/perfectionists/curious/ active/hungry/we reject complacency, status quo and mediocrity/we define determination/we are unflinching/we are unwavering/we are unstoppable/let us stand together and chart our course/let us capture imaginations/allow the world to see our genius/our talent/our heritage/our future/let us roar at what ’ s next/we are the University of Maryland/FEAR THE TURTLE! from 2011 Facts University of Maryland

7 Why are changes necessary? Grade 9 (35)6 ineligible4 < 2.5 GPA Grade 10 (29)7 ineligible2 < 2.5 GPA Grade 11 (43) 6 ineligible6 < 2.5 GPA Grade 12 (38)4 ineligible3 < 2.5 GPA

8 Why are changes necessary? Participation Academics Community Service Ethics Participation : 27% of students have been absent 10 or more days this quarter. Constant warnings for failure to Dress for Success or to dress appropriately. Academics: 23% of students were ineligible at the end of the second quarter; 26% not meeting or maintaining the required 2.5 GPA Community service: Our community service projects have become a matter of convenience rather than commitment. Ethics: Numerous violations for academic and personal dishonesty. Placed 5 students on 60-day suspension or 30-day probation.

9 The changes are designed to... Restore a sense of pride in belonging to the LTI program Provide access to a broader curriculum and projects that support classroom learning Promote a commitment to Kennedy and the LTI program Facilitate a pathway to college Use our resources more efficiently

10 Restoring a sense of pride in the program... We are a team as well as a family and we are proud of who we are! 1. ALTI – (pronounced all-tee) – every Tuesday Choice of shirt ($20) But black pants and shoes for ladies and gentlemen. 2. Dress for Success Special occasions (like assemblies, trips, internships, etc.) with established guidelines for appropriateness.

11 Broadening the curriculum... More humanities driven More focus on writing, reading, and speaking More emphasis on understanding economic and global issues More opportunities for development of oral presentation, marketing, and communication skills More opportunities to take other academy classes (plan carefully and early)

12 Grade 9Thru Foundations of Technology sand English classes Robotics Challenge at the Baltimore Museum of Technology & Team Portfolio Construct and donate a children’s book Grade 10 Thru Foundations of Leadership and Social Studies Inter or Intra-high school debate on the merits of a particular leader Agent of Change Project Showcase & Portfolio Women’s Leadership Conference Grade 11 Thru Economics and Foundations of Leadership Class, AP Human Geography Global Awareness Conference and Portfolio Dreamer’s Academy: Business and Entrepreneur Roundtable for High School Students Grade 12 Thru Senior Research Projects Senior Project Showcase and Portfolio Projects that support classroom learning...

13 Trips that support classroom learning... Grade 9 American Film Institute (in support of English/Social Studies) University of Maryland Public Policy Center (in support of FOL) Newseum (in support of English and Argumentative Speech) Baltimore Museum of Tech (in support of FOT) Grade 10 Naval Academy in Annapolis (in support of FOL) Newseum (in support of Informative/Argumentative Speech) University of Maryland Public Policy Center (in support of FOL) Underground Disney (in support of NSL) Grade 11 Financial District in New York (in support of Economics) University of Maryland Public Policy Center (in support of FOL) International Summer (Costa Rica, beginning in 2014; in support of AP Human Geography) Grade 12 Skycroft Retreat (overnight)

14 Promoting a commitment to Kennedy and to LTI... Effective 2011, all of our fundraising literature will state that LTI will retain 20% of all proceeds as an administrative fee. These funds will be used to purchase supplies. Each LTI grade level will be responsible for raising funds to augment the costs of trips for that grade level. Each grade level is responsible for identifying and bringing a new cause or nonprofit entity into the LTI family. All LTI students will be more visible at Kennedy events, serving as tour guides, presenters, ambassadors, etc. LTI students and parents will assume responsibility for one major project at Kennedy in (Greenhouse, oh please, please!

15 Facilitating a pathway to college... The LTI Certificate of Completion (COC) Have a cumulative GPA of Successfully complete all projects at the meet or exceeds expectations level Be enrolled in the LTI program for at least 3 of the four years Complete 200 hours of community service Recipient college receives a copy of your certificate of completion COCs will be given at graduation The LTI Certificate of Distinction (COD) Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and above Successfully complete all projects at the meet or exceeds expectations level Be enrolled in the LTI program for at least 3 of the four years Complete 500 or more hours of community service Recipient college receives a copy of your certificate of distinction CODs will be given at graduation along with an LTI cord

16 Streamlining for efficiency... All-LTI classes in Foundations of Leadership, Foundations of Technology, English and/or Social Studies Maximum of 32 students per grade level; total of 128 for Attrition will begin the week of March 21 and students will be notified the week of March 27. Decisions will primarily be based on a review of the student’s current academic progress, historical data, and recommendations from teachers.

17 Are You Ready? Three tasks: Survey of interest – return to me by Monday, March 21, 2011 Reconstruct the statement of values – return to me by Monday, March 21, 2011 Set up an interview date with me beginning Monday, March 21, 2011 Room 118


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