Professional Culture and Community Engagement – Priority 2 Detail

Vision – Melrose Public Schools Vision Statement:  Every student will be an engaged, challenged, enriched, and self-directed learner. (6/27/17)

Mission – Melrose Public Schools Mission Statement: The Melrose Public Schools will provide and sustain a thriving and dynamic teaching and learning environment, preparing every student to excel in their authentic life and global citizenship, as supported by an engaged community. (6/27/17)

 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 – Professional Culture and Community Engagement:  Create a professional learning community that is invested in ongoing personal and collaborative growth and that partners with its stakeholders to support teaching and learning.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY – DEMONSTRATE THE CAPACITY TO REFLECT ON AND IMPROVE EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE AND COLLABORATE EFFECTIVELY WITH COLLEAGUES TO ENSURE THAT ALL STUDENTS ARE PARTICIPATING IN LEARNING THAT MEETS THEIR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS.

 Updates

 

Increased participation by staff in working with pre-practicum and practicum students from seven local universities.  Effective means by which staff reflect on their practice and make adjustments as they mentor the next generation of educators.

Replaced Action Research Model with Collaborative Teacher Inquiry: Design Thinking for Educators as an approach for teams of teachers to address problems of practice.

District has joined two organizations: MAPLE (Massachusetts Personalize Learning EdTech Consortium) and NESSC (New England Secondary School Consortium) League of Secondary Schools so that faculty can collaborate with a network of schools and districts engaged in personalized and proficiency based education.