Objective #1 Organizational Capacity

By 2025 the Nanuet School District will develop K-12 so that 20% more students participate in the 4Cs of Learning, Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity.  

  1. Student Communication - Student Communication includes receiving feedback from others in class, receiving feedback online from someone other than a teacher, using chat or video, using web tools to receive online information, writing online, and student created digital portfolios.

Baseline Year 2018

                       12% of students on average participated monthly in Communication lessons

  1. Student Collaboration - Student Collaboration includes collaborating online with classmates, collaborating online with teachers, collaborating online with students at other schools, and use of an online space for documents.

Baseline Year 2018

27% of students on average participated monthly in Collaboration lessons

  1. Student Critical Thinking - Student Critical Thinking includes collecting and analyzing data, conduct experiments or perform measurements, conduct research, identify and solve authentic problems.  

Baseline Year 2018

                       32% of students on average participated monthly in Critical Thinking lessons

  1. Student Creativity - Student Creativity includes creating art, music, and movies, creating animations, demonstrations, models, or simulations, develop and present multimedia presentations, and use a digital camera.  

Baseline Year 2018

17% of students on average participated monthly in Creativity lessons

Activity Steps

Person/Group Responsible

Timelines for Completion

Resources Needed

Evaluation / Indicators of Success

Date Completed

Audit where we integrate 4Cs in our current curriculum.

Team Leaders, Facilitators, Department Coordinators

2019-2020

Surveys, meeting time.

Survey data, evidence collected

Develop survey for staff to assess needs to increase implementation 4Cs in curriculum.

Planning Team and 4Cs Working Group

2019-2020

Surveys, meeting time.

Survey developed, data collected and analyzed

Research professional development needs.  Visit schools, attend webinars.  (ie. IDE, Buck Institute, EdLeader21, Partnership 21st Century Schools)

Planning Team and 4Cs Working Group

2020-2022

List of resources, recommendations for pilots

Data on pilots, evaluation rubrics of resources.

Identify teacher classroom integration examples to share at faculty and Board meetings.

Principals, Team Leaders, Facilitators, Department Coordinators

2019-2021

Faculty and Board Meeting time.  

Portfolio of examples.  Teacher reflections after presentations of examples

Create building level/district level PLCs to research and create material toolkits to support teachers integration of 4Cs.

Principals

2019-2021

Planning time

PLC created resource website and faculty meeting presentations.

Create assessment tools and student prompts to measure 4Cs across the curriculum.

Team Leaders, Facilitators, Department Coordinators Planning Team and 4Cs Working Group

2022-2024

Curriculum work, planning time.

Assessments and prompts for each C and grade level.

Design interdisciplinary library lessons to utilize new spaces.

Library Media Specialists

2022-2024

Meeting time with content teachers

Collection of interdisciplinary lessons.

Create peer observation protocol (ie. Pineapple Charts).

Central Office, Principals, Facilitators, Team Leaders Department Coordinators

2021-2024

Teacher coverage

Teacher reflections from peer observations.

Calendar quarters to celebrate one of 4Cs each marking period.  Include Hashtags, student examples and student videos.

Planning Team, 4Cs Working Group, Central Office

2019-2021

Meeting Time, Social Media, Media Production Class and clubs.

Traction of social media postings, video views.

Look at scope and sequence of 4Cs culminating projects for schools and grade levels.

Team Leaders, Facilitators, Department Coordinators Planning Team and 4Cs Working Group

2019-2022

Team and department meetings.

Mapping of scope sequence in Rubicon.

Audit team building and community service events K-12.

Principles and Team Leaders

2019-2021

Team Leader Meetings

Map of team building and community events.

Create a Celebration of 4Cs section of website.

Christopher Polizzi

2022-2024

Student art and media talent.

Page on website with photos, videos, and social media.

Post 4Cs in every classroom.

Buildings and Grounds

2019-2021

Signs

A sign in every classroom.

Training for teachers to include 4Cs in lesson objectives and in curriculum mapping.

Planning Team, 4Cs Working Group, Facilitators, Team Leaders, Department Coordinators.

2021-2024

Teacher coverage, professional development materials and budget.

Majority of teachers trained K-12 and given a toolkit to integrate 4Cs.

Develop “field trips” to Nanuet’s Outdoor Education to explore 4Cs in this “natural” learning environment.

Science Facilitator and Coordinator, OEC Curriculum Director

2021-2024

Curriculum work, meeting time.

Fall and Spring “field trip” opportunities for every grade level K-8.