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District Goals

2018-2019 SCHOOL DISTRICT GOALS

As approved on June 25, 2018

Goal #1:

The superintendent will lead the administrative team in developing a comprehensive action plan to enhance the school district’s culture and address identified issues of bias, diversity, tolerance, acceptance and sensitivity. During the 2018-2019 school year, a district-wide needs assessment will be conducted. By June 2019, school based teams comprised of administration, teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, and when applicable students will be developed to begin formulating school level action plans based on data from the needs assessment specific to each school.

Goal #2:

The superintendent will lead the administrative team in developing a comprehensive action plan to guide the district in the enhancement of the I-STEAM initiative. By June 2019, an Entrepreneur Club for students in grades 5-8 will be created / implemented, additional revisions pertaining to the I-STEAM curricula will be completed, the “Southampton Spark” (Genius Hour) will be expanded in grades 2-5, the School #2 Computer Lab will be converted into a Makerspace, and two I-STEAM Lead Teachers will be employed to assist the teaching staff in developing I-STEAM initiatives, and providing extensive professional development pertaining to Google Classroom.

Goal #3:

The superintendent will lead the administrative team and lead teachers in developing an action plan to guide the successful implementation of a district-wide initiative in Differentiated Instruction in grades K-8. During the 2018-2019 school year, a comprehensive integrated initiative will be implemented, including the use of differentiated instructional strategies and resources designed to support teachers to anticipate and respond to a variety of students’ needs in academically diverse classrooms, by leveraging data gathering analysis to modify the content, process, and products within their teaching.

By June, 2019, all teachers will have implemented strategies based on the use of ongoing, formative assessment, as well as maximum engagement, choice, small group instruction and modified instructional approaches linked to meeting diverse learners’ needs. Implementation will include the use of Lead Teachers to support teachers’ professional growth and provide coaching cycles, as well as the creation of a “digital differentiated instruction toolbox” of downloadable videos, resources, and artifacts designed to support the comprehensive implementation of differentiated instruction.