Jason Fahy

From SILO to P.L.C.

Who am I?

Who am I?

Who am I?

Who am I?

Who am I?

Who am I?

Who are you?

System that Fosters Silos

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Silos prepare kids for….

  • Military
  • Teaching
  • Manufacturing
  • Good news!

  • Kids need…
  • “Cognitive Flexibility”

Working Break!

Come back with a thought!

…My Silo Deconstruction

Front Loaded for Success

Open House

The Parent Letter

The Learning Tour

The Pile-on Effect

The Blank Paper

Team Initiatives:

  • Transdisciplinary Co-teaching
  • Project Based Learning
  • STEM Industry Partnership
  • Culture of Inquiry & Engagement
  • Embedded Use of Technology
  • Differentiated Instruction

Given district plan, these are the things we are trying to implement

Constraints:

  • Traditional School Day and Time
  • State Standards / Local Curriculum
  • Department Benchmarks
  • School Culture
    • Students
    • Teachers
    • Administrators

Tons of problems → Hard questions

The purpose of the statement at the bottom, is to drive home the point that you are making the choice to solve the problems you can and work around those you can’t. Not be a victim of circumstance.

Rebuilding Infrastructure

1

Physical Ed

2

Social Studies

3

Writing

4

Art

5

Lunch

6

Foreign Lang.

7

Science

8

Math

9

Literature

1

Physical Ed

2

Social Studies

3

Writing

4

Art

5

Lunch

6

Foreign Lang.

7

Science

8

Math

9

Literature

1

Physical Ed

100 Students 83 Minutes

7 Teachers

4 Rooms + Auditorium + “Atrium”

4

Art

5

Lunch

6

Foreign Lang.

100 Students 126 Minutes

7 Teachers

4 Rooms + Auditorium + “Atrium”

This is the only slide that I feel strongly should stay. I have found a nice way to explain the concept without it being overwhelming

Working Break!

Come back with a thought!

Morning Meeting

Morning Meeting

Morning Meeting

Working Break!

Come back with a thought!

Co-Teaching

Co-Teaching

Working Break!

Come back with a thought!

Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning

STEM Partners

Working Break!

Come back with a thought!

Team Initiatives:

  • Transdisciplinary Co-teaching
  • Project Based Learning
  • STEM Industry Partnership
  • Culture of Inquiry & Engagement
  • Embedded Use of Technology
  • Differentiated Instruction

Given district plan, these are the things we are trying to implement

Who am I now?

Who am I now?

This guy!

https://youtu.be/fCUEQdAgj-U

1/2 STEAM Overview - Google Slides