2019-2020 Innovation Awards
In 2019-2020 the QTEA Innovation Awards supported 10 schools in tackling equity challenges important to their community. Schools were asked to align their work with the SFUSD Graduate Profile and develop the competencies of the profile in their design solutions. All of the requests from the schools were fully funded following Pitch Night.
How might we create a roadmap to a cohesive capstone experience for all stakeholders, developed by many stakeholders?
How might we create opportunities for new and veteran staff to interact so as to build community, understand each other's perspectives, and support each other? How might we create sustainable systems that are consistently implemented by administration and staff to address behavior and instruction and support one another?
How do we continually break down the barriers of institutional oppression, racism, and harmful practices?
How do we get teachers across disciplines to be emotionally invested in using capstones as an empowering learning experience for students?
How might we further understand and reduce the effects of trauma and secondary traumatic stress in our school community?
How might we rally around a compelling vision for “jaw-dropping” demonstrations of the SFUSD Graduate Profile in ALL of our Pathways and for EACH and EVERY student?
Students are given limited modalities and opportunities to make their learning, thinking, and opinions more public. What are the different ways students are able to speak their minds?
How do we raise up the GE program and give it an identity?
We want to know how leveraging digital portfolios can empower each and every student in developing the Graduate Profile Competencies of “Sense of Purpose, Sense of Self.” Our goal is to make all identified best practices we discover transparent, visible, and engaging in order to further collaboration and opportunity across grade levels.
How might we build community across difference (specifically amongst our general education and our newcomer students?