School Improvement Plan

Omaha Public Schools

School Improvement Plan 2015-2016

Elementary School: Benson West

Growth Goals

Goal Area: Mathematics

Focus Skill(s): Number Sense

Strategy:  Differentiated instruction with flexible grouping.

Gradual Release with skills groups during guided and independent practice.

Literacy Strategies (writing) in Math.

Measurable Objective (growth goal): The number of students meeting/exceeding standards on the NeSA-M in grades 3rd-6th will increase by 5%. (An increase from 56% to 61% of students meeting/exceeding standards.)

Goal Area: Reading

Focus Skill(s): Comprehension/Summarizing

Strategy:  Increase literacy strategies across all content areas by using flexible grouping.

Gradual Release with skills groups during guided and independent practice.

Measurable Objective (growth goal):  The number of student’s meeting/exceeding standards on the NeSA-R in grades 3rd-6th will increase by 5%.  (An increase from 68% to 73% of student’s meeting/exceeding standards.)

Goal Area: Writing

Focus Skill(s): Narrative Writing: Ideas, Organization, Sentence Fluency, Voice, Word Choice and Conventions

Strategy: Goal setting and descriptive feedback during small group/individual student conferences and vertical planning.

Gradual Release with skills groups during guided and independent practice.

Measurable Objective (growth goal):  The number of students proficient on the NeSA-W in 4th grade will increase by 5%.  (An increase from 60% to 65% of students’ proficient.)

Goal Area: Attendance (cannot be measured by this PD plan)

Focus:  Instructional minutes lost

Strategy: Increased communication with families about attendance concerns, monitoring, conferences by school counselors, and monthly administrative meetings

Measurable Objective (growth goal):  Attendance rates will increase by 2%. (An increase from 93.8% to 95.8%)

Year-long Professional Development Plan

Week of:

Professional Development Topic

Person(s) Responsible

Cost

August

·       Procedures & Routines

August 5

·       Building SIP (1/2 day)

-        Welcome Back/Team Building

-        Share Benson West SIP Plan

-        Minnesota Humanities: Increasing Student Engagement through Absent Narratives

·       Teacher Planning and Preparation (1/2 day)

Instructional Leadership Team

August 6,

August 7

·       Curriculum Day: One day as assigned per school by Curriculum Instruction and Assessment

(full day);

On the two days not assigned:

Building SIP (1/2 day)

-        Procedures & Routines

-        Staff Handbook

-        Due Process

-        Code of Conduct

-        Discipline

-        Break Out sessions

-        Kahoo.it

-        Math Gyrations

-        Restructuring Guided Reading Groups

-        OMG! I Don’t Like You!; Classroom Management

Teacher Planning and Preparation (1/2 day)

Curriculum Instruction and Assessment

Instructional Leadership Team

August 10

·       Teacher Planning and Preparation (Full Day)

·       -Safe Walk Back to School (5:30-7:00)

All Certified Staff

August 11

·       Teacher Planning and Preparation (full day)

August 24

Staff Meeting

     - SAT Process

Meg, Megan, Diane

August 27

       Grade Level Meetings

        - Student Data Review (InView, MAPP, NeSA)

 Megan Schumacher

September

Student Engagement

September 10

Grade Level Meetings

·       Custom test in Acuity

·       Talked writers workshop

·       F&P Benchmarks and set a growth goal

Miranda, Megan, Meg & Monica

September 18

Staff Meeting (1/2 a.m.)

      -Math Gyrations

Instructional Leadership Team

Miranda Mull and Amanda Hoops

September 18

Curriculum Day (1/2 day p.m.)

September 21

Minnesota Humanities: Story Circle

(1/2 SIP p.m)

-Rose McGee

-Instructional Leadership Team

-Miranda Mull and Amanda Hoops

September 21

·       Elementary TEAM Plan Time  (1/2 day p.m)

Specialists: Art, Music, PE, Library

(follow building schedule)

Counselors: (follow building schedule)

Nurses: (full day)

Instructional Leadership Team

Week of Sept 21

Grade Level Meetings

·       Goal Setting Sessions

Instructional Leadership Team

September 28

Staff Meeting

·       Gender Identity Training

Ellen James

October

The Collaboration of Reading & Writing

October 5

·       Staff Meeting

Flexible Guided Reading Groups Part II

Instructional Leadership Team

Jill Ridder and Nicole Hunter

October 8

·       Grade Level Meetings

 

Megan Schumacher

October 23

·       Elementary TEAM Plan Time/Parent-Teacher Conferences

Instructional Leadership Team

October 26

·       Staff Meeting

-Writing PD

Instructional Leadership Team

Week of October 26

·       Grade Level Meeting

         -Goal Setting Sessions

Instructional Leadership Team

November

·       Staff Collaboration

November 9

·       Staff Meeting

      Writing PD Continued

Instructional Leadership Team

November 12

·       Grade Level Meeting

Megan Schumacher

November 23

·       Staff Meeting

      - Vertical planning and the “Ideal Student”

Instructional Leadership Team

November 25

·       Building SIP (1/2 day)

Honor Retreat @ NorthStar

Youth Frontiers

December

Reflecting & Celebration

November 30-December 4

·       Grade Level Meeting

-Goal Setting Meetings

December 7

·       Staff Meeting

- Reflection and Celebration

Leadership Team

January

Gradual Release

January 4

·       Teacher Planning and Preparation (full day)

January 7th

·       Grade Level Meetings

Megan Schumacher

January 11

·       Staff Meeting

      -Gradual Release (Part I)

Instructional Leadership Team

January 19-22

·       Grade Level Meetings

-Goal Setting Meetings

Instructional Leadership Team

January 25

·       Staff Meeting

      -Gradual Release (Part II)

Instructional Leadership Team

February

Student Engagement & Best Instructional Practices

February 8

·       Staff Meeting

      -Student Engagement Using Smartboards

Eileen Heller

February 11

·       Grade Level Meeting

February 12

·       Elementary TEAM Plan Time (p.m.)

-SIOP

Carrie Cunningham, Megan Schumacher, Noreen Abrahamson, and Meagan Young 

February 25

·       Elementary TEAM Plan Time/Parent-Teacher Conferences

Instructional Leadership Team

February 29th

·       Staff Meeting

-Framework for Understanding Poverty

Instructional Leadership Team

March

·       Engaging Students in Poverty

March 21st -25th

·       Grade Level Meetings

   -Goal Setting Meeting

Instructional Leadership Team

March 28th

·       Staff Meeting

      -Framework for Understanding Poverty

Instructional Leadership Team

April

·       Increase Literacy Strategies

April 4th

·       Staff Meeting

      -Literacy Strategies in Math (Writing)

Miranda Mull

April 7th

·       Grade Level Meetings

Megan Schumacher

April 22nd

·       Elementary TEAM Plan Time (full day)

   -Rachel Billmeyer 1/2 a.m.

   - Teaming- Class split Lists

Rachel Billmeyer

April 25th

·       Teacher Planning and Preparation (full day)

April 26th- 29th

·       Grade Level Meetings

-Goal Setting Meetings

Instructional Leadership Team

May

·       2015-2016 Successes

May 9th

·       Staff Meeting

      -Show & Share of Year’s Successes

Benson West Staff

May 11th

·       Grade Level Meetings

May 23rd

·       Building SIP (1/2 day)

·       Teacher Planning and Preparation (1/2 day)

Instructional Leadership Team

May 24th

·       Building SIP (1/2 day)

·       Teacher Planning and Preparation (1/2 day)

Instructional Leadership Team

June

June 29 and 30

·       SIP Workshops

Curriculum Instruction and Assessment