Transcript: Performance Targets ProjectGRAD Highschool Redesign New Principals Math & Science Initiative 2009 National Superintendent of the Year High Test Scores First signs of trouble 58 schools in question Unaware? Ignored? Covered up? "There is no excuse for cheating, and I deeply regret that I did not do more to prevent it." -Beverly Hall Poor Leadership What next? "Safe Rooms" “This whole situation is going to cast doubt on success, especially rapid success. When success happens quickly, you are going to have to ask questions about what was going on.” -Steve Dolinger, former Fulton superintendent Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal The Washington Times. 20 February 2009 Atlanta Journal Constitution. 6 July 2011 =
Transcript: Cheating Scandal consider transitioning from scantrons to online computer monitored testing. What should we do to fix it? Goal to end the ever lasting Atlanta Public School Cheating Scandal How will it help? What effect do these cheating scandals have on the students? if they are being passed along from grade to grade without learning the essentials needed to be successful in high school, then they will fail harms them Atlanta Public Schools eliminates the possibility of teachers or administrators tampering with answer sheets because answers are automatically sent to the state and scored
Transcript: Equity of voice Active Listening Safety to share different perspectives Confidentiality Positive Approach What are some solutions to the challenges our school district faces? What resources do we need? Today' s Focus APS Teacher Advisory Committee Next Steps: Angela Smithemail@example.com Barry Blackmonfirstname.lastname@example.org Kenneth Krausemail@example.com Rita Simmonsfirstname.lastname@example.org Lindsay Wyczalkowskiemail@example.com https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/59LFRHB Support the development Review of district strategies and initiatives Share insights Provide feedback Engage in dialogue Committee Norms "...and yet a true creator is necessity, which is the mother of our invention." The Republic, Book II, 369c, Plato Which solutions should we focus our resources on? Let's Be Hummingbirds! What do we need to have this be an honest and productive environment? Welcome APS Teacher Advisory Committee 2014 On Behalf of Superintendent Carstarphen, we would like to welcome you! Welcome to the 2014-15 APS Teacher Advisory Committee (TAC) APS Perceptions Issues or Not? Design a Road Map Let's Brainstorm: What challenges do the teachers and students in our school district face? Part 1: Brainstorm- What challenges does our district face? Part 2: What are some solutions to these challenges Part 3: Create a Road Map/Design for addressing issues Teacher Advisory Committee Purpose Wangari Maathai Greenbelt Movement, Kenya Nobel Peace Prize 2004 Problem-Solution Cycle
Transcript: My Schools Snug Harbor Community School Snug Harbor Sports and Activities My favorite Sport at Snug Harbor was... Flag Football Basketball My Favorite Memory #1 #2 #3 playing at the park afterschool. going to gym everyday. having no homework on Fridays. My favorite memory was... My favorite teacher at Snug harbor was Mr. Homman. My Favorite Memory I went to Broad Meadows for Middle. Broad Meadows I was into every kind of sprots in middle especially volleyball. Sports My favorite memory was waking up early to go to boks. Favorite Memory My favorite teacher at Broad Medows was Mr. Bloomer. My Favorite Teacher I go to Quincy High School. Quincy High School Ever since I was in middle school, i fell in love with volleyball and so I sticked with it in middle school. Sports My favorite memory in high school was to meet new friends and experience diversity. Favorite Memory My favorite teacher is my history teacher, Mrs. Lundquist. My Favorite Teacher
Transcript: three three one two Teachers rephrasing the question to help the study understand the question. one Teachers hinting students answer is incorrect. Teachers erasing students answers two
Transcript: Received a Bachelor's Degree or higher in Music Therapy from AMTA approved college Obtained Music Therapy Certification through the Certification Board of Music Therapy Obtained state licensure from states in which it's required Music Therapists Use music to reach non-musical goals Received Bachelor's Degree or higher in Music Therapy Certified and licensed therapist Develops individualized sessions Utilizes the therapeutic process Music Therapy: The What According to the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), "Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program...music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals" 1. Initial Assessment 2. Treatment Plan 3. Implement Treatment Plan 4. Re-assess 5. Closure Music Therapy in my Classroom: How can I help? Music is motivating Music is non-verbal Music is multi-sensory experience Music is processed in both hemispheres of the brain Music is social Music is structured Language/Communication Production, Turn-taking, Non-verbal, Physical/Motor Gross/Fine motor skills, Side Neglect Cognition Attention, Academics, Problem solving Sensory Integration Tactile, Auditory, Proprioceptive Social Sharing, Group cohesion Emotional Self-expression, Feelings, Coping skills Music Therapy: The Why Music Therapy in Atlanta Public Schools Music Educators Teach musical skills/knowledge Received a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education Teaching Certificate Develops lesson plans that may not be individualized Does not utilize the therapeutic process Music Therapy: The Process Music Therapy: Education Music Therapy: The Who Participate with students in session Models expected behaviors; gives opportunity to observe students' behaviors Allow all students to participate regardless of behavior prior to session Allow the Music Therapist to voice if a student needs to be removed Keep the classroom quiet of noise not related to music therapy Assist with hand-over-hand participation if neccessary; assist MT with instruments/communication devices Communicate with the Music Therapist to best determine goals and interventions Music Therapy: In the Classroom 4-year degree in Music Therapy Program, 6 month internship 1200 hours of clinical training Musical Foundation Clinical Foundation Music Therapy Foundation Music Therapy Vs. Music Education Created in 2014-2015 with Adaptive Art Program Currently functions within Fine Arts Department Currently Serves: Elementary Level (K-5) Moderate Intellectual Disabilities and Severe/Profound Intellectual Disabilities Current on-staff Music Therapist: Kimber Davison, MTBC firstname.lastname@example.org Music Therapy in Atlanta Public Schools
Transcript: PUBLIC SCHOOLS- WHATS WRONG? Problems :( Solutions!! Teachers Government Standarized Tests Books and Resources Time "Average" Immigration Hispanics Teachers #1! Segregation Classrooms Ranking Size NONE! Asians 500/1000 487, 500, 502 Time Fairness USA Fairness African Americans Quality Segregation Ranking Finland 14th Books and Resources Teachers Contracts Control Teachers Teachers Quality 25% Classrooms Falling Fast "The best in the World" Money 2% Class Size Class size Standerized Test
Transcript: Atlanta is not the only city to have this problem.. National To keep jobs To keep kids in school USA 2008- Repoters from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution notice odd test score patterns 2011- Inquiry complete. 44 schools and 180 employees accused of inflating test scores Questions to Consider Violation of racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations act (RICO) False Statements False Swearing Influencing witnesses DESSA CURB FOUND NOT GUILTY Background 35 different educators, ranging from superintendent to principles to teachers are indicted on 65 different charges 22 educators take plea bargains 1 dies (Beverly Hall, Superintendent) 12 go on to trial design by Dóri Sirály for Prezi NCLB requires states to test students in reading and mathematics annually in grades 3-8 and once in grades 10-12. States must test students in science once in grades 3-5, 6-8, and 10-12. Individual schools, school districts and states must publicly report test results in the aggregate and for specific student subgroups. NCLB required states, school districts, and schools to ensure all students are proficient in grade-level math and reading by 2014. Schools must make "adequate yearly progress" toward this goal, whereby proficiency rates increase in the years leading up to 2014. The rate of increase required is chosen by each state. In order for a school to make adequate yearly progress (AYP), it must meet its targets for student reading and math proficiency each year. A state’s total student proficiency rate and the rate achieved by student subgroups are all considered in the AYP determination. In addition, highly qualified teachers must demonstrate their knowledge of the subject they teach through certain crscoresedentials or test . Common Core & PARCC The standards impact teachers by: Providing them with consistent goals and benchmarks to ensure students are progressing on a path for success in college, career, and life Providing them with consistent expectations for students who move into their districts and classrooms from other states Providing them the opportunity to collaborate with teachers across the country as they develop curricula, materials, and assessments linked to high-quality standards Helping colleges and professional development programs better prepare teachers Charges Indictment No Child Left Behind Who is at fault? The teachers? The superindendent? The government? What should their punishment be? How does the country prevent this from happening again? Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal
Description: When you need to clearly spell out your message, this creative Prezi template is the way to go. As with all Prezi education templates and Prezi nonprofit templates, this one is easy to customize to let you zoom in on your ideas or pull back to show the big picture.
Description: Stand far above the stacks and stacks of flat, boring resumes on any hiring manager’s desk with a Prezi resume template. Just customize this Prezi presentation template to create your very own “Prezume” and impress them with your dynamism, coolness, and originality.
Description: Structuring your syllabus doesn't have to be a huge headache with this customizable lesson plan presentation template. With a classic chalkboard theme and adaptable structure, it's easy to add new subjects, assessments, assignments, and more.
Description: For grant requests, program proposals, or any other kind of nonprofit or education presentation, this graphite drawing-inspired creative Prezi template is the way to generate interest. Like all Prezi education templates and Prezi nonprofit templates, it’s easy to customize.
Now you can make any subject more engaging and memorable