PARKER ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY ACADEMY

Chicago

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PROGRAM(S) PARTICIPATED IN: Sprint 2014, Solution 2014-2015

TEAM

Aaron D. Brown, Instructional Coach
Rufina D. Brown, Principal
Carolyn McNeil Smith, Diverse Learning Instructor

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

School Type: Selective enrollment
Grades served: 9-12
Enrollment: 933

PROBLEM

Apathetic behavior is a problem for students because previous failure have prevented students from engaging in future educational experiences.

HOW MIGHT WE…

Build the skill sets of instructor needed to facilitate the development of soft skills ti increase student social and emotional development?

SOLUTION

We created a prototype that reorganized the classroom space to encourage collaboration and added new activities to increase student engagement as well as foster positive student interactions. We incorporated student feedback to design their new classroom spaces and continued to update their practices and space throughout the 2014-2015 school year.