(Positive Behavior Intervention and Support)
Today’s students must possess specific knowledge, skills, work habits and character traits commonly referred to as 21st Century skills to meet the ever growing demands of the flattening global economy. 21st Century skills include, but are not limited to: critical thinking, problem solving, research skills and practices, creativity, artistry, curiosity, perseverance, self-discipline, collaboration, oral and written communication, information and communication (ITC) literacy, multicultural literacy.
A deliberate instructional shift, where learning occurs through the online delivery of content, direct-instruction, and student-to-student collaboration. Through this student-centered approach that combines face-to-face and online learning, the student has more control over place, path, time and/or pace of the learning.
Bring Your Own Device is a popular phrase describing an educational environment where students are permitted to use a personal device to access and complement learning.
A consortium of Delaware school districts working to together to implement personalized learning and develop high quality digital curricular resources.
Delaware Performance Appraisal System (DPAS II) is the evaluation system used to evaluate the professional performance of District teachers, specialists, and administrators.
Credit hours earned when a high school student is taking a college course for both high school and college credit, during the high school day, on the high school campus, taught by a qualified high school instructor.
Adhering to a common set of standards and protocols that work seamlessly between multiple systems and platforms ensures: 1) sharing of resources across a global community, providing greater choice at time of initial purchase and flexibility as systems evolve; 2) fiscally responsible as custom development and integration costs are reduced or eliminated.
The International Society for Technology in Education is the organization has created NETS, the standards for evaluating the skills and knowledge students need to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly global and digital world.
A software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of e-learning education lessons and courses.
The National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) are a set of standards published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) for the purpose of leveraging the use of technology in K-12 education to enable students to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly digital society. Three levels of NETS Standards have been developed:
Facilitated instruction using a web-based educational delivery system to provide a structured learning environment. The teacher and student are usually separated geographically, and classes may be delivered synchronously (communication in which participants interact in real time) or asynchronously (communication separated by time).
PBIS is a major system of behavior intervention developed for use in schools that aligns with Response to Intervention (RtI), but instead of academic interventions, PBIS follows a similar approach focusing on the social and emotional needs of children.
The art, science and craft of teaching and learning, encompassing not only the design of learning events, but the delivery of the learning so that all students can access and demonstrate the learning objectives.
A teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge.
A method of academic intervention used in the United States to provide early, systematic assistance to children who are having difficulty learning.
STEM Education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real world lessons, where students apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community, work, and global enterprise enabling the development of STEM literacy and with it the ability to compete in the new economy. Brandywine believes that the Arts are also a critical component that must be included as these disciplines are integrated. As a result, Brandywine frequently references its STEM Program as STEAM.
An individualized student driven plan that will be developed to address every student's needs and interests to help every student stay connected in school and to achieve postsecondary educational and career goals.
Frequent, unscheduled classroom visitations in which the observer documents specific observable teacher and student actions and uses this information to provide feedback and professional coaching to the educator.