Target population : 75 content teachers across District 30 schools which include 72% economically disadvantaged, 17% students with disabilities and 16% English Language Learners. District 30 is located in the Northwest Queen and encompasses the Jackson Heights, Queensbridge, East Elmhurst and Astoria neighborhoods. Total enrollment is approx. 36, 697 students.
Goals: District 30 will use SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely) goals to address the needs of the district. Our design includes 6 measurable objectives for teachers and students. By June 2024, a total of 75 teachers will demonstrate problem-based learning by guiding their students in the identification, analysis and solution posing, of a social problem by participating in an intensive, comprehensive training supported by professional developers throughout the process.
New York City Geographic District #30’s (located in the urban northwest borough of Queens) proposal.
FlippedTIPS in District 30 will provide a total of 75 major content teachers and Library Media Specialists (the target audience) with intensive, systematic professional development focused on integrating FlippedTIPS' exemplary technologies into the curricula of Science, Math, ELA and Social Studies in District 30’s schools and including two nonpublic partners, St. Francis of Assisi School and Saint Joseph Catholic Academy.
By adopting this PD model to address the schools' curricula and library media needs, the 75 teachers will achieve four objectives:
Teachers will demonstrate problem-based learning by guiding their students in the identification, analysis, and solving of a curriculum or community social problem.
Teachers will develop an original. interdisciplinary, PPA based hyperdoc, which is an online inquiry-oriented activity, for their students.
Teachers will design and develop a web-based presentation for their students
Teachers will create an original screencast and interactive video to be used in "flipping" one of their lessons.
There are also three student objectives. Students will:
Improve scores on standards-based state content exams
Show significant gains in meeting the technology standards as outlined in the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Standards for Students
Meet the New York State Next Generation Standards/Common Core Learning Standards through their completion of the online PPA lessons created by their teachers.
The FlippedTIPS program will provide three to five days (15 hours) of onsite professional development, online activities, independent time for each teacher to develop technology products aligned to state standards, and follow-up technical assistance from the Directors (professional development providers). At these PD workshops, teachers will be introduced to the educational philosophies of blended learning/flipped teaching as well as the Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition (SAMR) and Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) models of technology integration. Teachers will develop lessons using Open educational resources to meet the New York State Next Generation Standards/Common Core Learning Standards. A link on the District 30 website will include an overview of the program as well as all program materials (agendas, teacher-created lessons, and activities, relevant resources). An evaluation by FlippedTIPS will be implemented.
Dr. Suzan Goldstein