Redesign Communication Resources

One goal of the Cross State High School Collaborative is to increase state-level understanding of evidence-based design and map out a plan or action for the collaborative’s efforts. Since 2017, members of the seven-state collaborative have met in Baltimore, MD to work together to incorporate ESSA into 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.

 The Collaborative’s partners and members have assembled a wide-variety of resources from our forums. The resources are available to download, and we encourage you to use them in your efforts to reinvent your school.


 

Presentations

Introduction to CSHSC Evidence Based HS Improvement presented by Dr. Robert Balfanz at the first CSHSC Forum.
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Students at the Center: Hope, Agency, Trust & Relationships presented by Richard Lofton, Jr., Ph.D. at the first CSHSC Forum.
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Four Big Evidence-Based Ah-Has for Teaching and Learning presented by Dr. Robert Balfanz at the first CSHSC Forum.
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Communicating the Evidence-Base for High School Redesign/Improvement presented by Dr. Robert Balfanz at the first CSHSC Forum.
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Post-Secondary Pathways presented by Linda Muskauski at the first CSHSC Forum.
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Implementation Science: Thoughts About When Our Actions Don’t Align With Our Intentions presented by Linda Muskauski at the first CSHSC Forum.
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Sharing Our Learning: a round robin discussion of successes and challenges using ESSA to support high school improvement and redesign.

 

 

Recent Findings from the Evidence Base: evidence-based findings on Technical Assistance, Adult Learning, and School Capacity Building.

 

 

Problem of Practice: Building state capacity to support implementation and help districts and schools problem solve.

 

  

Competency-Based Education Models exploring Knowledge Frontier Competency-Based Education and CSI High Schools

 

 

Video & Web Links listing of the community initiatives and apprenticeships used as examples during the 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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Using ESSA to Redesign High Schools to Help Their Students and Communities Thrive in the 21st Century was the welcoming presentation at the CSHSC Forum held in Baltimore, MD in November, 2018

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What do We Know About Implementation was presented at the November, 2018 CSHSC Forum by Dr. Robert Balfanz

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Competency-Based Instruction in CSI High Schools a presentation made at the November, 2018 CSHSC Forum by Linda Muskauski

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Images & Graphics

Shifting to Evidence-Based Ideas the images below are used to illustrate how to shift perceptions from current thinking to evidence-based ideas.


ORGANIZING ADULTS (1350X900) Click image to enlarge. Right click to save.


STUDENTS AT THE CENTER (1350×900) Click image to enlarge. Right click to save.


 TEACHING & LEARNING (1350X900) Click image to enlarge. Right click to save.


POSTSECONDARY PATHWAYS (1350X900) Click image to enlarge. Right click to save.

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TOOLS

Implementation Phases Planning Tool

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New Approaches to Policy Implementation how public exectuives address the complexity of policy implementation and what can be done to increase efficiency and sustainability.   Download full report (PDF)          Download handout (PDF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

The Fifth Discipline in Three Minutes is a three-minute survey of the main points in Peter Senge’s book, “The Fifth Discipline” presented at the 2018 CSHSC National Convening. After viewing this, get your own copy. It’s worth reading.

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Articles, Reports, and Research

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

November, 2018 CSHSC National Forum Readings

Designing for Learning a primer on key insights from the Science of Learning and Development. Click to Download (PDF)

 

 

 

 

 

The Brain Basis for Integrated Social, Emotional, and Academic Development how emotions and social relationships drive learning. Click to Download (PDF)

 

 

 

 

“In theory it’s a good idea” understanding implementation of proficiency-based education in Maine. Click to Download (PDF)

 

 

 

 

 

Learning with Others A study exploring the relationship between collaboration, personalization, and equity. Click to Download (PDF)

 

 

 

 

Designing for Learning a series of cards and activities to support teams in applying key insights from the science of learning and development.
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Designing for Learning – Cognition this activity focuses the complex cognitive processes like attention, encoding, and retrieval that occur through a relationship between working memory and long-term memory. Click to Download the Activity (PDF)

November, 2017 CSHSC National Forum Readings

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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Relationships are the Superpower

Organizing Adults & Students

Creating Learning Environments

Ongoing College & Career Planning

Shaping Student & Adult Experiences

Early Warning Systems

Schools as the Center

Engaging Learners, Family, and Community

Time as a Resource

Featured Presentation Video

The Fifth Discipline in Three Minutes is a three-minute survey of the main points in Peter Senge’s book, “The Fifth Discipline”. After listening to this, get your own copy. It’s worth reading.