CBMS- MGI Mission Statement

Focus Statement for our work at the MGI, and in year #1, with the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education: In year #1 of our partnership with the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education, CBMS staff will analyze and re-design the CBMS learning environment, with the goal of supporting an increase in personalized learning and meaningful pursuits for our students. We will be aiming to create a learning environment which allows our students to engage in learning that incorporates interests, questions and concerns about issues of personal and social significance in a democratic society. This work will begin in the Middle Grades Institute in June, where we will run a jigsaw approach towards exploring this lofty goal. Small groups will focus on:
*The utilization of time- how can the CBMS daily schedule change to better allow us to meet this goal?
*The roll-out of Personal Learning Plans @ CBMS- what needs to happen for these plans to quickly become a cornerstone of personalization?
*1:1 environment @ CBMS- what can this look like, and how do we get there?
Student Empowerment and Student Voice- how can these be ramped up @ CBMS?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

PLP Focus Group Timeline (PloP DRoP) [DRAFT]


Bold= mandatory dates

CBMS students arrive August 25th

First week in Sept: week long intro to PLP, get to know you’s, mission statement, informal goal setting modeling

September 10th-Oct 9: activities, bio, mindset discussion, who am I? exploration, personalize  PLP template online. Students pick a passion to explore.

Oct 9th- set personal goal for students’ passion based on transferable skills (as identified by WWSU PLP template) and have something to share by Nov. 25th

November 11th- in AG, students prepare and present for their student led conferences the “who am I?” section and one personal goal related to passion. Evidence shared.

PLP suggested celebration of AG’s work toward goals

November 25th- PLP introduction to parents with student led conferences in which students present the “who am I?” and evolving work toward goal surrounding a passion.

November 30th-PLP update mandated by law (will be a work in progress)

December 1st ----? Set two academic goals based on transferable skills
Staff/student voice feedback on how it is going so far what are theneeds moving forward?

December 8th- PLP group meet to re-evaluate and set timeline until spring conferences

February 1st-Staff/PLP group determine the elements of the final student led conference

Early March/Late February-students practice presentations in AG

March 18th-student led conferences

June-evaluate the PLP this year and discuss adaptations for next year

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