The iZone is improving the way New York City public schools operate in order to meet the needs, motivations and strengths of each child -- YOUR child.
"My child is in iZone. What does that mean?"
Schools in the iZone are focused on meeting the needs, motivations and strengths of every child, including your child. To do so, schools work with parents and students to think through how each student learns best. Does your child love math, or is it a struggle? Does your child need more help and time to master reading comprehension? Does your child like working with computers? Is he or she a natural leader, or perhaps a little shy? Would your child benefit from working regularly with other students on projects?
With this information, iZone schools tailor the school experience around your child's needs.
"What will you see in an iZone school?"
Every good teacher seeks to provide tailored support to every student; however, within traditional school models, this can be very difficult. The iZone aims to make this process easier by adopting a variety of strategies to personalize and deepen the learning experience of each child. Examples of innovative practices in iZone schools include:
"My children aren't in the iZone. Will they be?"
We encourage anyone interested in adopting innovation strategies at their school to start a discussion with fellow parents, teachers and principals about how they can get involved in the iZone. Schools can email Innovation@schools.nyc.gov for information on applying.