Poverty and my PoP: School Innovation

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1. Curricula

1.1. Alternative Strategies through technology

1.1.1. Khan Academy

1.1.2. LMS

1.1.3. Blackboard

1.1.4. It's Learning

1.1.5. The Search Engines

1.2. Aligned to Common Core Standards to ensure rigor

1.3. Advisory Classes to support student development

1.4. Project-Based to ensure relevance

1.4.1. Project Lead the Way

1.4.2. NAF

1.4.3. AVID

2. Student Performance

2.1. LMS systems to engage students in work through the web and "flip the classroom"

2.2. Buddy groups of high performing students with low performing students

2.2.1. Students working in groups to support one another

2.2.2. Group Grades to inspire others

2.2.3. Student Teams

2.2.4. Team Celebrations

2.3. Use of social media to celebrate student performance and to connect with students

3. Teaching and Learning

3.1. Align teaching to support challenges that come with students who suffer from loss of learning due to economic challenges or lack of support at home

3.1.1. On-Line Learning

3.1.2. After School Tutoring

3.1.3. Saturday School and Extended Day

3.2. Teach to mastery rather than calendar

3.2.1. Learning should be quantified by progress

3.2.1.1. Opportunities to correct mistakes on assessments

3.2.1.2. Rewarding risk taking for students

3.2.1.3. Celebrating movement

4. Student Attendance

4.1. Difficult to improve attendance to school when poverty and economic factors such as travel costs interfere

4.1.1. Need to create alternative supports for cost of travel

4.1.2. Work cooperatively with district to purchase bus/train passes

4.2. Scheduling core courses for later in day

4.2.1. Math and English should never be scheduled first period due to truant or late students

4.2.2. Schedule most popular teachers in early morning courses for students who struggle to arrive on time

5. Assessment

5.1. Mastery rather than calendar based

5.1.1. Grading rewards risk and is not punitive

5.1.2. Common grading practices

5.1.3. Access to systems

5.2. Diversified and Differentiated

5.3. Eliminate Ds and Fs in favor of "not yet"

6. Change and Leadership

6.1. Leadership Team Alignment

6.1.1. The leadership should be aligned to vision before communicating to stakeholders

6.1.2. Leaders must be learners without all the answers

6.2. 8 Steps to Lead Change (Kotter, 2012)

6.2.1. Create Urgency

6.2.1.1. Share Data

6.2.1.2. Develop Compelling Stories

6.2.1.3. Ask Questions

6.2.1.4. Listen

6.2.2. Vision

6.2.2.1. Inspire a compelling future

6.2.2.2. Include all stakeholders

6.2.2.3. Develop a Picture of what could be

6.2.3. Guiding Coalition

6.2.3.1. Identify key people to lead the change process

6.2.3.2. Empower change leadership

6.2.4. Enlist Support from Volunteers

6.2.4.1. Give everyone a job in the change process

6.2.4.2. Celebrate all contributions

6.2.5. Enable Action by Removing Barriers

6.2.5.1. Give people what they need to succeed

6.2.5.2. Train staff in strategies that improve performance of all students

6.2.6. Generate Short-Term Wins

6.2.6.1. Celebrate small wins often

6.2.7. Sustain Acceleration

6.2.7.1. Be relentless in leadership

6.2.8. Institute Change

6.2.8.1. Institutionalize the movement

6.3. Hiring Staff

6.3.1. Staff should be aligned to vision of change

7. Professional Development

7.1. Align PD to helping students overcome poverty through education

7.1.1. Give teachers room to innovate and experiment with teaching

8. Student Motivation

8.1. Developing systems and positive interventions to improve student motivation