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1 Achievement for All Students: Aligning Priorities To Improve Student Achievement Raising the Bar is Taking Us Far!

2 Bloomfield Public Schools Raising the Bar is Taking Us Far! 1. Purpose: Familiarize YOU with Bloomfield and the Public Schools 2. Process: Discuss and investigate 3. Pay-off: All students achieve goals as a result of standards- based instruction provided by highly-skilled teachers committed to clear expectations, academic rigor, and meaningful engagement with the curriculum (Himmele & Himmele, 2011; Ainsworth, 2010) 2 Three P’s… (or Structure for Learning)

3 Bloomfield Public Schools Raising the Bar is Taking Us Far! 3 to Bloomfield!

4 Bloomfield Public Schools Raising the Bar is Taking Us Far! 4 Problem: Achievement Levels (and Purpose for Learning)

5 Evidence of Closing the Gap … GRADE 6 at CAIS READING Grade Grade Grade Grade

6 Bloomfield Public Schools Raising the Bar is Taking Us Far! Holistic Accountability High Academic Achievement Positive School Climate Parent and Community Engagement Four Priorities

7 Bloomfield Public Schools Raising the Bar is Taking Us Far! Grade 3 to 6 Matched Cohort 1 7 N=71 N=73 %AAP%AAG Gr 3, Gr 4, Gr 5, Gr 6, %AAP%AAG Gr 3, Gr 4, Gr 5, Gr 6,

8 Bloomfield Public Schools Raising the Bar is Taking Us Far!  Priority 1: Utilize Data and Authentic Student Work to Inform Instruction  Priority 2: Focus on Effective Teaching Strategies, Align Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Practices with Common Core Standards (CurriculumCONNECTOR, PerformancePLUS, CFAs, Performance Tasks, Smarter Balanced)  Priority 3: Observe the Code of Conduct for Educators  Priority 4: Connect with Parents and our Community 8 NEW TEACHERS ARE PART OF THE SOLUTION!!! If you think you can or if you think you can’t, either way you are right! –Henry Ford

9 Bloomfield Public Schools Raising the Bar is Taking Us Far! 9 School, Grade, Class, Student Goals with measurable Targets District and School Accountability Plans Data Teams and SRBI Effective Parent and Community Engagement Aligned Evaluation and Professional Development TEAM Mentors and TEAM Coordinating Committee (TCC ) School Climate Survey and Goals How You Receive Support…. Clear Expectations and Alignment at All Levels

10 Bloomfield Public Schools Raising the Bar is Taking Us Far! Focus: We are Crew not Passengers… 10 High-Quality Instruction  Increase Rigor with Depth of Knowledge (DOK)  Engage Students in Pairs  Practice with complex text  Use the language of your discipline with colleagues, with students High-Quality Curriculum  Know, use, and speak the CCSS!  Knowledge-building through content-rich informational text  Reading, writing, social studies, math and science grounded in citing evidence from text

11 Bloomfield Public Schools Raising the Bar is Taking Us Far! Evidenced-based Effective Teaching Strategies (Ainsworth, 2011; Hattie, 2009;) 11 Reading and Writing  Clear Standards-based Goal/Objective  Reciprocal Teaching/Gradual Release Model  Guided Practice with Corrective Feedback  Metacognition, e.g. visualization  Strategic Close Reading  Teacher as Activator Math and Science  Clear Standards-based Goal/Objective  Comprehension Strategies, i.e. metacognition, inferencing  Hands-on Application  Guided Practice with Corrective Feedback  Challenging, Interactive Problem-Solving  Teacher as Activator  Standards for Mathematical Practice/Scientific Practice

12 Bloomfield Public Schools Raising the Bar is Taking Us Far! Purpose: Familiarize YOU with Bloomfield and the Public Schools…..WHAT DO YOU RECALL? 2. Process: Discuss and investigate…HOW DID YOU LEARN BEST? 3. Pay-off: All students achieve goals as a result of standards- based instruction provided by highly-skilled teachers Committed to clear expectations, academic rigor, and meaningful engagement with the curriculum…HOW WILL YOU CONTRIBUTE? Three P’s…


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