Mastery Collaborative News: Vol. 4, Issue 10  
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                   Newsletter: Vol. 4, Issue 10  |  6.26.18 

Happy summer, & congratulations to all graduates, and to their amazing educators, counselors, school leaders, & families! 

At the MC Film Festival June 6 at IFC Center in Manhattan, our own Jeremy Chan-Kraushar talks with graduating seniors from MC Living Lab School Urban Assembly Maker Academy. José & Amanda appeared in a program video: Why Make the Shift to Mastery-based Learning?
Mastery Collaborative Film Fest Recap

Thanks to all who joined us June 6 at IFC Center in Manhattan for the first-ever Mastery Collaborative Film Festival. This showcase event featured 5 program videos, which you can see via the link at the bottom of this piece!

Special thanks to student, teacher, and admin panelists from Brooklyn International High School, Harvest Collegiate High School, and Urban
Assembly Maker Academy, as well as to videographer Life Escobar from
Awake Storytelling.

The thoughtful and passionate panels enabled the audience to dig into the themes and content of the videos, which focus on the process and power of switching to mastery-based, culturally responsive approaches, and connections between mastery, CRE, and racial equity.
View the full series of Mastery Collaborative videos here.

                           How Sway, Khalilah?

We are heartbroken to share news of the untimely death of our dear friend and colleague, Khalilah Brann, who passed away suddenly on June 10 because of a health issue. Anyone who saw her present at the January Quarterly, or at the 2017 MC Summer Institute knows what a brilliant powerhouse Khalilah was. She is irreplaceable as a partner and a friend. 

In her last week, we spend several hours with Khalilah working to create feedback on CRE goals of all schools across the MC community. When she wanted details about how a school would get done the work they planned, she said, "How sway?" i.e.: Exactly how is that going to happen? We told her we'd let the MC community
know the deep and loving attention she was giving their goals, with
a pic in our newsletter of her working with us. We are keeping our promise to you, Khalilah, and will keep the work thriving to honor you.

Rest in Power.

                         Coming Up . . .

Mastery Collaborative Summer Institute, July 9-12            RSVP here             

Register now for MC Summer Institute! This capacity-building institute is open to all NYC public school educators, with priority for those from MC member schools. At Brooklyn Law School, 205 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, 10 am-4 pm each day.  Lunch will be served, and fun will be had!
  • Monday, July 9: CRE and Mastery Why does CRE make a difference? How do CRE and Mastery connect? What ideas, approaches, and practices can make school more relevant, responsive, transparent, empowering for my students?

  • Tuesday/Wednesday July 10-11: 2-Day Curriculum Design Workshop Design high-leverage outcomes, effective rubrics for learning, performance assessments that drive learning, and lessons that empower students, all using a CRE and Mastery approach.
  • Thursday, July 12: Facilitation Moves, Grading Policies and Practices Plan for meaningful, empowering roles for learners, mastery-based coaching, and retake opportunities—and make your grading policies & practices more mastery-based and culturally responsive.                    _________________________________________
Goals feedback, coming to an inbox near you!
Please keep an eye on your inbox over the summer, as the MC program team will be providing customized feedback on your projected goals for next year. We received more applications than ever before, and are more convinced than ever that our collective work makes a difference. To all Living Lab, Active Member, and Incubator schools—and to all Friends of Mastery Collaborative: You are valued members of our growing community, and we look forward to another great year of learning from each other and moving the work forward to serve students better. Onward! First stop, goals feedback, which will reach all our applicants in coming days, the better to focus the work come fall.
Read This, Watch That   
Check out our latest blog entry, the newest mastery advice column, Ask MC, featuring Flushing International HS. Have a question of practice about mastery? Write to team@masterycollaborative.org with subject header "Ask MC".

Share and sustain your Border Crossers learning: a guide for schools, created by us, for you, if you're looking for a way to work with colleagues to use your new perspectives. Make a difference at your school.

Here is a A Learner Bill of Rights from our friends at CompetencyWorks.

And another gem from CompetencyWorks: Levers and Logic Models: A Framework to Guide Research and Design of High-Quality Competency-Based Education Systems. This resource provides logic models for practitioners and researchers to gain a better understanding of the components of competency-based education.

Resources of the month: Mastery-based progress reports, transcripts

Are your students experiencing mastery-based learning the way you hope they are? American Institutes for Research (AIR) has created the CBE 360 Survey Toolkit to help you survey teachers and students about their experience with transparency and other aspects of practice. This free, customizable toolkit includes a student experiences survey, a teacher practices survey, and a user’s guide. 


About us

The Mastery Collaborative is a community for NYC public middle and high schools that are using mastery/competency-based shifts. Our program is n offering of the Office of Leadership in NYC Department of Education's Division of Teaching and Learning. 

Mastery Collaborative
NYC Department of Education
131 Livingston Street, Rm 303
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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