Title

Creating a Future Ready Student Culture

Location

Garden Terrace

Focused Area

Improving School Climate for Youth-At-Risk

Relevance to Focused Area

Parkwood Elementary is an International Habits of Mind Learning Community of Excellence. Our school focuses on the integration of the sixteen habits that are necessary for critical thinking and personal success. By preparing our students with the skills and dispositions to solve problems, communicate with clarity and precision and being persistent, they are ready for the next level and leave us with the skills to be successful adults; regardless of the career path they choose in life. The sixteen habits coincide with the skills that colleges and employers state they are looking for in the 21st century.

Primary Strand

Social & Emotional Skills

Relevance to Primary Strand

Habits of Mind are the skills and dispositions that are often referred to as "soft skills". These skills focus on the development of the whole child, with an emphasis on problem solving and personal relationship skills.

Brief Program Description

An overview of habits of mind, the definition of each, and the application of these habits to daily instruction will be provided. Participants will learn about the sixteen habits through presentation and hands-on activities.

Summary

This proposal features the tenants of habits of mind that can be integrated in daily instruction for all grade levels. Through the introduction and application of these dispositions; students demonstrate the ability to form positive working relationships, increase their growth and achievement, and become ready for the 21st century workforce. Participants will learn about these individual habits through presentation, small group discussion and hands-on activities. Special attention will be given to the application of these habits to ensure students are college and career ready.

Evidence

The inclusion of habits of mind have produced increased student achievement after being implemented at two schools in Onslow County. Parkwood Elementary demonstrated a 3 point growth the first year of implementation and a six point increase after the second year.

Format

Poster Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Linda Kopec has been a school administrator for sixteen years. Prior to that, she worked as a school counselor, a director of a Crisis Hotline, a prevention specialist, and in security, plans and operations for the US Army. Mrs. Kopec has presented at local, state, and national conferences.

Ann Stutler is Media Specialist at Parkwood Elementary. She has been an educator for 26 years. Prior to becoming a media specialist, she was a first grade teacher. Ms.Stutler has presented at state and local conferences.

Start Date

10-26-2017 4:45 PM

End Date

10-26-2017 5:45 PM

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Creating a Future Ready Student Culture

Garden Terrace

An overview of habits of mind, the definition of each, and the application of these habits to daily instruction will be provided. Participants will learn about the sixteen habits through presentation and hands-on activities.