The YATST Curriculum Guide is organized in three major sections:
This section sets the stage for the YATST team. It is essential that participants have a clear overview of their mission and why they are devoting their precious time and resources to this work. The underlying frameworks for YATST are reviewed (eg. the 4 Rs, qualities of transformed schools). Laying this foundation assures that subsequent work is authentic. A clear sense of outcomes and purpose will help motivate and direct the team, serving as a touchstone during times of inevitable confusion in the ACTION research process.
The first two components of this section assure a clear commitment to a positive team process and highlight the importance of taking a strengths-based or asset approach to all our work. The section then reviews major components of each of the individual ACTION research steps (gather information, analyze information, share information, act, reflect), providing many examples from YATST schools along the way. Change theory is woven throughout these stages. There are a number of videos found in the web "Resource - YouTube" section which provide a vivid sense of what this work looks like (i.e. students leading faculty meetings, analyzing data, being trained as facilitators, etc.). These videos are referenced in the curriculum.
YATST teams are initiators of a complex change process and instigators of public dialogue. Process tools for the work (meeting management, public speaking) and ways to explore key issues in school transformation (Rigor/Relevance Framework, Expectations/Tracking, Performance-based assessment, Learning styles) are provided. Tips regarding qualitiative research strategies, such as development of observation skills, are also included. This section is under development.
The Curriculum Guide is intended to meet the needs of YATST teams and their unique journeys. It is NOT a lockstep curriculum, but rather a compendium of proven content and activities which have served YATST teams well over the past few years. Users are encouraged to become familiar with its content when their team begins their work, referring back to the guide when direction or skill building needs become evident.
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- September 26, 2012
November 16 Conference Registration: Conference Registration Link
- June 2, 2012 Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Awards YATST $30,000!
- July, 2012 Martha Rich & Peter Evans joins the YATST faculty. A warm welcome!!
26 Dec 2012 The YATST 2011-12 year-end evaluation by Dr. Dana Mitra of Penn State University is worth a look!
26 Dec 2012 Penn State University's YATST year-end evaluation, by Dr. Dana Mitra, is hot off the press and well worth a look (http://t.co/LXVTGK7o)!
21 Dec 2012 Hazen Union Students led10th grade classes in a series of "Great Expectations" activities this week! #YATST #StudentVoice
10 Nov 2011 @gyoungvt @VTEducation Actually 17 schools will "be the buzz" about school transformation. Should be amazing!
9 Jan 2011 Heading to NYC Wednesday night to the School Reform Initiative conference. Check out the new web entries: www.yatst.com
19 Oct 2010 Just found out that YATST will be in NYC in January