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 – Teaching All Students: Employ instructional practices that expect high expectations for content and performance, engage all students, and are personalized to accommodate diverse learning styles, needs, interests, and levels of proficiency.
STRATEGIC PRIORITY – Further the implementation of principles of universal design for learning (UDL) and the integration of technology in order to support a variety of diverse learners.
One cohort of teachers completed this fall an online overview of UDL. A second cohort will begin in January focused on UDL and Engagement.
With other SEEM districts, applied for and received DESE Radar grant that will support multi district training in UDL with goal to increase inclusive practices across all grade spans.