Literacy Leadership Teams Provide Processes to Help Organize School Improvement

SPOTLIGHT on EXCELLENCE    November 2014

 
 

Literacy Leadership Teams Provide Processes to Help Organize School Improvement

 
 
Melissa Hickey, Director of Literary Arts (second from right)  who spearheads the LLT's with Director of the Humanities, Alicia Willet (not pictured) discusses systems of collaboration with Bulkeley High School history teacher, Justin Taylor.
 
 
This year we have 50 literacy leaders from across the district representing grades K-12 dedicated to providing a high-quality education to all students across the content areas to ensure equity and access to all students.
 
The LLT meetings will provide suggested structures and processes to help organize school improvement. Through monthly communities of practice, leaders will share their experiences centered on learning and teaching, discuss challenges, problem-solve, and create a network of support.
 
Our Beliefs:
•      Every student has the right to learn and is capable of learning.
•      Every student will be provided multiple learning opportunities to demonstrate mastery of their learning as purposeful assessment drives effective learning and teaching.
•      Every student brings strengths and experiences to learning. Students’ cultural, social and/or developmental differences enrich learning and teaching.
•      Every student will be engaged in learning that is student-centered, encouraging, and promotes intellectual risk-taking.
•      Learning is a collective responsibility and it is the role of the teacher to know the needs of each learner and provide instruction tailored to the needs of each learner while promoting the student’s ownership of learning.
•      Students’ learning is strengthened when stakeholders collaborate around the demands of professional practice.
 

The facilitators, Marjorie Rice, Teacher-in-Residence Tracy Kane, and Teacher-in-Residence Andy Eaton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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