• TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS STRATEGIC VISION

     
     

    GOAL AREA #1: Curriculum and Instruction- Student Achievement

     

     

    GOAL STATEMENT: Provide all of our students with instruction and educational experiences that foster individual potential, critical thinking, appropriate social-emotional development, and a love of learning

     

     

    Objective #1: Increase student-directed learning and exploration

    Objective #2: Ensure efficient, effective, purposeful assessment

    Objective #3: Full day kindergarten

    Objective #4: Implement a responsive district-wide social-emotional program

     
     ACTION PLAN - 2015-2016
     

    Objective #1:  Increase student-directed learning and exploration

    Action items/Strategies

    Timeline

    Continue Instructional Coaching in student-centered learning strategies

    *writing & math

    *PBL, Science and Social Studies, Specials

    2015-2017

    Curriculum Unit Development integrating constructivism and/or project based learning into units:

    a.       Science (6-8)

    b.       Tech

    c.        PBL

     

    2015-2016

    Student engagement through purpose- students are able to define what they are doing and why they are doing it

    On going

    Small group, differentiated instruction

    On going

    Active learners versus passive learners

    On going

     

     

     Objective #2: Ensure efficient, effective, purposeful assessment

    Action items/Strategies

    Timeline

    Audit classroom assessments; review district level assessment; Ensure efficient, effective, purposeful use of assessment

    ·        Determine purpose

    ·        Align to standards

    ·        Maximize efficiency, minimize assessment time for students

    2015-2016

    Increase the use of formative assessment to drive daily instruction

    On going

    Use summative assessments to place students in Tiered Programming (RtI)

    On going

    Establish Progress monitoring Systems and adjustment through systematic benchmarking and goal setting

    2015-2017

    Utilize summative assessment to determine programming needs in the area of language arts/reading

    ·        3 year longitudinal study

    2015-2019

    Evaluate and revise Report Card and Grading System (Elementary)

    2015-2016

     

    Objective #3:  Full day kindergarten

    Action items/Strategies

    Timeline

    Research Kindergarten Programs in New Jersey

    Winter 2015

    Survey Parents

    Winter 2015

    Recommendation to the Board

    Spring 2015

    Develop Full Day Kindergarten Schedule

    Spring 2015

    Identification of Programming Goals/Expansion

    Spring 2015

    Identification of additional Resources and Start up Needs

    Spring 2015

    Implement Full Day Kindergarten Program

    Fall 2015

    Evaluation of Programming Concerns and Successes

    On going

     

    Objective #4:  Implement a responsive district-wide social-emotional program

    Action items/Strategies

    Timeline

    Survey stakeholders on current needs

    2015-2016

    Evaluate current program’s level of effectiveness

    2015-2016

    Research effective social-emotional program for elementary schools (K-8)

    2015-2016