Foster High School PLC Plan<br />
Foster High School<br />1 of 3 High Schools in Lamar CISD<br />Four-year public high school<br />Enrollment: 2113 &rapidly...
Campus Leadership<br />Gene Tomas<br />Opened the school in 2002<br />Old school approach<br />Very supportive of staff an...
TEA Ratings<br /> 2008 – Academically Acceptable<br />Predicted 2009 – Recognized (Yeah!!)<br />District & Campus Goal – E...
Current State of Instruction<br />Teachers teaching the same subject matter work in isolation<br />Different tests, instru...
TAKS Challenge<br />2008 10th Grade Science TAKS scores…<br />82% passed<br />Goal 90% to become exemplary<br />Problems a...
PLC - IPC Team<br />Four IPC teachers (9th grade)<br />2 coaches, 1 near retirement and myself<br />Subject assigned admin...
My Vision<br />Using the National Staff Development standards for PLCs. <br />Foster HS will have…<br />“Staff development...
LCISD’s Graduate Profile<br />We want all our graduates to be:<br />Effective Communicators<br />Effective Users of Techno...
Vision<br />My Vision is to establish a PLC which will become a collaborative group that will improvestudent learning thro...
Vision<br />PLC will constantly monitor and modify/improve these areas through the “Berkey triangle”<br />Instruction<br /...
 Engaging
 Authentic</li></ul>Assessment<br /><ul><li> Common Formatives
 Rigorous Summatives
 Valid/Reliable</li></ul>Curriculum<br /><ul><li> International
 Rigorous
 Workforce Ready</li></li></ul><li>Vision<br />Staff development done through constant collaboration which will include: <...
PLC Layout<br />PLC will meet Tuesdays & Thursdays during set conference period (1stperiod)<br />PLC will follow social co...
Weekly Agenda Questions<br />What are our curriculum goals?  <br />How will we assess our students?  <br />How will we ins...
Rotating Leadership<br />Each team member will be assigned specific dutyor topic in order to help foster improved leadersh...
Curriculum- Graphing<br />The team will begin the year teaching graphing <br />Timeframe: 3 weeks<br />Major topics includ...
Differentiated Instruction<br />Graphing Notes – DRY/MIX acronym<br />Graphing Worksheets (homework)<br />Graphing Labs – ...
Evaluating Student Learning ofGraphing<br />Pre- & post-test<br />Graphing Labs<br />Digital Video Analysis with Logger Pr...
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  • We need to implement programs to help our minority students and econ disad students catch up. I think we need to really increase parent communication and involvement
  • Problems to solve….Group dynamics!Coaches are unavailable after school and are often out of the classroom. The best for us to meet is on Tues. & Thurs. because Fridays are typically game/tournament days.The other member of our team is retiring after this year and has been on cruise control for the past few years.All three members have relied heavily on worksheets and end-of-the-chapter questions. Assessment have been on a low level using the text-book’s test generator
  • (assessment-huge issue for us, we must change our current status) Teachers make their own test and are testing students at multiple levels….big problem (they test what they like to teach)
  • (assessment-huge issue for us, we must change our current status)
  • Pre- & post-test – identify previous knowledge & areas to emphasize Graphing Labs – student scores, identify missing linksDigital Video Analysis with Logger Pro – check for correlation between speed and slope using technologyClass Practicum – Can the students work together as a team? (whole class)Individual Practicum – Can the student do it on their own?Formative assessment – reading graphs from standardized test
  • Child’s personal failure plan will use smart goals.
  • Much less teacher stress having to do it all on their own*reduces teacher burn out and everyone brings their resources to the tableCurriculum, Instruction, & Assessment are all aligned*Students are doing the same activities in all IPC classes *Students are all receiving the SAME assessment – big problem before since each teacher made their own testEqual playing field for all students grades*an A is one class should required the same amount of work in the others (this was a big problem before…the coaches classes typically did less work and still got A’s)
  • Improved Instruction – pre-post test to identify individual needs, collaboration to use engaging labs & activities/youtube clips etc…Less falling through the cracks – failure evaluation identifies struggling students, parent notificationAll IPC teachers using the same teaching tools – before their were cool teachers that did fun labs, showed video clips, etc… now everyone should be doing the same thing everyday – students don’t feel left out
  • Improvement in CIA = look at AEIS report & CIP for slow & steady growth in TAKS results
  • P L C Plan 1

    1. 1. Foster High School PLC Plan<br />
    2. 2. Foster High School<br />1 of 3 High Schools in Lamar CISD<br />Four-year public high school<br />Enrollment: 2113 &rapidly growing<br />Grades 9-12<br />Ethnic breakdown: <br />52.6% White<br />28.8% Hispanic<br />15% African American <br />3.5% Asian <br />0.1 American Indian<br />
    3. 3. Campus Leadership<br />Gene Tomas<br />Opened the school in 2002<br />Old school approach<br />Very supportive of staff and students<br />Interested in PLCs<br />Professional staff: 6 administrators, 123 teachers, & 15 support staff<br />
    4. 4. TEA Ratings<br /> 2008 – Academically Acceptable<br />Predicted 2009 – Recognized (Yeah!!)<br />District & Campus Goal – Exemplary by 2010<br />
    5. 5. Current State of Instruction<br />Teachers teaching the same subject matter work in isolation<br />Different tests, instruction, and labs for the same subject matter<br />Caveman syndrome<br />Small pockets of <br /> collaboration <br /> (almost none)<br />
    6. 6. TAKS Challenge<br />2008 10th Grade Science TAKS scores…<br />82% passed<br />Goal 90% to become exemplary<br />Problems are in our sub. pops.<br />White – 91%<br />Asian – 93%<br />African American – 73%<br />Hispanic – 65%<br />Econ. Disad. – 60%<br />
    7. 7. PLC - IPC Team<br />Four IPC teachers (9th grade)<br />2 coaches, 1 near retirement and myself<br />Subject assigned administrator to oversee the science department<br />
    8. 8. My Vision<br />Using the National Staff Development standards for PLCs. <br />Foster HS will have…<br />“Staff development that improves the learning of all students organizes adults into learning communities whose goals are aligned with those of the school and district.”<br />
    9. 9. LCISD’s Graduate Profile<br />We want all our graduates to be:<br />Effective Communicators<br />Effective Users of Technology<br />Self-directed Learners<br />Quality Producers<br />Responsible Citizens<br />Celebrants of Diversity<br />Competent, Creative Problem-Solvers<br />
    10. 10. Vision<br />My Vision is to establish a PLC which will become a collaborative group that will improvestudent learning through more effective instruction, curriculum, and assessment<br />
    11. 11. Vision<br />PLC will constantly monitor and modify/improve these areas through the “Berkey triangle”<br />Instruction<br /><ul><li> Differentiated
    12. 12. Engaging
    13. 13. Authentic</li></ul>Assessment<br /><ul><li> Common Formatives
    14. 14. Rigorous Summatives
    15. 15. Valid/Reliable</li></ul>Curriculum<br /><ul><li> International
    16. 16. Rigorous
    17. 17. Workforce Ready</li></li></ul><li>Vision<br />Staff development done through constant collaboration which will include: <br />Evaluating assessment data<br />Peer-instruction<br />Elevated curriculum standards<br />Setting short term goals -SMART<br />Celebrating small successes<br />
    18. 18. PLC Layout<br />PLC will meet Tuesdays & Thursdays during set conference period (1stperiod)<br />PLC will follow social contract agreed on by members at start of year and hold each member to the contract<br />PLC will meet with dept. once a week led by dept. head to discuss dept. issues and understand “Big Picture”<br />
    19. 19. Weekly Agenda Questions<br />What are our curriculum goals? <br />How will we assess our students? <br />How will we instruct our students? <br />What does our data suggest?(examine student work-data based on pre-test/post-test)<br />What problems need to be solved?<br />
    20. 20. Rotating Leadership<br />Each team member will be assigned specific dutyor topic in order to help foster improved leadership qualities<br />Ex. lesson plans, assessments, <br /> engagement activities, demos <br /> & labs, video clips & warm-ups<br />
    21. 21. Curriculum- Graphing<br />The team will begin the year teaching graphing <br />Timeframe: 3 weeks<br />Major topics include:<br />Types of graphs<br />Labeling, units, scale, & title <br />Calculating slope& area under the curve<br />Making predictions based on trends: <br />Interpolation & Extrapolation<br />
    22. 22. Differentiated Instruction<br />Graphing Notes – DRY/MIX acronym<br />Graphing Worksheets (homework)<br />Graphing Labs – bouncy balls & motorized cars labs<br />Digital video labs – Revisit bouncy balls & motorized car labs with video cameras and computer software<br />Lab Practicums – class and individual<br />
    23. 23. Evaluating Student Learning ofGraphing<br />Pre- & post-test<br />Graphing Labs<br />Digital Video Analysis with Logger Pro<br />Class Practicum<br />Individual Practicum<br />Formative assessment <br />
    24. 24. Individual Student Evaluation<br />Progress reportsare sent home every 3 week marking period regardless of grade; Report cards every 6 weeks.<br />PLC will meet for a failure evaluation assessed every two weeks<br />parents of students failing will be contacted at this time and made aware of their child’s personal failure plan<br />all failures will be re-taught objectives not mastered during tutorials, Monday night library sessions, &/or advisory<br />
    25. 25. Failure Plan - SMART Goal<br />Ex. A students struggling with finding a slope<br />Specific Goal - To calculate slope on a graph<br />Measureable- Be able to find slope on a given graph (ie. Work sample problems.)<br />Achievable – You can do it! <br />Relevant - You will better understand speed and acceleration once you are able to find the slope<br />Time bound – 1 tutoring session (30 min.)<br />
    26. 26. Results of the PLC (After 1 Year)<br />Teachers are working together. <br />No more Cast Aways!<br />Much less teacher stress having to do it all on their own<br />Equal playing field for all students grades<br />Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment are all aligned<br />Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment are constantly improving through collaboration to improve student learning<br />
    27. 27. Results of the PLC (After 1 Year)<br />Impact on Students<br />Improved Instruction<br />Less falling through the cracks<br />All IPC teachers <br /> using the same <br /> teaching tools<br />
    28. 28. Future Goals of PLC<br />Continue to collaborate and grow, improving curriculum, instruction, & assessment<br />Reach district and campus goal of becoming an Exemplary Campus = 90% passing Science TAKS<br />

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