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+ iZone360 Component Partner Catalog For 2012/2013 School Year April 16th, 2012, V1

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About this Catalog

This catalog provides an overview of iZone360 Component Partner Options for the 2012/2013 School Year. The purpose of this catalog is to provide a general understanding of who Component Partner organizations and schools are, what services they provide or will provide within the iZone, and what specific service offerings schools can request from partners. This catalog should serve as an initial introduction to your options, and you should be sure to engage in conversations with Component Partners throughout the spring. What are Component Partners? Component Partners are specialists in elements of the iZone Framework, helping schools solve specific challenges in implementing a highly personalized model. Component Partners support you during implementation; they help you implement solutions to specific problems of practice or capacity around personalized learning. Their roles include: Helping advance your school’s overall design for personalized learning by helping you implement a specific solution, program, or product Coordinating with schools, iCoaches and Model Design Partners to integrate solutions or tools within schools’ implementation plan Supporting your school as you implement your solution and adjust course as needed Building capacity at the school to continue implementing some or all of this solution on their own, and/or to implement the solution more easily and effectively over time

How can I request Component Partner services? Schools can request one intensive Component Partnership or two targeted Component Partnerships. Component Partner requests must be aligned to the iZone Framework and your schools’ Implementation Goals. In addition, all schools must submit their Implementation Goals in order to request Component Partners. Component Partner requests are an optional resource. You can choose to request Component Partners for the 2012/2013 school year in one of three rounds, depending on what makes the most sense considering your school’s implementation plans. Component Partner Requests can only be made via the iZone360 Planning Portal by the following deadlines which influence when work with this partner can begin: May 15 (partnership begins in mid-summer) August 15 (partnership begins in fall) 2


October 15 (partnership begins in 2013) Some Component Partners can only be requested by certain deadlines, given when they are able to start work. Please check the bottom of each Component Partner page to determine their request deadline. If your Model Design Partner offers Component Partner services in this catalog, you do not need to request this support via the Component Partner request process. Instead, you will have an opportunity later this year to decide the kind of Model Design Partner support you receive in 2012-13, which could include this kind of service. Who is in the Component Partner Catalog? iZone360 has scanned for and vetted a number of high-quality, ambitious Component Partner solutions to advance schools’ work. Schools will be able to TBD TBD request either one or two Component Partner services. Services are listed in categories, depending on the time intensity, cost to iZone, and type of service offered. You may choose either one INTENSIVE Component Partner Service or two TARGETED Component Partner Services. Table 1 provides a list of which partners offer INTENSIVE services and which partners offer TARGETED services. In some cases, partners offer a service with both TARGETED and INTENSIVE options. Each Component Partner in this catalog offers services that are aligned to one or multiple principles of the iZone Table 1: TARGETED and INTENSIVE Partner Offerings Framework. You can use the cog symbol on in the top left hand corner of each partner’s page to determine which areas of the iZone Framework a Component Partner addresses. Framework areas are represented as follows: Next Generation Curriculum and Assessment Personalized Learning Plans and Progress New Student and Staff Roles Flexible and Real-World Learning Environments For a comprehensive list of all Component Partner Services, refer to pages 19 through 22 of this catalog.

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Why do some pages list schools as Component Partners or have missing information? In efforts to ensure that Component Partner offerings meet a wide range of school needs, the iZone continues to build a comprehensive portfolio of partner services. iZone360 schools with demonstrated experience and effectiveness in implementing practices around an area of the iZone Framework have been approved as Component Partners, and allow schools to request partnerships grounded in a school’s implementation. Services from these partners can be requested via the iZone360 Planning Portal as well. In addition, we will continue to update this catalog as we add Component Partners to our portfolio. The next catalog will be released via the iZone360 Planning Portal on April 27 and will include additional partner services. We have worked to find highly aligned, effective organizations that can support this work, but if there is an organization that you believe could be a potential Component Partner, please discuss with your iCoach or contact Cynthia Warner (cwarner3@schools.nyc.gov).

How can I learn more about Component Partners? In addition to reading through this catalog and browsing the Component Partner websites listed herein, you can learn about Component Partners through: Component Partner Meet-Ups: These events are opportunities for schools to speak with Component Partners about their services and to discuss the school’s iZone goals that require support. The first Component Partner Meet-Up will be held on Friday, April 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 28-11 Queens Plaza North. Two additional Meet-Ups are tentatively scheduled for May 1st, and July 10th, 2012. More information about these events will follow shortly. Outreach to Prospective Partners: Schools are encouraged to reach out directly to Component Partners to discuss their service offering in more detail. Contact information for each partner organization or school is listed at the top of each partner’s page, just below the organization or school’s name. Feel free to contact partners with questions or comments about their services.

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Apple Contact: Paul Facteau; facteau@apple.com; 413.537.6777 (mobile)

Schools can request: Option A: Leadership and Planning Workshops or onsite sessions to develop school and curricular leaders’ vision and management strategies for technology enhanced learning TARGETED: 4 days, INTENSIVE: 8 days

About Apple Apple partners with schools to provide the thought partnership and tools that teachers and students need to tackle challenges. At the forefront of this is supporting schools to integrate Challenge Based Learning strategies into their curriculum. Challenge Based Learning is a multidisciplinary approach to teaching and learning that encourages students to leverage the technology they use in their daily lives to solve real-world problems through efforts in their homes, schools and communities. Learn more at www.challengebasedlearning.org.

Within the iZone Within the iZone, Apple will work with schools to engage students in motivating learning tasks and to create authentic learning experiences that bridge multiple disciplines and empower students to create knowledge. This can include Challenge Based Learning, providing accessibility resources to a student with Special Needs, or creating an electronic book with embedded images, video, and web links to demonstrate learning for portfolio based assessment. Apple offers a variety of formats for their services, including workshops, onsite sessions, and immersive Teacher Institutes. The iZone is currently in contract negotiations with Apple for next year and hopes to work with them. Given this, Component Partner requests are tentative.

Option B: Digital Literacy Workshops or onsite sessions to build teachers’ technology skills and integration, and overall confidence with technology in the classroom TARGETED: 4 days, INTENSIVE: 8 days

Option C: Technology Infused Learning Workshops or onsite sessions to help teachers bring into their lessons digital tools for research, collaboration, communication, and content creation TARGETED: 4 days, INTENSIVE: 8 days

Option D: Working with Special Populations Workshops or onsite sessions to learn strategies from the Macintosh and iOS accessibility and assistive technology toolset, including for Special Ed and ELL students TARGETED: 4 days, INTENSIVE: 8 days

Request support from Apple via the iZone360 Planning Portal on August 15th or October 15th. 5


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Authentic Education Contact: Denise Wilbur; denise@authenticeducation.com

Schools can request: More information coming soon‌

About Authentic Education The mission of Authentic Education is to make schools better by providing clients with state-of-theart educational thinking, tools, and training. AE has its roots in almost 20 years of school reform at the national level. AE provides practical, effective and thoughtful staff development and consulting services specializing in design and teaching for understanding, effective assessment, and thoughtful school change. Learn more at www.authenticeducation.org

Within the iZone Within the iZone, Authentic Education will work with schools to develop student competency through redesigning and implementing curricular units. In 2011-12, AE supported teacher teams at 11 iZone360 schools to develop competencies, performance assessments, and rubrics, equip teachers to design curricular units using the Understanding by Design process, support the teaching of those units, and facilitate the review of student work, using the results to adjust future instruction. The iZone and Authentic Education are currently discussing the structure of their Component Partner services. Given this, further Authentic Education services may be added later in spring 2012.

Request support from Authentic Education via the iZone360 Planning Portal on May 15th, August 15th or October 15th. 6


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Big Picture Learning Contact: Carlos Moreno; carlos@bigpicturelearning.org; 401-378-8102

Schools can request: Option A: Personalized Learning Plans Customized onsite consulting and a 3day workshop to build school capacity to define and monitor an action plan for individual students' academic, social, and personal goals

About Big Picture Learning

Within the iZone

Within the iZone, BPL will work with schools to build learning plans and learning experiences around students’ personal interests and motivations. BPL will support the development of Personalized Learning Plans by sharing materials for developing and implementing PLPs, facilitating teachers’ ability to define academic and social/emotional learning goals, building teachers’ experience in running a PLP meeting with a student and providing a format for a PLP for immediate use. BPL will also provide training for schools to implement real-world learning internship experiences for students. This includes workshops for administrators to develop Learn more at www.bigpicture.org. systems for implementation, and curriculum and interest development toolkits for teachers. Big Picture Learning’s mission is to lead vital changes in education, both in the United States and internationally, by generating and sustaining innovative, personalized schools that work in tandem with the real world of the greater community. BPL has worked with several schools and districts in designing and implementing their own real world learning and personalized learning plans by adapting parts of the BPL components to create a customized design. BPL’s mission focuses on meeting the needs of underserved populations, particularly in urban areas.

TARGETED: 3-day workshop and 4 days of onsite support INTENSIVE: 3-day workshop and 8 days onsite support

Option B: Real-World Learning through Interest and Internship Customized onsite consulting and 5 days of workshops to build school capacity to build a RWL program in which students have internship experiences with a mentor in the community. TARGETED: 3-day workshop, 2-day logistics training and 2 days onsite support INTENSIVE: 3-day workshop, 2-day logistics training and 6 days onsite support

Request support from BPL via the iZone360 Planning Portal on May 15th, August 15th or October 15th. 7


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Buck Institute for Education Contact: Lauren Scheller; Professional Services Coordinator; lauren@bie.org Office: 415 883-0122, ext. 311 Fax: 415 883-0260; 18 Commercial Boulevard Novato, CA 94949

Schools can request: Option A: Project-Based Learning 101

About BIE The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) is dedicated to improving 21st Century teaching and learning throughout the world by creating and disseminating products, practices and knowledge for effective Project Based Learning (PBL).There is shared ownership of learning in a Project Based Learning classroom: students participate in designing and demonstrating their learning. BIE acknowledges that the effective and sustainable implementation of Project Based Learning means the role of both teacher and student must change, evolving from a oneway transmission model to a twoway exchange. Learn more at www.bie.org.

Within the iZone BIE will work with schools to build students’ 21st century skills and assess this meaningfully and engagingly. BIE worked with three iZone360 schools in 2011-12 to conduct its three-day PBL 101 workshop and a follow-up PBL coaching site visit, as well as email and forum support throughout the school year. PBL 101 engages participants in learning the principles for designing, assessing and managing standards-focused projects as well as using performance assessments to judge the relevant work generated by 21st Century learners. Initial BIE workshops are structured to enable teachers to design, assess and manage rigorous, relevant and engaging projects, and follow-up instructional support visits and online support are needs based.

Three-day workshop and follow-up session to build teachers ability to design and implement a Project-Based unit. INTENSIVE: 3-day workshop and 1 follow-up session TARGETED: 3-day workshop and 2 follow-up sessions

Option B: Project-Based Learning 201 TARGETED: One-day workshop and 1 follow-up session to build teachers ability to enhance their existing project-based learning practice. This is available for schools that have already participated in PBL 101.

Request support from BIE via the iZone360 Planning Portal on May 15th, August 15th or October 15th. 8


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Educational Video Center Contact: Kate Rubenstein; Director of Professional Development Programs; Krubenstein@evc.org; 212.465.9366 ext. 22

Schools can request: Option A: Coaching for Media Enriched Project-Based Learning Build students’ college and career readiness and media making skills by enhancing teacher practice.

About the Educational Video Center The Educational Video Center is a non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change. Since 1984, EVC has built an award-winning track record of success serving the students and teachers of New York City’s schools. Learn more at www.evc.org.

Within the iZone Within the iZone, EVC will work with schools to increase students’ critical literacy skills and engagement in their learning within a real-world context of project-based learning. Through coaching in academic classes, expanded day, and staff PD workshops, EVC will support teachers to build learner centered units that align media projects with Common Core learning standards. This will include supporting teachers to plan, manage, and facilitate hands-on student projects that integrate media and technology in the classroom. EVC will also work with teachers to document evidence of their students’ learning through inquiries in their own classes, and share best practices in staff-wide PD sessions.

EVC works with teachers in three ways: coaching in academic classes programs, coaching in expanded day programs afterschool, and staff-wide professional development INTENSIVE: Up to 24 days of coaching and PD. In addition, the partnership begins with a multi-day teacher institute.

Request support from EVC via the iZone360 Planning Portal on May 15th, August 15th or October 15th. 9


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Envision Learning Partners Contact: Erika Nielsen Andrew; erika@envisionschools.org; 510.451.2415

Schools can request: More information coming soon…

About ELP

Within the iZone

Envision Learning Partners (ELP) is Within the iZone, ELP will work with the consulting and training division schools to support the development of Envision Schools. The mission of of next generation curriculum and Envision Schools and ELP is to assessment. ELP has developed and transform the lives of students – implemented a system of student especially those who will be the first assessment that ensures students in their family to attend college – by are prepared for college and career preparing them for success in success – and in so doing, acts as a college and in life. Envision Schools leverage point for transforming was founded in 2002 on a simple what and how students learn. ELP idea: the achievement gap reflects a will bring this assessment approach systemic failure to understand how - called the College and Career youth learn, what motivates them to Ready Student Assessment System -learn, and what they need in order to its work in the iZone. This to learn well. Our answer is to assessment system transforms design schools that redefine what it teachers’ instructional practices and means to succeed. We employ an the school’s learning culture. ELP innovative model that emphasizes provides professional development, st project-based learning, 21 Century For 2012/2013 School onsite Year coaching, and, when offsite, learning, real-world experience in can conduct coaching virtually, workplaces, and a uniquely rigorous problem solve, and offer feedback. assessment system. ELP partners with Stanford University and the digital platform Learn more at ShowEvidence, which supports www.envisionlearning.org. reliable scoring.

Component Partner Options

Request support from Envision Learning Partners via the iZone360 Planning Portal on May 15th, August 15th or October 15th. 10


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Eskolta Contact: Michael Rothman; mrothman@eskolta.com

Schools can request: Option A: Data Maps

About Eskolta

Within the iZone

Eskolta is a consulting, evaluation, and design firm that helps educators reinvent schools by developing student-centered systems and structures and focusing on meaningful learning. Eskolta works with schools, school districts, and nonprofit agencies to help leaders and teachers create personalized report cards, more sophisticated grading and assessment systems, flexible schedules and course sequences, thoughtful data analysis, and documentation and design of school processes, and has a particular expertise in drop-out prevention, with the view that for students who struggle in traditional urban secondary schools, new structures must be developed that will work for them. Learn more at www.eskolta.com

Within the iZone, Eskolta works with schools to tackle challenges in enabling students to have personalized plans, pathways, and progress. These challenges start with the fact that adults often do not have clear information to know which students are off track and to look for patterns in this problem. Even when they do have this data available, they face myriad other challenges: lack of clear paths and indicators for students to know how they are progressing down the path to graduation, lack of flexible structures to accommodate students whose path is atypical, and lack of mechanisms for frequent supportive feedback to students as they move down that path.

Support to create a visual data map of students’ trajectories over the course of their time in school. INTENSIVE: Data analysis, 30 representative student interviews, and up to 3 onsite sessions TARGETED: Data analysis, 10 representative student interviews, up to 2 onsite sessions to create a data report (no online data analysis tool)

Option B: Pathways to Graduation INTENSIVE: 3 workshops and up to 10 onsite sessions to design, pilot, and refine Pathway-To-Graduation tools TARGETED: 3 workshops and up to 4 onsite sessions to design and pilot

Option C: Student-Centered Schedules INTENSIVE: 2 workshops and up to 10 onsite sessions to design, pilot, and refine Student-Centered Scheduling Systems TARGETED: 2 workshops and up to 4 onsite sessions to design and pilot

Option D: Progress Supports Workshops and onsite sessions to design, pilot and refine new LearnerCentered Grading Systems and report cards INTENSIVE: 3 workshops and up to 10 onsite sessions TARGETED: 3 workshops and up to 4 onsite sessions Additional onsite sessions may be purchased by schools for more in-depth work. Talk to Eskolta for details.

Request support from Eskolta via the iZone360 Planning Portal on May 15th, August 15th or October 15th. 11


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Generation Schools Contact: Jonathan Spear; jspear@generationschools.org.

Schools can request: More information coming soon‌

About Generation Schools

Within the iZone

Generation Schools Network (GSN) works to prepare generations of learners for life's responsibilities, challenges and opportunities. GSN works to change structures so that people can change their practices. GSN works with schools to ensure good teachers have more time with fewer students, teachers have more professional time with colleagues to improve their practice, and students have a wider range of opportunities - to ensure the students achieve.

Within the iZone, GSN will work with schools to rethink time and talent and the use of other resources, and to support this change process to new uses of time and talent, so that schools are better able to realize their goals. This will include engineering new staffing plans, calendars, and schedules, as well as coaching support in the change process. GSN uses a Five Dimensions of Change approach to its work. GSN currently partners with 9 iZone360 schools. In addition to its Component Partner offerings, GSN will facilitate a spring Affinity Group beginning on April 17, 2012. Any and all principals and staff are welcome to participate but must register in advance: please contact Jonathan Spear for details.

Learn more at www.generationschools.org.

Request support from Generation Schools via the iZone360 Planning Portal on August 15th or October 15th. 12


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JumpRope Contact: Justin Meyer; justin@jumpro.pe; (646) 450-0309

Schools can request: Option A: JumpRope Gradebook Suite TARGETED: Teacher and student access to mastery-based gradebook; one day with Achievement Coach. Can purchase additional PD and select one-year or half-year licenses

About JumpRope

Within the iZone

As schools continue to seek progressive solutions to the challenges in today’s urban classrooms, they often face a difficult decision between creativity and order. JumpRope believes that great education comes through great educators who are able to engage students with active pedagogy, purposeful planning, and authentic learning experiences. JumpRope is a mastery-based assessment system that supports student-centered learning.

Within the iZone, JumpRope works with schools to give students realtime, transparent, meaningful feedback on their performance and progress. JumpRope currently works with three iZone360 schools, providing technology tools, support and teacher development to communicate feedback to students with more specificity than is possible with traditional grading tools and ensure that all students see areas of success alongside areas of growth. The JumpRope tool also provides powerful reports on student learning and student mastery of cross-curricular standards. JumpRope will also provide scheduling consulting around innovative scheduling practices, including rotating schedules, extended learning times, intensive courses and more, whether or not a school uses its gradebook tool.

Learn more at www.jumpro.pe.

Option B: JumpRope Gradebook Pilot TARGETED: Teacher and student access to stepping stone version of full suite; one day with Achievement Coach. Can select one-year or half year licenses.

Option C: Scheduling Support (with Gradebook) TARGETED: Up to 5 full day sessions

Option D: Scheduling Consulting (without Gradebook) TARGETED: Up to 5 full days to develop and refine plans for innovative scheduling practices.

Option E: Scheduling Consulting (with Gradebook) TARGETED: Up to 10 full days to develop and refine plans for innovative scheduling practices

Request support from JumpRope via the iZone360 Planning Portal on May 15th, August 15th or October 15th. 13


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Teaching Matters Contact: Nick Siewert; nsiewert@teachingmatters.org; Mobile: (908) 938-1795

Schools can request: Option A: Mastery-based Grading Adoption INTENSIVE: Guides a school through exploring models and developing tools and tasks to shift teacher practice from average-based to mastery-based grading. Up to 15 days plus school-purchased days.

About Teaching Matters Teaching Matters is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to measurably increasing teacher effectiveness to prepare all students with critical thinking and college readiness skills. Teaching Matters believes that improving the quality of urban education is the moral imperative of our generation. They help schools achieve and sustain a balance between core academic and 21st century skills. Teaching Matters partners with principals and teachers to set realistic goals and solve authentic problems, and provides ‘hands-on’ professional development for teachers to employ educational innovations enabled by technology. Learn more at www.teachingmatters.org.

Within the iZone TMI will work with schools to shift the student role to the center of learning. With a focus on practice adoption, Teaching Matters will help schools adopt mastery-based grading as a pedagogical and practice change by facilitating decisions such as, “What learning tasks will we design to measure mastery?” and “How will we provide individualized paths as students gain mastery at different rates?” TMI will also help schools implement student-led learning conferences, in which the responsibility for explaining academic progress shifts from the teacher to the student. Teaching Matters can also draw on its experience with Google Apps and digital assessment tools to help schools distill and display student mastery progress data to personalize learning and increase teacher and student collaboration.

Option B: Student Led Conferences INTENSIVE: Builds a school’s ability to implement learning conferences where students are responsible for explaining academic progress and challenges using portfolios and/or performance tasks. Up to 15 days of onsite consulting and workshops plus school-purchased days

Option C: Solving Problem of Practice in Future-State Design INTENSIVE: Targets a well-defined challenge in realizing a school’s Implementation Goals; please discuss in detail with Teaching Matters. Up to 15 days of onsite consulting and/or workshops plus school-purchased days Additional onsite sessions may be purchased by schools for more indepth work. Talk to Teaching Matters for more information.

Request support from Teaching Matters via the iZone360 Planning Portal on May 15th, August 15th or October 15th. 14


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Arts & Media Prep Contact: Bob Hall, Principal, rhall@schools.nyc.gov

About AMP: Arts & Media Prep (AMP) is a high school in Brooklyn's Crown Heights. Learn more at www.artsmediaprep.org. Outcomes- and skills-based grading: AMP grades students on schoolwide skills and habits of working, and on course-specific learning targets. Because AMP uses online applications to provide this feedback (New Tech Network's Echo, Google apps, and, in the past, Snapgrades) students and their families can monitor their progress in real-time. AMP developed an online grading system incorporating learning targets and skills in order to give students meaningful, transparent feedback and better allow educators and students to target needed learning experiences or supports. AMP will work with teachers, administrators, programmers, and advisors to design a plan for leveraging online tools to give outcomes- or skills-based feedback and grading. As a result of the partnership, schools will have a plan for implementing a cycle of outcomes- and skills-based grading that leverages the power of an online system.

Schools can request: Option A: Outcomes- and skillsbased grading TARGETED: Includes learning session(s) to introduce schools to AMP's grading system; interviews with AMP teachers and administrators to understand successes and challenges of implementation; and planning session(s) to discuss decisions involved in moving to an outcomes-based, online system.

Request support from Arts & Media Prep via the iZone360 Planning Portal on May 15th, August 15th or October 15th. 15


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Manhattan School for Children Contact: Claire Lowenstein, Assistant Principal, clowenstein@schools.nyc.gov

About MSC: Manhattan School for Children PS 333 is a K-8 school on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Learn more at www.manhattanschool.org. Real-world curriculum modules: Manhattan School for Children (MSC) designs and implements real-world, challenge based curriculum modules for many of its classes. Challenge based modules are intensive 9-12 week interdisciplinary courses developed around real world challenges. Modules are designed to enhance student understanding of broad global concepts and their development and application of 21 century skills. Both the content and skills students learn contribute to their understanding of the challenge and provide context based Common Core standard content. MSC uses curriculum modules in order to engage students with real-world problem-solving. MSC will work with teachers and administrators to design a plan for implementing and revising a curriculum module. The work is applicable to teachers of all subjects (including the arts). As a result of the partnership, schools will develop their ability to design and implement a challenge based curriculum module.

Schools can request: Option A: Realworld curriculum modules TARGETED: Includes learning session(s) to introduce schools to curriculum modules at MSC, including artifacts and processes from presentations; sample tasks and materials from an MSCimplemented module; planning session(s) to outline a module; intervisitation to watch modules in progress at MSC or at the school partnering with MSC.

Request support from Manhattan School for Children via the iZone360 Planning Portal on May 15th, August 15th or October 15th. 16


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WHEELS Contact: Brett Kimmel, Principal, bkimmel@schools.nyc.gov

About WHEELS: Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS) is a 6-12 school in Manhattan's Washington Heights. Learn more at http://wheelsnyc.org. Student Led Conferences: At WHEELS, Student-Led Conferences replace the traditional parent/teacher conference, occurring once every trimester. Families are formally invited to hear students justify quarter grades in each class, share self-evaluations, and reference specific assignments that show their mastery of learning targets. SLCs are attended by the student, parent/guardian, advisor, and other adults the student would like present. WHEELS developed SLCs to support its belief in a having a powerful family-school relationship. WHEELS will work with school teams -- including teachers, advisors, Parent Coordinators, and administrators -- to build their ability to implement Student-Led Conferences in place of a traditional parent/teacher conference. As a result of the partnership, schools will be able to apply their knowledge of promising practices at WHEELS to implement a Student-Led Conference in their school communities.

Schools can request: Option A: Student Led Conferences TARGETED: Includes learning session(s) to introduce schools to the what and why of WHEELS’ Student-Led Conferences; facilitated visit to WHEELS to observe Student-Led Conferences in action; sharing of sample resources (handbook, templates, materials) for a Student-Led Conference; and planning session(s) to help plan a school’s implementation.

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West Side Collaborative Contact: Jeanne Rotunda, Principal, jrotund@schools.nyc.gov

About WSC: West Side Collaborative MS250 (WSC) is a middle school in Manhattan’s District 3. Learn more at www.wscnyc.org. Student Led Conferences: Our learning community was interested in fostering student independence, building student ownership over their own learning and providing parents and their children with a common vocabulary to talk about the academic life of the child. Exploring why we assess students and how we communicate student achievement in relation to standards and competencies is the first step in the transition to SLC’s . We will share how to build staff understanding around this new practice by developing a roadmap for implementation that incorporates teacher, student and parent goals and identify the organizational tools that need to be developed to help support this new process and provide for a successful implementation. Immersion Week: Our learning community was interested in fostering student engagement and excitement around topics in science, digital ethics, teen issues and arts infused projects. We were also interested in increasing time allotted in our yearly schedule for specific subjects. Immersion Weeks became a way to address these needs. We will share how a school can start to identify what unmet curricular or social/emotional needs your students have and envision how an Immersion Week might be designed to address those needs. WSC will support your school team in the brainstorming process, help you in anticipating potential obstacles, create a timeline for introducing this concept to students through the initial launch of the Immersion Week, support you in identifying teacher leaders to develop the units, explore team teaching benefits and provide you with a template for your unit planning process. Model organizational supports such as how to program staff, provide students with choice, communicate the new initiative with students and parents and allocate resources will be shared.

Schools can request: Option A: Student Led Conferences TARGETED: Includes 2 hour planning session with teacher/administration team, one school visit to interview students and parents about the process, one school visit to observe an SLC cycle or view a video of SLC’s in action and one visit to the partner school’s site by our core SLC team to facilitate a 2 hour PD session for the school’s teacher leaders and administration (up to 10 staff members). As a result of the partnership, a school will receive support for Personalized School Roadmaps from concept to implementation.

Option B: Immersion Weeks TARGETED: Includes two 2 hour planning sessions with Immersion Week teacher/administration team, one school visit to interview students and teachers about the process, and one visit to the partner school’s site by our core Immersion team to meet with your school’s Immersion Week planning team to provide suggestions and feedback on your unit plans and Immersion Week organization.

Request support from West Side Collaborative via the iZone360 Planning Portal on May 15th, August 15th or October 15th. 18


IZONE360 COMPONENT PARTNER SERVICES 2012/2013 You may choose either one INTENSIVE Component Partner Service or two TARGETED Component Partner Services.

APPLE

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Option A: Leadership and Planning Workshops or onsite sessions to develop school and curricular leaders’ vision and management strategies for technology enhanced learning TARGETED: 4 days, INTENSIVE: 8 days Option B: Digital Literacy Workshops or onsite sessions to build teachers’ technology skills and integration, and overall confidence with technology in the classroom TARGETED: 4 days, INTENSIVE: 8 days Option C: Technology Infused Learning Workshops or onsite sessions to help teachers bring into their lessons digital tools for research, collaboration, communication, and content creation TARGETED: 4 days, INTENSIVE: 8 days Option D: Working with Special Populations Workshops or onsite sessions to learn strategies from the Macintosh and iOS accessibility and assistive technology toolset, including for Special Ed and ELL students TARGETED: 4 days, INTENSIVE: 8 days

AUTHENTIC EDUCATION

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BIG PICTURE LEARNING

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Option A: Personalized Learning Plans Customized onsite consulting and a 3-day workshop to build school capacity to define and monitor an action plan for individual students' academic, social, and personal goals TARGETED: 3-day workshop and 4 days of onsite support INTENSIVE: 3-day workshop and 8 days Option B: Real-World Learning through Interest and Internship Up to 10 days customized onsite consulting and 5 days of workshops to build school capacity to build a RWL program in which students have internship experiences with a mentor in the community. TARGETED: 3-day workshop, 2-day logistics training and 2 days onsite support INTENSIVE: 3-day workshop, 2-day logistics training and 2 days onsite support 19


BUCK INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION Option A: Project-Based Learning 101 Three-day workshop and follow-up session to build teachers ability to design and implement a Project-Based unit. INTENSIVE: Includes 3-day workshop and 1 follow-up session TARGETED: 3-day workshop and 2 follow-up sessions (Level B). Option B: Project-Based Learning 201 TARGETED: One-day workshop and 1 follow-up session to build teachers ability to enhance their existing project-based learning practice. This is available for schools that have already participated in PBL 101.

EDUCATIONAL VIDEO CENTER

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Option A: Coaching for Media Enriched Project-Based Learning Build students’ college and career readiness and media making skills by enhancing teacher practice. EVC works with teachers in three ways: coaching in academic classes programs and expanded day programs afterschool and staff-wide professional development INTENSIVE: Up to 24 days of coaching and PD. In addition, the partnership begins with a multi-day teacher institute.

ENVISION LEARNING PARTNERS

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ESKOLTA

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Option A: Data Maps INTENSIVE: Data analysis, 30 representative student interviews, and up to 3 onsite sessions TARGETED: Data analysis, 10 representative student interviews, up to 2 onsite sessions to create a data report (no online data analysis tool) Option B: Pathways to Graduation INTENSIVE: 3 workshops and up to 10 onsite sessions to design, pilot, and refine Pathway-To-Graduation tools TARGETED: 3 workshops and up to 4 onsite sessions to design and pilot Option C: Student-Centered Schedules INTENSIVE: 2 workshops and up to 10 onsite sessions to design, pilot, and refine Student-Centered Scheduling Systems TARGETED: 2 workshops and up to 4 onsite sessions to design and pilot Option D: Progress Supports 20


INTENSIVE: 3 workshops and up to 10 onsite sessions to design, pilot, and refine new Learner-Centered Grading Systems and report cards TARGETED: 3 workshops and up to 4 onsite sessions to design and pilot Additional onsite sessions may be scheduled for more in-depth work. Talk to Eskolta for more information.

GENERATION SCHOOLS

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JUMPROPE

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Option A: JumpRope Gradebook Suite TARGETED: Teacher and student access to mastery-based gradebook; one day with Achievement Coach. Can purchase additional PD and select one-year or half-year licenses Option B: JumpRope Gradebook Pilot TARGETED: Teacher and student access to stepping stone version of full suite; one day with Achievement Coach. Can select one-year or half year licenses. Option C: Scheduling Support (with Gradebook) TARGETED: Up to 5 full day sessions Option D: Scheduling Consulting (without Gradebook) TARGETED: Up to 5 full days to develop and refine plans for innovative scheduling practices. Option E: Scheduling Consulting (with Gradebook) TARGETED: Up to 10 full days to develop and refine plans for innovative scheduling practices

TEACHING MATTERS

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Option A: Mastery-based Grading Adoption INTENSIVE: Guides a school through exploring models and developing tools and tasks to shift teacher practice from average-based to mastery-based grading. Up to 15 days plus school-purchased days. Option B: Student Led Conferences INTENSIVE: Builds a school’s ability to implement learning conferences where students are responsible for explaining academic progress and challenges using portfolios and/or performance tasks. Up to 15 days of onsite consulting and workshops plus school-purchased days Option C: Solving Problem of Practice in Future-State Design INTENSIVE: Targets a well-defined challenge in realizing a school’s Implementation Goals; please discuss in detail with Teaching Matters. Up to 15 days of onsite consulting and/or workshops plus school-purchased days 21


ARTS & MEDIA PREP

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Option A: Outcomes- and skills-based grading TARGETED: Includes learning session(s) to introduce schools to AMP's grading system; interviews with AMP teachers and administrators to understand successes and challenges of implementation; and planning session(s) to discuss decisions involved in moving to an outcomes-based, online system

MANHATTAN SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Option A: Real-world curriculum modules TARGETED: Includes learning session(s) to introduce schools to curriculum modules at MSC, including artifacts and processes from presentations; sample tasks and materials from an MSC-implemented module; planning session(s) to outline a module; intervisitation to watch modules in progress at MSC or at the school partnering with MSC.

WHEELS (Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Option A: Student Led Conferences TARGETED: Includes learning session(s) to introduce schools to the what and why of WHEELS’ Student-Led Conferences; facilitated visit to WHEELS to observe Student-Led Conferences in action; sharing of sample resources (handbook, templates, materials) for a Student-Led Conference; and planning session(s) to help plan a school’s implementation.

WEST SIDE COLLABORATIVE

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Option A: Student Led Conferences TARGETED: Includes 2 hour planning session with teacher/administration team, one school visit to interview students and parents about the process, one school visit to observe an SLC cycle or view a video of SLC’s in action and one visit to the partner school’s site by our core SLC team to facilitate a 2 hour PD session for the school’s teacher leaders and administration (up to 10 staff members). As a result of the partnership, a school will receive support for Personalized School Roadmaps from concept to implementation. Option B: Immersion Weeks TARGETED: Includes two 2 hour planning sessions with Immersion Week teacher/administration team, one school visit to interview students and teachers about the process, and one visit to the partner school’s site by our core Immersion team to meet with your school’s Immersion Week planning team to provide suggestions and feedback on your unit plans and Immersion Week organization.

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