Tewksbury Township Board of Education

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

 
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