EDGEBROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Chicago

SCHOOL WEBSITE

PROGRAM(S) PARTICIPATED IN: Sprint 2015, Solution 2015-2016

TEAM MEMBERS

Chad Weiden, Principal
Casey Ochs, Teacher
Rosy Patel, Teacher

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

School Type: Neighborhood
Grades served: K-8
Enrollment: 480

 

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PROBLEM

We seek to create a graduate that leave our school with a strong Mind, Heart and Effort to enact those values for the purpose of creating strong citizen to then produce a better world.

HOW MIGHT WE…

Create a learning opportunity that helps students develop social and emotional skills?

SOLUTION

We created a capstone performance task for all students to demonstrate evidence of meeting our school vision by through mentorship with students in a different grade level.

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KEY LEARNING

The real problem was that we didn’t have students guiding themselves and their learning. Lessons in social emotional skills became a side effect to working together in a content area. For our purpose or initial innovation was to develop values demonstrated through a capstone performed by 8th grade students. We shifted our focus to 5th grade students, who are transitioning from middle school, to implement more of a mini capstone project. Fifth grade students working with 8th grade students turned out to be a great situation.

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BY THE NUMBERS

  • Hours input by team: 200
  • Students impacted: 45
  • Additional educators impacted: 5
  • Community members: Not reported

STUDENT GROWTH

  • 5th Grade- Reading Growth(99%) & Math Growth (99%)
  • 8th Grade- Reading  Growth (94%) & Math Growth (95%)
  • Attendance- 97%
  • All students displayed a higher level of collaboration which is leading towards better exemplifying our values

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PLANS TO SCALE

We plan to formalize these types of mentoring relationships throughout the building: 8-5(2), 7-4(K), and 6-3(1). We will begin the year with a team building leadership retreat for 5th-8th grade students.