My Dream School Plan

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My Dream School Plan by Mind Map: My Dream School Plan

1. Curriculum

1.1. Facing History and Ourselves

1.1.1. Upstanders

1.1.2. Empathy

1.2. Intensive Classes

1.2.1. College or Career

1.2.2. Outdoors

1.2.3. DC

1.2.4. Critical Civic Inquiry

1.3. http://www.literacydesigncollaborative.org/

1.3.1. Template driven writing- all subjects

1.4. Common Core

1.4.1. Higher Order Thinking

1.4.2. Creativity

1.4.3. http://www.corestandards.org/

1.5. Curriculum designed to allow for failure, reflection, redos, persistence

1.6. Understanding by Design

1.6.1. http://www.ascd.org/research-a-topic/understanding-by-design-resources.aspx

1.7. Expeditionary Model (?)

1.7.1. http://elschools.org/

1.7.2. self exploration

1.8. Deep dive interests in any content

1.8.1. experts

1.8.2. IB- in a sense

1.9. Dual Enrollment

1.9.1. CCD (?)

1.9.2. CEC

1.10. vocab.com

1.10.1. Spark Chart

1.10.2. SpellingCity.com

2. Discipline

2.1. RTI for all students

2.1.1. http://www.kdp.org/publications/pdf/record/spring09/Record%20Sp09%20Gerzel-Short.pdf

2.2. Democratic Culture

2.2.1. Judicial Board

2.2.1.1. Student, teacher, admin, parent

2.2.2. http://www.alpinevalleyschool.com/

3. Structure

3.1. overaged/under credited

3.2. 16-21

3.3. Adult Programs

3.3.1. Late afternoons/ evenings

3.3.1.1. Provide childcare- older students could run this for pay, or after school activities could cover this

3.3.2. Life Skills

3.3.2.1. Computer/Technology

3.3.2.2. Health and Nutrition

3.3.2.3. Budgeting for the Future

3.3.3. English Language Courses offered after school

3.3.4. Adult Diploma Program

3.4. We provide ECE and options for GED/Diplomas

3.5. 210 Days

3.5.1. 4 1/2 days of instruction

3.5.2. 1/2 Days, with teacher office hours in the afternoon

3.6. Transportation

3.6.1. http://www.charterschooltools.org/toolCategoryList.cfm?vendorCategoryID=5

3.6.2. RTD

3.6.3. 2-3 15+ vans

3.7. No grade levels

3.7.1. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,490805,00.html

3.7.2. http://www.edutopia.org/chugach-school-district-reform

3.8. Blended Learning

3.8.1. Flex Model

3.8.1.1. http://thejournal.com/articles/2011/05/04/report-6-blended-learning-models-emerge.aspx

3.8.1.2. http://odysseyk12.org/about_us/school-profile.php

3.9. Google School

3.9.1. Ed Account

3.9.2. Chrome Books

3.9.3. Google Teachers

3.10. Food

3.10.1. Bring in from outside vendor

3.10.2. Opt into DPS Food/use them to negotiate contracts with vendors

3.10.2.1. FRL?

4. Internships

4.1. local businesses

4.2. City

4.3. State

5. Entrance interviews

5.1. ED, Psychologist, parents/guardians, student

5.2. Goals, values, alignment, share vulnerabilities, fears, Student must say yes, must accept the school and culture

5.3. Make sure we have updated information on IEP/ELL needs to ensure that we can accomodate

6. Budget

6.1. Actuals

6.2. Funders/Development

6.2.1. Gates

6.2.2. Morgridge

6.2.3. Walton

6.2.4. Daniels

7. Location

7.1. Meeting students and parents where they live

7.2. Old Shopping Centers

7.2.1. Bright, large, many colors, benches, basketball courts, soccer field, lots of half glass walls

7.3. Shared Spaces

7.3.1. churches

7.3.2. clinics

7.3.2.1. meeting spaces

8. People

8.1. Admin

8.1.1. Principal

8.1.2. Psychologist/Counselor

8.1.2.1. Make sure that students are all being tracked based on attendance, behavior incidents, and pass/fail. Assign students to individuals and have weekly meetings to determine which students need direct support

8.1.3. AP Operations

8.2. Teachers

8.2.1. SPED

8.2.2. ELL

8.2.3. Tech Savvy

8.2.4. Relationship oriented

8.2.5. Expected to also fulfill some type of admin role/coach/lead club

8.2.6. Call for Quality Courses

8.2.6.1. http://www.doe.state.la.us/coursechoice/

8.2.7. Seminars/ one time lectures by teachers, community members, etc.

8.3. Board of Governance

8.3.1. Bank

8.3.2. Business Leader from Community

8.3.3. Parent

8.3.4. Teacher

8.4. Community Partnership heavy

8.4.1. Community Service oriented

8.4.1.1. Community Projects

8.4.1.2. Community need, coming together to succeed.

8.4.2. Mental Health, community clinics

8.4.3. Evening use of our space for English classes for parents, cooking classes...

8.4.3.1. Also evening use of building for kids; karate, dance, clubs, events

8.4.4. Community Organizer on-staff

8.4.4.1. This person organizes community around political/injustice issues

8.4.4.2. This person brings parents to the building and helps involve them in bettering their child's education

8.4.4.2.1. Fundraising

8.4.4.2.2. Pushing state/district for more $$/better policies

9. Grading

9.1. Competency and Mastery Based

9.1.1. JumpRope

9.1.1.1. http://www.jumpro.pe/login

9.1.2. Power Standards= STAR Standards