Principal Weekly Wrap Up
January 1, 2016: Happy New Year
OAP Mission Statement:
To have a safe place for all of us to be able to speak on tough topics and be aware of our own biases with clarity and deep compassion for students, parents, our community and each other.
To get us focused and to bring clarity to our systems by creating our "This is how we do business at Peterson handbook" by June 2015.
Campus Instructional Focus (A.K.A. POP):
After an analysis of campus data, we found that faculty and staff need to effectively use PLCs so that students will have clarity as to what they need to know and what they must be able to do with their learning in order to achieve personal growth in all content areas.
Theory of Action:
Provide the foundational purpose of the why behind PLCs.
Teachers will use PLCs as the primary strategy for improving the instructional culture of Peterson Elementary through:
Looking at student and teacher work;
Designing quality common formative assessments (CFAs)
Reviewing and responding to data.
Guiding Questions: What does an authentic and collaborative PLC look like? How does data, student work, and student feedback validate the effectiveness of PLCs? What professional development is needed to ensure that all staff members understand what learning targets, authentic learnings tasks, and collaborative PLCs look like?
Current status of campus transformational tasks:
January 4th PD will be on campus. Focus for the agenda will be our Campus Improvement Plan and our Campus Instructional Focus (reviewing and responding to data). I am looking forward to our morning together, I believe it is going to be engaging and impactful to our bus ride for the remainder of the year.
January 4, 2016 Agenda
8:15 a.m.- Breakfast treats and social time
8:30 a.m.-Campus PD begins in the library
Journal for reflection
Laptop or IPAD (you will need to be able to access information)
I will need one person to monitor our time and one person to monitor our pacing with topics. Each of you will be encouraged to take your own notes. Information from our meeting will be posted afterwards for future reference.
Limit side conversations
Stay focused w/a purpose
Start/End on Time
Take care of yourself and your space
Value and Respect each others voice and opinion
Monitor your airtime
Be positive. NO ENERGY VAMPIRES
Be mindful of your technology
Lunch on your own, I encourage you to spend time with each other as colleagues. The expectation is to return to campus after lunch and work collaboratively as a PLC and plan as a content/grade level.
I am planning for our campus PD to end by 11:30 a.m. to allow time for a rush free lunch and adequate travel time for those having to leave to report to other locations. Adhering to our norms will be the key.
Additional Information for teachers meeting off campus between 12:30-3:30 p.m.:
GATES meet in CDC-A at Admin
SPED meet in Board Room at Admin
Counselors meet in PDC-B at Admin
Art meet at Granger in Art Room
Music meet at Hatfield in Music Room