Learning Goal Objective 1

Provide a framework of professional learning designed by stakeholders to achieve organizational excellence.

School Strategies 

Use input from School Council, FAC, leadership team, Stugo, and informal student feedback to help in

  1. Focusing on maximizing our teaching time in the new modified block schedule and utilizing best practices in the classroom to get our students ready for high school.

    • Engaging activities; Note taking strategies (aspects of Cornell notes); Collaboration opportunities; etc.

    • Professional development plan focus= strategies to engage students while teaching on the block (depth and complexity; project based learning; brain-based learning; overall engagement)

  2. Using mentoring time to build students’ capacity for studying and organization skills, increasing their social and emotional skills, and other trends/issues that we identify throughout the year.

  3. Building strong relationships with our students and their families through increased communication from teachers via websites, IC School Messenger, and voice calls.

Learning Goal Objective 2

Develop various pathways and procedures to enable each student to have access to have authentic, real-world learning experiences across the curriculum and grade span.

School Strategies

  1. Students will have access to authentic, real world learning experiences as teachers provide them access to guaranteed viable curriculum (ex: online resources including Google Classrooms, Study Sync, FrontRowEd, Khan Academy, NearPod, etc.) and providing opportunities for collaborative projects across the curriculum and virtual/hands on field trips.

  2. Teacher will plan increased time for collaboration, enrichment, and review during modified block and study hall time.

  3. Special education resource students will get support from special education teachers using a push in inclusion model in science, social studies, and where applicable English, reading, and math. (As measured by work completion.) We will work with feeder elementary schools to better identify those students so they are placed appropriately and receive the services they need.

  4. Use progress and quarter grade data to identify students earning failing grades. Implement peer tutoring during each class period as well as refer students to 9th hour study club offered after school twice a week.

Learning Goal Objective 3

Provide a rigorous Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum (GVC) through focused professional development, effective differentiated instruction, and strategic assessments.

School Strategies 

  1. Ensuring PLC practices are similar throughout our school so teachers better utilize data to drive instruction that meets the needs of all of our students. Using PLC time to create stronger assessments that align with district GVC in math and ELA and common grade level assessments in science and social studies.

  2. Adjusting our missing/late policy to provide students the opportunity to retake assessments while still holding them accountable and better preparing them for high school success (in line with MTMS mission and vision).

  3. Teacher professional development days focusing on supporting teachers as they reach Goal 1.1 (see above)  to support them as they teach on block days, to increase depth and complexity in lessons and  they can better differentiate instruction and meet the needs of all students. (PD Plan)