• 2016-2017 Pate’s Creek Elementary School Improvement Planning Process Team Members

     

    Member Name

    Department/Position

    Dr. Cynthia McCray

    Principal

    Krystal Shaw

    Asst. Principal

    Nichole Webb

    Counselor

    Kathy Rosser

    Kindergarten Chair

    Trisha Bradley

    1st Grade Chair

    Kasey Lummus

    2nd Grade Chair

    Petrina Rogers

    3rd Grade Chair

    Tarita Reeves

    4th Grade Chair

    Audrey Birks

    5th Grade Chair

    Adrienne Standard-Turner

    Special Education Chair

    Talisa Johnson

    Gifted Exploratory

    Ann Wilkinson

    Specials Area Chair

    Cindy Schade

    Paraprofessional Representative

    Shannon Hammonds

    School Council Chairperson

    Holly Veal

    School Council Parent

     


     

    Process Goal # 1 (Identify S.M.A.R.T. goal here): 100% of grade level teachers will conduct focused-hands-on science/math labs with an integration of technology (STEM) at least twice/month and participate in a school wide STEM nights each semester during the 2016-2017 school year.  

     

    Strategic Action

    PD Component

    Person Responsible

    Resources Needed

    Date PD will occur:

     

    Teachers will work collaboratively to define the meaning of “focused/hands-on.” (What does it look like/feel like?)

    Teachers will attend a variety of conferences/ workshops/schools throughout the year to increase knowledge of STEM implementation, curriculum alignment, and assessments.

     

    X      Construct Knowledge

    ð       Transfer to Teaching

    ð       Practice Teaching

    ð      Promote Reflection

    -STEM focus team members (one/grade)

    -Math and Science TOSA

    -Administrators

    - Science Dept. Chair

     

    -PL funds

    -Articles, Case studies

    -Information/Data from STEM schools

    August 2016- April 2017    *STEM conference – June 8-10 (Peachtree City: Project Lead The Way)

    Teachers will redeliver content from STEM conferences/workshops/schools to all staff through professional development and peer observation of STEM activities.

     

     

    X      Construct Knowledge

    ð       Transfer to Teaching

    X     Practice Teaching

    ð       Promote Reflection

    -STEM focus team member

    -All Teachers

    -Science TOSA

    -Science Dept. Chair

    -Scheduling flexibility for peer observations and planned meetings for redelivery

    August 2016- April 2017     

    *STEM redelivery #1:  Pre-planning (Aug 2016)   

    Teachers will develop rigorous grade appropriate STEM lesson plans/choice boards for each grade level to implement twice/month. (DOK Leveled work)

     

    ð       Construct Knowledge

    X      Transfer to Teaching

    ð       Practice Teaching

    ð       Promote Reflection

    STEM focus team members – one representative per grade level

    -STEM lesson expectations/ plans

     -resource books to assist with grade appropriate lessons development

    -Vertical discussion (to ensure rigor is present at grade levels)

    Monthly/Faculty Meetings:

    Select 20 STEM activities at the beginning of the year.  Gain knowledge, instructional practices, resources, etc. and present as “TOD” monthly

    Teachers will implement STEM activities on school-wide STEM nights, twice/semester.  

     

     

    ð       Construct Knowledge

    ð       Transfer to Teaching

    X      Practice Teaching

    ð       Promote Reflection

    All Grade Level Teachers

    Materials for monthly STEM activities to ensure successful implementation with students

    -November 2016                     -February 2017 (Love Your School Night)                                              

     

    Teachers will collaborate with grade levels and in leadership to analyze success of STEM day activities and increased rigor across grade levels.

     

     

    ð       Construct Knowledge

    ð       Transfer to Teaching

    ð       Practice Teaching

    X      Promote Reflection

    -All Grade Level Teachers 

    - Administrators

    -Math/Science TOSA

     

    Monthly

     

     

     

     

     

    Process Monitoring of Goal #1

     

    How will you monitor change in adult practice?  How will you know if your staff is at full implementation?

     

    Measure you will use/develop to monitor changes in adult practices:

    Lesson plans review

    Focused STEM walk-through form

    STEM focus team members will observe teachers on each grade level during weekly and/or school wide STEM days to monitor implementation and student participation. Members will serve as mentors to classroom teachers during the implementation process.

    Process you will use to monitor changes in teacher practices:

    Focused Walkthroughs from administrators and TOSAs. – Are expectations being met? Are strategies, techniques, practices during planning and professional learning being implemented and utilized? Are the activities generated from current math, science, or ELA standards (constructive response)?

    Classroom teachers will provide feedback to administrators/STEM focus team members about successes and challenges with the program. Modifications will be made as needed to ensure success of the program and increased student rigor across grade levels.

     

    What student achievement measure will you use to monitor the impact of this process? 

     

    How will you know if this process goal is impacting student learning (formative & summative)?

    Measure you will use to monitor impact on student achievement:

    Teacher Determination:  Students will be able to more effectively demonstrate the SMPs.  Students’ ability to answer constructive response questions will improve. 

    SLO and Milestones Assessment data will increase.

    What is your current baseline on this measure: 

    2016 Georgia Milestones math and science data (3-5) % proficient % developing % distinguished

     

    What is your goal/target on this measure:  Increase of 10% proficient  and 10% distinguished and  5% developing from 2016 data to 2017

    Timeline for monitoring student performance via this measure:   

    August 2016-2017

     

     

     

     

     

    Process Goal # 2 (Identify S.M.A.R.T. goal here): During the 2016-2017 school year, 100% of teachers will increase their proficiency in the use of Close Reading instruction that incorporates utilization of students’ Lexile levels. 

     

    Strategic Action

    PD Component

    Person Responsible

    Resources Needed

    Date PD will occur:

    Teachers will receive professional learning on the following:

    1.      how to use Lexile levels (data) to strengthen literacy instruction

    2.      differentiating and personalizing instruction with the use of Lexile levels  

    Lexile Correlation Chart (F&P) will guide teacher’s understanding in current scores.

    Professional Learning on Close Reading (refresher course for returning teachers) (full course for new teachers)

     

    X    Construct Knowledge

    ð       Transfer to Teaching

    ð       Practice Teaching

    ð      Promote Reflection

    Robin Dykes – Griffin RESA (PL- Lexile)

    ELA TOSAs (PL – close reading)

    Administrators will provide expectations

    Ann Wilkinson – media specialist

    Research on Lexile levels

    Funds for PL (if needed)

     

     

    August – October 2016

    The TOSA will conduct CLOSE READING model lessons with grade level teachers and provide feedback on areas of strength and improvement opportunities.

     

     

    ð       Construct Knowledge

    X    Transfer to Teaching

            Practice Teaching

    ð       Promote Reflection

    Administrator – scheduling

    TOSA- presentations

    Teachers – participants

    Lexile leveled passages

    Guided reading support

    August – November 2016

     

    1. Teachers will collaborate to design and implement effectively close reading lessons utilizing Lexile Scores. Implementation of DOK Level 3-4
    2. They will observe one teacher on their grade level and one teacher above their grade level and provide feedback to the teacher, based on the expectations created. 

     

    ð       Construct Knowledge

    ð       Transfer to Teaching

    X     Practice Teaching

    X     Promote Reflection

    Teachers

    Walkthrough Reflection form

    September – May  (#1)

    October – November 2016 (#2)

     

    Teachers will provide a close reading workshop to parents using strategies and resources that will help their child succeed   (PTO/ Reading Night)

     

    ð       Construct Knowledge

    ð       Transfer to Teaching

    X       Practice Teaching

    ð       Promote Reflection

    Teachers

    Administrators

    TOSA- support

     

    Materials for teachers

    TOSA support

    Dykes’ support (if needed)

     

    November, 2016

     

     

     

    ð       Construct Knowledge

    ð       Transfer to Teaching

    ð       Practice Teaching

    ð       Promote Reflection

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Process Monitoring of Goal #2

     

    How will you monitor change in adult practice?  How will you know if your staff is at full implementation?

     

    Measure you will use/develop to monitor changes in adult practices:

    Close Reading Expectations reviewed and discussed monthly/ aligned to TKES. TOD (Teacher on Display) during faculty meeting – based on observations during the previous month.

     

     

    Process you will use to monitor changes in teacher practices:

    Administrators, ELA TOSA, and Reading EIP teacher will conduct focused walk-throughs of close reading lessons twice a year. Teachers will conduct peer observations twice/year. Data will be analyzed and discussed at grade level common planning meetings. 

     

    What student achievement measure will you use to monitor the impact of this process? 

     

    How will you know if this process goal is impacting student learning (formative & summative)?

    Measure you will use to monitor impact on student achievement:

    Lexile Band scores of 2017 Georgia Milestones ELA test

    What is your current baseline on this measure:

    2016 Lexile Stretch Band on the Georgia Milestones ELA test:  103- Level 1   125- Level 2  97 – Level 3   30% of the students in grade 3-5 achieved level 3.

     

    What is your goal/target on this measure:

    40% of the students in grade 3-5 will receive Level 3 on the Lexile Stretch Band on the 2017 ELA Milestones Assessment.  

    Timeline for monitoring student performance via this measure:

    August 2016- May 2017