August 16, 2010. Back to School. December 18, 2006. 21 st Century Students. Know more about the world Think in interdisciplinary combinations Manage, interpret, and validate information (information literacy) Communicate and work in teams Utilize technology
August 16, 2010
Back to School
December 18, 2006
21st Century Students
August 2009 we launched a comprehensive district wide strategic plan--to prepare our students for the 21st Century
The Waterloo Schools community commits to a comprehensive system of education and support to assure that each and every student will graduate prepared for college, career, and citizenship as evidenced by continuing education, pursuing a career path and contributing to a community.
-Because children’s brains are wired differently
-Learning to Learn
-Different Learning Styles
Student Achievement and Development:
Delivering the comprehensive curriculum through engaging instruction with a focus on
measured results for student achievement.
2 Week Chunks of Instruction
Customized learning will help many more students succeed in school
We can compete in the global classroom—and get ahead in the global market
1. Online academic instruction
300 Students at East and West
200-250 at Expo
When corrected for attenuation, the percentile gain associated with the use of Promethean ActivClassroom is 17 percent. A reasonable inference is that the overall effect of a 17 percentile point gain is probably not a function of random factors that are specific to the independent treatment/control studies; rather, the 17 percentile point increase represents a real change in student learning.
The meta-analytic findings suggest relatively large percentile gains in student achievement under the following conditions:
1. A teacher is experienced.
2. A teacher has used Promethean ActivClassroom for an extended period of time.
3. A teacher uses Promethean ActivClassroomextensively in the classroom but not beyond 80% of the time.
4. A teacher has high confidence in his or her ability to use Promethean ActivClassroom.
Staffing our organization with high performing leaders, teams, and employees.
and facilitating laser-like, focused instruction.
Climate for Learning:
Providing a safe, caring, engaging, and inviting environment for our students, staff, parents, and community.
Climate for Learning
Financial Sustainability and Operational Excellence:
Operating with fiscal integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness.
Interacting effectively with our students, staff, parents, and business communities.
High School Continuous Improvement
with a career theme
3. Partnerships with employers, the community, and higher education
Originally conceived forty years ago, career academies address academic rigor,relevance of instruction, and build relationships between students and adults.
Career academies have thrived because of their dual objectives of career and college preparation.
-Heterogeneous groups of 300 - 400 students
-Cohort of students and teachers who stay together over the course of four years
-Group core area teachers in career disciplines
-Place an emphasis relationships
rigorous, relevant, and relational
-Prepares students for postsecondary education and employment
-Integrates academic and career instruction with real-world relevance
-Enhances advanced classes
Arts A/V Technology Communications
Business, Management, Administration
Marketing, Sales, Services
Science Technology Engineering Mathematics
Transportation Distribution Logistics
Government Public Administration
Law Public Service Security
Arts, Communication & Business Academy
Human Services Academy
Engineering, Technology and Manufacturing Academy
Let’s review where we have been and where we are going…
Talking to critics
Talking to press
Travel & time out of the district
Policies, Procedures and Programs
Why have a Strategic
Plan? Our Roadmap!
Whether We Play A Large OR Small Role…By Working Together We Achieve Our Objectives
Each of you are the only ones that can make sure that our strategic plan becomes reality!
I have faith that each and everyone of
you will rise and meet the challenge!
His name is Gary Hobson. He gets tomorrow's newspaper today. He doesn't know how. He doesn't know why. All he knows is when the early edition hits his doorstep, he has twenty-four hours to set things right.
Monday, August 16, 2015
Despite urban demographics-- Waterloo Community Schools Produce Record Advances in
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