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1 A Perfect Marriage Student Success Plans & Student Advisories Scott Brown LEARN RESC

2 21 st C High School Redesign Student Success Plans and Student Advisory Programs: Have the same fundamental purpose Have the same fundamental purpose Share common attributes Share common attributes Address the fundamental design flaws in our 20 th C high schools Address the fundamental design flaws in our 20 th C high schools

3 20 th Century High School Obsolete structure: Sorting, industrial age, factory model Obsolete structure: Sorting, industrial age, factory model Fragmented, departmentalized, silo-prone Fragmented, departmentalized, silo-prone Overwhelmed by societal change, family breakdown, and parental failure Overwhelmed by societal change, family breakdown, and parental failure Overwhelmed by globalization and Overwhelmed by globalization and technological change technological change Overwhelmed by mission creep ! Overwhelmed by mission creep !

4 20 th Century High School Gives most kids a fragmented, disjointed Gives most kids a fragmented, disjointed school experience school experience Gives most kids an impersonal experience Gives most kids an impersonal experience Lacks real engagement/ownership Lacks real engagement/ownership by most students by most students Lacks 21 st century rigor for all Lacks 21 st century rigor for all

5 Before we get defensive... We inherited the institution & mindset We inherited the institution & mindset The problems are largely structural, organizational The problems are largely structural, organizational The structure can be developed to improve: The structure can be developed to improve:>Personalization>Relevance >Student ownership of learning And, we need to do it And, we need to do it

6 NESSC Goals for Schools Proficiency-Based Progress to Graduation Proficiency-Based Progress to Graduation Personalization of Learning Personalization of Learning System Accountability System Accountability

7 Personalization is Key Help each student make holistic meaning of the fragmented, disjointed high school experience Help each student make holistic meaning of the fragmented, disjointed high school experience Help each student focus on academic purposes, self-assess, take ownership of learning Help each student focus on academic purposes, self-assess, take ownership of learning A school where one adult knows each student A school where one adult knows each student well - strengths, weaknesses, aspirations, background, level of personal progress... well - strengths, weaknesses, aspirations, background, level of personal progress... An inclusive community where no student is anonymous or unaccountable An inclusive community where no student is anonymous or unaccountable

8 Personalization as Relationships NASSP / MetLife Survey, March 2012 NASSP / MetLife Survey, March 2012 I have a teacher I can talk to if I have a problem.54% Teachers respect students.61% Students respect teachers.41% Teachers have fun at school.45% Teachers are willing to learn from students.50%

9 Relationships Positive student body behavior and successful school climate depend far more on faculty-student relationships than on policy imposition and penalty enforcement. Positive student body behavior and successful school climate depend far more on faculty-student relationships than on policy imposition and penalty enforcement. Student body perception of the professional staff is key. Student body perception of the professional staff is key.

10 Personalization is a learning process in which schools help students assess their own talents and aspirations, plan a pathway toward their own purposes, work cooperatively with others on challenging tasks, maintain a record of their explorations, and demonstrate their learning against clear standards in a wide variety of media, all with the close support of adult mentors and guides Clarke, p. 15, in Breaking Ranks, NASSP, Clarke, p. 15, in Breaking Ranks, NASSP, 2004

11 21 st Century Secondary School Redesign: What does it look like? Where is it going?

12 Key Redesign Components 21 st Century Skills for All ( CT/NEASC) 21 st Century Skills for All ( CT/NEASC) Student Success Plans (CT) Student Success Plans (CT) Student Advisory Program (NEASC) Student Advisory Program (NEASC) Graduation Portfolios Graduation Portfolios Capstones (CT) Capstones (CT) SRBI/RtI (CT) SRBI/RtI (CT)

13 21 st Century Skills – for all 21 st Century Skills – for all Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills Communication Skills Communication Skills Creativity, Innovation Skills Creativity, Innovation Skills Collaboration Skills Collaboration Skills Leadership Skills Leadership Skills IT Skills IT Skills Social/Cross-Cultural Skills Social/Cross-Cultural Skills Initiative, Self-direction Initiative, Self-direction Flexibility, Adaptability Flexibility, Adaptability

14 Need for Student Success Plans, Grades 6-12 Academic planning and progress Academic planning and progress Career pathway investigation Career pathway investigation Personal/social growth activity Personal/social growth activity Purposeful course selection, sequencing Purposeful course selection, sequencing Goal-Setting and Reflecting Goal-Setting and Reflecting Self-assessments, surveys Self-assessments, surveys Study/organizational skills Study/organizational skills Links to capstones, job-shadowing, internships, comm. service Links to capstones, job-shadowing, internships, comm. service Teacher/advisor monitoring, facilitating Teacher/advisor monitoring, facilitating Student-led parent conferencing Student-led parent conferencing

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16 Student Advisory: Proven Centerpiece of Redesign Helping students set goals, self assess, reflect Helping students set goals, self assess, reflect Making holistic meaning of the high school experience Making holistic meaning of the high school experience Guiding the Student Success Plan Guiding the Student Success Plan Managing the graduation portfolio Managing the graduation portfolio Advising the capstone project Advising the capstone project

17 A Perfect Marriage The ultimate goal of the Student Success Plan and the Student Advisory Program is the same: To develop students who take To develop students who take increasing ownership of their increasing ownership of their own learning (and behavior). own learning (and behavior).

18 Student Advisory the best vehicle For continuity of mentoring and support For continuity of mentoring and support For facilitating student self assessment, For facilitating student self assessment, self reflection and ownership of learning self reflection and ownership of learning For conducting the student planning and group dynamics that build student accountability For conducting the student planning and group dynamics that build student accountability.

19 Before there was SSP, there was Student Advisory Planning What will be your goals for the semester? What will be your goals for the semester? What resources might you need? What resources might you need? What barriers might present problems? What barriers might present problems? Three important steps for your action plan? Three important steps for your action plan? Evaluating Overall I would rate my performance as… Overall I would rate my performance as… My top three performances were… My top three performances were… My two biggest mistakes and how I plan to correct them… My two biggest mistakes and how I plan to correct them… An honest description of my preparation would be…. An honest description of my preparation would be….

20 SSP in Student Advisory MSMHS 21 st C Learning Expectation: MSMHS 21 st C Learning Expectation: Students will take responsibility for their Students will take responsibility for their learning and behavior learning and behavior MSMHS Advisory Activity: MSMHS Advisory Activity: Taking Ownership of My Learning Taking Ownership of My Learning School-Wide Rubric 10.0: School-Wide Rubric 10.0: Assessment and Self Assessment Assessment and Self Assessment

21 SSP Caveats We need to make teachers comfortable with the larger process. A student-driven, not a teacher-driven, plan A student-driven, not a teacher-driven, plan Teacher as guide, monitor, facilitator Teacher as guide, monitor, facilitator Consider replacing Social-Emotional domain with Personal-Social or Personal Growth Consider replacing Social-Emotional domain with Personal-Social or Personal Growth

22 SSP Caveats We need to use common sense and our resources wisely in complying with the intent of PA (2)(j). An SSP template/plan for An SSP template/plan for Priority for implementation of process, activities, and outcomes should go to grades 9 & 10. Priority for implementation of process, activities, and outcomes should go to grades 9 & 10. Priority for on-line SSP should be grades 9 & 10. Priority for on-line SSP should be grades 9 & 10. If necessary, the level of implementation for classes of 2013, 2014 can be more skeletal and accomplished around existing college/career/developmental guidance programming. If necessary, the level of implementation for classes of 2013, 2014 can be more skeletal and accomplished around existing college/career/developmental guidance programming.

23 The Plea for Student Advisories It is virtually impossible to make things relevant for, or expect personal excellence from, a student you dont know Carol Ann Tomlinson..... Carol Ann Tomlinson

24 Building Student Resilience Young people will be resilient if they have an important adult in their lives who believes in them unconditionally and holds them to high expectations. Young people will be resilient if they have an important adult in their lives who believes in them unconditionally and holds them to high expectations. Young people live up to, or down to, our expectations. Young people live up to, or down to, our expectations..... Dr. Ken Ginsburg.... Dr. Ken Ginsburg

25 Implementing Student Advisories Teacher-driven planning Teacher-driven planning A nine-component planning model A nine-component planning model

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27 Implementing Student Advisories Goals clarification first Goals clarification first SSP marriage ipso facto SSP marriage ipso facto Collateral planning of other eight components Collateral planning of other eight components Draw on successful advisories Draw on successful advisories A little faculty PD A little faculty PD Evaluate and tweak on the fly` Evaluate and tweak on the fly`

28 ... And as you move forward, Keep reminding the momentum- sucking derailers that: The road to success is always under construction. The road to success is always under construction.

29 High School Redesign It is not the strongest of the species who survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one It is not the strongest of the species who survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. most responsive to change Charles Darwin Charles Darwin

30 Parting Thought If you dont like change, you If you dont like change, you are going to like irrelevance are going to like irrelevance even less. even less Gen. Eric Shinseki..... Gen. Eric Shinseki

31 If Time Q & A Q & A x x176


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