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1 ~DRAFT~ Delaware State Board of Education Strategic Plan

2 Overarching Goal Using high standards and rigorous expectations for students, teachers, and leaders, all Delaware students graduate ready for college, career and Citizenship. High Expectations Rigorous Standards Delaware State Board of Education Strategic Plan

3 3 High Standards and Rigorous Expectations for Students, Teachers, and Leaders State Board of Education Strategic Framework

4 Clear connections between Delawares Education Plan and the State Board of Educations Strategic Plan Delaware State Board of Education Strategic Plan High Expectations Rigorous Standards Common Core Standards and Assessments High Performing Schools Educators as Catalysts 21 st Century Skills 4 Every single student in our system will graduate college and career ready, with the freedom to choose his or her lifes course Rigorous standards, curriculum, and assessments Sophisticated data systems and practices Effective teachers and leaders Deep support for the lowest- achieving schools Dramatically improved classroom instruction Collaboration between educators, communities, and all Delawareans Support from the DDOE LEAs schools individual classrooms Delawares Education Plan based on a clear vision and theory of action

5 Common Core Standards and Assessments Preparing Delaware Students for College & Career RATIONALE Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear framework of what students are expected to learn, are informed by best evidence and benchmarked against international standards; and designed to be relevant to real world knowledge and skills. SBE STRATEGY Monitor implementation of common core standards across state Advise on development of common core assessments Raise awareness of new standards and assessments among families,communities and stakeholders EXPECTED OUTCOMES High and consistent standards for ELA and math within and across states Rigorous common assessments based upon common core standards Clear expectations of students for parents, teachers and general public Students are well prepared for college, post-secondary training and careers in global economy Common Core Standards and Assessments

6 Common Core Standards and Assessments Preparing Delaware Students for College & Career ACTIONS Sponsor information sessions with community and stakeholders DE School Boards Association Delaware PTA United Way - Revive the Village Participate as a governing state with Smarter Balance Assessment Consortia (SBAC) Participate in professional development & study workshops SBE STRATEGY Monitor implementation of common core standards across state Advise on development of common core assessments Raise awareness among families, communities and stakeholders HIGHLIGHTS* PTA Partnership events (2012) State Board and Local Board/Stakeholder workshops (Spring 2012) NGA and NASBE workshops (continuing) DDOE/SBAC Welcome Call (Jan 2012) Keynote at UWD–Revive the Village (Dec 2011) Panelist at Delaware PTA 100 th Annual Convention (Nov 2011) Panelist at Vision 2015 Conference on college and career readiness NASBE Common Core Conference (Apr 2011) DE Adopts Common Core State Standards (Aug 2010) * SBE website will include a word document with all accomplishments aligned to each Pillar

7 High Performing Schools Building models for systemic and sustainable reform RATIONALE High performing schools reflect a microcosm of an integrated system that works – high student achievement underpinned by great teachers and leaders working collaboratively to deliver rigorous and diverse curriculum, high quality instruction, relevant experiences, strong accountability for student outcomes and overall well being. SBE STRATEGY Strengthen charter schools Highlight the best practices and support their replication across schools/districts Outreach more with schools, learning environments, and stakeholders EXPECTED OUTCOMES More high performing public schools available to all Delaware students Improvements in student learning and proficiency Narrowing of achievement gaps Increase graduation rate and decrease high school drop outs High Performing Schools

8 High Performing Schools Building models for systemic and sustainable reform ACTIONS Co-develop new Performance Frameworks for charter schools Facilitate regulatory change to utilize new charter frameworks Invite dialogue and sharing with schools on SBE Agenda Make personal visits and contacts with area schools Review performance and plans of partnership zone schools and restructuring schools SBE STRATEGY Strengthen charter schools Highlight the best practices and support their replication across schools/districts Outreach more with schools, learning environments, and stakeholders HIGHLIGHTS* Additional Charter Summit to discuss new Performance Framework SBE Visits schools to view innovative initiatives and reform efforts (ongoing) Presentations and updates from schools at Board meetings (ongoing) Howard HS (March 2012); East Side Charter (February 2012); Edison Charter (Dec 2011 ); East Side Charter (Jul 2011 ); … State Board and Local Board/Stakeholder workshops ( Dec 2011) Charter Summit #1 with school leaders & board members (Oct 2011) * SBE website will include a word document with all accomplishments aligned to each Pillar

9 Educators as Catalysts for strengthening learning, leadership & achievement RATIONALE Educators are the most critical factor for student learning & achievement. Teachers and Leaders have the most direct contact with classroom instruction and student learning. Any successful educational reform or attempt to close achievement gaps must be catalyzed and embraced by educators. SBE STRATEGY Celebrate Great Teaching & Leadership Focus on delivery of student outcomes Promote the village factor to enhance educator effectiveness EXPECTED OUTCOMES Attraction and retention of top talent to education careers in DE Improved teaching and learning for all, particularly students in high need areas Educators as Catalysts

10 Educators as Catalysts for strengthening learning, leadership & achievement ACTIONS Recognize DE Teacher and Administrators of the Year Support Race to the Top (RTTT) Pipeline Initiatives Engage local leaders to inform and mobilize the community SBE STRATEGY Celebrate Great Teaching & Leadership Focus on delivery of student outcomes Promote the village factor to enhance educator effectiveness HIGHLIGHTS* Participate in NGA and NASBE work groups in educator effectiveness Develop communication tools for sharing details of DPAS II with future educator and stakeholder audiences Participate in development of ESEA Flexibility Proposal DPAS II Workshop for Local Boards & Stakeholders (Dec 2011) PSB update on Emergency Certificates (July 2011) Meet & Greet with Delaware Leadership Project (June 2011) * SBE website will include a word document with all accomplishments aligned to each Pillar

11 21 st Century Skills educating whole child and preparing them for citizenship in a global society RATIONALE Competitiveness in this 21 st century global society requires a breadth of knowledge and skills including digital literacy, analytical reasoning, multicultural competence and effective communications (oral and written – with advantage for the multilingual). SBE STRATEGY Embrace digital citizenship Encourage STEM education & careers Foster business and community partnerships to enrich education EXPECTED OUTCOMES Students are well prepared and for college and careers in global economy More Delaware students enroll and complete college/post secondary A highly skilled workforce that attracts more high skill jobs with higher salaries for Delaware 21 st Century Skills

12 21 st Century Skills educating whole child and preparing them for citizenship in a global society ACTIONS Promote use of digital technology from classroom to boardroom Showcase STEM activities and opportunities in Delaware Working with DDOE and the P-20 Council develop a research plan that utilizes the longitudinal data system and data governance agreements Encourage the development of technology literacy for students and educators SBE STRATEGY Embrace digital citizenship Encourage STEM education & careers Foster business and community partnerships to enrich education HIGHLIGHTS* SBE goes paperless (almost) in 2012 NASBE Study group - Role of Technology in Schools and Communities – 2012 SBE begins social networking – 2012 Judge Technology Student Association State Competition – April 2012 Participation on DE STEM Council – on going * SBE website will include a word document with all accomplishments aligned to each Pillar

13 INDICATORS of SBE PERFORMANCE Delivery on statutory role and responsibilities Alignment of SBE Agenda, Sessions and Actions with Strategic Plan Communications and outreach activities Visibility and engagement with communities and stakeholders Delaware State Board of Education Strategic Plan High Expectations Rigorous Standards Using high standards and rigorous expectations for students, teachers, and leaders; all Delaware students graduate ready for college, career and Citizenship.

14 14 High Standards and Rigorous Expectations for Students, Teachers, and Leaders State Board of Education Strategic Framework

15 Communication & Collaboration key to deliver on SBE Strategic Plan OBJECTIVE: To communicate and build awareness of education initiatives in the strategic plan, to gather feedback, and share information around these initiatives PROCESS eBoard Meeting Manager and Document Manager Access – public and private Twitter Guidelines and Scheduled messages - under development Education in the News (internal news summary) Website revision – under development TOOLS Website Board Meeting Recordings Blasts Press Releases Twitter Letters & Articles Publications / Advertisements eBoard (internal and external)

16 ~DRAFT~ 16 VISION: All Delaware students are prepared to lead full and productive lives in the 21 st century global society Mission: In collaboration with community and stakeholders, the Delaware State Board of Education serves as the primary voice for Delaware citizens on education policy to create a world class education system for every student. Guiding Principles 1) Further our thriving democratic society with opportunities for an excellent and equitable education for all students. 2) Enrich education policymaking with the inclusion of diverse perspectives that represent the breadth and depth of Delawares citizens. 3) Utilize research-based viewpoints to inform decisions in the best interest of all students. 4) Advocate for the development of the whole child through learning, teaching, and community engagement. Delaware State Board of Education revised Dec 2011 Dr. Teri Quinn Gray, President Jorge L. Melendez, Vice President Mr. Gregory B. Coverdale, Jr. Mr. G. Patrick Heffernan Mrs. Barbara B. Rutt Dr. Terry M. Whittaker Dr. James L. Wilson

17 Delaware State Board of Education 401 Federal Street, Suite 2 Dover, DE Phone: Fax: Web: Ms. Donna R. Johnson, Executive Director Mrs. Dani Moore, Administrative Secretary

18 ~DRAFT~ All Delaware Students Graduate Ready for College, Career and Citizenship!


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