Showcase Schools 2017-18

Showcase Schools open their doors to educators from across the city to share their promising practices within a specific Learning Focus Area. In order to support their visitors' learning, Showcase Schools develop and share artifacts that explain, demonstrate, or are used in their promising practices. These artifacts serve a number of purposes and are used in various ways, but they are all intended to support interested educators in developing these promising practices in their own work. This overarching collection includes one collection for every Showcase School in the 2017-18 cohort, organized alphabetically by the host school's Learning Focus Area. A list of all schools in the cohort, with links to registration for their visits, can be found on the Showcase Schools Flyer 2017-18.

Included Resources

This collection, developed by the staff at PS 294 The Walton Avenue School, brings together the various resources and strategies that school uses to promote math discussion in within the Algebra for All framework. It includes resources that describe their practices and structures, sample student work materials, protocols, templates, and other suppl...

This collection, developed by the staff at PS 24 Andrew Jackson Elementary, lays out their approach to mathematics in elementary grades that lead to all students being algebra ready. The resources in the collection include descriptions of the schools instructional practices and strategies, samples and templates for planning and student work, a rubr...

This collection of resources, developed by the staff at PS 69 Vincent D. Grippo, lays out the strategies, structures, and practices the school uses to provide all students with access to high quality arts programming. The resources include the school's eight-day schedule, an overview of the school's various practices and partnerships, sample lesson...

This collection of resources from PS 146 lays out how educators can promote critical thinking, engagement through inquiry, experiential learning and inquiry based learning. 

 

 

This collection of resources, developed by three schools at the X498 Collaborative Campus (PS/MS 498, P176X, and Icahn Charter School 2), lays out how the three schools create a harmonious and collaborative campus. The resources include research on campus collaboration, the campus' shared mission and values, and various tools and templates that lay...

This collection of resources, created by Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School, lays out the many forms of collaboration and the structures that support them that the school uses. The collection includes a packet of resources that introduce the practices and provides guidance on how to build, support, and sustain them, as well as an inventory ...

This collection of resources, from PS/MS 188 The Island School, has resources meant to illustrate how to use a “full-service community school model” and leverage community school partnerships to meet the physical and social-emotional health as well as the academic needs of their students and families.

This collection of resources, from PS 62 The Magnet School of Computer Science and Innovation, illustrates what a robust Computer Science (CS) program, in which every student has instruction in CS, looks like. It includes a variety of resources, such as an annotated list of administrative moves, sample CS teacher schedules, assessments, K-5 scope a...

This collection, developed by MS 484 Ronald Edmonds Learning Center II, contains resources that lay out the school's approach to delivering culturally responsive education for all of their students. These resoures include an introductory article from the Equity Alliance about what culturally responsive education is and how it works, as well as a nu...

These resources, developed by Yorkville Community School, lay out the process and products of desinging cross-curricular thematic units of study in elementary grades. This collection contains guides to the planning process, sample curricula and planning tools, and templates for educators to use in designing their own cross-curricular units.

This collection of resources, developed by Science & Technology Academy: A Mott Hall School, lays out the schools approach to designing curriculum to promote student achievement. The collection includes one packet that introduces and describes their concept-based approach to teaching and learning and another packet of tools, templates, and sample u...

This collection, developed by the staff at J.H.S 50 John D. Wells, brings together the various resources and strategies that school uses to promote debate. It includes guidance around starting debate teams, creating a public forum debate, as well as research on the benefits of debate in urban education. 

This collection, developed by the staff of PS 166, brings together resources that describe and support the school's Dual Language program. Resources include a brochure that introduces the school and the program, a checklist of considerations, and tips and strategies for educators looking to develop or expand their own Dual Language programs.

This collection of resources, developed and utilized by PS 165 Robert E. Simon, lays out how the school has developed number talks over the course of several years to increase student engagement in math. The collection includes many resources that support educators in understanding the practice of number talks, how it has developed in the school, t...

This collection of resources, developed by PS 12 James B. Colgate, lays out how the schools uses formative assessments to develop and tailor literacy centers that respond to students' specific needs. Educators can use these resources to inform or support their own use of formative assessments and literacy centers to meet the needs of their students...

This collection, developed by STAR Academy PS 63, lays out the practices and tools they use to help students and staff think like mathetmaticians. This includes a continuum of mathematical understanding and an asset-based approach to analyzing student work. These resoures will help educators to better understand the school's approach to mathematics...

The collection of resources, from East Elmhurst Community School (EECS), lays out the school's approach to engaging students and families to promote their voice and foster them as advocates. The collection includes an article that lays out the differences between family involvement and engagement, which is a portion of EECS' approach, as well as a ...

This collection of resources, developed by The Urban Assembly School for Law & Justice, lays out the schools approach to high school math that prepares students for college and careers. The collection includes resources includes introductions to their approach and structures, including their guiding principles and schedule, as well as materials tha...

These resources, developed and curated by New Dorp High School, detail how the school uses the Hochman Writing program to support and improve their students’ writing skills across content areas. The collection includes a range of resources that New Dorp employs in its use of the Hochman program. This approach helps students to become self-confident...

These resurces, developed by Concourse Village Elementary School, demonstrate the strategies and tools the school uses to help students make their thinking visible. These tools and strategies promote student metacognition and drive improvement in student outcomes. This collection includes a packet of resources that detail the tools and strategies t...

These resources, developed by Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change, lay out the Middle School Quality Initiative's Framework and the research-based practices that are used to promote literacy in the middle grades. These resources detail the implementation of the Word Generation curriculum, provide strategies for making students'...

These resources, developed by PS 69 Journey Prep, lay out the school's Reggio Emilia-inspired approach to early childhood education. The resources include tools and guides like a high-level overview of the Reggio Emilia approach, annotated case examples of Reggio-inspired studies conducted in grades pre-k-5, and a list of professional books the sta...

This collection, developed by the staff at P.S 79 Francis Lewis, lays out the systems and structures that support early childhood learning. Resources in this collection include documents and templates that are targeted to building and maintaining a culture a culture of continuous learning, as well as research articles to ground educators thinking a...

This collection of resources, developed by East Side Community High School, lays out the many strategies and structures the school uses to create and sustain a schoolwide culture of reading. The resources include a packet that introduces, describes, and provides guidance around the various practices the school uses, as well as sample classroom stra...

This collection of resources, from Hamilton Grange Middle School, lays out the school's approach to colaborative problem solving and a school culture that creates opportunities for students to grow both academically and socially. The resources detail how the school creates a positive school culture through the development of traits known as Hamilto...

The collection of resources, developed South Bronx Prep, lays out how the school fosters and sustains a schoolwide culture of growth. The resources include guides to the school's leadership, team, and instructional practices that support this culture, as well as a number of protocols and activities that interested educators can use to develop this ...

This collection, developed by the staff at Spring Creek Community School, lays out the various systems and structures the school has developed to build a culture of collaboration, communication, and learning. The resources in the collection will help readers support and maintain a culture of continuous learning in a school. There are sections of th...

This collection of resources, from PS 154 Jonathan D. Hyatt, lays out how the school has transformed itself and sustained schoolwide improvement over the course of just a few years. The resources describe the history of how Principal Coviello led that change, the practices she and the staff implemented, and the core values--in school culture, profe...

This collection of resources, developed by Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School, lays out the foundations of their school transformation. The collection offers guidance, support, and tools for educators looking to codify their school's core mission and values, to build or expand teacher teams around data inquiry, or to establish an instructional vis...

This collection of resources, created by The Muscota New School, lays out the schools structures and practices for attending to the social-emotional needs of students and the school community both inside and out of the classroom. Educators can use these resources to build these structures and practices in their own work in order to better meet stud...

This collection, developed by the staff at Urban Scholars Community School, contains schoolwide strategies that foster student independence and academic risk-taking. Resources include individualized tools that are created for each student to foster academic growth. Additionally, readers will learn about how to support students’ social-emotional dev...

This collection, developed by the staff at PS 21 Crispus Attucks Elementary, lays out the systems and structures the school  has developed to meet the diverse needs of their students. The resources in the collection provide framing and a sample activity that teachers can use to get to know their students' learning modalities and learning dispositio...

This collection of resources contains materials shared by P.S. 811 at their Showcase School visit. These resources can help educators learn how to assess students’ strengths and preferences in order to design instructional and work-based practical experiences that develop students’ proficiency and independence over time. 

This collection of resources, developed by Brooklyn Science and Engineering Academy, lays out the strategies, structures, and resources the school uses to provide students with STEAM education at the middle school level. The collection contains a packet that introduces and describes these practices, as well as materials like schedules, resource lis...

These resources, from PS 376 Felisa Rincon de Gautier, lay out the connection between project-based learning and STEAM. It contains a research article, overviews of pedagogy, and a number of models and templates educators can use to plan and design their own transdisciplinary STEAM projects and units.

This collection of resources, from PS 354 in Queens, lays out for interested educators tools and strategies for developing STEM practices in their own work. This collection includes pre-filled samples that describe how PS 354 plans their STEM units, blank templates to support educators in planning their own units, and two activities designed to pro...

This collection from PS 253 lays out the many tools, strategies, and resources they utilize to support student agency and independence through enrichment clubs and metacognitive instructional strategies.This collection contains a document that outlines specific strategies, tools, and templates that promote student-led learning, as well as a slidesh...

These resources, developed by School of the Future, layout the various strategies and structures the school uses to empower students and develop their metacognitive skills. These strategies include promoting discourse, providing students with choice and voice in a number of areas, and leadership techniques to develop the structures to grow and sust...

This collection of resources, developed by New Bridges Elementary, details how the school has created a school culture that ensures all students feel safe, supported, known, and cared for. It includes resources that introduce the practices and structures, as well as a range of curricular materials and classroom strategies that support student empow...

This collection of resources, developed by PS 95 Eastwood, details how the school has implemented teacher development through inquiry teams. The resources included in this collection introduce the practices that PS 95 uses, explain the impact they have on students and teachers, guide interested educators in the creation of their own teacher inquiry...

These resources, developed be PS 150 Queens, were developed and cultivated over the course of multiple years as the school refined their teacher intervisitation process. The resources include tools and templates that the staff use in their intervisitation process, as well as rubrics and guides that inform their inquiry. Educators can use these reso...

This collection, developed by the staff at PS 23 The New Children's School, brings together the various resources and guidance that the school uses to promote Universal Literacy. It includes resources that provide guidance for teachers, tips and tricks for coaches,  and strategies and ideas for engaging families as literacy partners. 

This flyer lists the schools in the 2017-18 cohort of the Showcase Schools program. It lists each school's Learning Focus Area, name, district, borough, number, grade band, and visit dates, with hyperlinks to the registration pages for each visit. It also contains links to the Showcase Schools program's various social media profiles, which you can use to find out more about the schools and the program.

This packet, created by Children's Lab School, provides several introductory resources on Responsive Classroom, with a focus on morning meeting, positive teacher language, and interactive modeling. Educators can use these strategies to create a developmentally appropriate learning environment for students -- an environment in which students' academic, social, emotional, and physical needs are met.