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i4Classroom Initiative

 

Reimagine Learning: i4Classroom Plan (2016-19)

 

i4Classroom Mission

In the Beverly Hills Unified School District, every student and educator has the right to i4 learning experiences: high quality instruction, individualized learning, inspiring opportunities, and a culture of innovation supported by instructional technology.

 

i4Classroom Vision

In the Beverly Hills Unified School District, every student will develop the skills to thrive today and in a future we cannot yet imagine:

  • Accessing and Analyzing Information
  • Agility and Adaptability
  • Collaborating across Networks and Leading by Influence
  • Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Curiosity and Imagination
  • Effective Oral and Written Communication
  • Empathy and Interpersonal Skills
  • Initiative and Entrepreneurship

                                   

(Skills adapted from the work of Dr. Tony Wagner)

 

Beliefs

  • i4 Classrooms will create a culture of growth and trust
  • Teachers benefit from ongoing professional learning and collaboration
  • Dreaming big leads to great accomplishments
  • Change is essential and necessary for growth

 

Key Focus Areas

Inspiration

  • Reach beyond the current reality
  • Learn new things
  • Light a fire - excitement for learning
  • Invigorate
  • Create a contagious environment for learning and growth
  • Reflect on teaching and learning
  • Opening your eyes/other people’s eyes to the possibilities - things you didn’t know you could do
  • Empathetic
  • Willing to be part of a community of learners - part of a cohort
  • Sense of humor - doesn’t take themselves too seriously

 

Innovation

  • Reflective on their practice
  • Be willing to explore technology - don’t have to be an expert
  • Opening your eyes/other people’s eyes to the possibilities - things you didn’t know you could do
  • Comfortable with taking risks
  • Not afraid of making mistakes
  • Being comfortable with learning being “messy” and “organic”
  • Willing to be part of a community of learners - part of a cohort

 

Individualization

  • Reflective on their practice
  • Empathetic
  • Willing to have and use your voice in a community of learners, while recognizing and celebrating others’ voices
  • Willingness to “empower” others

 

Instruction

  • Reflective on their practice
  • Open to having questions asked about their practice (in a non-threatening way)
  • Willing to be “real” and honest - not putting on the dog and pony shows
  • Being comfortable with learning being “messy” and “organic”
  • Willing to be part of a community of learners - part of a cohort
  • Willingness to “empower” others
  • Continuously developing and honing their craft
  • "Leave no man behind" mentality