Looking at the data, Midway High School has a need to address Accelerated Instruction within the school day. Having an 8 Period School Day will help our struggling learners, ESL and At Risk population stay on track for graduation Increases choice for all students Allows Career Exploration for students that have previously lacked that opportunity (Academies of Study)
Is necessary to address the State required intervention We feel that Accelerated Instruction is needed to take place during the school day Subjects in which Accelerated Instruction is required: 2011-12, 2013-14 Math (Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II) Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) Social Studies (World Geography, World History, US History) English (Reading and Writing tested on 3 2 grade levels)
8:10 Version Lunch (33 min)STARTEND 1 st Period 8:109:0050 2 nd Period 9:069:5650 3 rd Period 10:0210:5250 4 th Period 10:58 A Lunch 10:5211:2533 B Lunch 11:2311:5633 C Lunch 11:5412:2733 D Lunch 12:2512:5833 5 th Period 12:581:4850 6 th Period 1:542:4450 7 th Period 2:503:4050 Lunch Schedule Breakdown A Lunch 10:52 – 11:25 (33 min – release at 11:20) Class 11:25 – 12:27 (62 min) Panther Time 12:27 – 12:52 (25 min) Panther Time 10:58 – 11:23 (25 min) B Lunch 11:23 – 11:56 (33 min – release at 11:51) Class 11:56 – 12:52 (56 min) Class 10:58 – 11:54 (56 min) C Lunch 11:54 – 12:27 (33 min – release at 12:22) Panther Time 12:27 – 12:52 (25 min) Panther Time 10:58 – 11:23 (25 min) Class 11:23 – 12:25 (62 min) D Lunch 12:25 – 12:58 (33 min – release at 12:52)
8 Periods rather than 7 Periods 45 Minutes in each class rather than 50 minutes 3 Lunches rather than 4 Lunches Start Time and End Time did not change
Core Teachers and LOTE will teach – 6 of 8 Electives Teachers will teach – 7 of 8 Student to Teacher Ratio will not exceed 160:1 in core subjects Expectations: Daily planning which provides teachers an opportunity to focus on data driven instruction, thus allowing meaningful development of common assessments Teachers observe colleagues PLCs will allow teachers to collaborate on strategies and innovative instruction Great opportunities for Mentors and Mentees to work together
Collaborative teams whose members work together to achieve better results for the students they serve. Collaborative teams who are not satisfied with the “status quo” and are constantly looking for ways to improve student learning. Allow “practical or collaborative strategies that allow for the refocusing energies and articulating priorities” – Great for Teacher Interns Allow a “particular appreciation of access to people” which “was a valued aspect of collaboration and community” Data Driven Decision Making!
Why PLC’s? We can’t do what has always been done! Each Collaborative Team had to: 1. Set Group Norms – Expectations for PLC Behavior 2. Develop S.M.A.R.T. Goals (Strategic and Specific; Measurable; Attainable; Result Oriented; Time Bound) 3. Answer Critical Team Questions What do we want our students to learn? (Objectives) How will we know they have learned it? (teach with the END IN MIND!) (Assessment) What will we do for those that didn’t learn? (Intervention – Response to Intervention) What will we do for those that have learned? (Enrichment) Professional Learning Communities
Monday – Data Analysis Anticipating the data and responding to it Tuesday – Technology Creating engaging, collaborative activities; utilizing Edmodo Wednesday – Lesson Planning Thursda y – Differentiated/Lesson Planning Differentiation: Constructing lessons to reach all learners, Response to Intervention (Documenting accommodations and analyzing effectiveness of interventions) Friday – Professional Growth Day Layout of the PLC Weeks
We would like to propose that our Junior and Senior students be allowed the opportunity to have 2 Release Periods if they meet the eligibility requirements. These students would be allowed the opportunity to either have their release periods: ◦ 1 st &2 nd periods ◦ 7 th &8 th periods ◦ or 4 th &5 th periods (Option for Seniors Only) This would allow a student to come late, leave early or have an off campus lunch daily (which would alleviate pressure on the lunch room).
The only students eligible for a release period would be Juniors and Seniors For a Senior to be eligible, the student should meet the following criteria: ◦ Should have 21 Credits (On Recommended Track) ◦ Passed all TAKS Tests ◦ In Good Standing with Attendance (cannot be denied credit) ◦ In Good Standing with Discipline (cannot have served DAEP or JJAEP) For a Junior to be eligible, the student should meet the following criteria: ◦ Should have 15 Credits (On Recommended Track) ◦ Met Level 2 Standard on all EOC Tests ◦ In Good Standing with Attendance (cannot be denied credit) ◦ In Good Standing with Discipline (cannot have served DAEP or JJAEP) Must have a means of transportation to and from school
Need for increased CTE staffing because increased electives (this is positive for district budget) Need for AI staffing to assist with Accelerated Instruction classes
Accelerated Instruction Success Biology AI (non-credit class) – 100% of all students in AI class passed December administration. 4 students remaining – none were not able to have Biology AI. Algebra AI (Math Models) – 82% of students in class passed over the course of the year. 15 students remaining. Students are also taking Algebra II concurrently. English 1 and English 2 AI (Practical Writing Skills) – 65% of students in the class passed over the course of the year. 33 students remaining in ELA 1 and 16 students remaining in ELA 2. US History AI will be offered in Fall 2014 for non-credit.
Jeff Gasaway, Principal email@example.com Alison Smith, Associate Principal firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org