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Presented to the community on December 13, ASD launched the largest single strategic initiative from our district framework. ASD & community partners have come together to increase philanthropic support and expand existing partnerships to support a middle school transformation model. This collective effort is poised to promote college-career-community readiness.

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Published by reesem, 2019-12-13 16:17:11

Middle School Transformation Powerpoint

Presented to the community on December 13, ASD launched the largest single strategic initiative from our district framework. ASD & community partners have come together to increase philanthropic support and expand existing partnerships to support a middle school transformation model. This collective effort is poised to promote college-career-community readiness.

Allentown School District
Middle School Transformation Launch

December 13, 2019

Middle Schools that Support College - Career - Community Readiness

Middle School Transformation: A Case for Change

Strengths Weaknesses

S W

1.Engaged and Caring Parents 1. PSSA Scores
2. High quality staff 2. Community Confidence
3. Strategic vision for 3. College and Career
improvement
Readiness

Opportunities Threats

O T

1. Engaged Philanthropic and 1. Resource deficiency
Partner Community 2. Communication
2. Collective desire for success 3. Fidelity of Implementation
3. CSI designation and supports

Continuing the vision of the ASD Board
of Directors

2017 2018 2019-2020

School, community Curriculum audit to identify Launch Middle
and district highest leverage work aligned School

stakeholders build to framework. Transformation
strategic framework.
Begin addressing the most critical areas
of need based on framework.

It takes a Village…… to Transform

• The Century Fund • Pennsylvania
Commitment Department of
Education Commitment
– $2.8 Million
– Three year investment – $2 Million designation
for 4 CSI schools
in the MST.
– District Improvement
Pilot (Mass Insight)

– DataWise

Middle Schools that Support College -
Career - Community Readiness

Middle School Transformation

SELECTION OF SUPPORT PRIORITIZE DISTRICT
AND TRANSFORMATION IMPROVEMENT, EQUITY,

PARTNERS AND SUPPORTS

MIDDLE SCHOOLS
THAT SUPPORT
COLLEGE & CAREER

READINESS

DEVELOP CORPORATE DISTRICT-WIDE
AND COMMUNITY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
COUNCIL
IMPLEMENTATION

Middle School Transformation

STRATEGIC STUDENT CENTERED SUPPORTS AND
PARTNERSHIP FOR EMPOWERED TEACHER VOICE

SCHOOL 1. Nationally recognized transformation partners.
IMPROVEMENT 2. Use of “on track” measures for partner models.
3. School Innovation Teams will select model

(teachers, administration, parents, and
community).
4. Focus on Small Learning Communities for students
and Professional Learning Communities for staff.
5. Focus on standards aligned instructional programs.
6. Customize school environment to better meet the
needs of students & parents.
7. Partners will support development of the required
CSI Plan.

Middle School Transformation

DISTRICT IMPROVEMENT

DISTRICT 1. ASD recognizes the needs for increased capacity
IMPROVEMENT at the Central Office level to support
AND SUPPORT transformation efforts.

2. ASD has engaged in the District Improvement
process with PDE.

3. ASD will engage a capacity builder to support the
district leadership in creating systems to support
the increased teacher/leader voice in our middle
schools.

4. ASD will focus on systems and two-way
communication with parents and community.

5. Equitable Resource Allocation*
1. Additional College & Career Counselor
2. STEM/ESOL support

Middle School Transformation

EXPANSION OF Increasing Supports and Empowering Families
THE COMMUNITY
SCHOOLS MODEL 1. Each middle school will partner with the
UWGLV to implement a district-wide
middle schools, community school
model.

2. Capacity-building supports.
3. Stakeholder engagement and

participation.
4. Authentic family engagement.
5. Restorative Practices continues to be a

core philosophy.
6. Resource coordination.

Middle School Transformation

CORPORATE Strategic Partnerships for Resources and
AND Sustainability

COMMUNITY 1. ASD will work with local business to develop a
COUNCIL corporate and community council.

2. Building specific resources for sustainability.
3. Opportunity for innovation and choice within at the

building-level.
4. The council will serve three main purposes:

1. Continue to develop strong partnerships to
add support to our middle school
communities.

2. Develop plan for sustainability after the initial
investment from the Century Fund.

3. Monitor “on-track” implementation measures
of partners.

Middle School Transformation
Implementation Timeline

1. Onsight 1. Partners 1. School 1. Middle Schools
Engagement with Chosen Improvement begin
parents and staff (CSI) plan implementation
at each school. 2. Corporate/ finalized
Community 2. Community
2. School Innovation Council school
teams developed kickoff elements in
place

Jan. 2020 March 2020 June 2020 Sept. 2020

Middle School Transformation

SELECTION OF SUPPORT PRIORITIZE DISTRICT
AND TRANSFORMATION IMPROVEMENT, EQUITY,

PARTNERS AND SUPPORTS

MIDDLE SCHOOLS
THAT SUPPORT
COLLEGE & CAREER

READINESS

DEVELOP CORPORATE DISTRICT-WIDE
AND COMMUNITY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
COUNCIL
IMPLEMENTATION


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