Meeting Student-Centered Standards:
Personalization across the NAF Model
Steve Brown, National Academy Foundation
Academy ...
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Students at the Center :
Personalization in Schools
“The personalization movement is intended
as an antidote to t...
#nafnext
This Session’s Objectives:
Learn, Reflect, Take-away
By the end of the sessions, we will:
• Learn- how/ why perso...
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Student Centered Learning
• A set of practices, policies, and
supports that matter in building
strong, capable, e...
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Student Centered Learning
• Personalization is the network of
highways, channels, streets and
pathways that conne...
#nafnext
The History (in ten minutes or less)
• Rousseau to Dewey to Sizer
• A Nation at Risk (1983) – Ted Sizer and the
C...
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History (cont.): ring a bell?
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Reforms, Strategies, interventions
• Smaller learning communities/ Small schools
• Advisor-advisee programs/ stud...
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Reflections:
1. Backward Looking – What have you tried in
the past? How intentional and systematic
was the inter...
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Going Small
• Small schools/ SLC’s are particularly
effective for low income, minority youth
• MDRC’s study of 80...
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Scotlandville AOE
Personalization
Schedule cohort team of teachers with
common planning time meeting weekly.
Sc...
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• Monthly engineering activities/competitive
events
• Monthly mentor/mentee activities
• Cohort field trips
• Qua...
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Reflections (cont.):
3. Outward Looking – Does your community
perceive your school/ academy as student
centered? ...
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NAF’s model and Personalization;
the Academy Assessment
The NAF model speaks to personalization
broadly, across a...
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NAF’s approach: 12 standards, 22 strategic actions
• Academy Development
• Standard 1:
• 1.1.d Parent and student...
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NAF’s approach (cont.)
• C & I (cont.)
• Standard 2:
• 3.2.a Literacy strategies
• Standard 3:
• 3.3.a Academic s...
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NAF Academy Development: Standard 2
2.a Students are scheduled as a group – a
community of learners; their teache...
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Reflections (cont.):
3. Outward Looking – Does your community
perceive your school/ academy as student
centered? ...
#nafnext
Personalization = Creativity!
Placeholder for video:
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Beatrice J. Arvie
Academy of Engineering Director
and Lead Magnet Teacher at
Scotlandville Magnet High School
in ...
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Steve Brown
NAF, Academy
Development Director
sbrown@naf.org
646-341-1817
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Meeting Student-Centered Standards: Personalization across the NAF Model

Does your program offer customized learning experiences that meet the needs of every student? Hear how a Model Academy uses "personalization." a student-centered approach, to serve an urban population of traditionally underserved students. This session will explore a clear set of strategies that link student-centered standards across the four NAF elements. Presenters: Steve Brown and Patti Smith, National Academy Foundation
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Published in: Education      
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Transcripts - Meeting Student-Centered Standards: Personalization across the NAF Model

  • 1. Meeting Student-Centered Standards: Personalization across the NAF Model Steve Brown, National Academy Foundation Academy Development Director Southeast Bea Arvie, Academy Director, Scotlandville HS Academy of Engineering
  • 2. #nafnext Students at the Center : Personalization in Schools “The personalization movement is intended as an antidote to the widespread feelings of anonymity, irrelevance, and disengagement that students report, especially in large, urban high schools.” S. Yonezewa, L. McClure, M. Jones
  • 3. #nafnext This Session’s Objectives: Learn, Reflect, Take-away By the end of the sessions, we will: • Learn- how/ why personalization is important to secondary reform, and the NAF model • Reflect - on key strategies , and imagine how our academies & schools can become more student centered • Take away – ideas and actions you will take home to become more student centered
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  • 5. #nafnext Student Centered Learning • A set of practices, policies, and supports that matter in building strong, capable, engaged learners.
  • 6. #nafnext Student Centered Learning • Personalization is the network of highways, channels, streets and pathways that connect individuals engaged in the learning.
  • 7. #nafnext The History (in ten minutes or less) • Rousseau to Dewey to Sizer • A Nation at Risk (1983) – Ted Sizer and the Coalition of Essential Schools: o no teacher should have direct responsibility for more than 80 students o decisions about course of study, the use of students' and teachers' time, materials and pedagogies “must be unreservedly placed in the hands of the principal and staff.”
  • 8. #nafnext History (cont.): ring a bell?
  • 9. #nafnext Reforms, Strategies, interventions • Smaller learning communities/ Small schools • Advisor-advisee programs/ student voice • Cohort models and increased teacher time • Careers curriculum / project based learning for relevance, integration and CREATIVITY • Extra-curricular during the school day
  • 10. #nafnext Reflections: 1. Backward Looking – What have you tried in the past? How intentional and systematic was the intervention or strategy? 2. Inward Looking – How do you feel about the intervention or strategy? What aspect connected with you the strongest? What posed the greatest challenge?
  • 11. #nafnext Going Small • Small schools/ SLC’s are particularly effective for low income, minority youth • MDRC’s study of 80,000 students in NYC (Bloom, Unterman 2012) found that enrolling in a small school rather than a large, comprehensive high school, markedly improves graduation rates for low SES students of color • Graduation rates favor going small 67.9 vs. 59.3 %
  • 12. #nafnext Scotlandville AOE Personalization Schedule cohort team of teachers with common planning time meeting weekly. Schedule cohort teachers with different planning times meeting 2 times per month. Support integrated learning units at all grade levels.
  • 13. #nafnext • Monthly engineering activities/competitive events • Monthly mentor/mentee activities • Cohort field trips • Quarterly success celebrations
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  • 17. #nafnext Reflections (cont.): 3. Outward Looking – Does your community perceive your school/ academy as student centered? How do you know? 4. Forward Looking – What is one thing you would modify in how you create a personalized environment?...one new idea to become more student centered?
  • 18. #nafnext NAF’s model and Personalization; the Academy Assessment The NAF model speaks to personalization broadly, across all four essential elements: • In twelve standards – not just our Personalization standard • Utilizing twenty-two different strategic actions • We (self) assess for all of these
  • 19. #nafnext NAF’s approach: 12 standards, 22 strategic actions • Academy Development • Standard 1: • 1.1.d Parent and student orientation • Standard 2: Personalization • ALL SA’s, 1.2.a-d • Standard 4: • 1.4.b Uniquely qualified staff • 1.4.d Designated counselor • Standard 5: • 1.5.a Professional development - personalized supports • Advisory Board • Standard 2: • 2.2.b Industry knowledge & expertise to the students • Curriculum & Instruction • Standard 1: • 3.1.b Project based learning
  • 20. #nafnext NAF’s approach (cont.) • C & I (cont.) • Standard 2: • 3.2.a Literacy strategies • Standard 3: • 3.3.a Academic supports (individualized scaffolding) • 3.3.b Identify students at risk • Standard 4: • 3.4.c Students have access to multiple post-secondary options • Work Based Learning • Standard 1 : WBL Program / ALL SA’s • 4.1.a-c • Standard 2: Internships/ All SA’s • 4.2.a-b • Standard 3: Student Career Goals / ALL SA’s • 4.3.a-b
  • 21. #nafnext NAF Academy Development: Standard 2 2.a Students are scheduled as a group – a community of learners; their teachers know them 2.b Core courses are linked with technical content- academics are aligned to the students’ interests 2.c There is a common planning time – teachers collaborate, and plan for theme and relevance 2.d Students receive career themed guidance – ?
  • 22. #nafnext Reflections (cont.): 3. Outward Looking – Does your community perceive your school/ academy as student centered? How do you know? 4. Forward Looking – What is one thing you would change in a strategy or program already in place?...one new idea for a more personalized academy?
  • 23. #nafnext Personalization = Creativity! Placeholder for video:
  • 24. #nafnext Beatrice J. Arvie Academy of Engineering Director and Lead Magnet Teacher at Scotlandville Magnet High School in Baton Rouge, LA
  • 25. #nafnext Steve Brown NAF, Academy Development Director sbrown@naf.org 646-341-1817