New Visions for Public Schools

For The Videoconferencing Project

  • Amount
    $28,457
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/12/2012
  • Term
    13 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.newvisions.org/ 
Address
320 W 13th St.
Sixth Floor
New York, NY 10014
Grants to this Grantee
for a set of digital tools to assess student writing assignments  
New Visions for Public Schools works with a network of district and charter schools to ensure that New York City public school students, regardless of race or economic class, have access to a high-quality education that prepares them for the rigors of college and the workforce. New Visions will test whether a set of digital tools can help teachers create, distribute, and provide feedback on written assignments more efficiently and also test if that feedback improves student outcomes. This project seeks to increase understanding of how assessment informs improvements in practice, which is a key question regarding the scale of deeper learning.
for identifying, cultivating, and showcasing exemplary schools to advance deeper learning  
Over the past three years, the Program provided project support to the Deeper Learning Network (DLN), a "network of networks" consisting of ten school reform models totaling some 500 public schools across the country. The DLN has helped make the case for the viability of deeper learning, offering examples of it in action and providing locations for site visits by policymakers. We will provide "tie off" grants to the DLN in order to refocus our funding on research that addresses policy reform needs, development of new assessments of the harder-to-measure deeper learning competencies, and capacity building for educators to understand and make use of student achievement evidence.

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