The Big Four

As we complete our first (post NCLB visit) week, we have a lot of work ahead of us.  The “emerging themes” to address program improvement under NCLB for our school are; Communication, Collaboration, Professional Development, and Standards Based Instruction / Rigor.  These are universal themes that most NCLB Era schools are dealing with.  There has been mixed reactions to this process from the teachers at the school.  Most teachers are still unsure what positive effects Program Improvement has on their instruction and their classroom practices. The leadership team began to tackle the first theme; Communication.  Once we are able to work through this first theme the other three should be easier.  We are on a 6 week timeline.  Our response (amendment to our school plan) should be complete by this time.  Our initial  work is  concentrated on  breaking down this concept into concrete actions.  We are on our way!!!

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3 Comments on “The Big Four”

  1. Scully Says:

    How will we ever complete this work in the 5 weeks we have left? We must pray to the NCLB gods for help. Things are moving so s-l-o-w-l-y that I’m s-c-a-r-e-d!!! Just the discussions about the recommendations take forever. *sigh* Out of the fire and into the frying pan!

  2. The Biggest Loser Says:

    The last thing I wanted to be thinking about during my long weekend is NCLB!!

  3. Coordinator2 Says:

    ditto, but NCLB is a 24/7 deal. It does not take a holiday break or go on vacation!!!! Just unplug your network cable and go back to reading your favorite book. (Program Improvemen:) —- JUST KIDDING)


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