GOAL: Exemplary Practices High Achievement, High Accountability at SCHS Organization -- Professional Learning Communities -- Distributive Leadership -- Vertical and grade level articulation -- Learning focused Schools DSTP / Standards / NCLB -- Data & Results Driven -- Department & Individual Planning -- Staff Development Curriculum -- Prioritized Curriculum -- K-12 Benchmarks/Maps -- Unit Content Maps With Focus Vocabulary Instruction -- Encore / STRIDE -- Teacher and department goal setting -- CRISS -- Dimensions of Learning / Advanced Organizers -- Power Standards Assessment -- Focus = Assessment for Learning -- Continuous Formative Assessment / STAR -- Benchmark Assessments That Direct Instruction -- Development and Use of Rubrics
FISH Philosophy Choose your attitude Play Make Their Day Be Present Its About the Students Lets make FISH STICK BE IT, COACH IT, COMMIT
WHAT A TEACHER… * SEINFELD – Come on people – THINK * MR. MIAGI – Sand the floor * YODA – Use the Force
Sussex Central High School Learning Focused School Building a Learning Community Coach It COMMITBE IT Planning Learning Unit Activation & Acceleration Extending & Refining Connecting to Standards Based Curriculum Curriculum Mapping Dimension of Learning CRISS Strategies ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS Activating Prior Knowledge Acquiring Knowledge Teaching Strategies Summarizing Students Keep Learning FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION Critical Factor Implementation Result Maximize student learning through Learning Focused School
Lets refresh… * EQ – How do we become a LFS school? * EQ – How can a concept grow legs? * EQ – How does a concept stand strong? * EQ – How do we teach a concept to run?
ESSENTIAL QUESTION How do you know if the concept won the race?
Why have students summarize what they are learning? Summarizing is perhaps they key thinking skill for learning. Summarizing is a Learning Strategy not a teaching strategy. Learners must summarize themselves for the learning to construct meaning. When summarizing, students create a schema for the information and remember it better and longer. Teachers facilitate summarizing when they have students answer the essential questions at the end of a lesson. This will also help the teacher gather evidence of learning. When students summarize, their confusions, misconceptions, or misunderstandings surface and teachers can then adapt future teaching accordingly. It is key to knowing when and on what to re-teach. Student summarizing should be distributed throughout a lesson, not just at the end.
WHAT IS THE KEY? COLLABORATION IN A PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY Coming together is a beginning, Staying together is progress, And working together is success. - Henry Ford
WRAP-UP & FEEDBACK EQ HOW DO YOU KNOW IF THE CONCEPT WON THE RACE? TICKET OUT
Unit Planning Guide Decision One: Content Map of Unit (See examples in Acceleration Section) Examples / Steps (Optional) Unit Topic / Name Unit Essential Question Key Components / Issues / Concepts / Skills Teacher / Team:_____________________ Subject / Grade:_____________________