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HS Redesign Forum

The goal of the Evidence-Based High School Redesign Forum was to increase state-level understanding of evidence-based design and map out a plan or action for the collaborative’s efforts. On this page, you can download the various resources used by presenters.

The forum supports the larger seven state ESSA high school redesign collaborative’s goal to use ESSA to enable struggling high schools in high-needs communities to reinvent themselves and become institutions that propel adolescents to adult success in their communities in the 21st century.

Forum Multi-Media Resources

Forum Presentations, Images and Docs

Introduction to CSHSC Evidence Based HS Improvement presented by Dr. Robert Balfanz on the first day.
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Students at the Center: Hope, Agency, Trust & Relationships presented by Richard Lofton, Jr., Ph.D. on the first day.
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Four Big Evidence-Based Ah-Has for Teaching and Learning presented by Dr. Robert Balfanz on the second day.
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Communicating the Evidence-Base for High School Redesign/Improvement presented by Dr. Robert Balfanz on the second day.
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Post-Secondary Pathways presented by Linda Muskauski on the second day.
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Implementation Science: Thoughts About When Our Actions Don’t Align With Our Intentions presented by Linda Muskauski on the second day.
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Video & Web Links listing of the community initiatives and apprenticeships used as examples during the two-day presentations.
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Tiger Ventures a in-depth look at the new public school which includes an incubator space for start-up businesses, arts organizations and artists in the Union-Endicott Central School District in New York.
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Shifting to Evidence-Based Ideas images used for shifting perceptions from current thinking to evidence-based ideas.

ORGANIZING ADULTS Click image to enlarge. Right click to save.

STUDENTS AT THE CENTER Click image to enlarge. Right click to save.

TEACHING & LEARNING Click image to enlarge. Right click to save.

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AudioCasts

Teacher Teams is a six-minute audiocast cohosted by Dr. Robert Balfanz, Director of the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University and Linda Muskauski, Knowledge Development Director at the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University. The pair discuss how teacher teams serve as the building blocks for high school redesign initiatives.

 

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Videos

Redesigning Student Support Systems is a six-minute video which examines how high schools can redesign their student support systems using the A-B-Cs of Attendance, Behavior and Course Performance.

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Readings

The items in this section are the readings suggested for the forum. These represent a small sampling of the complete resources available.

Below are links to all the current online resources. Click on a topic link to view the complete list of resources.

 

Going to school is optional: Schools need to engage students to increase their lifetime opportunities is a report featured on the Brookings website by authors Jing Liu, Doctoral student, Economics of Education – Stanford Graduate School of Education and Susanna Loeb Nonresident Senior Fellow – Economic Studies, Center on Children and Families.
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Don’t Call Them Dropouts A report from America’s Promise Alliance and its Center for Promise at Tufts University attempts to understand the experiences of young people who leave high school before graduation.
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The Influence of Teaching Beyond Standardized Test Scores: Engagement, Mindsets, and Agency comissioned by the Raikes Foundation, the Achievement Gap Initiative (AGI) at Harvard Universtiy conducted over 300,000 Tripod surveys across 16,000 sixth and ninth grade classrooms offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn from what’s working in teachers’ classrooms.
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Teacher Views and Voices the Center on Education Policy (CEP), in an effort to gather and amplify teachers’ voices about current education issues and their own profession, conducted a national survey of public school K-12 teachers in the winter of 2015-16. The survey focused on a strategic set of issues for policy-makers, educators, business leaders, and the public, including teachers’ views on their profession, standards, testing, and evaluations.
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  • Ten Biggest Breakthroughs in the Science of Learning This article, originally published by OnlinePHDPrograms.com, shares the 10 most significant breakthroughs that recent research has made on the science of learning, providing valuable insights on how to make the best use of your brain without wasting energy.
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  • How to Keep Kids Excited About School U.S. schools face an ongoing challenge: As students get closer to high school graduation, their enthusiasm for school falls. Gallup Student Poll has discovered that fifth graders are the most engaged with school, while 11th graders are the least.
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  • What America Can Learn from Israel’s Peripheral Communities appearing in Forbes, June 2017 written by Eliana Rudee a fellow with the Haym Salomon Center, a news and public policy group.
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  • In Praise of the Incomplete Leader Have you ever feigned confidence to superiors or reports? Hidden the fact you were confused by the latest business results or blindsided by a competitor’s move? If so, you’ve bought into the myth of the complete leader: the  flawless being at the top who’s got it all figured out.
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  • Gallup Student Poll National Report through a Web-based survey administered in America’s schools, cities and school districts are partnering with Gallup and America’s Promise Alliance to gather sound, actionable data that can explain and address the graduation crisis.
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  • Measuring the Hope, Engagement, and Well Being of America’s Students a Gallup student poll which provides students with a forum to express the opportunities and challenges in their daily lives.
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  • Survey Results a survey by Dr. Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence explored how young people currently feel and how they want to feel in school.
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