Education Trust NGE09

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  • Introductions: Mrs. Arelis Diaz – Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instructions and former principal of North Godwin Elementary Mr. Bill Fetterhoff – Principal of North Godwin Elementary Mrs. Michelle Krynicki – Instructional Specialist Mrs. Deb Smith – 1 st Grade Teacher Mr. Ed Wierenga – 4 th Grade Teacher
  • Remove Science and Add math
  • Michelle, Deb, ED 2.  Break through staff meetings - Michelle, Ed and Deb (5 min) 3.  Changing the climate and Resistance - Deb (5 min) 4.  Learning and growing together/Book studies - Michelle (5 min)
  • 5 Min Video Clip to include… Deb Born - School Improvement Team Pat Brower - Book Studies Deb Smith - FISH philosophy/groups/activities Kathryn Olney - Child Study/interventions Tracy Hill - Renaissance Jerry Doman - inclusion/culture parent - involvement in the education process/welcoming them in
  • Ed – 5 minutes.
  • Ed – 5 minutes.
  • Rob Hisey - Incorporating SIT goals into PE/going above and beyond Marilyn Castillo - PAT program Laura Vogelzang - Beautification/student teacher projects Michelle Krynicki - parent communication Rob Hisey - building efficacy/going extra mile
  • Rob Hisey - Incorporating SIT goals into PE/going above and beyond Marilyn Castillo - PAT program Laura Vogelzang - Beautification/student teacher projects Michelle Krynicki - parent communication Ed Wierenga - building efficacy/going extra mile
  • Dana – When we started implementing a program by Renaissance Learning, to meet students individualized needs in the areas of math and reading it was just the beginning of really using data. When we decided all elementary buildings would use this district wide, our board of education set some expectations and goals...and those goals helped buildings focus on their school goals and as we began to collect data we could begin to see differences in the students and in the instruction. Arelis –
  • Chad Tolson - lessons learned from North/application to West Megan Jones - implementing programs (Backpack Reader/Renaissance) into other buildings Pat VanderZee - what is North doing differently than other schools/what do you attribute to? Jeffrey Johnson - district wide collaboration Ed Johnston - counselor/board member perspective Dan VanderMeulen - increasing achievement at the MS
  • Ed, Michelle, & Deb wrap up.
  • Education Trust NGE09

    1. 1. A look at how North Godwin Elementary is dispelling the myths and closing the achievement gaps for all students. <ul><li>Education Trust National Conference </li></ul><ul><li>North Godwin Elementary </li></ul><ul><li>Wyoming, MI November, 2009 </li></ul>Dispelling the Myth
    2. 2. North Godwin Elementary Wyoming, Michigan <ul><li>414 students in grades K-6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Average class size = 26 students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>37 % Hispanic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>34 % White </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>19% African American </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4% Asian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1% American Indian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12% Special Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>32% Limited English Proficient (LEP) </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. North Godwin Elementary Wyoming, Michigan <ul><ul><li>Adequate Yearly Progress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ELA 88.6% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math 97.5% </li></ul></ul>
    4. 5. Percent of students reaching Proficiency
    5. 6. Percent of students reaching Proficiency
    6. 7. Historical Perspectives One of our first staff meetings…. The idea of 80% success in all core areas was laughable Some of us struggled to overcome the thought that it can’t be done.
    7. 8. <ul><li>Click to link to video </li></ul>
    8. 9. Empowerment <ul><li>Change Your DNA </li></ul><ul><li>Efficacy- Developing Believers </li></ul>
    9. 28. Empowerment <ul><li>Change Your DNA </li></ul><ul><li>Efficacy- Developing Believers </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships Build Trust </li></ul><ul><li>School Improvement Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Change Your DNA </li></ul>
    10. 29. <ul><li>Click to link to video </li></ul>
    11. 30. Expectations <ul><li>Improving the Hiring Process </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher support </li></ul><ul><li>Administrator Evaluations </li></ul>
    12. 31. <ul><li>Click to link to video </li></ul>
    13. 33. Going District Wide <ul><li>A dusty box can go a long way..... </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math, Math Facts in a Flash, Fluent Reader, Star Reading, Star Math, Star Early Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Set goals and expectations at the board and district administrative levels </li></ul><ul><li>Triangulate your data </li></ul><ul><li>Provide support for teachers </li></ul>
    14. 34. Social Studies Focus Areas North Godwin School Improvement Team Focus: Create and interpret a variety of maps, graphs, tables, charts, etc. Understand the importance of being an informed citizen in the voting process Expose K-5 students to Social Studies literature Improve Social Studies performance on MEAP tests Solutions: School wide voting on Student council members in the fall of the year Social Studies books to be read, discussed and reacted to through written expression throughout the year in each grade level Using Graph Club 2.0 with at least two Social Studies standards in two different ways (one per semester) Use lessons in Social Studies Alive curriculum that include creating and interpreting graphs, charts, maps, etc. Assessments: MEAP All classes will participate in Student Council voting process Share and discuss student graph samples at collaboration meetings AR Quiz for each grade level required Social Studies book
    15. 35. <ul><li>They: </li></ul><ul><li>Read carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Look back for information </li></ul><ul><li>Answer the whole question </li></ul><ul><li>DO YOUR BEST (DYB)! </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Diaz </li></ul>
    16. 36. District Video <ul><li>Click to link to video </li></ul>
    17. 37. Dispelling the Myth is a Journey <ul><li>It begins with Struggles, Goals & Failures that we learn from. </li></ul><ul><li>It matures with Growth and Community </li></ul><ul><li>It celebrates moments of success </li></ul>
    18. 38. Questions & Answers
    19. 41. We are building a “No Excuses” culture.
    20. 44. We are expecting students to achieve!
    21. 48. We are setting goals and benchmarks for ourselves
    22. 56. Students will be better prepared for college and then for the workplace.
    23. 60. We recognize teacher strengths and weaknesses, then we act on what we know.
    24. 68. We meet each students individual needs to the best of our ability!

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