WEEKLY UPDATES

MAY 2, 2019

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“Achieving in the Middle” is our initiative aimed to improve academic achievement in 24 Dallas ISD Middle Schools by creating, refining, and supporting best-in-class systems for leading and learning.

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UPDATES

HIRING OF ILTS

  • 29 of the 79 ILT positions have been hired

  • This is a big focus in the next few weeks to ensure success for your campus

  • ILT candidates should be Proficient 1 current teachers that are certified in the content they will be leading

  • New hires and CICs may also be considered


JUNE 4-6TH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • UPDATE: CICS AND ILTS will receive training during those three days

  • Times and Locations for the trainings will be sent out soon


Principal Prep Checklist

  • Review your 2019-2020 Master Schedule with your Executive Director for approval

  • Review your Floor plan (room organization) and design something inspirational with your new teams in mind. You will submit your floor plan with a rationale to your ED and then to School Leadership. Example: With a counselor and AP for each grade level, how might you set up their work spaces to foster ownership of their grade level?

  • We will provide PD for developing your organization charts and calendars in June so you will need to come prepared with your thoughts about your leadership team roles/responsibilities

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2019-2020 AIM CAMPUSES

ATWELL MS

BROWNE MS

CARY MS

COMSTOCK MS

DADE MS

GARCIA MS

GASTON MS

HILL MS

KENNEDY-CURRY MS

LANG MS

MARSH MS

MEDRANO MS

O.W. HOLMES MS

PIEDMONT MS

PINKSTON (GRADES 7-8)

RUSK MS

SEAGOVILLE MS

STOCKARD MS

STOREY MS

TASBY MS

WALKER MS

YMLA @ FLORENCE

ZAN HOLMES MS

ZUMWALT MS

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KEY COMPONENTS OF AIM

STRATEGIC STAFFING

  • Campus staffing based on aligned Vision, Mission, Values

  • Distributed Leadership Model with three APs, three Counselors, and Core Content Instructional Lead Teachers (ILTs)

  • Professional Development to study, align and develop top talent

INSTRUCTIONAL EXCELLENCE

  • Master Schedules built with defined instructional blocks

  • Effective Lesson Design through PLC; aligned and differentiated with data, rigor and student interest

  • Engaging Lesson Delivery through exploration, expression, and cultural competence as well as Small group instruction, Differentiation, and Blended Learning with writing in all contents

POSITIVE, RESPONSIVE CULTURE

  • Schoolwide Systems & Structures for Arrival, dismissal, lunch, Student Teams, Celebrations, etc.

  • Restorative & SEL practices including class meetings, circles, integrated SEL & suspension alternatives

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Enrichment and Interventions with a variety of offerings and goals of 80% participation for 6th grade

  • Intervention with tutoring and self-directed intervention with technology

SUPPORTIVE PARTNERSHIPS

  • Parent Advocacy with Data, High School Choice and SEL at Home Seminars

  • Parent Leadership with revitalized SBDM, PT/PTSO organizations

  • Community Engagement with opportunities for community outreach, events and partnerships

QUOTE OF THE WEEK.

“If you’re trying to be more productive, don’t analyze how you spend your time. Pay attention to what consumes your attention… [Focus] on getting things done for the right reasons, in the right places, and at the right moments… Prioritize the people and projects that matter...”

- Adam Grant, Wharton SchooL

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