Teaching and learning is wholly organized around helping students to master specific competencies both Academic and Social/Emotional Skills—that collectively define what a student must know and be able to do in order to be considered college and career ready. The EPIC competency framework is aligned to both the New York State Learning Standards, inclusive of the Common Core State Standards, and the NYCDOE College and Career Readiness Benchmarks in order to help students master the skills and knowledge necessary to pass PARCCK aligned Regents exams, graduate from high school, and complete two years of college and/or a career internship of their choice. Teaching and learning will be organized into cycles, with four types of courses offered: Subject Area Classes (interdisciplinary, problem-based learning focused on a network-wide theme); Selective (units of study focused on competency strands and/or clusters); Targeted Support (dedicated time for mastering discrete skills); and CORE (social-emotional) and leadership development).
I can read, decode and interpret text and other media. I can use various strategies to access information from charts, graphs, and diagrams. I can read for meaning and demonstrate understanding through personal response. I can respond to text and media by showing understanding,
COMMUNICATE AND BE CREATIVE
I can interact with others through verbal, visual and artistic expression. I can use clear, concise, organized language to express thoughts and ideas in front of a group. I can listen effectively and engage others in conversations, in working together and in presenting information and ideas.
I can express myself in my own unique voice. I can write to communicate, organize, and record information. I can develop and present a logical sequence of ideas using appropriate structure and conventions. I can demonstrate proper grammar use and mechanics. I can synthesize and
THINK CRITICALLY AND DESIGN SOLUTIONS
I can distinguish between facts and opinions. I can analyze, synthesize and evaluate information to guide my actions and beliefs. I can formulate and raise questions. I can assess and draw inferences from sources. I can develop responses beyond what is rote. I can navigate complex situations.
CONNECT TO THE ENVIRONMENT
I can distinguish between facts and opinions. I can analyze, synthesize and evaluate information to guide my actions and be- liefs. I can formulate and raise questions. I can assess and draw inferences from sources. I can develop responses beyond what is rote. I can navigate
CONCEPTUALIZE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
I can conceptualize how living things develop and how we de-sign objects in relationship to their environment. I understandhow complex systems, both living and built, function and the interdependencies within them. I can apply my understanding of living things and systems in a variety of situations.
SYNTHESIZE SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES
I can analyze how parts of a system interrelate and work to-gether over time. I can break systems into their component parts. I can understand the organization and structure of a sys-tem at different levels. I can identify and assemble factors to explain and produce general processes.
I can ask questions, do research, and make hypotheses. I can test my hypotheses, analyze results, and draw conclusions, and I can use this information to deepen my understanding of the world around me. I can apply the scientific method beyond the science classroom to
I can think and express ideas in quantitative terms. I know how numbers connect and relate. I can estimate and figure out the correct solution when I see a problem. I can create and evaluate mathematical expressions and equations for a given situation. I am numerically
EVALUATE SPACES, SHAPES & CONDITIONS
I can effectively use measurement and evaluation in a wide variety of situations and contexts. I use measurements in order to design, build and modify. I understand the relationship between angles and measurements. I can identify shapes and provide proof of their classification.
PRACTICE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
I can contribute to my community both locally and globally. I can learn from and take the perspective of those who are different than me. I can identify social and ethical norms in a variety of situations. I am aware of the events, people and systems that shape politics and
APPLY HISTORY IN A VARIETY OF WAYS
I make sense of my life and take action as a result of understanding the world around me, including the people, places and events that have made the world the way it is. I can use the past in understanding current events, literature, art, people and places.
DESIGN MY FUTURE
I can author my own story around college, career and life. I have a design mindset and I can plan and implement things myself with little instruction, support or guidance. I can look for opportunities to empower myself and pivot as necessary in dynamic contexts.
I can assess my feelings, interests, values and strengths. I have a well-grounded sense of self-confidence and can advocate for myself to get my needs met, but can also admit when I’m wrong. I can handle stress, control my impulses and persevere in overcoming obstacles.
MANAGE MY RELATIONSHIPS
I have the agency and skills necessary to successfully create and maintain positive relationships with a broad range of diverse people. I can prevent, manage and resolve interpersonal conflict and make decisions that build social capital and contribute positively to my community.
I can take care of myself physically, emotionally, and mentally. I can identify harmful situations and know how to respond to negative experiences. I am able to see how my actions affect the well-being of others and my environment. I am my body’s keeper.
USE TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA PURPOSEFULLY
I can engage with media and technology for a variety of reasons. I use computers, tablets, phones and related technology to find, select, organize, and share ideas and information. I can use technology to be more efficient in my work. I can use various forms of media to express
DIRECT MY LEARNING
I can set goals and manage my trajectory towards those goals despite challenges I may face. I can be self-directed but know how to ask for help when needed. I believe that my abilities will grow with my effort and I value learning as a life-long journey.
ANALYZE DATA AND INFORMATION
I can read, decode and interpret text and other media. I can use various strategies to access information from charts, graphs, and diagrams. I can read for meaning and demonstrate understanding through personal response. I can respond to text and media by showing