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Corinne Ricci

on 8 December 2009

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Community Families Student Achievement Schools Effective Teachers
"Ensure the written curriculum is taught to and mastered by all students"
(Educational Results Partnership)
Use instructional tools to support the core curriculum (e.g. Differentiated Instruction (DI) and Understanding by Design (UBD))
Use data to drive their teaching practices
Use Project Based Learning Approaches
Participate in grade level meetings that help to support student achievement
Expect all students to succeed Effective Principals
Help to set a core curriculum.
Are data driven
Resource funds adequately
Provide supervision and teacher support.
Maintain adequate facilities.
Expect all students to succede
Effective School Boards
Select a strong superintendent who is dedicated to supporting their student's academic success
Sets goals and establishes policy for a the school district that are data driven and evidence based.
Know how to interpret data on their student preformance and ask questions.
Support monitoring systems of student preformance
Expect all students to succeed

Out to 2050, the United States, Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain and Australia will be the primary destinations for a majority of international immigrants, while China, Mexico, India, Philippines, Indonesia, and Pakistan will be the major suppliers of these migrants. [16] What will our nation look like in the upcoming future? To prepare to help solve global issues. “What is now a global water challenge will soon become a global water crisis.” [22] Almost four billion people will live in areas of high water stress by 2030 if governments and individuals do not change their habits and use this finite resource more responsibly." John Hamre, President of CSIS "If world energy demand grows as anticipated - forty-five percent by 2030. By that time, fossil fuels will account for eighty percent of our energy consumption. [7] " Water Energy "In the second half of the 20th century, farmers have dramatically increased their crop yields, helping the world avert a once predicted fate of mass starvation and malnutrition. [21] " Food 21st Century learners need
QUALITY education.
They are the foundation for a strong and innovative country.
To be globally competative
and globally minded. They need to be able to analyze information, innovate, think critically, and use technology to communicate ideas. We are teaching 21st Century learners and they need....... Mastering innovation is the key for our
nations success in the future. Our School Vision Our School Mission
Every student who enters our school deserves a real, equal and meaningful opportunity to become ready for the challenges of postsecondary education. Our school will provide a safe and supportive learning environment to allow all students the freedom to pursue their goals and become life-long learners. We are dedicated to a rigorous curriculum that starts with all of the needed academics to be University eligible. This dedication to our students' future is our conviction and it is borne from the belief that college begins here. A school that is a community in which
all students are engaged in 21st Century
academic achievement and character development. Curriculum and Academics
"Improving college readiness is vital
to the development of a diverse and talented
labor force that can maintain and increase the US
econmic competitiveness throughout the world." (Center
for Strategies and International Studies (CSIS)) Although not every student plans to attend college after high school, many of the jobs now being created are technology-based and require a level of knowledge and skills comparable to that expected of the first-year college student (ACT, 2006) Explicit, measurable goals based on data and aligned to standards drive improvement planning High Expectations for ALL Students.
Resources designed to support the school structures and instructional skills.
Personalization of instruction
Staff Selection, Leadership and Capacity Building "District, schools and classroom leaders and staff are part of a professional learning community that provides multiple ways for leaders and teachers to develop the skills to ensure that all students recieve high-quality instruction." Teacher COLLABORATION time is used to refine and revise curriculum, develop assessments, and share instructional strategies and practices. Collaborative teams take solution centered approaches to address learning needs. Educators highly value professional inquiry, reflection, and problem solving by team members. Instructional Programs, Practices and Arrangements "Selections of instructional programs and resources used district wide is based on research and/or evidence of effectiveness. These are tightly aligned to learning starndards with the understanding that the learning standards, not the textbooks, drive instructional planning." A variety of instructional structures, programs and resouces has been selected to assist in differentiating instruction so that the vast majority of students can be served in the regular classroom and have access to a rigorous and engaging curriculum. Teachers are assigned so that all levels of students have access to the most qualified and experienced teachers. 5 Best School Practice Themes
Based on
The Just for the Kids Framework Monitoring: Compilation, Analysis and Use of Data Recognition, Intervention, and Adjustment The district provides user friendly district-wide set of formative, diagnostic, and progress- monitoring assessments that reflects the standards and written district curriculum. The disctict ensures that data systems are both useful and used to track student achievement and to inform key decisions. The district data department provides the data that are most needed and useful and provides training about data and data systems as needed. Teachers use classroom, school, district, and state assessment results to continually examine student performance and the direct instructional decision making Multiple assessment tools and methods are used to monitor student learning School leaders work with academic department leaders, teachers, and students to provide timely interventions and prevent students from falling too far behind. Teachers have multiple intervention programs to choose from to meet a diverse range of student needs. Staff ensures the adoption of proven intervention and recognition programs. Staff continually evaluate intervention and recognition programs to ensure they are instructionally effective. "Dynamic, innovative and strategic partnerships between
governments, civil society, the private sector, and international institutions will be necessary to address the many challenges ahead. "
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