Training and Professional Development

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DEEPER LEARNING THROUGH AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCES

Let iLEAD Help You Implement Project-Based Learning in Your Classrooms

Consulting, Coaching, Workshops and Trainings

iLEAD, with school locations in the Santa Clarita Valley and Antelope Valley, is a proven leader in project-based learning. And we’re now helping other organizations to successfully implement this approach that is all about achieving deeper learning through authentic experiences.

With project-based learning, learners gain in-depth knowledge and understanding through hands-on, curriculum-based projects. Rather than memorizing material, they inquire, research and discover answers to challenging questions and problems posed by their facilitators. There are many ways to go about solving a question or problem, and there’s no one right answer.

As a result, learners retain the knowledge for the long term. They develop into creative, confident self-starters who think and act differently in the classroom and in the world. Their learning is inherently valuable because it’s connected to something real and involves real-world skills like collaboration and reflection.

In schools that successfully use project-based learning, like the iLEAD locations, the teachers’ role is transformed into that of a facilitator. Facilitators don’t stand at the front of their classrooms delivering information to learners who are taking notes and then direct and manage the work. Instead, they guide and advise their learners as they work through the questions and challenges. Facilitators can also more easily individualize their approach to accommodate different learning styles and abilities, even grade levels.

HERE’S HOW iLEAD’S PROJECT-BASED LEARNING TEAM (PBLT) CAN SUPPORT YOU IN DELIVERING DEEPER LEARNING EXPERIENCES:

  • Assist your organization in creating a learner-centered curriculum, which alters the teacher role to that of the facilitator
  • Support facilitators in guiding learners to master content, rather than specific skills, through dynamic projects
  • Collaborate with teachers in the planning and implementation of meaningful projects that engage students as they become become active learners as opposed to passive participants memorizing facts
  • Guide your team as they create a culture that shifts from a top-down model to a multi-point model, where leaders emerge throughout the class, school and environment
  • Work with your school as it transitions to the common core and a deeper-learning model
  • Facilitate the development of an authentic assessment system that is relevant and meaningful to the learner

Professional Development sessions will include topics such as:

  • Why PBL?
  • PBL Research
  • 21st-Century Skills
  • Common Core
  • Developing Driving Questions
  • Selecting Projects
  • Planning Projects
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborations
  • Working with Student Teams
  • Project Management
  • Reflection as Self-Assessment
  • Voice/Choice
  • Presentations of Learning
  • Assessment: Rubrics
  • Development of Performance Tasks
  • Grouping
  • The 4 Cs of PBL

Trainings available at an iLEAD school or at your site:

  • PBL 101:  1- or 2-day training
  • PBL 201:   2-day training
  • PBL follow-up training
  • On-site PBL in-class coaching
  • School leader training
  • Multi-age instruction
  • Skype or phone follow-up sessions
  • And more!

We will work with you to customize your professional development needs!

Join iLEAD Schools for five days of synergy, engagement and demanding, comprehensive work, culminating in a ready-to-use project of your own design, aligned to your state’s education standards while being dynamic and relevant to meet the demands of tomorrow.

Example iLEAD PBL Institute Schedule:

Day 1: PBL 101. Classroom facilitators will be introduced to the process of project-based learning, spending the morning identifying the key elements of this radical shift in pedagogy. During the afternoon, facilitators will work together to create driving questions surrounding the common core standards in the scope and sequence and begin the process of creating a project.

Day 2: PBL: Culture and reflective practices: All members of the school community will explore the importance of culture on classroom instruction and the school as a whole. Develop a school culture of equity and excellence in teaching and learning. Learn the importance of integrating important reflective practices throughout the learning community. Utilize reflective practices in a PBL context, empowering learners to direct their own learning experiences.

Day 3: PBL 201: Facilitators will investigate how to use inquiry and the learners’ natural curiosity about the world to learn content and 21st-century skills. Project development begins, beginning with the end in mind, with the afternoon dedicated to writing rigorous rubrics to effectively determine student mastery of the state standards as well as 21st-century skills. Work on entry events. Work collaboratively with PBL practitioners to create engaging, developmentally appropriate projects.

Day 4: PBL 201: Facilitators begin assessing and managing standards-focused projects as well as using performance assessments to judge the relevant work generated by 21st-century learners. Through a combination of direct instruction, video analysis and hands-on group work, participants have the opportunity to plan, design and receive peer feedback on an engaging and rigorous project using the Buck Institute for Education model and tools. Project examples, activities, classroom videos and rubrics will be focused on developmentally appropriate K-5 work. Map out a year of projects.

Day 5: PBL protocols: Using the critical friends protocols, facilitators receive peer feedback on an engaging and rigorous project. PBL debrief and evaluations.

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Privacy Policy

Effective date: May 28, 2019

iLEAD Schools Development (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the https://ileadschools.org/ website and all affiliated websites as listed under “Our Locations” and linked to the ileadschools.org website (the “Service”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, the terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from https://ileadschools.org/

Definitions

Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or the instructions provided in any email we send.

Usage Data

We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and we hold certain information.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

Use of Data

iLEAD Schools Development uses the collected data for various purposes:

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), iLEAD Schools Development legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it.

iLEAD Schools Development may process your Personal Data because:

Retention of Data

iLEAD Schools Development will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

iLEAD Schools Development will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods.

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to – and maintained on – computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

iLEAD Schools Development will take all the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organisation or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Data

Business Transaction

If iLEAD Schools Development is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Data may be transferred. We will provide notice before your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Disclosure for Law Enforcement

Under certain circumstances, iLEAD Schools Development may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Legal Requirements

iLEAD Schools Development may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Our Policy on “Do Not Track” Signals under the California Online Protection Act (CalOPPA)

We do not support Do Not Track (“DNT”). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.

You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.

Your Data Protection Rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. iLEAD Schools Development aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data.

If you wish to be informed about what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), provide the Service on our behalf, perform Service-related services or assist us in analysing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of our Service.

Behavioral Remarketing

iLEAD Schools Development uses remarketing services to advertise on third party websites to you after you visited our Service. We and our third-party vendors use cookies to inform, optimise and serve ads based on your past visits to our Service.

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

Important information regarding confidential student data

There is ongoing litigation between the California Department of Education and the Concerned Parent Association. A notice issued by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson states, “The lawsuit accuses CDE of widespread, systemic non-compliance by local educational agencies with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504. The CDE denies these allegations and is actively defending the litigation.”

The court has ordered CDE to release student and parent information to provide personally identifiable information (PII) – an act that can only be taken as an exception to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). As a result, we are providing notice of the court order and directions to anyone wishing to object.

Please be advised that CDE will notify parents or students of whom are required to disclose information and those individuals may object directly to the court regarding this disclosure using the PDF link below:

https://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/ws/documents/form2016jan26.pdf

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