Learning Objective #1

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

School Strategies

  • Adopt and implement newly adopted Spanish Immersion curriculum, including bringing in professional development trainers from New Mexico to insure that the Santillana Descubre Program is implemented with fidelity.

  • Send 2 teachers to New York (summer of 2017) to train in the Columbia Writing method. Those teachers will do on-going Professional Development to train all other grade levels.

  • All new teachers will participate in on-line Make Your Day training - veteran teachers may participate as well. This will be paid for by Sandpiper.

  • All staff will participate in equity training.

Learning 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 

  • Teachers will develop hands-on learning opportunities across the curriculum.

  • Teachers will use Socratic Seminar strategies (training will be provided).

  • Teachers will continue to use Kagen Strategies to increase engagement.

  • Teachers will use Number Talks to increase real world use of mathematics.

  • Professional Learning Communities will focus on data analysis and best strategies to provide authentic learning.

  • Classes will take field trips to provide authentic experiences outside of the classroom.

Learning Objective #3

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

School Strategies 

  • Teachers will participate in district provided Guaranteed Viable Curriculum trainings.

  • Principal will focus classroom observations and provide specific feedback on teacher progress on the Guaranteed Viable Curriculum.