The superintendent, administrative team, and Common Core Standards consultant will develop an action plan to guide the successful planning / development of Readers’ Workshop (Guided Reading Program) in grades K-5 to address student achievement pertaining to literacy. During the 2016-2017 school year, the planning and development for Readers’ Workshop will be completed. By June 2017, lead teachers will be selected and trained, professional development for the K-5 teaching staff will be identified, budgeted and scheduled, material resources will be identified and budgeted, the 2017-2018 pilot program planned, and 100% of the K-5 teaching staff will have participated in professional development relative to running records.
The superintendent and administrative team will develop a comprehensive action plan to guide the district in the revision of the K-2 technology curriculum and the Southampton Township Enrichment Program (STEP) for grades K-5. During the 2016-2017 school year, an i-STEM certified teacher will be employed, and a revised curriculum for K-2 technology and the STEP program will be developed / implemented. The revised curriculum will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities with an emphasis placed on coding, programming and design. By June 2017, 100% of the students in K-2 and students receiving STEP instruction will have received instruction via the new curriculum, a K-2 Lego Club will be implemented, and a “Showcase” event for STEP students STEM projects will be conducted.
The superintendent and administrative team will develop a comprehensive action plan to guide the district in the implementation of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program in grades 6-8 during the 2016-2017 school year. This will include completing professional development for “Project Gateway”, modifying the School #2 Computer Lab for STEM, revising the Studio Productions Class, curriculum writing, and implementation of the curriculum in September 2016.