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Woodlin Elementary School March 20, 2013 Sarah Sirgo, Principal & Troy Clarke, Assistant Principal INSTRUCTIONAL ROUNDS.

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1 Woodlin Elementary School March 20, 2013 Sarah Sirgo, Principal & Troy Clarke, Assistant Principal INSTRUCTIONAL ROUNDS

2 Time 7:45 AM (30’) Breakfast 8:15 AM (20’) Welcome & Overview of Agenda Reminder of the Norm, Theory of Action and Problem of Practice Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez Dr. George Perry 8:35 AM (20’) Overview of Woodlin Classroom Visit Schedule Ms. Bronda Mills Ms. Sarah Sirgo 8:55 AM (5’) Short Break/Travel to Classrooms 9:00 AM (90’) Classroom Visits 10:30 AM (70’) Debrief the Classroom VisitsDr. George Perry 11:40 AM (15’) Debrief the Instructional Rounds Process & Next Steps Dr. George Perry 11:55 AM (5’) Concluding CommentsDr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez WELCOME TODAY’S AGENDA

3 Vision Statement  We believe in a safe, nurturing environment which promotes high achievement and success for students through an integrated and culturally inclusive approach to learning. Students, parents, school staff, and community work together to create an atmosphere of mutual respect where each child can fully develop his or her potential. Our Pledge  We Pledge to do the best we can do, We'll respect ourselves and others too. We'll put forth our best effort everyday, We'll explore, learn, and succeed the Woodlin way! WOODLIN ELEMENTARY TOGETHER WE EXPLORE, LEARN, AND SUCCEED!

4 WOODLIN STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS Sex#/Percentage Male299 (53.4%) Female261 (46.6%) Total560 students *Projected at 597 for next year; growth of ~200 students over past 6 years HispanicAsian/ Pacific Islander American Indian BlackMulti-Race (Not included in the total number) White 92 (16.4 %) 34 (6.1%) 2 (0.4%) 157 (28.0%) 32 (5.7%) 243 (43.4%) Population#/Percentage FARMS132 (23.6%) SPED78 (13.9%) ESOL66 (11.8%)

5 Grade LevelNumber of Classrooms Kindergarten4 First Grade5 Second Grade4 Third Grade5 Fourth Grade3 Fifth Grade2 Learning for Independence4 CLASSROOM DISTRIBUTION

6 PLC Journey  2006-PLCI Cohort I School  2007-2010: Developing Culturally Competent Schools, Study Circles, Equity Focus  2011-2013: Staff led inquiry groups on self- selected topics  2013: Math in the Heterogeneous Classroom Inquiry Projects Model Grade LevelProjects KindergartenFamily Heritage First gradeDo-a-Zoo Second GradeButterflies Third GradeGalimoto Fourth GradeImmigration Wax Museum Fifth GradeCell-a-bration WOODLIN ELEMENTARY UNIQUE FEATURES

7  Parent Outreach & Involvement  Dining with Dads, Muffins with Moms, Reading with Relatives: Bringing families and supporting adults in to the classroom experience  Weekly email communication to all families on learning targets  After School Academic clubs  Taught by staff to targeted students in small groups to facilitate relationships  Town Meeting  Celebration of core values and developing positive culture and climate KEY FEATURES OF THE WOODLIN JOURNEY

8 Student Learning Need  Opportunities to work with and master all UCARE strands through differentiated instruction Problem of Practice  Collecting evidence of student learning and using that information to identify interventions and support structures that are matched to student learning needs and align with UCARE proficiency KEY INSTRUCTIONAL FOCI

9 Mathematics  Higher Order Questioning  Varied Assessment Opportunities  Observation  paper/pencil  Performance  UCARE  Understanding  Computing  Applying  Reasoning  Engaging STEM  Inquiry based approaches to designing instruction  Developing scientific thinking, reasoning, and integration with other subjects: STEM Day SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

10  Curriculum 2.0  Collaborative planning (Grades K-5)  Higher Order Thinking Questions (in Math)  Flexible media schedule for technology integration  UCARE  Rangefinding: Examining Student Work in Math  Math Block Models for Differentiation  Grouping Practices for Math  Inquiry Groups  Building Positive Relationships with Hard to Reach Families  Criteria for Success vs. Proficiency  Make-and-Take: Student  Math in the Heterogeneous Classroom PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND STAFF FOCI

11 GALLUP: Student Hope & Engagement

12 GALLUP: Student Wellbeing

13 GALLUP: Staff Engagement


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