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The Magnet School of Innovation and Applied Learning

Science and Technology Action Plan

 

School Year 2013/2014                                  Mrs. Beatrice Johnson – Academy Director

 

 

Goal:  Teachers will use multiple sources of assessment (such as the DRA, ARIS, State Exams, essays, projects, portfolios, Acuity, midterm, and core exams) to track all students’ progress and plan appropriate lessons that impact individual students’ needs.

 

Objectives:

            a)  Teachers will collaborate to share best practices in areas of differentiated instruction and standards – based instruction.

            b)  Use data to inform, monitor, and improve student achievement

            c)  To begin our class inter-visitation…the Academy teachers will select Peer Coaching Partners to share professional practice and grow in teaching practices (teachers will start visiting each other).  Teacher peer groups will develop departmental goals that they will strive to meet through shared conferencing and inter-visitations.

 

Strategy:  To create departmental peer coaching teams that will collaboratively problem solve, share best practices,  and help one another to reflect and grow in their own teaching skills.

 

 

 

Department

Instructional Focus

Mathematics

Share differentiation strategies

ELA/ESL/FL

Provide departmental continuity regarding scaffolding to impact student progress so that they reach performance standards.

Science

To increase the use of hands on activities in the classroom to extend student understanding and foster retention.

Social Studies

To impact student understanding and achievement through the use of document based questions, and project based activities, that meet individual student needs.

Technology

To promote the infusion of technology in all curriculum areas as an instructional tool for further differentiation and student engagement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teachers’ Indicators of Success:  (Interval of Periodic Review, Instrument(s)/ Projected Gains:

  • Classroom visits and observations
  • Teachers’ feedback checklists
  • Teachers sharing best practices
  • Further initiate common departmental goals
  • Teacher awareness and responsiveness to student’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Classroom climate
  • Parent, Teacher, and Student Connection

 

Students’ Indicators of Success:

  • Core test results
  • DRA scores
  • TAN (Conferencing Results)
  • Students’ surveys, journals, portfolios
  • Mid-term scores
  • Self assessment
  • Oral Presentation (debates, speeches……)
  • State Assessments’ Results
  • Interdisciplinary Portfolio
  • Culminating End Term Projects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnson/Science and Technology Action Plan

Last Modified on October 3, 2013
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