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IREC Education Plan 2012.2013: Goal 2

Goal 2: What will be the effect on student achievement if we deepen our understanding of the 12 ELEs within a guided practice structure?

Following are the 12 Components of Excellent Learning Environments:

1. Culture and Expectations

2. Clearly Identified Outcomes/Individual Learning Goals

3. Pre-Assessment

4. Pre-Planning;Utilizing a Backwards Design Framework

5. Utilization of Rubrics and Exemplars

6. Introduction of New Knowledge

7. Experiencing and Developing the New Knowledge

8. Deepening Understanding of the New Knowledge

9. Tracking and Communicating Achievement of Outcomes/Individual Learning Goals

10. Formative Assessment

11. Additional Supports and Pyramids of Intervention

12. Summative Assessment

Specific Strategies:

  • Time allotted on PD days to focus on developing and increasing understanding of all 12 ELEs. RAE (Readiness Awareness Exercise-Pre-Assessment) data indicates IREC (Iron Ridge Elementary Campus) has good starting base of all 12 ELEs. Our intention is to draw on the direction provided by the District Transformational Leader and instruction provided to the Diamond team with respect to exercises, activities or experiences that we can replicate with our staff that will best support growth with respect to all the 12 ELE areas, particularly ELE 1 and ELE 11. We are very aware that differentiated instruction is essential to an excellent learning environment. We want to grow in our ability to apply best practices and strategies (particularly guided practice)  of DI throughout all the 12 ELE components.
  • IREC has created grade level PLTs that have embedded days and time allotted on PD days to focus on developing a deep understanding and ability to apply specific ELE components. All PLTs have been encouraged to include guided practice as part of the lens used to analyze and apply each ELE component. Grade level PLT Action research questions are a follows:
  1. Kindergarten-“Using the lens of ELE #1-Culture and Expectations, we will develop a student learning environment that supports guided practice in Language Learning
  2. Grade 1-“Using the lens of ELE #3 Pre-assessemnt, we will develop a strong pre-assessment plan in Math to provide data that supports students’ learning needs and guides instruction.
  3. Grade 2: “Using the lens of ELE #1-Culture and Expectations, we will develop effective word work practices that meet students’ varying needs to improve student writing.
  4. Grade 3: “Using the lens of ELE #1-Culture and Expectations, we will develop a culture of guided practice in Mathematics.”
  5. Grade 4: “Using the lens of ELE #1 Culture and Expectations, we will develop a structure of activities for student to work independently, while the teacher works with groups of students or 1-on-1. (guided practice).
  6. Educational Assistants: Using the lens onf ELE #1-Culture and Expectations, we will explore and implement strategies to provide diverse learners more independence in a guided practice setting.
  • On PD days we intend to share with the entire staff positive examples related to the 12 ELEs taken from/observed in the classrooms of IREC. Out intent with this is that it is an empowering activity that builds understanding and celebration. Our intent is to review each ELE in context rather that in isolation.
  • IREC is currently involved in a U21C project that ensures that we consider the skills and attitudes of a 21st century learner. Although U21C is embedded in all ELEs, a conscious effort will be given to consider the 12 ELEs through this lens as well.

Measureable: Critical Evidence Indicators:

All data gathered during this year of AISI will be used to determine direction for PD in 2013.2014.

  • AISI 12 ELE Self Assessment-completed in September 2012 and March/April 2013
  • 2012.2013 PAT Data-completed in October/November 2013
  • Accountability Pillar Results for AERR-completed in October 2013
  • IREC Parent/Student/Staff Surveys 2012.2013
  • Feedback from specific ELE Self Assessment Tool used by teachers for PLT work completed in February 2012 and June 2013
  • ELE-Teacher Reflection forms-filled in by teachers following each PLT Meeting-used to determine support and direction for the 2012.2013 school year.
  • CWT cards and reflective conversations
  • Evidence of common language and understanding of ELEs within a guided practice structure
  • Evidence in portfolios, blogs, IEPTs, and in anecdotals

Attainable:   

  • Staff apply a fundamental understanding of guided practice to improve instruction for the 21st Century learner.
  • Students gain a grade level benchmark in reading skills
  • Students transfer thinking strategies to other content areas due to the consistency of teaching of common language across the curriculum.

Resources:   

  • Reading with Meaningby Debbie Miller, 21st Century Skills: Learning For Life in Our Times by B.  Trilling & C. Fadel, Strategies that Work:  Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement by S. Harvey & A. Goudvis, Classroom Instruction That Works by R. Marzano
  • Daily CAFÉ on-line resources
  • ELE Resources from Central Office
  • ELE Rubric
  • All pre-assessment material
  • Children’s Literature
  • Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark system
  • Designated time on PD Days and built in PLT time throughout the year

People resources: Diamond Team: Vicky, Karen, Maureen, and Don (SSFs, AISI, and Admin.)

Resources Needed:

  • Direction (lessons, activities, exemplars) for the Diamond team with respect to how to lead and support our staff in deepening the understanding of ELEs that have been identified district wide as being components requiring attend and growth.

Who was involved in setting the strategy:

  • The diamond team established the strategies. The staff of IREC determined the need to focus more intently in the area of guided practice and the 12 ELEs through their grade level team SMART goals
  • RAE instrument
  • AISI 12 ELE Self Assessment
Timeline:

All data gathered during this year of AISI will be used to determine direction for PD in 2013.2014.

  • AISI 12 ELE Self Assessment-completed in September 2012 and March/April 2013
  • 2012.2013 PAT Data-completed in October/November 2013
  • Accountability Pillar Results for AERR-completed in October 2013
  • IREC Parent/Student/Staff Surveys 2012.2013
  • Feedback from specific ELE Self Assessment Tool used by teachers for PLT work completed in February 2012 and June 2013
  • ELE-Teacher Reflection forms-filled in by teachers following each PLT Meeting-used to determine support and direction for the 2012.2013 school year.
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7 thoughts on “IREC Education Plan 2012.2013: Goal 2

  1. · Our grade 3 PLT has been reflecting on a variety of math resources. We have been organizing these resources within strands so that they can be accessed and used for differentiation and guided practice. We have attended a workshop on using manipulatives and games. We will continue to work on gathering and organizing resources for the next strands.

  2. – Our EA PLT has been reflecting on our individual progress in regards to our Smart Goal. We shared our sucesses and struggles in the implementation of various strategies for our diverse learners. As a group we will continue to collect data pertaining to individual student stamina goals and offer support to our students, classroom teachers and each other.

  3. Our GRade 4 PLT has been working together to develop meaningful, interesting activities that students can do independently, enabling us to work with individuals or small groups in a guided practice setting. We are working on the structure of our classes, developing stamina, and encouraging independence.

  4. Our Kindergarten PLT has accomplished the following tasks during our PLT time this year:
    We sat down as a team and reviewed our curriculum goals.
    Established common criteria for assessment procedures and set common benchmarks for assessing.
    We revamped our report card based on the criteria and benchmarks determined above.
    We designed a common Kindergarten Literacy Assessment Package.
    We created a Daily 5 Kindergarten structure that includes common Word Work activities and tracking procedures.
    We agreed to implement Common Daily 5 Language and procedures within our classrooms.
    We have explored and begun to utilize the following resources in our classroom: Fountas and Pinnell Phonics book, and the Daily 5 Website and Book.
    We established a timeline concerning student independence and implementing guided practice.

  5. Our grade two team has gathered effective, manageable and curriculum appropriate resources. We have shared. As team, we have also began pre-assessments in the classroom to plan individual instruction.

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