The speakers and their topics include:
− Triaging the Lowest Performing Schools – Dr. Morcease Beasley
− Accountability Training for Principals – Trenton Arnold
− School Operations Steps-up Accountability – Robert Moseley
− Title I Recalibrates to Impact Success – Dr. Audria Berry
To understand who the people that created this plan are and where they sit on the org chart, click here.
Basically, their plan is to have principals identify struggling students with low test scores, create a plan for remediation and then the "Coordinators" will monitor the teachers to ensure they are complying.
Here's their monitoring plan:
- Coordinators from Special Education, Educational Media, Professional Learning, Title I, Career Tech, English Language Learners, etc., have been assigned to each school to provide direct monitoring and support of school’s actions to implement appropriate interventions for all level 1 students each week.
- Coordinators have been grouped into teams to conduct Focused Walks at the school to assist in the school’s implementation of the curriculum. Focused Walks will occur monthly with priorities for the year as follows:
- Ensure the teaching of the written curriculum and use of instructional resources as provided by the district
- Appropriate student engagement and differentiation
- Coordinators have been grouped into teams to conduct random Teaching and Learning Inventories monthly with a focus on intervention.
- Results from Focused Walks and Teaching and Learning Inventories will be reported to the Interim Superintendent, Deputy Chief for School Operations, Interim Deputy for Teaching and Learning, and Area Assistant Superintendents.
- Reports will be discussed and challenges addressed during regular meetings for the Division of Teaching and Learning and the Division of School Operations.
- A Teaching and Learning Advisory Council has been developed to serve as a coalition of administrators and teacher leaders to guide the work of teaching and learning in DCSS. Monthly meetings will serve as a forum to prioritize the work and to strategize to overcome the challenges.
- The role of Title I Instructional Coaches has been expanded to include support for teachers in all core content areas by providing professional development to teachers daily except for one day a month of professional learning and content training.
There is also a plan to reassess how and where Title 1 funds are used. It is explained in the Powerpoint.