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Glenbrook Middle School

Improvement Plan


September 2014 – June 2016

 

Our Mission Statement


Glenbrook Middle School’s mission is to instill in our students a passion for learning, a belief in themselves and the ability to pursue their dreams with integrity and confidence.  


As mentors of change – personally, academically and socially, we will strive to:


  • Create an environment for learning that develops critical thinkers, encourages     

            personal excellence, and fosters self-esteem.


  • Support and encourage each individual to reach his/her potential.


  • Provide a highly motivated and supportive staff, and a strong, diverse curriculum

           that recognizes and accommodates individual learning styles.


  • Foster a community (climate) of understanding, compassion, and respect.









Goal #1:    Teaching & Learning

Intermediate Objective

When

By Whom

Measures of Success/Desired Results

Cost/ Funding

Goal 1A: Use district release time to continue to grow professionally.  We will meet as a middle-level staff to discuss, share, and be exposed to best practices in the classroom in order to promote critical thinking and analysis.

By June 2015 and again by June 2016

Admin,

Teachers


District professional development, specific to the middle level, will be established and implemented to support teachers in their best practice growth.  Teachers will have some choice in their professional development/growth pathway.


  Strategies and best practices will be agreed upon, products developed  and used in classrooms.  Follow-up meetings to debrief and approve these products will be a regular part of this practice.



Regular budget, District PD budget

Goal 1B: Share student work, assess results, review district determined measures outcomes, to help identify successes, best practices and gaps.


By June 2015 and again by June 2016


Teachers


Teachers will meet in their Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) during some early release days, gather above information, and make decisions moving forward to address what the data indicates.  This data will drive changes to common assessments which will be reflected in revised assessments.



Regular budget, District PD budget



Goal 1C: Implement tiered literacy and math intervention programs throughout the school. Teachers will screen all students at designated times throughout the year, using AIMSWeb as a screening tool, to identify students in need of intervention in literacy and/or math.  MCAS data will also be used to identify need.  Response to Intervention (RTI) teams will meet, by grade level, to identify, recommend and monitor the progress of these students while receiving interventions.


Ongoing through June 2016

Admin,

Teachers,

Guidance Counselor

All ELA and Math teachers will screen their students at designated times (fall, winter, spring) to identify individual needs and track progress of all students.  MCAS data will also be used to track progress.


All students identified for tier 2 math or literacy interventions will be closely monitored through regular AIMSWeb progress monitoring to

measure growth on a regular and consistent basis.



Regular budget

Goal 1D: Content-area teachers will participate in balanced literacy training offered by Teaching and Learning Alliance (TLA) and Keys to Literacy vendors during the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years. In addition, TLA will continue to collaborate with the group of teachers who have already completed a year of training in this balanced literacy practice as we work towards a lab classroom model.  A year 2 cohort group will be established to continue to grow this  model.  


Ongoing through June 2016

Admin,

Teachers

The teachers who are actively participating in the TLA training as well as the teachers who have completed the year one TLA training will demonstrate carryover into their classroom in the following ways:  Reflected in their lesson plans, demonstrated in student work, observable in their classroom practice by colleagues and evaluators.


Regular budget,

PD budget


Goal #2:   Technology

Intermediate Objective

When

By Whom

Measures of Success/Desired Results

Cost/ Funding

Goal 2A: Integrate technology into our curriculum consistently and effectively to keep students current in our ever-changing 21st century environment.

Ongoing through June 2016

Teachers, IT department

Staff will use the iPad, chromebook and laptop carts as a means of presenting and enhancing curriculum across all disciplines as measured by the percentage of time the carts are signed out into classrooms.  The goal by the end of the 2015-16 school year is to have all technology in use at least 80% of the time each day.


Regular budget, LEEF Grants

Goal 2B: Continue to train staff on the instructional uses of our various technologies during staff meetings and through Professional Growth Courses (PGC) and assure that the staff training is implemented in an effective and timely manner.


Ongoing through June 2016

Admin, IT department

Staff will attend at least one available technology workshop or PGC courses in and/or outside the district each year.  Additionally, staff will offer in-service workshops, and present during staff meetings to their colleagues as part of the district professional growth plan.


Each trimester, every staff member will experiment with or incorporate at least one new technology-based activity into their classroom.  


Regular budget, PD budget



Goal 2C: Share all MCAS, AIMSweb data, and any other academic data on current students with teachers by September 15 of the new school year to be used to help identify areas of strength and growth areas.  


By September 15, 2015 and again by September 15, 2016.

Admin, IT department

Teachers will have access to all student testing data available to them through Powerschool (Ascend), and will use this data to inform instruction, help identify areas of need, and to help inform their student growth goals as part of the new teacher evaluation process.


Intervention Teachers and Special Education Teachers will use AIMSweb progress monitoring probes to collect data on the effectiveness of the tier two and tier three interventions being used with students. This data collection will be gathered more frequently (every 4-6 weeks) than data collection for students who are not receiving interventions.  



Regular budget, district budget


Goal 2D: 8th Grade students will have the opportunity to bring their own device (BYOD) to school as we pilot the 2015-2016 school year.

By January 2016

Admin, IT department, teachers

Students will be able to use their own personal devices during school hours to access enhanced educational material.



This will be at no cost to the school or district





Goal #3:   Student Growth

Intermediate Objective

When

By Whom

Measures of Success/Desired Results

Cost/ Funding

Goal 3A: The percentage of students at each grade level moving from needs improvement to proficient and from proficient to advanced on their math, and ELA MCAS will increase by at least 5% in both 2014-15 school year and in the 2015-16 school year.

By June 2016

Admin,

Teachers

Student MCAS scores will be evaluated to measure student growth and achievement on both the ELA and math test.  Total percentages will be calculated based on results compared to the previous year’s results.


Regular budget


Title I Funding



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