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2012 Kent School Growth Plan

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2012 School Growth Plan presentation to the SD78 Board of Education on June 19, 2012

2012 School Growth Plan presentation to the SD78 Board of Education on June 19, 2012

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  • Welcome – share the stories behind the words and numbersEvolution of our growth plan – added more SMART goals, more accountability Moving from qualitative to quantitativeAfterwards, if you have a question on actual growth plan, we can go over afterwards
  • Our vision remains the same
  • But how do we do this?
  • Quality teaching based on the most powerful tool we have: formative assessment
  • Adapting BC Performance Standards for Kent Teachers, Students, parentsPosting standards online and in classrooms (based on parent feedback and staff discussions)
  • Quality teacher, modeling a love of reading, targeted intervention
  • And there is more plans to come from this group.
  • Transparent criteria to guide teaching and learning
  • Using technology as a platform for writing.Websites, blogging, collaborative writing
  • Using Inquiry for reading, writing, learning
  • Focus on consistent standards, quality teaching, increasing the use of manipulativesParent communication around the “new math”
  • Lorna Williams: Every child has a gift, we need to nurture and bring out this gift in our children.Focus on encouraging strengths while challenging deficits
  • And there is more plans to come from this group.
  • Teachers teach in an area of passionStudent explore interests
  • No criteria, gradesAll about sharing who we are.
  • Smaller, local events.
  • Celebrating the strengths in our kids. Not taking away from academics and athletics, but adding to it.
  • Creating the conditions to lead
  • Try to embed FN culture rather than making it a “field trip”
  • Assessment, Growth Mindset, Lagging skills
  • Hard work, effort, risk taking, respond to setbacksWe are not born with fixed talents.
  • Movedaway from punishment and banning – toward coaching.Create conditions for students to be successful.Kids Do Well if They Can – lagging skills
  • More than involvement – voice in their child’s education
  • SPC meets once per monthFN Parent group before every honouring ceremony
  • THE most important thing we can do – build relationshipsOne hand up, the other hand inviting
  • Using tech to meet parents where they areCommunication WITH rather than TO
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    • 1. Kent Elementary School Growth Plan 2012-2015 “Focusing On Our Strengths” School Planning Council: Wendy Clark, Leah Ochoa, Kate Onos-Gilbert, Amber Kafi, Chris Wejr Staff, Parents, and Students of Kent School
    • 2. GOAL A: To work to ensure that each student masters the basic skills of numeracy and literacy.
    • 3. 3 Key Questions: 1. Where are we right now? 2. Where do we need to go? 3. How do we get there? Dylan Wiliam Image: http://bit.ly/Mq6vnp
    • 4. Focusing more on Formative Assessment……becoming more consistent andtransparent with Summative Assessment
    • 5. Objective 1: To increase thenumber of students fully meetingin reading in grades 4-6 to 80% onreport cards, DART and FSA.
    • 6. Encouraging a Love of Reading
    • 7. Do you like to read? 97% 2012 End of Year Poll of Kent Intermediate
    • 8. Objective 2To increase thenumber ofstudents fullymeeting inwriting in grades4-6 to 80% onreport cards,DWW, and FSA.
    • 9. Writing.Connecting. Sharing.
    • 10. Challenging andPersonalizing Through Inquiry
    • 11. Objective 3:To increase the number of students fullymeeting in mathin grades 4-6 to 80% on report cards and FSA.
    • 12. Goal ‘B’ To provide a school culture thatrecognizes and nurtures the strength and/or interests of each child.
    • 13. Do you know astrength you have? 98% 2012 End of Year Poll of Kent Intermediate Students
    • 14. CHOICESPROGRAMteaching our passions,exploring our interests
    • 15. IDENTITY DAYshowcasingwho we are
    • 16. First NationHonouring Ceremonies
    • 17. Celebrating Our Strengths Assemblies
    • 18. Opportunities for Leadership
    • 19. Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement
    • 20. Culture Embedded in Our Learning
    • 21. Goal C: Work to ensure that eachstudent believes that he/she is a confident learner.
    • 22. I am a confident learner.I know that if I try hard I can learn.  100% 2012 End of Year Poll of Kent Intermediate Students
    • 23. Assessment for Learning Assessment explicitly designed to promote learning is the single most powerful tool we have for raising achievement. -- Black and Wiliam
    • 24. Developing a Growth Mindset DevelopingConfident Learners
    • 25. Coaching the Needed Skills
    • 26. Goal D: To provide a school culture that welcomes and fosters parent/family engagement in their childs education
    • 27. At The Table Dedicated PAC and School Planning CouncilFirst Nation Parent Groups
    • 28. Increase Opportunities For School-Family ContactsFamily-Teacher Evenings Family Learning Evenings Family Social Evenings
    • 29. Our Plan… in pictures
    • 30. Kent Elementary School Growing. Leading. Learning.

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