《声音》启明星专刊 VOICES for Daystar Academy VOICES Spring/Summer Edition 2019 - Page 11

ITI NEWS Tools We are Using So Far FIDS Core to Riverside’s practice is the FIDS model of problem solving. It is a simplified version of the Design cycle. FEEL: What is the problem IMAGINE: What is the best case scenario DO: What will we do to solve the problem? SHARE: Share the solution with others so that they can use it. We use this process to solve many school problems big and small. We also use it in our staff meetings, and training. We believe that to build a truly healthy school culture, students and staff alike must use the same tools and be held to the same standards. Only when we are all ACCOUNTABLE can we truly live the ICAN spirit. Agenda Setting Reflection Agenda setting invites and challenges teachers and students to co-create the daily schedule allowing children to experience both agency in making their plan and accountability for the success or failure of that plan. Children on a daily, weekly and monthly basis are invited to reflect on their choices and learning throughout a given period. This builds in an incredible level of accountability into the program. Children who learn to be accountable for their choices early grow into adolescents and adults who are also accountable. Making Learning Visible Ensuing that we can communicate what’s happening in the classroom with all stakeholders is an essential step. Making learning visible in a way that ensures that what we have learned, how we have learned it and why, are visible in the environment is another critical tool in our mission to establish the highest possible levels of accountability. ICAN Board The results of the day are recorded on the ICAN Board. Successes and failures of the class are both in plan view for all class members to see. This serves as an ongoing reminder of what’s going well, and what we can improve and is another tool for accountability. We look forward to sharing more with all of you in the coming week’s and month. Stay Tuned! 9