Everyday at The Walt Disney Magnet STEAM School, teacher teams collaboratively engage in data analysis and careful planning to ensure lessons are being taught with individual students in mind. In engaging environments, our hands-on approach to teaching and
learning incorporates high reliability strategies that create memorable learning experiences where:
- Students receive meaningful feedback from teachers and peers.
- Opportunities to reinforce learning through intervention.
- Students engage in self-directed inquiry to generate interdisciplinary solutions to real-world problems.
At P.S. 160, The Walt Disney Magnet STEAM School, educators, students, and parents form a partnership dedicated to developing ingenuity and igniting a passion for learning. Our students identify as collaborative with others in order to be
successful in life.
The Walt Disney Magnet STEAM School- Equity Focus
Equity Theory of Action
If we focus on deepening the learning of our school staff around racial equity, we will improve the outcomes and change the narrative for our students of color at P.S. 160, therefore, preparing them with the foundation to be competitive in today’s society.
By June 2019, P.S. 160 – The Walt Disney Magnet STEAM School – will address the disproportionality of students of color referred to the Multi-Tiered Support System (RTI) from 9.9% in 2017-18 to 5%.
-Boys of color are being referred at a rate of 4.2%.
-Girls of color are being referred at a rate of 6.8%
P.S. 160, The Walt Disney Magnet STEAM School, commits to addressing the disproportionality of the students referred to the Multi-Tiered Support System (RTI) as well as, the disproportionality of boys of color being referred to self-contained classes by having staff participate in professional learning that will focus on building student rapport, developing intervention strategies, understanding student data and how it can be utilized effectively to move students forward instructionally as well as, developing a greater understanding of the referral process.
Increased opportunities for staff to engage in Courageous Conversations exploring their implicit biases, understanding culturally responsive teaching that will lead to the reevaluation of lesson plans, pedagogy, and the student referral process to reduce the disproportionality of the students of color referred to the Multi-Tiered Support System (RTI).
The New York City Department of Education Speaks Your Language
As a parent, you have the right to participate in your child's education, regardless of what language you speak. For this reason, the Department of Education translates documents containing critical information about your child's education into the languages most commonly spoken in our schools: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian, Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu. In addition, the Department offers over-the-phone interpretation services for communication between families and school staff include more than 150 languages. To obtain language assistance, speak to your child's principal or parent coordinator.
Please click the link provided http://schools.nyc.gov/default.htm for the NYC DOE website.
NYC DOE Discipline Code
At our school all rules and regulations regarding discipline and consequences are derived from the NYC DOE Discipline Code. The Discipline Code covers infractions and the range of possible disciplinary and other responses for grades K-5 and grades 6-12. The guide is available in all nine languages and can be downloaded at the link below.