Monthly CEN Meeting
October 25th, 2019 12:00pm-1:00pm
SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo De Peralta
In Attendance: Diego Medina, School for Advanced Research; Drew Ayotte, Meow Wolf; Emily McClintock, AmeriCorps VISTA/Opportunity Santa Fe; Hannah Yohalem, Vital Spaces; Joanne Lefrak, SITE Santa Fe; Jonathan Boyd, Vital Spaces; Katie Weeks, Audubon NM; Kathia Gonzales, Audubon NM; Kemely Gomez, Museum of International Folk Art; Kristen Woods, Wise Fool NM; Leslie Fagre, Museum of International Folk Art; Mollie Toll, Office of Archaeological Studies/Museum of New Mexico; Mollie Parsons, Satna Fe Botanical Garden; Nadine Stafford, Independent Consultant; Pam Dresher, Bradbury Science Museum; Sally Maxwell, Audubon NM; Sarah Canelas, AmeriCorps VISTA/Opportunity Santa Fe; Sarah Cheney, Opportunity Santa Fe; Sarah Mandela, ARTsmart NM; Siobhan Niklasson, Pajarito Environmental Education Center; Tallie Segel, SFBG; Turahn Dorsey, Consultant; Winoka Yepa, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts;
Welcome and Introductions
Guest Speaker: Turahn Dorsey, former Chief of Education for the City of Boston—Informal Education.
A presentation about The Future of Learning was held previously on October 24th, 2019.
Regarding the City of Boston’s Summer Program:
Ecosystem learning.—How do we turn the city into the classroom?
Goal is to think continuously about what leaning looks like.
The school plays it’s role, but out-of-school time learning is still the larger portion.—More impactful.
Want to bridge the achievement gap between low-income students and higher income peers.
Worked to expand access to high quality summer learning with the public and non-profits.
In 2010: began Summer Learning Program in Boston.
Nothing happens in a school building or classroom.
Focus on emotional and social development.
Partnership between schools and non-profits; co-designed and co-developed.
This year, the program served 14,000 students.
Consider Boston After School & Beyond; their website is here.
What we want to know, from the students, is “When you fail, do you stick with it?”
Needed to develop perseverance and growth.
Start the focus here, during the Summer Program, in order to subvert the school year.
The school system for when to receive grades was changed based off of needs for data.
Holistic Student Assessment:
How to manage multiple sites?
Created a blended set of funding for the Summer Learning Program to help sustain long term planning.
Allowed organizations and individuals who are not a direct part of the program to adopt the practices and principles.
Those who are not in the system were offered the resulting tools.
Lets people act outside of the system, but be up to standard.
Create an extension of the formal learning system.
Started with 3rd Grade-12th Grade.
Focused on Summer Learning Loss for Middle Graders.
High School ages concentrated on Acceleration Project.
Replaced Summer School entirely by Year 4.
Program targets the kids on the edge of success, but not succeeding.
Set up one partner, or two, per school.
Developed an “externship” for teachers; potentially provides some kind of credit.
Allows for professional development.
Creates a professional community; not a silo.—Provides resources.
Asks, “What does learning need to look like?”
Large companies and innovates creating their own learning centers for career pathways.
See more information about the Summer Learning Program here.
Teacher’s Night Out
Please fill out the vendor feedback form, if you haven’t.
Will be debriefing next Tuesday, October 28th.
Sweeney After School
Need to create a subcommittee for this; please sign-up, if interested!
Program for experiential learning programs, usually middle school.
Next Meeting: November 22nd at 12:00pm-1:00pm.