Presentation on theme: "ACTION PLAN FOR LEARNING PETERSON ROAD “CREATING HOPE AND LEARNING FOR ALL” SCHOOL PLANNING COUNCIL Parent: Jennifer Trueman Parent: Karen Ohlmann Parent:"— Presentation transcript:
ACTION PLAN FOR LEARNING PETERSON ROAD “CREATING HOPE AND LEARNING FOR ALL” SCHOOL PLANNING COUNCIL Parent: Jennifer Trueman Parent: Karen Ohlmann Parent: Pamala Combs Parent: Jana Hikichi Principal: Nathan Erker
Peterson Road Elementary Demographics Total Students281 129 Girls 152 Boys Aboriginal Students28 12 Girls 16 Boys Special Ed. 28 6 Girls 22 Boys ELL2 INT2 Peterson Road Elementary is a neighborhood school serving 281 K-7 students. This rural school is steeped in tradition, with many families having had multiple generations complete elementary school at Peterson Road. As a result, the parental support provided by both the PAC and the parent volunteers is extremely strong. The PAC is an active supporter of school initiatives. Through their hard work and generosity Peterson Road was able to make upgrades to their technology. Peterson Road values both athletics and the arts. Sports teams, running groups and “Healthy Buddies” are well attended, and the grade 4-5 students are exposed to the Ukulele, while the grade 6-7 students participate in band. Academically, the school goals have transitioned from a focus on numeracy to goals based on literacy. A large number of students receive speech and language support as well as reading recovery, learning assistance and resource periods. Peterson Road also houses “Strawberry Patch”, an onsite daycare facility and preschool facility. SCHOOL CONTEXT PETERSON ROAD (K-7)
Can writing skills be further developed through the use of technology? What are the key skills ? How can technology lead to student engagement? How can technology inspire both students and staff? How can technology be used to teach the writing process? How does technology expose children to a greater range of writing styles? How can technology be used to encourage additional reading and peer editing? INQUIRY QUESTION
Target: By 2016, at least 90% of all students will be Fully Meeting or Exceeding expectations on all school and district wide writing assessments, or meeting the goals set out in their Individual Education Plan.
Utilize technology to engage students in the writing process Use class blogs to promote daily writing Share and respond to student writing or topic suggestions Publish student writing via flip books Publish student exemplars on class websites Use available software to enhance the writing process Develop a digital library – create a bank of stories for our iPads in our Library Develop a ‘core’ set of benchmarks that will guide our teaching and assessment at each grade level. Determine the key concepts that should be taught at each grade level so that we are not re-teaching, but rather scaffolding our learning ACTIONS
Produce a ‘common language’ that will be used throughout the grades when teaching writing strategies. Each student should understand the writing process, as well as, what it means to: pre-write, proofread, summarize, peer-edit and publish. Focus on formative assessment to increase the standards of our published work. Develop school based rubrics and ensure students understand these expectations Create a bank of exemplars for student viewing and analysis Dedicate additional instructional time to sharing and responding to student writing ACTIONS
Devote a portion of our staff meeting to discuss aspects of our writing goal. Share ideas on how to further engage students in the writing process Share success stories and frustrations Have staff review exemplars to ensure our standards are consistent Share ways in which we can further use technology to enhance our teaching Seek Professional Development opportunities focused on the writing process. eg. Excellence in Writing, Professional Services, Technological Awareness ACTIONS
Peterson Road will measure success by examining its DWA 5, FSA 4, and FSA 7 results. Peterson Road will measure success by increasing the number of staff and students who utilize writing blogs to support writing. Peterson Road will measure success through the number of students who have their work published or showcased on their class website. Peterson Road will create a set of sample writing assessments in September and compare those samples to samples collected mid year and at year end. The year end product can then be utilized by next teacher to guide teaching practice. MEASURING SUCCESS
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