Strategies for Improving Instruction, Curriculum, and Student Achievement
District Priority: High Student Achievement
“The most promising strategy for sustained, substantive school improvement is developing the ability of school personnel to function as professional learning communities.” -- DuFour 1998
Through our efforts to be a premier school district and achieve high student achievement for all our students we are committed to developing and supporting professional learning communities throughout our district. A professional learning community (PLC) is defined by these characteristics; a solid foundation consisting of common mission, vision and values, collaborative teams focused on student learning that work interdependently to achieve common goals, foster positive and supportive relationships, and a focus on results with a commitment to continuous improvement.
Professional Learning Communities are guided by the following four essential questions: (Richard DuFour)
- What do we expect our students to learn?
- How will we know they are learning?
- How will we respond when they don't learn?
- How will we respond if they already know it?
Strategies implemented for this initiative are:
- Professional Learning Communities SupportEstablish Collaborative Teaming
- Develop Learning Targets & Common Formative Assessments
- Personalized Learning for All Students
- Assessment Analysis & Data Based Decision Making
- Continued Development of Curriculum Improvement