* An Organization Dedicated to Student Success Presentation to the Peel Board Principals June, 2012 1 Who we are… A lot of us would like to move mountains, • Our Mission but few of us are • To support students, reach their potentials and pursue their dreams, through Intensive Professional Coaching in Math, Science and Languages for Grade 1 to Grade 12 • Our dream to be the KIPP of GTA • We have been serving as a grass root organization for 8 years 2 willing to practice on small hills. Our Purpose • Preparing the students, from Grade 1- Grade 12, of Peel Halton region, for success in school and life by building academic skills, knowledge, and character. 1. To assist students develop the positive learning attitude and skills that will serve them for life 2. To provide intensive professional coaching to promote academic excellence and knowledge in Math, Science and Languages 3 Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself. Background We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sail. • In past decade a Shift happened in the skills and knowledge that young people need to develop during the school years in order to participate effectively and successfully in the world and workplace of 21st century. • The Ontario Governments Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) has identified 6 essential skills for employability in 21st century: Numeracy, Problem solving and critical thinking, Information management, Personal management, Interpersonal skills, and Communication skills. 4 Background • In Ontario, each year over $20 Billion is spent on the school education. It is 2nd highest cost to the tax payers after the Health costs. • The students who failed to meet the Provincial minimum standards in 2010-11 EQAO assessments are noted below: Reading Writing Mathematics Grade 1-3 35% 27% 31% Grade 4-6 26% 27% 42% Grade 9 (applied) 58% 5 Background The journey of a thousand miles starts • According to HRDC data, less than 25% of the population between the age 18-24 participate in University • Another estimates suggest that close to 40% of the students drop out of university within the first year 6 with a single step. Our Program There are no secrets to success. It is the • The research clearly indicates a few success factors: • hard work, learning from failure. All students can learn and be confident in mathematics, given appropriate support and guidance • Teacher makes the biggest difference. Well trained, experienced and dedicated teacher is the first and foremost factor in the success of students • result of preparation, Using the right approach, study material, and tools are some of the other key factors in developing the interest and competency of a student 7 Our Program The beautiful thing about learning is • Our program has dual objectives: • Positive learning attitude and skills • Promote academic excellence and knowledge • Program design, teaching techniques, material and methodologies developed by very experienced and trained staff 8 that no one can take it away from you. Our Program You cannot teach • Delivered at a Public School • Based on well proven basic principles of a man anything; • Highly experienced, trained and passionate teachers himself. • Blends fun, learning, and positive reinforcement • Builds foundation and basic skills – every lesson and interaction focus on developing key traits • High expectations – we raise the bar for students and teachers alike • Match traditional learning approaches with modern tools and techniques 9 learning you can only help him find it within Our Program • An ounce of practice is worth Sessions over weekend for entire academic session • In addition to building academics, our sessions focus on key learning skills • • • • • Effective Studying Techniques • Yoga for Students Time Management for Students Art Classes French and Other International Languages Career Counseling for High School Students 10 more than tons of preaching. Our Program • Classes will also focus on building academic basics by building Numeracy, Problem Solving, and Language skills • Sessions will have quizzes, tests and prizes • Students will be encourages to participate in various competitions like Math Kangaroo and University of Waterloo Math Contests. 11 A lot of us would like to move mountains, but few of us are willing to practice on small hills. While most are dreaming of success, Please Support this cause for our students and be part of the success story. 12 winners wake-up and work hard to achieve it.