Vision – We engage all students in learning, raising the aspirations of all students by embracing them in a learning environment designed to meet the needs of all learners. We provide a comprehensive curriculum aligned with state and national standards that challenges and prepares all learners from Pre K to 12 and beyond. The curriculum is research-based and consistently integrates best practices to provide a focus that is aligned horizontally and vertically across all grades and addresses the needs of all students. The Melrose Public Schools employs highly-qualified teachers and administrators who engage students in a positive and dynamic manner, are student-focused, and work individually and collaboratively to effectively deliver instruction and assessment and advance student performance in all areas of learning. (excerpt: Melrose Public Schools Strategic Plan 2010-2015)
Theory of Action – If educators plan instruction with clear learning objectives, develop a culture and climate that fosters strong relationships within the school community, design a current and well-articulated curriculum, and apply the best instructional practices, then teaching and learning will advance and realize high levels of growth and personal success for all learners.
Strategic Objective – Content and Curriculum: Provide deep, rigorous, and culturally inclusive content that fosters the development of higher-level thinking skills and supports the attainment of college and career readiness for each student.
STRATEGIC PRIORITY – Continue to implement the Melrose Five Year Strategic Instructional Technology Plan, with a focus on the steps identified as priorities for the upcoming school year.
Provided professional development to teachers this past summer and school year to support integration of technology into the classroom.
The technology committee surveyed teachers on the implementation of technology practices. The survey showed increase use of many aspects of Google Apps from Education from last year.
Provide professional development to teachers this summer and school year to support integration of technology into the classroom.
The technology committee surveyed teachers on the implementation of technology practices. The survey showed increase use of many aspects of Google Apps for Education from last year.
High School Visual Art teachers are flipping the classroom by offering YouTube videos for instruction. Many of the videos have been created by the high school teachers.
Created 12 “badges” related to technology integration that teachers can earn through the completion of specific tasks to show competency in the topic.
District technology committee surveyed parents, staff, and students at the high school to gather information on the implementation of technology plan. Analysis of the data will inform curriculum and professional development offerings for next year.