FRANK LEDESMA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
"Learn Like A Champion" March 5 - 19, 2021
Heroes Work Here! Thank you to ALL Frank Ledesma Staff! We ROCK!
Frank Ledesma Spring Book Fair
Monday, March 1st, 7:30am to Sunday, March 14th, 11:45pm
Virtual 24/7 Book Fair
LCAP GOAL 2 and 4 Read Across America on Dr. Seuss's Birthday!
LCAP GOAL 3 Student SEL and the Importance of Laughter
The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak
LCAP GOAL 2 and 5 The Importance of the Professional Learning Community to Student Learning
'Factors of Professional Learning Community Implementation and Effect on Student Achievement'
The basis of what the factors are when looking at PLC implementation in schools came from the work of DuFour, Eaker, Hord, Buffum, Mattos, and Weber found in numerous books and publications. It is common knowledge among educators that PLCs create a culture of collaboration to enhance student learning. Not all educators are convinced the PLC makes a difference.
According to this research study by Burns et al. (2018), the PLC appears to make a significant difference in student achievement, especially in elementary school mathematics. The research did find significant connections between achievement in Communication Arts (ELA) as well. Further study needs to be conducted by researchers to determine the effect of PLCs.
Exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analyses resulted in two broader constructs that represented PLC attributes. Collaborative leadership processes and data-driven systems for learning both correlated significantly with student achievement. Basically, the researchers found that schools claiming to be PLC schools usually don't show a significant impact on student achievement unless there is a highly effective use of student formative assessment data.
Many supposed PLC schools in the country do not fully implement PLCs to a highly effective level. The learning cycle is not implemented with fidelity, and there may not be a commitment or capacity to make instructional/learning changes based on student common formative assessment data. The other critical factor in the success of the PLC is collaborative leadership practices. PLC leadership includes administrators and teachers. Without strong teacher leadership in the PLC process, student achievement improvement is impaired or nonexistent.
Previous research found that many school personnel successfully implement other aspects of PLCs but struggle to effectively USE DATA to DRIVE INSTRUCTION. At Frank Ledesma Elementary we recognize the importance of using common formative assessment data for essential standards as the key to improving student achievement. Collaborating isn't enough. Collaborating over student data, and using the results to guide instruction and intervention is the key to improving academic performance.
LCAP GOAL 2 Proficiency for ALL - Virtual Science Field Trip to the Elkhorn Slough
Mrs. Shin's 5th Grade class got to see all kinds of little critters that live in the water and learn about their habitat.
March 15 - Strings Instrument Repair Drive-By from 10am - 12pm @ Frank Ledesma School
March 16 - Virtual Staff Meeting @ 3:25 pm
March 16 - DELAC Virtual Meeting @ 5:30 pm
March 17 - Aeries Closes for Report Card Data Entry!
March 17 - St. Patrick's Day!
March 18 - Happy Thursday :)
March 19 - Curriculum DLT 8:30am - 12:00pm
Spring Parent Teacher Conference
Thursday, March 25th, 12pm to Wednesday, March 31st, 3pm
Frank Ledesma Elementary School
Soledad, Ca. 93960
(831) 678-8029 Fax