Surfacing Equity, Culturally and Linguistically Relevant Teaching and Student Voices in New Teacher Orientation, Mentoring and Induction Programs April 28, 2015 Our Vision Common Learning Five Priority Areas Coherent Instruction • New policies adopted to better support our focus on teaching and learning as a district, including: • Behavior Education Plan that focuses on teaching positive behaviors and learning from mistakes as opposed to punishment that impedes learning • Talented and Gifted policy to ensure advanced learners receive support to excel • English Language Learner policy to ensure access to high-quality services across the system Personalized Pathways • High school reform collaborative Family Engagement and Community Partnerships • Family engagement standards completed, defining expectations around engaging families • Agreed to monitoring and outcome measurements for 15 major community partnerships Five Priority Areas Thriving Workforce • Launched cutting-edge partnership with UW-Madison to support new educators and grow the diversity of our workforce • Began a new, more rigorous principal selection process to find the best leaders at every school Accountability • Zero-based budget process completed, reallocating $2 million and 26 staff from central office out to schools • Every central office department completed measures of performance to set goals and priorities for work to support schools How is this gap closing work? • Our entire strategic framework is aimed at raising student achievement and closing gaps. – Disciplined way of working – Building capacity to teach all students – Removing institutional barriers • And we’re providing an extra boost to accelerate growth targeted at students who need it most. – School support system What it Takes Schools at the Center Sustained Focus Excellence and Equity Schools at the Center We believe that teachers, principals and their communities must be the driving force of change because they know their students best and they have the will and skill to be successful. Central office exists to provide differentiated support to our schools to ensure their success. Sustained Focus We have built a strong foundation that is already showing promising results in raising achievement and closing gaps. Sustained focus with an emphasis on excellent execution will ensure that we can accelerate performance for all. Excellence and Equity We believe that every child deserves to be challenged through great, culturally relevant teaching and every educator will thrive in a culture of excellence. Students and educators, when uniquely supported, will meet the challenge. Great Teaching • At the center of Great Teaching are Culturally Responsive Practices • Plan, Teach, Reflect & Adjust represents the instructional cycle Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Practices These practices guide our beliefs and values throughout the Great Teaching Cycle: Plan, Teach, Reflect & Adjust Video: CLRP Compilation Video Set high expectations for all students Acknowledge all students Develop students’ self-efficacy Connect to students’ lives Apply Academic Press Address racial and cultural identity Educator Induction Model Considerations • How can we incorporate our CLRP strategies in our New Educator Induction Model?
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