Personalized Learning and CP 2.0

 
What was the initial rationale for CP 2.0?

Crown Point Community School Corporation works deliberately to ensure that students are 21st century college and career prepared. In 2010, during a meeting of district leaders, the director of curriculum and instruction heard descriptions of a plethora of technology (everything from iPads to learning management systems to digital resources) entering our district of 8000+ students...
 

How did CP 2.0 get started?

With the initial guidance of a focus group of teachers, students, parents, community members, and district leaders, and the help of national consultants, Crown Point researched and launched a multi-faceted, 10-year strategic plan to develop personalized learning dubbed CP2.0...
 

How do we know we are experiencing success with CP 2.0?

CP2.0 is in the middle of a 10-year strategic roll-out. Our district has earned many acclaims. We believe personalized learning has contributed to the following:
 

How have we communicated about CP 2.0?

CPCSC has communicated with parents, teachers, students, and local community members as well as state and national audiences about CP 2.0...
 

 
What was the initial rationale for CP 2.0?
Students Using 2.0 Crown Point Community School Corporation works deliberately to ensure that students are 21st century college and career prepared. In 2010, during a meeting of district leaders, the director of curriculum and instruction heard descriptions of a plethora of technology (everything from iPads to learning management systems to digital resources) entering our district of 8000+ students. Some came from various departments, some from grass-roots interest in trying new digital content, and some from leaders looking to address unique needs. While the initiatives were exciting and impressive, he knew Crown Point needed a dynamic and thoughtful strategic plan for leveraging technology to enhance teaching and learning--a plan that would bring learning and technology together under a unifying vision and purpose. This plan would need to find the “why” to make dramatic changes in our district--why would we break what was not broken? How would we catapult learning to an even higher standard?

How did CP 2.0 get started?
Teachers working on classes With the initial guidance of a focus group of teachers, students, parents, community members, and district leaders, and the help of national consultants, Crown Point researched and launched a multi-faceted, 10-year strategic plan to develop personalized learning dubbed CP2.0.

Upgrades to infrastructure were rolled out in 2011 and research began around student devices and using a dynamic LMS. The fall of 2012 brought a lead group of 160 freshmen and their course-builder teachers who embarked on the first part of the journey--experiencing blended learning in courses built by our own teachers.

Having heard about wobbly 1-1 initiatives where computers were distributed to students while teachers were to “embed technology,” we knew we needed to innovate and do more. Initially, we used teacher PD built by an ed-tech company but now have created our own, targeted PD courses to learn how to teach and build in a blended environment. Thus far, 375 teachers in our district have been trained to teach blended classes through compensated coursework in 6-week online cohorts working with discipline-specific facilitators from around the country. Additionally, 160 teachers have been trained how to redesign curriculum for personalized learning. We have created specific learning goals and scales for our language arts, social studies, and math as well as arts-related courses, K-8, that help students and teachers track progress on each learning target. Blended courses at our high school are nearly 100% built; 8000 Chromebooks were rolled-out; language arts courses in grades K-8 are built and in full-use district-wide; social studies courses in grades K-8 are in the design process; math and science are next. A multi-layered review process is operational to guarantee course quality. This innovative plan allows us to develop teachers, create and adapt curriculum for the learning of each student, and leverage technology to tailor assignments, activities, and assessments. Parents have full access to all course content in a “view” mode and can instantly track their child’s progress on learning goals. Although we are deep in technology in Crown Point, it has never been about the devices or the infrastructure; it is about creating, enhancing, and executing the best possible learning for our students--anytime and anywhere they wish.

How do we know we are experiencing success with CP 2.0?
Students succeeding with CP 2.0 CP2.0 is in the middle of a 10-year strategic roll-out. Our district has earned many acclaims. We believe personalized learning has contributed to the following:
preparing 8000+ students for the world of their futures--opportunity to learn anytime and anywhere
• ACT scores on a continuous upward trend (includes ALL 11th graders in the test pool): Trend: 20.45, 21.29, 21.46, 22.13
• An “A” district by the State of Indiana
• Ranked among Indiana’s Top 10 Districts
• District-accredited by AdvancED with a record 13 powerful practices cited
• Google Symposium Keynote presenters for Northern Indiana
• State recognition from Indiana School Board Association, DOE 4-Star Schools, 2 National Blue Ribbon schools, Indiana Chamber of Commerce
• Nationally recognized by US News, Washington Post, Larry King Documentary and others

How have we communicated about CP 2.0?
CP 2.0 building meetings CPCSC has communicated with parents, teachers, students, and local community members as well as state and national audiences about CP 2.0.
• Held in-person parent meetings by grade level at each of our 10 schools to introduce CP2.0 to parents and community.
• Held in-person parent update meetings to discuss personalized learning with the roll-out of language arts curriculum and the dashboard gradebook.
• Crown Point recently delivered one of the keynote addresses at the Google Symposium for Northern Indiana.
• Presented at National iNACOL Symposium
• We regularly host other districts in Indiana seeking to learn about and replicate our process and success.
• Employ 2 blended/online learning specialists within the district who work daily with teachers and staff.
• Teachers present at state conferences about personalized learning in their content areas.

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