School Improvement Plan

Omaha Public Schools

School Improvement Plan

Elementary School: Benson West

Growth Goals

School Improvement Criteria:

Coaching Look Fors:

Language Arts:

🐾 By 2021, will increase Proficiency in ELA by 8% as measured on NSCAS Assessment.

🐾On-track 32.3% à 40.3%

🐾 Based on MAP last year, we were at 42.9%

 

Think aloud from teacher and students

Note making and graphic organizers

Quick writes – exit ticket, some type of writing

Non-linguistic representation – different ways to show thinking

Conferring – teacher to student (monitor progress)

Sharing – students sharing their thoughts or work

Section 4 and 11, Best Instructional Practices Handbook

Math:

🐾  By 2021, will increase the number of students On-Track by 8% as measured on NSCAS Assessment.

🐾 On-track 36.8% à 44.8%

🐾 Based on MAP last year, we were at 41%

 

Literacy and language rich mathematics classroom

Multiple representations

Cumulative review – spiraling skills for retention

Number sense/fluency

Check for understanding

Formative assessments to drive reteach

Summative assessments (for students’ achievement)

Section 5, Best Instructional Practices Handbook

English Learners:

🐾  By 2021, increase the percentage of EL students who are On-Track to Proficient by 2% as measured on the ELPA21 Assessment.

🐾 Proficiency level 24% à 26%

🐾 ELP21 last year, we were at 26%

 

Sentence stems and sentence frames

Lesson delivery – content learning goals, student’s engagement, pacing of the lesson

Frequent opportunity for student interactions

Building background knowledge

Use visuals for understanding

Section 13, Best Instructional Practices Handbook

Attendance:

🐾  By 2021, decrease the percentage of students who are chronically absent by 2% as measured by daily attendance.

🐾 Chronic absenteeism 50.65% à48.65%

🐾 Based on attendance data, reduced by 2%

 

On time

Not picked up early

Classroom environment that makes students want to attend school

After 3 absences – call to find out why and express concern

Encourage attendance – illness and emergency

Engagement techniques – response cards, turn and talk, cooperative learning, review games (Jeopardy/Pyramid)

Section 3, Best Instructional Practices Handbook

MTSS-B:

🐾  By 2021, decrease the number of behavior incident by 25% by implementing MTSS-B Tier 2 practices and systems with fidelity based on Tiered Fidelity Inventory and the Self-Assessment Survey Data.

🐾 Student behaviors reduce by 25%

🐾 Based on behavior incidents we reduced by 40% (87 incidents à 53 incidents)

Clearly defined expectations – posted and available for reference

Zones of Regulations – posted for reference throughout the school

Writing in a positive way – example – please keep your hands in your own space vs. don’t hit people

4 to 1 positive specific feedback

 

 

Section 3, Best Instructional Practices Handbook

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