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1 ENDEAVOR An Integrated Learning Model for High School Students Tahoma High School Maple Valley, Washington

2 Introductions Barry Fountain (bfountai@tahomasd.us) Barry Fountain (bfountai@tahomasd.us) 35th Year/Social Studies 35th Year/Social Studies Fourteen years working with integrated programs Fourteen years working with integrated programs Bill Weis (bweis@tahomasd.us) Bill Weis (bweis@tahomasd.us) 11th year/Science 11th year/Science Nine years working with integrated programs Nine years working with integrated programs Leif Heins (lheins@tahomasd.us) Leif Heins (lheins@tahomasd.us) 9th Year/Language Arts 9th Year/Language Arts Two years working with integrated programs Two years working with integrated programs National Board Certified National Board Certified Terry Duty (tduty@tahomasd.us) Terry Duty (tduty@tahomasd.us)tduty@tahomasd.us Principal, 12th year Tahoma High School Principal, 12th year Tahoma High School

3 …Provided we dont have to change the schedule …Provided we dont have to change any of our existing practices …Provided we dont have to adopt any new practices. It is our mission to ensure the success of ALL our students. We will do WHATEVER IT TAKES to ensure their success!

4 Tahoma Senior High School: 30 minutes southeast of Seattle 30 minutes southeast of Seattle Grades 10-12 Grades 10-12 Single high school district Single high school district 1600 students 1600 students 91% Caucasian; 13% free/reduced lunch 91% Caucasian; 13% free/reduced lunch 127 staff; 85 certificated teachers 127 staff; 85 certificated teachers Block Schedule (101 minute periods) –Periods 1, 2, and 3 on Blue Day –Periods 4, 5, and 6 on Gold Day

5 Typical Day 8:15-9:56 (101 minutes) Large Group (all students) 8:15-9:56 (101 minutes) Large Group (all students) Announcements, team building, reflection, discussion, practice, review, assessment, and other options. 10:41-2:45 10:41-2:45 Rotation 1 (65 minutes) Rotation 2 (65 minutes) Rotation 3 (65 minutes) BENEFITS: Flexibility and Efficiency

6 B D C A RIGORRIGOR RELEVANCE Rigor/Relevance Framework High Low Relationships Relationships of Little Importance Relationships Essential Relationships Important Relationships Important

7 Personal Skill Development Student Engagement Stretch Learning Core Learning Four Learning Criteria SchoolOthers

8 Alan Mullaly

9 Personal Skills (Habits of Mind) Arthur L. Costa Thinking Flexibly Thinking Flexibly Persisting Persisting Managing Impulsivity Managing Impulsivity Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations Striving for Accuracy Striving for Accuracy Questioning and Problem Solving Questioning and Problem Solving Gathering Data Through the Senses Gathering Data Through the Senses Creating, Imagining, Innovating Creating, Imagining, Innovating Metacognition: Thinking About Thinking Metacognition: Thinking About Thinking Listening with Understanding and Empathy Listening with Understanding and Empathy Thinking Interdependently Thinking Interdependently Taking Responsible Risks Taking Responsible Risks Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision Responding with Wonderment and Awe Responding with Wonderment and Awe Finding Humor Finding Humor Remaining Open to Continuous Learning Remaining Open to Continuous Learning Property of Tahoma SD

10 Types of Integration Content Content Personal Skills and Thinking Skills Personal Skills and Thinking Skills

11 Personal skills and thinking skills development with content integration Personal skills and thinking skills development with content integration Personal Skill: Listening and Understanding with Empathy Thinking Skill: Point of View Science Genetic engineering and stem cell technology Language Arts My Sisters Keeper Social Studies Senate Hearing – genetic engineering

12 Personal skills and thinking skills development without content integration Personal Skill: Creating Imagining and Innovating Thinking Skill: Problem Solving Science Chemistry of molecular structure Chemistry of molecular structure Language Arts Buff project Buff project Social Studies Darfur and Rwanda Darfur and Rwanda

13 "The future belongs to a different kind of person," Pink says, designers, inventors, teachers, storytellers creative and empathetic right-brain thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn't."

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15 How we used A Whole New Mind to enrich personal skills

16 Personal Skills Culminating Project Guiding Questions Who am I and how do I learn? Who am I and how do I learn? What is school? What is school? How do we incorporate Daniel Pinks ideas? How do we incorporate Daniel Pinks ideas? How do we incorporate Habits of Mind? How do we incorporate Habits of Mind? What is the future of school? What is the future of school?

17 Creating, Imagining, Innovating Create the school of your dreams, synthesizing your ideas, Pinks ideas, and the districts Habits of Mind. Include a diagram or model of the school, a visual aid to explain logistics, and an informational brochure.

18 In Closing Do we believe the following? Imagination is more important than knowledge… The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. ~Albert Einstein

19 Qualitative Data Student Testimonials Student Testimonials After being in Endeavor for nine weeks, I feel that I have become more confident talking in front of people, and I am a risk taker. Last year, I wouldnt even raise my hand to answer a question, even if I knew it was correct, but now, only after nine weeks, I am answering questions that I dont know, and Im building off of other peoples thoughts… After being in Endeavor for nine weeks, I feel that I have become more confident talking in front of people, and I am a risk taker. Last year, I wouldnt even raise my hand to answer a question, even if I knew it was correct, but now, only after nine weeks, I am answering questions that I dont know, and Im building off of other peoples thoughts… After being in Endeavor for nine weeks, I am extremely happy that I am in it. I like the way everything is run. It is so much easier to learn when everything is all tied together rather than three separate classes… After being in Endeavor for nine weeks, I am extremely happy that I am in it. I like the way everything is run. It is so much easier to learn when everything is all tied together rather than three separate classes… After being in Endeavor for nine weeks, I feel that my mind has opened up and I can speak freely. I used to be very shy and would never speak my opinions. Endeavor has got me thinking more… After being in Endeavor for nine weeks, I feel that my mind has opened up and I can speak freely. I used to be very shy and would never speak my opinions. Endeavor has got me thinking more…

20 Thank you for attending! Terry Duty (tduty@tahomasd.us) Barry Fountain (bfountai@tahomasd.us) Leif Heins (lheins@tahomasd.us) Bill Weis (bweis@tahomasd.us)

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