Share leadership of the Day toward a transition to making the
Day 9 experience an operational part of Elementary School
teaching and learning.
April 4, 2014
The Day 9 Planning Team created the third iteration using feedback from
the second prototype. The team:
Shortened the transition time at start-up. Students were released
to their project instructors as soon as they arrived at their
Inquired about outside content providers - information provided
by R&D. These outsider providers were NuVu Studio, KOOH
Sports, CSI Forensics, Children’s Technology Workshop. They
accounted for eight projects.
The eight outside providers enabled the Elementary School to run a total
of 32 projects inspite of ten teachers missing the experience as they were
attending a PD conference. Another change to the prototype occurred
when the second planning meeting time was partially used for non-Day 9
The Day 9 Planning Team gathered information to complete the
prototyping process. Information and feedback from this iteration has
been gathered and will be used as appropriate to transition Day 9 from
the R&D department to the ES leadership. The following feedback is
relevant for planning and improving future Elementary School Day 9
Learning project days:
Ensure that the roles of outside providers and ASB teachers is
There will be no Day 9 next year as there will not be an 8 day
schedule (Other plans for operationalizing Day 9 are not known
at this time).
Increase Day 9 team planning time to ensure the following
processes are well understood: enrollment of students in
courses, creating rosters, designing student name-tags,
technology provisions, and other logistics.