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Thipgen Road to Success
Transcript of Thipgen Road to Success
Perspective Progress Goals &
Initiatives ACS Staff Member Recognition &
Celebration Current Reality How did we get here? 2003 - Opened Instability + IL = Challenges Allow for increase in private funding
Another entity eligible for grants
tax deductible contributions PLC Close Investigations in Number, Data & Space Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Thigpen Shared Vision for Success Leadership May 7, 2013 Demographic Shifts Demographics 2004 2012 Demographics Demographics 2007 77% Staff Turn-over Including 4 Administrative Turnovers Student Demographic Shifts High Mobility Rates Enrollment Fluctuation Paradigm Shifts IL STA STAN DARDS TE CC SS Math Reading Progress AYP Report By 2015, Thigpen School will fully operate as a professional learning community as evidenced by surveys and rubrics outlining the characteristics of successful PLCs. Staff Curriculum & Instruction Climate Parents & Community Students This vision document provides the “imagination” of what we hope to become, a blueprint for continuous improvement, and the benchmarks by which we will evaluate our progress. We dedicate ourselves to these ideals. Reading Understanding by Design Focus on
by Results common
assessment Our Reality: Last year (2011-12), 67% of our students met or exceeded state standards for reading as measured by ISAT.
Our Goal: This year (2012-13), we will increase the percentage of students meeting or exceeding state standards for reading as measured by ISAT to 70% or higher. Our Reality: Last year (2011-12), 81% of our students met or exceeded state standards for math as measured by ISAT.
Our Goal: This year (2012-13), we will increase the percentage of students meeting or exceeding state standards for math as measured by ISAT to 85% or higher. Thigpen Staff Volunteers Students Kindergarten Elizabeth Gariti
Mary Jane Worsley
Krinstine Wright First Grade Holly Curry
Cynthia Szabo Second Grade Jennifer Dotson
Patricia Watson Third Grade Susan Bannon
Lori Wade Fourth Grade Brynn Hallman
Laura Hall Fifth Grade Cjonell Collins
Erin Smith Special Education Katherine Brock
Arline Kreis Office Staff Charisse Beach
Jean Smith Custodial Staff Thomas Sheridan
Ronald Wilder Cafeteria & Playground Lenora Foxworth
Ronetta Washington Reading Resource Kathryn Lenz
Sandra Van Cleave
Beth Wolz Elsie Briette
David Wiley Perfect Attendance Cynthia Chavez
Angelina Del Rose
Michael Phimmasene Peace Builders Brooklynn Bester
Jovanny Zamudio Find the Gift Lorena Aguado
Matthew Walls Reason abstractly and quantitatively. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Model with mathematics. Use appropriate tools strategically. Attend to precision. Mathematical
Practices Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Reason abstractly and quantitatively. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Model with mathematics. Use appropriate tools strategically. Attend to precision. L.I.F.E. Program Zooming in on Success DRIVEN TO SUCCEED: Empowering Minds, Character and Relationships Close Reading Close Reading
Careful and purposeful re-reading of a text
Develops a deep understanding of the passage
Focus on Author's Purpose
Structure/flow of the text
Ideas within the text
Embraces larger themes and ideas evoked and/or implied by the passage itself Close reading is a careful, deliberate reading of a text.
It requires paying close attention to what you are reading and focusing in on the little details and nuances of the text while reading, instead of simply focusing on the face value of the words on the page. Interaction between the Reader and the text
Give text dependent questions that require students to go back into the text and search for the answers
Analyze, Understand, Provide Evidence and Justification Activities
As a critical reader, students should
recognize every assumption as an
argument that must be carefully evaluated.
Claims assert a conclusion, an idea, an
opinion, a judgment, or a point of view
that the writer wants you to know. Activities:
Circle most important word or phrase in a sentence, paragraph, or text
Underline the most important things told about a word or phrase What Does Annotating Text Look Like in the Classroom?
Highlighting, underlining, circling
Marking up the text to identify vocabulary that needs to be taught in advance So What?