Presented by Chris Swerling Library Coordinator K-12, Newton Public Schools Patti Karam - Library Teacher Horace Mann Elementary School, Newton Public Schools Heather Smith Leoleis - Library Teacher Lincoln-Eliot Elementary School, Newton Public Schools Rachael Lundquist - Library Teacher Underwood Elementary School, Newton Public Schools
S.M.A.R.T. Goals: Professional and Student DISTRICT:IMPROVE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE S pecific S trategic M easureable E vidence, data A ttainable A ction Oriented R ealistic R isk taking, relevant T imed (and Tracked) T eaming
Value Added Guaranteed and viable curriculum Common vision and common vocabulary Ability to assess and analyze data Sustained energy and creativity Deeper reflection Risk-taking became safe and focused on professional growth
Our “AHA Moment” Wait!….We Can Do A Group Goal?! COUNT ME IN! Where’s the data? Insert picture of dept working at group goals meeting
Grade 5 Assessment: Results Identified common patterns (15 elementary schools) Students struggled with Location And Access
Data informed process Referring to goal, we had to reach 80% accuracy Data guided action steps
Reflections I thought their lack of map skills may have hindered their ability to label properly. I was surprised to see that the most common struggle for students was properly reading the call numbers. Students seemed to struggle with using the first part of the call number as an indicator for where the book could be found. How well the students performed over all - this is not reflected in how students find materials on a day-to-day basis in the library.