U(n)schooling in Philly: Building Blocks for Future Schools
Listen and learn : Lecture
Sunday, June 23, 8:30–9:30 am
Jay Cohen Neil Geyette
Philadelphia’s The U School is deeply engaged in the work of pioneering new tools that foster student agency among historically underserved youth. This session exposes participants to model design processes and grants access to the open-source Google-based tools designed to support the paradigm shift for our community.
|Audience:||Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Principals/head teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Google Account|
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Online tools, apps and resources|
|ISTE Standards:||For Administrators:
|Related exhibitors:||Google, Inc.|
Understand how we position urban adolescents as active agents developing the skills, and dispositions essential to postsecondary success.
Learn a new strategy for school-wide or grade-level flexible student grouping that enables asynchronous learning in a competency-based model
Experience a set of open source tools and structures to help school communities track their attendance, productivity, performance and culture data
Total Session Time: 60 minutes
Content and activities:
The key building blocks of The U School and the open source digital tools and systems evolved to meet the needs of our learning community.
The session is planned as a lecture.
Welcome (2 mins)
Purpose and Objectives (3 mins)
Origin of The U School (10 mins)
Key Building Blocks (15 mins)
Evolution of our Tool(s) (15 mins)
Questions (5 mins)
Time to Share and Play (10 mins)
Schools with a strong focus on youth development, driven by relevant Competency-based learning are popping up all over the country. The U School was initiated through a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The foundation of the Opportunity by Design Challenge was designing schools more appropriately preparing youth for college and career.
Designing Innovative High Schools (The U School included in study) https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2005.html
Grading and Reporting (Great Schools Partnership)-https://www.greatschoolspartnership.org/proficiency-based-learning/research-evidence/research-supporting-ten-principles-grading-reporting/
Assessment Practices (Great Schools Partnership)- https://www.greatschoolspartnership.org/proficiency-based-learning/research-evidence/research-supporting-ten-principles-assessment-practices/
Promising Practices - https://www.springpointschools.org/media/filer_public/28/7e/287e05c0-194c-4491-9fed-80939703b074/springpoint_student-centered_scheduling_memo_and_artifacts_2016-10-10final_.pdf
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