Submitted by Craig Gunderson, CGBES principal
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Common Core Standards
At a series of afterschool staff meetings during the next 2 months our staff will be learning about the Common Core Standards and what they mean to our curriculum, assessments, and instruction (CAI). The Common Core Standards also tie into our RTI framework as we seek to prepare students for college and career readiness. We will explore the standards in Math and English Language Arts and develop action steps towards implementing Common Core Standards based curriculum in 2012-2013. In addition to learning about the standards we will examine processes, structures, strategies, and action steps to assist us in our efforts. Our administration team and curriculum teacher leaders will explore possible tools including the Standards Insight and Curriculum Companion that can be used in conjunction with Build Your Own Curriculum to develop and implement a Common Core Standards based instructional program.
Elementary Planning For 2012-2013
Teacher and administrator representatives will be discussing six critical areas of quality schools to examine: • Where we have been
• Where we currently are
• Where we are going
Six critical areas of school quality include:
• Common Core Standards
• School Leadership
• Quality Communication
• Teamwork & Collaboration
We are fortunate to have teacher leaders who have taken the initiative to attend after school meetings with open minds, positive attitudes, and a high level of expertise for the betterment of our school.
4-Year-Old Kindergarten 2012-2013
As a school we are evaluating the configuration of 4K for 2012-2013. With the implementation of district wide monthly early release days on Wednesdays for curriculum, instruction, and collaboration, we are considering...