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OIM Strategy

Office of Innovative Models Strategy Deck

Reeves Jamila

on 3 December 2014

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Transcript of OIM Strategy

CPS Vision
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is devoted to ensuring that every CPS student in every neighborhood is engaged in a rigorous, well-rounded instructional program and graduates are prepared for success in college, career, and life.

The Realities
At-a-Glance: Overview of Strategies
Middle Grades Strategy:
The Phoenix Experience
New Leadership Digital Media Academy

High School Strategy:
Focus 9 Freshman Digital Media Academy
Edvance Digital Media Academy

Stakeholder Engagement:
Strategic Partnerships
Parent Focus Groups

The Phoenix Experience
New Leadership Media Academy
Focus 9 Freshman Digital Media Academy
Community Partnerships
Parent Focus Groups
To support the creative design phase, OIM will validate proposed ideas and strategies with parents and students that live on the South and West Sides through focus groups.

Insights from these stakeholders will ensure that we develop, implement and scale only the most innovative models to serve at-risk students.

The Office of Innovative Models
High-Touch Solutions Targeting At-Risk Students
OIM Mission
The Office of Innovative Models (OIM) is responsible for identifying, launching, supporting and scaling innovative yet disruptive educational models with a focus on personalized learning to accelerate academic outcomes for at-risk students.
More than 70,000 elementary school students and 20,000 high school students attend level 3 schools

613 middle grade students are considered to be at-risk based on 3 factors: attendance, behavior and academics

445 middle schools students are out of school

250 middle school students in grades 6-8 will age out of school on or before September 1

56,619 high school students are considered to be at-risk or lost
Two-week transformational experience for out-of-school youth grades 6-8 with a focus on social-emotional and academic skill building
Programmatic Design

Single gender cohorts comprised of no more than 15 students
[Recruitment strategy]
[Enrollment and intake strategy
Activities to include weekend retreats, field trips and special projects designed challenge students' personal and academic growth
Programmatic Design
Partner with social-emotional vendor to administer programming
CPS, in partnership with vendor, to develop programming modules based on conflict resolution, effective communication, leadership, responsibility, goal setting, self-esteem and confidence.
Vendor to also provide ongoing, one-on-one mentoring
Programmatic model designed for the most at-risk students in grades 6-8
Design Overview
(2) Sites to be located on the South and West Sides (Community and facility selection TBD)

Target population: 1,400 at-risk, out-of-school middle grades students

Receive pipeline of students from Phoenix Experience cohorts and neighborhood schools
Programmatic Design
Personalized learning:
Students will have choice and voice in creating individual learning pathways

Re-imagined classroom spaces:
Learning will take place in tech-rich studios

Mastery focused
: Standards will be aligned to Common Core with assessments based on performance and real world application

Critical Thinking Skill Development:
Students will engage in 21st century skill building challenges through hands-on, digital media designing and prototyping in Makerspace

Social-emotional skill development
infused in overall culture

Holistic supports:
advisory, peer teams and small learning communities
Nurturing, Rigorous, Tech-rich Academic Environment to Support the Transition to High School
(4) Freshman academies located on the South and West Sides (Community and facility selection TBD)

Student pipeline built from level 3 schools, SOAR Centers and eventually New Leadership Digital Media Academies

High-touch academic and social-emotional support with core focus on digital media and preparing students for careers of the future; Learning to take place in "studios"

Interdisciplinary courses that are connected to students' interests, goals and future pathways
Edvance Digital Media Academies
Intensive Intervention and Credit Recovery for At-Risk and Off-Track Students
(4) Academies on the South and West Sides (Communities and facility selection TBD)

Target population: High school students who are behind in credits or who exhibit other risk factors

Academy to launch with 10th grade and expand to 11th and 12th grade

Pipeline to come from Focus 9 Digital Media Academies, SOAR Centers and Level 3 high schools
The old adage is true: The consumer is always right!
Transforming Communities
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