WSISD CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION

6th Six Weeks Newsletter

THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING SCHOOL YEAR....WSISD IS THE BEST DISTRICT IN THE UNIVERSE BECAUSE OF YOU!!!

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Transformation Begins With Reflection

As you move into a reflective mode, it is important that you take the time to reflect on your school year...
  • What worked?
  • What went well?
  • What do I feel was successful?
  • In what ways did I cultivate a growth mindset in my classroom?
  • Did I set and maintain a climate to learn from mistakes and failure?
  • Did I praise effort, resourcefulness, and resilience?
  • Did I set a forum for learners to receive authentic feedback from me, peers, and experts?
  • Did I ensure that learners were engaged in and motivated by the work?


"We do not learn from experience...we learn from reflecting on experience"

John Dewey

What can I expect next school year???

A continued focus on our current district initiatives, so that we can build expertise around WSISD essentials and deepen our understanding of district-wide best practices. We want to ensure that we are standards-driven, that we focus on promoting critical thinking through Workshop Model and Thinking Maps, and that we provide daily opportunities for purposeful reading, writing, and talking in every classroom.
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WSISD 2016-2017 PROBLEM OF PRACTICE

After an analysis of campus results, students are not consistently showing evidence of critical thinking through writing across the curriculum.


We want to continue to focus our energy on gaining consistency across classrooms with high levels of critical thinking and evidence of critical writing in all areas.


WSISD 2016-2017 Journal Expectations:

  • Pre-K: One Writing Journal
  • Kindergarten: One Separate Writing Journal & Teacher Discretion on How to Organize Writing Across All Other Content Areas
  • 1st-12th: One Journal Per Subject Area (Self -Contained Teachers May Combine Cross- Curricular Subjects Into One Journal i.e. ELA/Social Studies)
  • Type of Journal: Teacher Discretion (composition book, spiral, 3 ring binder)
  • All Journals Should Contain: Table of Contents, Authentic Writing
  • Recommendations: Feedback from Teacher & Teacher Model Journal

Summer Professional Development Opportunites

Are there any areas that you would like to grow in professionally before the start of next school year? Join us for some of our summer course offerings!


WSISD 2016 Summer PD Calendar

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND

How will you contribute to our students being future-ready when they graduate from Brewer High School?
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