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Dartmouth Public Schools
Joseph DeMello Elementary School Professional Development Plan
2015-2016
 
September
 
 
 
Pre-session
Day
8/31/2015
Staff: ALL
Goal:
Literacy Strategies to Increase Student Achievement
Differentiated Professional Development
  • Develop Strategies to Increase Number Sense
  • Develop Instructional Practices for Reading Instruction
  • Technology
  • Curriculum Development
Connection to DIP:
Key Strategy 1: Utilize a variety of instructional strategies that are research based and focused on higher order thinking skills.
Key Strategy 2: Align and make consistent instructional strategies and materials within and across grade levels.
Key Strategy 3: Use a variety of common formative assessments to inform instructional strategies that address specific student needs.
Key Strategy 4: Advance a multi-tiered model of instruction aligned to the common core.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Afterschool
9/8/2015
 
Staff: ALL
Goal: Reviewing School Improvement Plan, Brainstorming Possible School Events, and Defining Effective Teaching and Student Learning Practices
 
Connection to SIP - Instructional Core & Cultural Core:
Key Strategy 1: Utilize a variety of instructional strategies that are research based and focused on higher order thinking skills.
Key Strategy 2: Align and make consistent instructional strategies and materials within and across grade levels.
Key Strategy 3: Use a variety of common formative assessments to inform instructional strategies that address specific student needs.
Key Strategy 4: Advance a multi-tiered model of instruction aligned to the common core.
Key Strategy 5: Develop strong working relationships with families and appropriate community partners and providers to contribute to student learning and social and emotional well-being.
Key Strategy 6: Utilize positive behavioral instruction and supports in a consistent manner across the district that creates a safe environment for learning.
Key Strategy 7: Develop strong working relationships, communication and trust among all staff members.
Improvement Objective 7.2: Everyone works toward our common goals of improving student achievement and student behavioral, social, emotional and physical well-being.
 
 
 
ERD
9/16/2015
 
Staff: Classroom Teacher, SPED Teachers, Reading/Math/Library Math Specialist, and Coaches Staff: Art, ELL, Music, Nurses, Outreach, PE/Health, OT, Psychologists , SLP,
  Goal: Data Driven Differentiated Instruction
Differentiated Professional Development
Data review, self-assessment and SMART goal development.
Connection to DIP - Instructional Core
Key Strategy 1: Utilize a variety of instructional strategies that are research based and focused on higher order thinking skills.
Improvement Objective 1.1:  Teachers in all content areas provide instruction in the use of strategies for monitoring and building comprehension while reading a variety of text.
Improvement Objective 1.2:  Students think about a text critically, engaging at a higher level and increasing opportunities for student practice.
Key Strategy 2: Align and make consistent instructional strategies and materials within and across grade levels.
Key Strategy 3: Use a variety of common formative assessments to inform instructional strategies that address specific student needs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
September
 
 
 
Afterschool
9/22/2015
 
Staff: ALL
Goal: Conducting Annual Trainings Question/Answer Session and Strengthening Student Academic Conversions and Listening Skills
Connection to SIP - Instructional Core & Cultural Core:
Key Strategy 1: Utilize a variety of instructional strategies that are research based and focused on higher order thinking skills.
Key Strategy 2: Align and make consistent instructional strategies and materials within and across grade levels.
Key Strategy 7: Develop strong working relationships, communication and trust among all staff members.
Improvement Objective 7.1: We provide opportunities to share expertise, best practices and resources.
Improvement Objective 7.2: Everyone works toward our common goals of improving student achievement and student behavioral, social, emotional and physical well-being.
 
 
 
 
 
 
September
 
 
 
Pre-session
Day
8/31/2015
Staff: ALL
Goal:
Literacy Strategies to Increase Student Achievement
Differentiated Professional Development
  • Develop Strategies to Increase Number Sense
  • Develop Instructional Practices for Reading Instruction
  • Technology
  • Curriculum Development
Connection to DIP:
Key Strategy 1: Utilize a variety of instructional strategies that are research based and focused on higher order thinking skills.
Key Strategy 2: Align and make consistent instructional strategies and materials within and across grade levels.
Key Strategy 3: Use a variety of common formative assessments to inform instructional strategies that address specific student needs.
Key Strategy 4: Advance a multi-tiered model of instruction aligned to the common core.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Afterschool
9/8/2015
 
Staff: ALL
Goal: Reviewing School Improvement Plan, Brainstorming Possible School Events, and Defining Effective Teaching and Student Learning Practices
 
Connection to SIP - Instructional Core & Cultural Core:
Key Strategy 1: Utilize a variety of instructional strategies that are research based and focused on higher order thinking skills.
Key Strategy 2: Align and make consistent instructional strategies and materials within and across grade levels.
Key Strategy 3: Use a variety of common formative assessments to inform instructional strategies that address specific student needs.
Key Strategy 4: Advance a multi-tiered model of instruction aligned to the common core.
Key Strategy 5: Develop strong working relationships with families and appropriate community partners and providers to contribute to student learning and social and emotional well-being.
Key Strategy 6: Utilize positive behavioral instruction and supports in a consistent manner across the district that creates a safe environment for learning.
Key Strategy 7: Develop strong working relationships, communication and trust among all staff members.
Improvement Objective 7.2: Everyone works toward our common goals of improving student achievement and student behavioral, social, emotional and physical well-being.
 
 
 
ERD
9/16/2015
 
Staff: Classroom Teacher, SPED Teachers, Reading/Math/Library Math Specialist, and Coaches Staff: Art, ELL, Music, Nurses, Outreach, PE/Health, OT, Psychologists , SLP,
  Goal: Data Driven Differentiated Instruction
Differentiated Professional Development
Data review, self-assessment and SMART goal development.
Connection to DIP - Instructional Core
Key Strategy 1: Utilize a variety of instructional strategies that are research based and focused on higher order thinking skills.
Improvement Objective 1.1:  Teachers in all content areas provide instruction in the use of strategies for monitoring and building comprehension while reading a variety of text.
Improvement Objective 1.2:  Students think about a text critically, engaging at a higher level and increasing opportunities for student practice.
Key Strategy 2: Align and make consistent instructional strategies and materials within and across grade levels.
Key Strategy 3: Use a variety of common formative assessments to inform instructional strategies that address specific student needs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
September
 
 
 
Afterschool
9/22/2015
 
Staff: ALL
Goal: Conducting Annual Trainings Question/Answer Session and Strengthening Student Academic Conversions and Listening Skills
Connection to SIP - Instructional Core & Cultural Core:
Key Strategy 1: Utilize a variety of instructional strategies that are research based and focused on higher order thinking skills.
Key Strategy 2: Align and make consistent instructional strategies and materials within and across grade levels.
Key Strategy 7: Develop strong working relationships, communication and trust among all staff members.
Improvement Objective 7.1: We provide opportunities to share expertise, best practices and resources.
Improvement Objective 7.2: Everyone works toward our common goals of improving student achievement and student behavioral, social, emotional and physical well-being.