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ISB ES Vision - Part 1

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The following slides represent the ISB Elementary School vision for 2008 and beyond. This deck was the first of a series of presentations on the vision and direction the Elementary School will be taking going forward.

This thinking represents our current "temporary fixed position"

The Part 1 of the vision

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ISB ES Vision - Part 1

  1. 1. Please sit with your COLOR ES Faculty Meeting Tues, March 11th, 2008 1:45-3:00
  2. 2. Meeting Goal <ul><li>Where we’ve been </li></ul><ul><li>Where we are </li></ul><ul><li>Where we’d like to go </li></ul><ul><li>How we’d like to get there </li></ul><ul><li>Your feedback along the way </li></ul>Meeting Overview Share our vision for the elementary school. What needs further clarification?
  3. 3. We looked at the data: <ul><li>WASC Internal </li></ul><ul><li>WASC External </li></ul><ul><li>Looking for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Fieldwork </li></ul><ul><li>External Testing Data </li></ul><ul><li>TC collaboration </li></ul>
  4. 4. We asked . . . <ul><li>“ How can we efficiently deepen student learning?” </li></ul>
  5. 5. We zeroed in
  6. 6. <ul><li>FOCUS </li></ul><ul><li>How can we focus our time and energy to deepen student learning? </li></ul><ul><li>COLLABORATE </li></ul><ul><li>How can we share our strengths to deepen student learning and stay sane? </li></ul><ul><li>INQUIRE </li></ul><ul><li>How can we develop a culture of inquiry to deepen students’ understanding? </li></ul>We established essential questions:
  7. 7. <ul><li>“ Focusing on the how and why of teaching will deepen student learning .” </li></ul><ul><li>What is this likely to mean ? </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers will focus on the “ the why ” of their practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers will focus on “ the how ” through powerful practices. </li></ul><ul><li>Curricular Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Core teachers : SCIENCE and READING only </li></ul><ul><li>Specialists : TBD </li></ul><ul><li>Resource personnel will focus support on the above areas </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>“ Focusing on the how and why of teaching will deepen student learning .” </li></ul><ul><li>How will this be supported ? </li></ul><ul><li>Provide the what: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily accessible data sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading units of study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FOSS kits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Huge budget for books </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Guide the how: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teresa & Kelly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Focus R esponse (How do you feel about this and why?) Q uestions (What is not clear?) F acts (What is the key here?)
  10. 11. <ul><li>“ Collaboration through distributed leadership will deepen student learning .” </li></ul><ul><li>What is this likely to mean? </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone reflects on own strengths and contributes </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone reflects on challenges & learns from colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone takes responsibility for the learning of OUR students </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>“ Collaboration through distributed leadership will deepen student learning .” </li></ul><ul><li>How will this be supported ? </li></ul><ul><li>Tap into strengths, passions, interests </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Assistants </li></ul><ul><li>Teresa, Kelly to collaborate in science and reading </li></ul><ul><li>Tap into community </li></ul><ul><li>Team inclusion of resource personnel </li></ul>
  12. 13. Collaborate R esponse (How do you feel about this and why?) Q uestions (What is not clear?) F acts (What is the key here?)
  13. 15. <ul><li>What is this likely to mean? </li></ul><ul><li>Think deeply and critically about student learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask questions about student learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Filter decisions through data and philosophy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take risks! </li></ul></ul>“ Learning focused teams maintain a culture of inquiry to maximize student learning.”
  14. 16. <ul><li>How will this be supported ? </li></ul><ul><li>Annelies and Struan to work with teams </li></ul><ul><li>Easily accessible data source </li></ul><ul><li>Fieldwork support </li></ul><ul><li>Five minute learning goal form </li></ul>“ Learning focused teams maintain a culture of inquiry to maximize student learning.”
  15. 17. Inquire R esponse (How do you feel about this and why?) Q uestions (What is not clear?) F acts (What is the key here?)
  16. 18. Shift is already happening
  17. 19. Books!!!
  18. 20. Lots of Books!
  19. 21. Leveled Classroom Libraries and Guided Reading
  20. 22. Maggie Moon
  21. 23. Summer Reading Institute
  22. 24. FOSS Kits and a Science Curriculum that works!
  23. 25. DRA 2 to help us better understand our kids
  24. 26. Reading as our ES Goal
  25. 27. Throughout the whole ES!
  26. 28. Huge amount of work and learning has already been done!
  27. 29. What about the Specialists??
  28. 30. Our Learning Hub for blended learning
  29. 31. More and more and more…..
  30. 32. The Road Map - April 8th <ul><li>At the next faculty meeting, we will: </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesize questions and responses </li></ul><ul><li>Look at next steps for implementation </li></ul>

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