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Public Resource 24 June, 201224 June, 2012 Gold Seal Lessons Gold Seal Lessons
Camp was chosen to be the setting for this health lesson that will be co-taught using station teaching. It will require students apply math, reading, and writing skills to gain information that will then be used to create their personal action plan for wellness. The rationale for choosing this topic includes all of the reasons listed below.
• Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years.
• In 2008, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or ob...Read more
Grades: 3-5
Subjects: Science, Math, Language Arts
Essential Skills: E1, E6, E8, E9, E16, E18, M6, S1, S3, S4, S15
Submitted By: Jill White and Jill Hay, SPN Campus
14 September, 201214 September, 2012 Technical Bulletins Technical Bulletins
The purpose of this activity is to help staff look at technology as a tool and recognize that how technology is integrated influences the level of rigor and relevance.
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20 September, 201220 September, 2012 Videocasts Videocasts
Dr. Mimi Dyer & Nan Lanford
Kennesaw Mountain High School
Kennesaw, GA

2012 Model Schools Confernece

Duration: 7:53 minutes
9 August, 20129 August, 2012 Technical Bulletins Technical Bulletins
Public education is faced with a huge dilemma. Reduced funding has forced school and district administrators to balance the budget, cutting programs, staff positions, and services; yet, there is a growing need to provide at-risk students with support. The old adage “Times are tough, and money is tight” is never truer than now in public education. In this time of declining resources, what choices are schools left with to reach at-risk students?

There is one excellent choice that provid...Read more
14 September, 201214 September, 2012 Technical Bulletins Technical Bulletins
When teachers learn about the Rigor/Relevance Framework™ the question asked most often of Next Network is “how do I move from the A Quadrant to the D Quadrant?” This can be a daunting task for a teacher who has spent the majority of their educational time focused in the A Quadrant and ensuring that their students had basic understanding and recall of the content presented. The use of a simple activity and discussion surrounding how to move from the A Quadrant to the D Quadrant can be us...Read more
14 September, 201214 September, 2012 Technical Bulletins Technical Bulletins
The purpose of the morning meeting is to provide an opportunity for students to get to know one another and develop positive relationships. Morning meetings have proven to be effective in many elementary schools to help create a more comfortable learning environment for students and build a sense of community. Additionally, these meetings can reinforce academic and social skills and give students daily practice in respectful communication. While typically thought of as an elementary strategy,...Read more
Public Resource 17 May, 201117 May, 2011 Research Research
Folder: White Papers
For decades, General Motors was the heart of the American economy. Then in early 2009, the one-time market leader in the automobile industry found itself on the brink of insolvency. More recently, GM has been in the news once again, this time touting its back-on-its feet strategy. Our K-12 education system could learn a few lessons from the business dynasty’s failures, and more importantly, from the savvier overseas car companies that nearly put it out of business.
Model School
19 July, 201219 July, 2012 Case Studies Case Studies
By The NumbersModel Of
4,250 students
74% minority
72% free/reduced lunch
11% with disabilities
14% English language learners
50% first language not English
33% grads w/state scholarships
99% passed ELA/math tests
9th Grade Success
Collaborative Leadership
Comprehensive High School
Data-driven Decision Making
Inclusion
Leadership
Literacy
Personalization
Year: 2012
Brockton High School is a comprehensive grade 9–12 school located in an urban center 30 miles south of Boston. The school’s approximately 4,200 students represent a range in diversity and socioeconomic levels. The education program follows a modified block schedule that offers core and elective courses in academic, vocational, fine arts, and performing arts programs. High expectations and high standards help motivate students enrolled in each of the academic programs and levels: Internati...Read more
Model School
19 July, 201219 July, 2012 Case Studies Case Studies
By The NumbersModel Of
560 students including the alternative high school
26% free/reduced lunch
11% with disabilities
80+% to postsecondary education
95.9% attendance rate
96.1% graduation rate
AYP met 95.4% Math, 93.3 % Reading 92.5% Science-2012


Poor academic performance, low student and staff morale, high number of discipline issues…does this sound like a school you know?

This is where Central-Clinton, a small rural school in Iowa was prior to making relationships a priority with all students. With an emphasis on developing individualized supports for our struggling learners through our mentoring program, our culture has changed to one of high academic performance and strong morale. Within 3 years of implementation, this school has gone from 231 failing grades to just 83 in 2012. When it comes to the Iowa Test of Educational Development (ITED), our school was on the NCLB “watch list” just five years ago. Today, our students are receiving some of the highest scores in the state! Students have gone from chanting, “Let’s play football” at rival sporting events to, and “Let’s take ITED’s”.
Culture
Data-driven Decision Making
Mentoring
Professional Development
Relationships
Rigor and Relevance
Rural
Year: 2012
Central High School in DeWitt, Iowa is a comprehensive grade 9-12 school located in a rural area approximately 15 miles north of Quad Cities, Iowa/Illinois. The school’s approximately 560 students range in socioeconomic levels and come from a predominately agricultural community. The education program follows an A/B Block, four-period schedule that offers core and elective courses in academic, vocational, fine arts, and performing arts programs. High expectations and high standards help mot...Read more
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Public Resource 16 May, 201216 May, 2012 Videocasts Videocasts
Lin Kuzmich, Senior Consultant and Coach
Successful Practices Network and ICLE

June 2012

Duration: 4:22 Minutes


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