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 – Familiarize staff with DESE’s new digital literacy standards and identify opportunities in current UbDs to introduce/reinforce the standards.
The technology committee surveyed teachers on the implementation of technology/digital practices. The survey showed increase use of many aspects of Google Apps for Education from last year. The technology committee will plan to survey students and parents to further inform the implementation of technology.
Computer courses in grades 6-8 are currently using early release time to plan and develop curriculum focused on the new digital literacy standards.