Kent Elementary School             Growth Plan 2012-2015         “Focusing On Our Strengths”                      School P...
GOAL A: To work to ensure that each student masters the basic skills of      numeracy and literacy.
3 Key Questions:     1. Where are we right now?     2. Where do we need to go?     3. How do we get there?                ...
Focusing more on   Formative  Assessment……becoming more consistent andtransparent with   Summative   Assessment
Objective 1: To increase thenumber of students fully meetingin reading in grades 4-6 to 80% onreport cards, DART and FSA.
Encouraging a Love of Reading
Do you like to read?    97%           2012 End of Year Poll of Kent Intermediate
Objective 2To increase thenumber ofstudents fullymeeting inwriting in grades4-6 to 80% onreport cards,DWW, and FSA.
Writing.Connecting.   Sharing.
Challenging     andPersonalizing  Through   Inquiry
Objective 3:To increase the   number of students fullymeeting in mathin grades 4-6 to 80% on report cards and FSA.
Goal ‘B’   To provide a school culture thatrecognizes and nurtures the strength    and/or interests of each child.
Do you know astrength you have?      98%       2012 End of Year Poll of Kent Intermediate Students
CHOICESPROGRAMteaching our  passions,exploring our  interests
IDENTITY  DAYshowcasingwho we are
First NationHonouring Ceremonies
Celebrating Our Strengths Assemblies
Opportunities for Leadership
Aboriginal Enhancement      Agreement
Culture Embedded in Our Learning
Goal C: Work to ensure    that eachstudent believes that he/she is   a confident     learner.
I am a confident learner.I know that if I try hard I can learn.  100%                 2012 End of Year Poll of Kent Inter...
Assessment    for Learning          Assessment explicitly designed to         promote learning is the single most         ...
Developing a  Growth Mindset       DevelopingConfident Learners
Coaching the Needed Skills
Goal D: To provide a school culture that  welcomes and fosters parent/family engagement in their childs education
At The Table    Dedicated PAC and  School Planning CouncilFirst Nation Parent Groups
Increase Opportunities     For School-Family ContactsFamily-Teacher Evenings Family Learning Evenings              Family ...
Our Plan… in pictures
Kent Elementary School             Growing.             Leading.             Learning.
2012 Kent School Growth Plan
2012 Kent School Growth Plan
2012 Kent School Growth Plan
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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
  • 2012 Kent School Growth Plan

    1. 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. 2. GOAL A: To work to ensure that each student masters the basic skills of numeracy and literacy.
    3. 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. 4. Focusing more on Formative Assessment……becoming more consistent andtransparent with Summative Assessment
    5. 5. Objective 1: To increase thenumber of students fully meetingin reading in grades 4-6 to 80% onreport cards, DART and FSA.
    6. 6. Encouraging a Love of Reading
    7. 7. Do you like to read? 97% 2012 End of Year Poll of Kent Intermediate
    8. 8. Objective 2To increase thenumber ofstudents fullymeeting inwriting in grades4-6 to 80% onreport cards,DWW, and FSA.
    9. 9. Writing.Connecting. Sharing.
    10. 10. Challenging andPersonalizing Through Inquiry
    11. 11. Objective 3:To increase the number of students fullymeeting in mathin grades 4-6 to 80% on report cards and FSA.
    12. 12. Goal ‘B’ To provide a school culture thatrecognizes and nurtures the strength and/or interests of each child.
    13. 13. Do you know astrength you have? 98% 2012 End of Year Poll of Kent Intermediate Students
    14. 14. CHOICESPROGRAMteaching our passions,exploring our interests
    15. 15. IDENTITY DAYshowcasingwho we are
    16. 16. First NationHonouring Ceremonies
    17. 17. Celebrating Our Strengths Assemblies
    18. 18. Opportunities for Leadership
    19. 19. Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement
    20. 20. Culture Embedded in Our Learning
    21. 21. Goal C: Work to ensure that eachstudent believes that he/she is a confident learner.
    22. 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. 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. 24. Developing a Growth Mindset DevelopingConfident Learners
    25. 25. Coaching the Needed Skills
    26. 26. Goal D: To provide a school culture that welcomes and fosters parent/family engagement in their childs education
    27. 27. At The Table Dedicated PAC and School Planning CouncilFirst Nation Parent Groups
    28. 28. Increase Opportunities For School-Family ContactsFamily-Teacher Evenings Family Learning Evenings Family Social Evenings
    29. 29. Our Plan… in pictures
    30. 30. Kent Elementary School Growing. Leading. Learning.

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