TCDSB K to 12 Professional Learning Form 2015-2016 SCHOOL NAME St. Paul Sup. Area ☐1 ☐2 ☐3 ☐4 ☐8 ☐5 ☐*6 ☐7 Based on analysis of the data, identify a critical need area or strategy that addresses the learning of your school community (i.e., assessment, problem solving, inquiry learning, inferencing, etc.) BACKGROUND – DATA ANALYSIS Student Achievement Data (EQAO, CAT4, etc.) CAT 4-very low for gr 3, low for grade 6 and 8. Pre-tests: ONAP gr 4, Leaps/Bounds, Math Mammoth, monthly update or revisit of charts showing where students’ achievements are. Perceptual Data (Survey data, etc.) Students feel safe and happy at St. Paul From the data, what key factors are identified for increasing Student Achievement? URGENT CRITICAL NEED Demographic Data Program Data (Empower, 5th Block, etc.) Low income, physical None and mental disabilities, social and emotional concerns. Other (SSLN, SSI, etc.) Gr 8 teacher liaising with gr 9 at St Patrick r.e. math expectations Focus on mathematics: English is second language for 90% of families, parents unable to support children with homework, Jumpmath Program started Feb. 2015 to lessen dependency on English to succeed. Foundational skills are missing. Numeration and computation need revisiting and re-implementing at primary level. Improve overall math comprehension: basic numeracy skills, multiple digit operations, word problem attack, estimating and solving, higher level math problems. PROFESSIONAL LEARNING PLAN TO MEET URGENT CRITICAL NEED: If… Then… Statement: Gr 1-5: If we successfully implement: JumpMath, daily math word problem, use picture books to reinforce math concepts, single grade regrouping to teach math =smaller group =more attention per student, common math block for gr 1 to 4 in the am and 5 to 8 in the pm, increase math period to 1.25 hours per day, use Math Prodigy, Ipad math apps, computer software/programs, Smarboard lessons, monthly divisional meetings to share and compare, use math buddies, math manipulatives table/centre….then we will see the improvements. Gr 6/7/8: If we successfully implement: evaluations, quizzes, tests, anecdotal, observations, self-assessments are comparable to teacher assessments, use of EA’s, technology, manipulatives, along with the actions and interactions mentioned below, we will achieve success. Learning Goals (related to urgent critical need) See above. Gr 6,7,8: basic computational number skills, understanding the language of math, ability to explain/express understanding of math. -number sense/numeration: reinforced throughout the year with daily drills, spirit of math, technology-ipads, apps, programs, prodigy, flashcards -problem solving: language based problem solving tasks given weekly -collaboration/communication: math word wall, presentation skills via BANSHO, gallery walk, group work/challenges, ipad-education, video recordings Actions/Interactions See above + JumpMath for Parents Night planned for 2015-16 school year to support (What will we do to parent learning and in turn supporting their children at home with math meet our goals?) PD Required for Staff More JumpMath training from the publisher, modeling of lessons especially at the primary level. Measures of Success Improved marks/scores in weekly quizzes on addition, subtraction, division, multiplication followed by more complex exercises Timeline Sept. to Dec. 2015 followed by term 1 and term 2 reports Resources Required (human, material, code days) Code days for teachers to receive additional training and meet with peers piloting the JumpMath program. Please send the completed copy to your Area Superintendent by September 18, 2015. Questions to Consider: Are we being collaborative in our decision making? Are we improving instructional leadership in our school? How are all stakeholders involved in the Professional Learning Plan? Does the plan build capacity amongst our staff related to student need? Are we using high yield instructional strategies? What does research say about this student learning problem? Have we increased the amount and quality of learning related to our student need?