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REGION 7 COMPREHENSIVE INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM. Current Issues 1. Academic Review a. Struggling with Curriculum b. Struggling with Instruction c. Consuming.

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2 Current Issues 1. Academic Review a. Struggling with Curriculum b. Struggling with Instruction c. Consuming significant time d. Divert Title Monies 2. Issues with Data a. Not enough good data b. Too much irrelevant data c. Can’t interpret or use data we have 3. Increased Accountability 4. Decreased Budgets 5. Increased Workloads on Staff 6. Managers/Instructional Leader Gap 7. Lack of time and focus 8. Lack of knowledge

3 Comprehensive Instructional Program Five Questions 1. What are our core values? (Expectations/Policies/Protocols) 2. What are we teaching? (Curriculum) 3. How are we teaching it? (Instructional Program) 4. How do we know if students learned it? (Assessments) 5. What do we do if they don’t learn or already know? (Intervention)

4 What Are Our Core Values? Expectations/Policies/Protocols 1. Intense Focus/Vision 2. High Expectations 3. Unwavering Support 4. Dedicated Director 5. Eliminate Trivial Initiatives 6. Data Driven Instruction 7. Evaluations - Honest/Focused 8. Specific SIPs 9. Create Budget on Priorities 10. Freedom/Accountability 11. Support for At-Risk Schools

5 What Are We Teaching? Curriculum 1. Curriculum Frameworks 2. Blueprints 3. Essential Knowledge/Skills 4. Guaranteed/Viable Curriculum 5. Constantly Revise 6. Vertical Articulation 7. Curriculum Overload 8. High Expectations 9. People Improvement 10. Time to Re-tool

6 How Are We Teaching The Curriculum? Instructional Program 1. Expectations (Best practices/no hiding) 2. People Improvement a. Hire best b. Remediate average c. Dismiss ineffective 3. Staff Development 4. Instructional Leaders a. Free principals /build capacity b. Provide support/data /clear focus 5. Identify weaknesses a. Schools/disciplines/grade levels b. Subgroups/individual students c. Teachers 6. Teach with Rigor

7 How Do We Measure Learning? Assessment Program 1. Quarterly Assessments 2. Common Benchmarks 3. Longitudinal Data a. Curriculum/instruction? b. Teacher specific? 4. Data Interpretation a. Simple/easy to read b. Correlate with SOLs c. Change instruction 5. Use Multiple Assessments 6. Understand SOLs a. Format/Rigor b. Get ahead of curve

8 What Do We Do if Students Don’t Learn/Already Know? Remediation and Intervention 1. Study Skills 2. After School Remediation 3. Title VI 4. Title I 5. Special Education 6. Algebra Readiness Aides 7. Student Performance by Questions 8. Small Group Instruction 9. Identification of Students (RtI Model) 10. VDOE Website (overall scores) 11. Reading Resource Teachers 12. Math Coaches

9 Why Are We Struggling? 1. Curriculum (need to align) 2. Instruction (use rigor/best practice) 3. Data (use it effectively) 4. Time (need to re-tool) 5. Capacity (need right people) 6. Resources (need single source) 7. Complicated (need simplification) 8. Expensive (need to unify)

10 Academic Success State Ranking SOL Results 2013 1. Overall Math 5 th in state 2. Grade 3 Math 5 th in state 3. Geometry 6 th in state 4. Grade 3 Reading 9 th in state 5. Math 6 Math 10 th in state 6. Algebra I 11 th in state 7. Algebra II 13 th in state 8. Overall History 14 th in state 9. Grade 11 Writing 14 th in state 10. Overall Science 15 th in state (57% free and reduced lunch)

11 What we’re beginning: 1. Comprehensive Instructional Program 2. Three Primary Components a. Comprehensive Instructional Plan b. Assessments c. Family Connection 3. Completion Dates a. Comprehensive Inst. Plan (July 2015) b. Assessments (Aug. 2015) c. Family Connection (Jan. 2015)


13 Lesson Plan Elements 1. Objective a. Aligned to curriculum b. Aligned to pacing guides c. Prioritized by importance d. Sequenced for benchmarks e. Spiral reviews 2. Prior Knowledge 3. Strategies 4. Independent Practice 5. Daily Quick Checks 6. Support Resources/Remediation 7. Optional for Effective Teachers


15 Assessment Elements 1. Objective a. Collect data b. Analyze data c. Produce usable reports d. Region 7 created program 2. Review a. SOL data b. Benchmark data c. Common assessment data


17 Family Connections 1. Objective a. Provide single source b. User Friendly 2. Resources a. Practice sheets b. Homework help c. Unit plans/objectives

18 Process 1. Employed Director a. Strong curriculum background b. Paid by participating divisions c. WCPS will employ 2. Involve Best Teachers a. One teacher as leader from region b. One teacher from grade/division 3. Responsibility a. Solicit input b. Create daily lesson folders 4. Director Review 5. Region 7 Review (subgroup) 6. Post On Line 7. Constant Review and Update 8. Pay (Staff Dev., Title, workdays, etc.)

19 Benefits 1. Reduce Service Duplication 2. Ensure Correct Alignment 3. Strengthen Data Analysis 4. Help New/Struggling Staff 5. Provide Family Support 6. Reduce Need for Textbooks 7. Reduce Need for Vendors 8. Reduce Staffing Needs 9. Provide Constant Updates

20 Comprehensive Instructional Program Website 1.Website 2. Important Information a. Not populated yet b. Example: 5 th Math (lesson 154) c. No log-ins d. No passwords e. Secure f. Share with staff

21 What we did to get started 1. Determine Potential Interest 2. Created Regional Board 3. Identified Scope of Work 4. Established Priorities/Protocols 5. Establish Budget 6. Hired Director 7. Identify Lead Teachers 8. Identify Grade/Subject Teachers 9. Monitor Progress

22 If we can help you? Wise County Public Schools 628 Lake Street Wise, VA 24293 276-328-8017 Scott Kiser –– Marcia Shortt- Region VII Director—Matt Hurt

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