Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/23/2021 - 6:00 PM
Category: Program & Instruction - Votes
Type: Action
Subject: 14.6 Approval of a Research and Data Sharing Agreement between University of Michigan and the Newark Board of Education
Strategic Plans:
Priority 2.3
2.3 Develop a cognitive-learning approach to pedagogy and instruction that deepens understanding of the science of learning and centralizes knowledge building as core to improving the academic achievement of all students, including English language learners, students with special needs, and struggling learners.
Enclosure
File Attachment:
Summary: This project aims to support teachers in cultivating Belonging-Centered Instruction in mathematics classrooms. Belonging-Centered Instruction (BCI) is a teacher’s provision of social and pedagogical supports that mitigate student alienation in mathematics and provide opportunities to actively empower students of color to realize their mathematical skills, belongingness, and agency. Based on the observational analysis, feedback and instructional strategies will be provided to the teacher to enhance their teaching practices as well as identify the teacher’s pre-existing strengths. Teachers’ development in BCI will be measured over time.

Up to five teachers identified by the district will participate in a monthly review cycle where they will upload a video to a secure website that the researcher’s team will review and identify instances where the teacher incorporated Belonging Centered Instruction was used or missed opportunities to utilize it. After the teachers will spend three weeks integrating this feedback and then record a reflection video. This feedback cycle will take about a month and repeat about 5-6 times throughout the year. Additionally, the researchers are requesting classroom-level demographics: % Female, % Black, # of students present for each lesson.

Principal Researcher and their agents agree to maintain all client information confidentially in accordance with all New Jersey state and federal laws and regulations.
Funding : No cost to the district.
Recommendation to the Board: Now therefore, be it resolved that the Newark Board of Education approve this Research and Data Sharing agreement between University of Michigan and the Newark Board of Education.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Mary Ann Reilly - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Nicole T. Johnson - Deputy Superintendent
Signed By:
Brenda Liss - General Counsel
Signed By:
Roger León - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member A'Dorian Murray-Thomas Moved, Member Dawn Haynes seconded to approve the Original motion 'Now therefore, be it resolved that the Newark Board of Education approve this Research and Data Sharing agreement between University of Michigan and the Newark Board of Education.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 7 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 7 - 0
   
Josephine Garcia     Yes
Flohisha Johnson     Yes
Dawn Haynes     Yes
Asia J. Norton     Yes
A'Dorian Murray-Thomas     Yes
Hasani Council     Yes
Vereliz Santana     Yes