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Materials for starting a school

Materials for starting a school

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Published by Jk McCrea
These documents will help a principal start with personal learning plans
These documents will help a principal start with personal learning plans

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Published by: Jk McCrea on Jun 26, 2013
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APPENDIX
BIG Picture Learning Snapshot Information ...........................................................A
BPL Overview; BPL Data; BPL
Parent Organizer;
BPL
 Principal’s Guide
(pp.236 & 237)
Diversity Statement .................................................................................................. BCertificate of Incorporation and By-Laws ............................................................... C
 
Founding Board Resumes ........................................................................................DBoard Development Workshops .............................................................................. E
 
Memoranda of Understanding ................................................................................. F
 
Science CoalitionSocial Studies
English Language Arts
..........................................................................................G
 
Curriculum Maps, Grades 9-12
Mathematics
...........................................................................................................H
 
Curriculum Maps, Grades 9-12
Physical Education and Health
.............................................................................. I
 
PE Curriculum Map, Grade 9Health Curriculum Map, Grade 9
 
World Language
...................................................................................................... J
Spanish I Curriculum MapSpanish II Curriculum Map
Visual Arts
..............................................................................................................K 
 
Curriculum Map for Visual Art Production
Performing Arts
.................................................................................................... L
 
Curriculum Map for General Chorus
 
High School Course Description Handbook ........................................................... M
 
Sample Documents ..................................................................................................N
Sample Academic SchedulesSample Personalized Learning Plan
i
 
Instructional Support Team Documents ..................................................................O
 
Charter Management Organization Documents ...................................................... P
 
CMO Agreement; CMO Project Manager Job Description
I
nnovative Schools’
Business License/Client List ..................................................QBudget and Revenue Estimates ................................................................................
 
Technology Plan ...................................................................................................... S
 
Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual ..................................................... T
 
Fundraising Plan ......................................................................................................U
 
Feasibility Study ......................................................................................................VMarketing Plan Documents ..................................................................................... W
BPL Marketing Plan; Strategies/Tools; Timeline; DE Business Roundtable; NCC Businesses
Admission Documents .............................................................................................X
Procedures; Application
Student Rights and Responsibilities Manual (Sample) ...........................................YLetters of Support ..................................................................................................... Z
 
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Overview
Big Picture Learning’s mission is to lead vital changes in education, both in the United States and
internationally, by generating and sustaining innovative, personalized schools that work in tandem withthe real world of the greater community. They believe that in order to sustain successful schools whereauthentic and relevant learning takes place, they must continually innovate techniques and test learningtools to make our schools better and more rigorous. Lastly, they believe that in order to create andinfluence the schools of the future, they must use the lessons learned through our practice and research togive us added leverage to impact changes in public policy.
Approach
Big Picture
’s
 
mission is “the education of a n
a
tion, one student at a time.”
The BP model is lively proof that all young people, including (and especially) our under-served urban students, can succeed in highschool, college, or any other post-secondary learning path or career. BP makes this happen by sticking to
three basic principles: 1) Learning must be based on each student’s interests and needs. 2) Curriculummust be relevant to the student and allow them to do real work in the real world. 3) Students’ growth
and abilities must be measured by the quality of their work and how it changes them.Compared to the conventional thinking of regular schools, BP Learning seems radical. BP schools have apowerful appeal called common sense. All students help create their own curriculum, a personal onethat reflects and expands their own interests and aspirations. These school days include an off-campus
internship generated from each student’s interest; real li
fe training in real-world work. Every quarterthey exhibit their work to their advisor, peers, parents, mentors and the community.
Why it works
 1) The Advisor works with a small class to find what interests and motivates each student. 2) TheMentor
guides each student’s internship. 3)
The Parent is actively enrolled as a resource to the BigPicture Learning community. 4) The Student interacts to re
inforce each other’s passion for real work in
the real world. The result is a self-teaching community of learners where no one feels left-out, and eachhelps motivate the other.
How businesses can help
The most important element of the education at a Big Picture Learning school is that students learn in
the real world. The main component of every student’s education is the LTI (Learning Through
Internshi
p/Interest). In this internship with an expert mentor in the field of the student’s interest, the
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