ACTION PLANS FOR STRATEGIES I-VII
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STRATEGY I: We will Re-imagine Teaching and Learning
Action Plan 1: All students' holistic and academic needs are met through teaching, curriculum and assessment methods.
Action Plan 2: Assessment is used to guide instruction and curriculum, engage students in inquiry, and focus on the process of learning.
Action Plan 3: Communication of information to the district and the community focused on re-imagining teaching and learning
Action Plan 4: Support relationships and learning communities among teachers and administrators.
Action Team Members: Emily Russin, Leader;
Staff: Stephanie Williams, Jacqui Rousseau, Tara Ellis, Tom Abrams, Maureen Lyons-Taylor, Emily Webber
Community: Andy Willemsen, Robert Hooker, Sue Grolnic
Parent: Pam Armstrong, Eric Bibeault
School Committee/Parent: David Hochheiser
Student: Elizabeth Fortier, Hannah Rikeman
STRATEGY II: We will offer an array of opportunities for self-discovery and personal achievement.
Action Plan 1: Students are mentally, socially and emotionally ready to learn.
Action Plan 2: Students establish connections, apply higher order thinking skills and make learning relevant through meaningful experiences.
Action Plan 3: Students learn at a pace in line with their inner abilities (strengths/weaknesses) and contribute to their educational path and experience.
Action Plan 4: Explore flexible learning environments designed on competency based learning models.
Action Team Members: Mercy Duffill, Leader;
Community:Agnes Manning, Harry Fensom, Ann Ormond, Andi Egmont
STRATEGY III: We will maximize all internal and external resources.
Action Plan 1: Community support for the achievement of the student's personal goals.
Action Plan 2: Costs will be reduced and revenues maximized in our school district.
Action Plan 3: Partnerships will be encouraged and developed in and outside of the school district.
Action Plan 4: The Newburyport Education Foundation (NEF) is recognized as the philanthropic arm of the Newburyport Public Schools and the NEFBC as the bridge to experiential learning for our students.
Action Team Members: Steven P. Cole, Leader/School Committee;
Staff: Cathy Riccio
Community: Joe Mastrocola, David Hall, Kristen Donahue, Art Currier
Parent: Sarah Willman-LaPlante, Rebecca Elmore
Student: Jack Lashendock
STRATEGY IV: We will optimize our organizational design and operations.
Action Plan 1: Organizational structure meets needs of students.
Action Plan 2: Schedule changes are made to meet the needs of students.
Action Plan 3: Technology will fully support the goals of the district.
Action Plan 4: Schools will function as effective professional learning communities.
Action Plan 5: We will design and cultivate flexible learning environments for optimal functionality and culture.
Action Plan 6: Student growth and learning are enhanced by a creative, rigorous and expansive curricula.
Action Plan 7: Place Based Education initiatives are further supported and developed to enhance authentic learning opportunities for students.
Action Team Members: John Gangemi, Leader;
Staff: Steve Bergholm,
Community: Jen Roy, Amanda Zeller, John Terry,
Parent:Elizabeth Goullaud, David DeRosa
School Committee/Parent: Christine Miller, Bruce Menin
STRATEGY V: We will create a dynamic community among all stakeholders.
Action Plan 1: A diversified community of stakeholders who are invited, welcomed and affirmed.
Action Plan 2: All stakeholders are informed about district-wide and school-level events, programs, and opportunities.
Action Plan 3: Stakeholders are involved in school events, programs, and learning opportunities.
Action Plan 4: Students gain real world experiences through community and civic involvement.
Action Plan 5: Students have a voice in building community relationships.
Action Team Members: Deb Szabo, Leader;
Staff: Wendy Crofts, Pam Jamison, Christina Gentile, Tracey Glynn
Community: Alan Papert, Lynn Laffie,
Parent: Ted Boretti,
Student:Charlie Lake, Zach Ellsworth, Kathleen Lacey
STRATEGY VI: We will create a culture that cultivates the best of everyone.
Action Plan 1: Distributed Leadership - Everyone shares the responsibility of leadership and culture. ACCEPT With stipulation that we come to a common understanding about who will be expected to collaborate – such as defined by Blanchard Model of Collaborative Leadership.
Action Plan 2: Engagement - Leadership seeks to give voice to all constituencies to ensure engagement.
Action Plan 3: Communication - District and school personnel will communicate out to improve culture and engagement.
Action Team Members: Liz Kinzly, Leader;
Staff: Lynne Cote, Luann McKenney, Lauren Eramo,
Community:Geri Dorr, Vicki Hendrickson
Parent:Marty Daigneault, Ken Woods, Pam Wool, Kelly Mount
Student: Kathleen Geary, Cavan Dunn
STRATEGY VII: We will provide supports so all students are ready and able to learn.
Action Plan 1: Implementation of cohesive, vertically aligned Response to Intervention (RTI) at all grade levels.
Action Plan 2: Increase social emotional learning at all grade levels.
Action Plan 3: Increased play opportunities for students at all grade levels.
Action Plan 4: Students have the tools necessary to appropriately and safely utilize technology.
Action Plan 5: Increased executive functioning learning at all grade levels.
Action Plan 6: A safe and supportive school environment.
Action Plan 7: Reduce student stress.
Action Team Members: Carly Fair, Leader;
Staff: Nicole Bonner, Trish Dolan, Erin Rich, Jeanna Guardino
Community: Deb Andrews
Parent: Peter McClure, Karen Sakaniwa, Lisa Francis
Student:Stephanie Harrison, Jude Habib