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The PS/MS 219 2014-2015 School-Wide Instructional Focus:
Instructional Focus (for parents)
An instructional focus is a school-determined priority for learning. The goal of the instructional focus is to strengthen student achievement. It is based on the school’s needs and has a direct influence on the teaching that occurs within the classroom. We developed an instructional focus that integrates our beliefs on how students learn best, responds to the needs of all students, and pays attention to the professional growth of all staff. Throughout the school year, teacher teams will meet to reflect on implementation and student learning. This reflection will inform adjustments to teaching practice, in relation to increasing student progress. Ours is below:
Students will demonstrate cognitive engagement through writing tasks that require reflection and goal setting.
Chancellor’s Instructional Expectations (CIE)
The CIE asks schools to identify a school-wide instructional focus. It is important for us to use the goal setting process as an opportunity to prioritize improving classroom practice across the school.
Danielson’s Rubric Connection
3c: Engaging Students in Learning
PS/MS 219 2014－2015年學校教學重心
PS/MS 219 2014-2015 Enfoque Instruccional de toda la escuela:
Los estudiantes demostrarán la participación cognitiva a través de tareas de escritura que requieren la reflexión y establecimiento de las metas.
Expectativas de instrucción del Canciller (CIE)
Las CIE piden que escuelas identifiquen un enfoque instruccional de toda la escuela. Es importante para nosotros utilizar el proceso de establecimiento de metas como una oportunidad a priorizar la mejora de la práctica de aula por toda la escuela.
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“Improve school-wide consistency of students’ high-level ability to engage in genuine give-and-take discussions by questioning and justifying their own ideas.”
CIE: The CIE asks schools to identify a school-wide instructional focus. It is important for us to use the goal setting process as an opportunity to prioritize improving classroom practice across the school.
Danielson’s 3B: Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques- Moving beyond the “Turn &Talk” (or a “Think, Pair, Share” and “Stop and Jots”) or simple reporting to each other.
QR: 1.2 Develop Teacher Pedagogy from a coherent set of beliefs about how students learn best.
CCLS Shifts: ELA 4- Text-Based Answers, students engage in rich and rigorous evidence based conversations about text. Math 4- Deep Understanding – students deeply understand and operate easily within a Math concept before moving on.