Curriculum Quarterly Report

December 16, 2015

Key Accomplishments

  • Organized and presented at the New Teacher Orientation on August 26, 2015 to acclimate new staff to our policies, procedures, and instructional expectations
  • Co-presented with the Dr. Feldman at the first Holly Hills Book Club on the subject of workshop models in classrooms
  • Organized our district participation in the Achieve NJ Observation Pilot Program where staff video tape lessons and reflect on them with administration; attending follow up sessions with the NJ Department of Education to facilitate the program operations
  • Attend a program offerings session hosted by Burlington County Institute of Technology to see what they offer to our 8th grade students as an option for high school
  • Completed the data uploads for the PARCC registration process in NJ SMART
  • Completed the data uploads for the ACCESS for English Language Learner's registration process in NJ SMART
  • Completed the data uploads for DLM (alternate assessment for special education students not taking PARCC)
  • Completed Pre-ID label submission for NJ ASK Science for grades 4 and 8
  • Updated curriculum in the following areas: English as a Second Language, Guidance, Gifted and Talented, 21st Century Life and Careers, Comprehensive Health and Physical Education, Social Studies, Technology, Visual and Performing Arts, and World Languages
  • Attending Science presentations with Science companies in preparation for Science Standards updates to the Next Generation Science Standards in grades 6-8 for September 2016
  • Completing Advisory calendars for WMS staff so that every Advisory group is following the same curriculum and expectations for social learning and community building
  • Maintaining the district Twitter page
  • Completing observations and lesson plan checks of teachers on time and providing timely feedback

Actions in Support of District Goals

Goal 1: Student Achievement

  • Utilizing MAP data to track growth in student learning
  • Utilizing running records to track growth in reading for Grades K-6
  • Analyzing PARCC data as it comes in to identify areas for increased instructional focus

Goal 2: Community Engagement

  • Maintaining district Twitter page where district events and school happenings are highlighted

Meetings and Professional Development Attended

  • Brain Based Learning at the Franklin Institute, August
  • Student Growth Objectives (SGOs) Workshop by NJ DOE, September
  • Transformational Leadership Workshops attended with Mrs. Grossman; September, November, December
  • MAP data analysis training for new web based assessment reports, October, disseminated information to teachers in grade level and department meetings
  • Genesis Training, November, basic refresher on using student database and generating reports from it
  • Google Classroom through Burlington County Curriculum Consortium, November, how to use Google Apps and Google Docs in your classroom, shared with staff at a staff meeting

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