Presentation on theme: "Preparing our students for Tomorrow through our Partnerships We understand that the future of our community rests in the hands of our students. We are."— Presentation transcript:
Preparing our students for Tomorrow through our Partnerships We understand that the future of our community rests in the hands of our students. We are preparing them to meet the CHALLENGES OF TOMORROW through the opportunities and partnerships we are creating TODAY.
Rationale -The Realities Too many students and adults are training for jobs in which labor surpluses exist and demand is low, while high-demand jobs, particularly those in STEM fields, go unfilled. -Raytheon Chairman and CEO, William Swanson 47% of Bachelor’s degrees in STEM pay better than PhDs in non- STEM jobs. Business needs a talent pipeline providing the skilled employees who can routinely use scientific and technological skills. 17% -Anticipated job growth in STEM fields in our region by 2018 vs. 9% in Non-STEM fields.
Average annual earnings STEMNon-STEM High school diploma or less $52,626$32,433 Some college or associate degree $55,390$39,562 Bachelor’s degree only$74,489$58,802 Graduate degree$84,635$75,338 Average Annual Earnings of Full-Time Private Wage and Salary Workers in STEM Occupations by Educational Attainment, 2010
Why The School of Innovation? What can the School of Innovation do for Students? ◦ Personalized Learning Plans Accelerated Learning Possibilities 1:1 Technology allowing for anytime, anywhere learning. More Student Voice More Flexibility Real-World Experience in students’ areas of interest Enhanced Advisory models that offer the next-step for students ◦ Multiple Pathways for Success ◦ High School Diploma ◦ Career and Industry Certifications ◦ Internships for all students in selected fields of employment ◦ Associate’s Degree in a STEM-Related Program of study ◦ Placement Assistance for Post Secondary and Workforce All by the time students graduate!
How does the school work? The Springdale School of Innovation is a real, local school with state supported credits and a Springdale diploma. This blended learning model will offer Springdale’s expectation of highest quality instruction with extensive student support and increased educational options. Students can even connect through the School of Innovation back to the local high school for music, art, electives, after- school activities or sports. The school is student centered and teacher driven, and features both classroom and online instruction with extensive support.
What does it look like? The School of Innovation is a combination of learning methods that will allow for students to learn at their own speed with the support of teachers, advisors, and tutors available. New ways of learning include: Competency –Based Instructional Practices ◦ Online instruction, blended with face to face instruction, Technology Supported- Collaborative projects and coursework. ◦ 1:1 Technology ◦ Flexible Scheduling for ALL students. ◦ ANYTIME, ANYWHERE Learning. Point-In-Time Interventions based on student needs.
How Does it work? Accelerated Learning or Extended Time Daily Schedule Concurrent Coursework/ Early College Experience Creating Added Opportunity through Technology Flipped Classroom Model Anywhere/ Anytime Learning Extended Access to Instructional Staff Flexibility of Learning and Assessment Advisory Programs/ Personalized Learning Plans Hands-on, Project-Based –Real World Skills
Daily Life: Advisory Each day, students will begin and end their school day with their advisor. This allows for goal setting and follow-up with an advisor that will follow students for their entire school of innovation tenure and communicate with parents frequently. This allows for much more meaningful relationships to be built. As students progress into college-level work, and career- specific courses/ internships, they will also gain a college advisor, and career advisor in addition to their SOI advisor.
Daily Life Students will work in a “hands-on” and project based curriculum that will offer incentive for the development of professional skills. Students will take coursework that will prepare them for life after graduation, whether that includes College or Career. Teachers at the School of Innovation will have the ability to apply learning into real-world situations.
I Choose to Innovate Is I-School the right choice for you? Learn more at http://www.sdale.org/innovationhttp://www.sdale.org/innovation We want you at the School of Innovation Come find out your own potential Come find the Power of I