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WSU Systems Approach


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From the WSU Superintendent Cohort East Regional Seminar in Moses Lake on 10/14/10
Moses Lake School District System Wide Support

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WSU Systems Approach

  1. 1. Moses Lake School District System-Wide Support 2010-2011 October 14, 2010 Linda McKay, Executive Director Michelle Price, Superintendent
  2. 2. <ul><li>“Everything we do, </li></ul><ul><li>every activity we create, </li></ul><ul><li>every relationship we build, </li></ul><ul><li>every network we support, is aimed </li></ul><ul><li>at improving the capacity of schools </li></ul><ul><li>to provide a quality education to children.” </li></ul><ul><li>Phillip Schlechty </li></ul>
  3. 3. Moses Lake School District 2009-2011 Goals <ul><li>Goal #1 Clear and Shared Focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Board policies articulate equity in student learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic plan and district improvement plan are data driven </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hiring and mentoring processes build commitment to focus and vision </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Our task is… </li></ul><ul><li>To provide an education for </li></ul><ul><li>For the kind of kids we have. </li></ul><ul><li>NOT </li></ul><ul><li>The kind we used to have, </li></ul><ul><li>OR want to have, </li></ul><ul><li>OR the kids that exist in our dreams. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li> Goal #2 High Standards and Expectations for All Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff believe that ALL of our students will learn at high levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attributes of powerful teaching and learning are identified; expectations of instruction that engages students are communicated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review K-12 student attendance policy; improve K-12 attendance </li></ul></ul>Moses Lake School District 2009- 2011Goals
  6. 6. <ul><li>The prime function of a leader is to keep the hope alive. </li></ul><ul><li>John W. Gardner </li></ul><ul><li>Treat people as if they were what they OUGHT to be, and help them become what they are capable of being. </li></ul><ul><li>Goethe </li></ul>
  7. 7. Moses Lake School District 2009- 2011 Goals <ul><li>Goal #3 Effective Leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>District leaders are involved in improvement of instruction, are highly visible in schools, and educate and engage the school board on powerful instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrators are knowledgeable regarding data analysis and implement a data-based inquiry process at their sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher leaders are empowered and supported </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Moses Lake School District 2009- 2011 Goals <ul><li>Goal #4 High Levels of Communication and Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication and collaboration are valued and embedded in professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>District creates collaborative systems and communication and trust between staff, parents, and community with focus on improvement of instruction and school improvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Learning Communities are supported and encouraged </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Kindergarten Team
  10. 10. Moses Lake School District 2009- 2011 Goals <ul><li>Goal #5 Alignment of Curriculum. Instruction, and Assessment with Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate instructional technology for the purpose of improving student achievement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>District collaborates with teachers to develop and implement a comprehensive, aligned system of curriculum, instruction, and assessment tied to state learning goals. Reading, writing, math, and science will continue to be worked while Social Studies is reviewed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Format of classroom-based assessments to match new state assessment: Measure of Student Progress and High School Proficiency Exam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools plan and implement individually appropriate instruction using a variety of resources </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Moses Lake School District 2009- 2011 Goals <ul><li>Goal #6 Frequent Monitoring of Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Response to Intervention implementation at each school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>90% of students meeting State Standards at grades tested </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>90% of students meeting standard on DIBELS by end of K, 1, and 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decrease the dropout rate from the state determined 8.3% to less than 5% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The class of 2013 began with 560 freshmen; the graduating class of 2013 should be 560. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solicit student feedback on their learning experience in the MLSD </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Moses Lake School District 2009- 2011 Goals <ul><li>Goal #7 Focused Professional Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration and communication are embedded in professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development focuses on content knowledge, skills for classroom practice, and follow-up for application and implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development is designed based on data and builds capacity for all staff members </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Science teacher collaboration One teacher won’t have the answers for EVERY student in the building; however, a group of teachers will.
  14. 15. G.L.A.D.
  15. 16. Moses Lake School District 2009- 2011 Goals <ul><li>Goal #8 Supportive Learning Environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase culturally responsive educational practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student work and classroom activities reflect high levels of relevant instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School and district discipline procedures are collaboratively developed and research-based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Positive behavior intervention supports will be supported and encouraged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide ongoing recognition for student academics, attendance, and behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve comprehensive counseling and safety/security programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain, improve, and add facilities to meet student needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve access to career and technical education programs for students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain current technology </li></ul></ul>
  16. 18. <ul><li>It’s not how much you do, </li></ul><ul><li>but how much love you </li></ul><ul><li>put in to what you are doing. </li></ul><ul><li>Mother Theresa </li></ul>
  17. 19. Moses Lake School District 2009- 2011 Goals <ul><li>Goal #9 High levels of parent and community involvement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation by families & community in the school improvement process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perception data from students collected annually </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase communications with community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Out reach strategies improve parent and community involvement for all segments of population including special ed, ELL, racial/ethnic, and economically disadvantaged </li></ul></ul>
  18. 20. Community Forum
  19. 21. MLSD Enrollment 97 – 98 98 - 99
  20. 22. Sage Point Elementary School
  21. 23. Chief Moses Middle School (new gym)
  22. 24. Lion’s Field Improvements
  23. 25. MLSD Accomplishments <ul><li>Good Long Range Facility Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent New Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Improved Instructional Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement in Student Achievement/WASL Scores </li></ul><ul><li>Success in Athletics </li></ul><ul><li>Passage of Replacement M&O Levy </li></ul><ul><li>No RIF of teachers for 2009-10 </li></ul><ul><li>Continuation of three major grants </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent support staff, administrators, and teachers </li></ul>
  24. 26. Closing thoughts… <ul><li>Video Clip </li></ul>