The Vision 2026 Strategic Plan is an opportunity to move the district forward based on the individual needs of students, faculty, and staff. Developing the whole child, creating a supportive learning environment, and focusing on skill sets will continue to be our focus. However, we will be shifting several targets to be more specific and time sensitive and these will be updated at least twice yearly.
Moreover, our specific goals will have targets that are not only needed but clearly articulate what is required to move students forward. The major goal for Grades PreK-3 includes 90% of students reading at grade level by the end of Grade 3. This is a major initiative and one that will rely heavily on more targeted resources, which is a responsibility of the community.
We will also present to the community the “Benefits-Based Accountability Framework” by John Tanner. The entire Leadership Team is working in the second year of professional development during the 2022-2023 school year.
Lastly, our entire strategic plan is grounded in the Integrated Multi-Tiered System of Support or IMTSS. IMTSS is our opportunity to reach all students regardless of academic and social emotional wellness. By targeting general education, we will support students within the general education classroom and continue to provide for special education services as mandated. Teaching all students at grade level and targeting interventions and progress monitoring will be a refocus for NPS.
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GOAL 1: DEVELOPING THE WHOLE CHILD
Develop the whole child by recognizing the uniqueness of each student as a scholar, citizen, and community member.
Strategy 1: Continue to implement an integrated social emotional learning framework that supports all students in PK-12 with special attention to research based best practices (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Trauma Sensitive Schools (TSS), guidance model curriculum, and aligned frameworks).
Strategy 2: Continue to monitor the social emotional learning and well-being of our students through school climate and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) focused surveys that explore the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) core competencies of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making via the Panorama Portal.
Strategy 1: Continue to support literacy proficiency in K-5 with a focus on Universal Design for Learning as a focus of each classroom, allowing all students to access the curriculum and show proficiency towards firm goals, with flexible means of demonstrating mastery. The district goal will be to reach 90% reading proficiency by the end of Grade 3.
Strategy 2: Continuously monitor school-based data teams to ensure that instructional decisions and student placements are made utilizing student data (Universal Screener, Diagnostic Assessments, Progress Monitoring, common assessments, benchmarks, teacher input, Student Success Platform).
Strategy 3: Support students as digital citizens, with opportunities for curation and creation of digital content, responsible technology use, and building a positive digital footprint.
Strategy 4: Provide students with opportunities for project-based learning that engages them in solving a real-world problem and develops deep content knowledge as well as critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills.
Strategy 5: Prioritize success for all students by identifying achievement gaps and developing interventions that will move all students to be college, career, and life ready.
Review student data on a more frequent basis to identify trends and patterns for individual students and school populations to plan for academic and social emotional behavioral interventions and lessons.
GOAL 2: PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
Create and support a collaborative learning climate and culture of continuous improvement and professional learning.
Strategy 1: Support the social emotional needs of all staff members by offering opportunities to enhance staff wellness through the school-based culture and climate committees, professional learning days, and community events.
Strategy 2: Provide staff with training and professional learning opportunities around the topics of Equity, SEL, TSS, PBIS, and supporting student needs within the classroom setting.
Strategy 3: Expand the toolboxes of all staff members so that they can better support the needs of all students.
Strategy 1: The Professional Learning Committee (PLC) will continue to develop course offerings for all staff members that meet the needs of individual educators that align to the Vision 2026, as well as school improvement plans.
Strategy 2: Encourage innovative professional learning opportunities for staff to meet the personalized learning and project-based learning initiative in our classrooms.
Strategy 1: Provide teachers, support staff, and administrators with the resources, both human and capital, and professional learning needed to effectively utilize technology to support student learning and administrative tasks.
Strategy 2: Expand Innovation Spaces in each school building to allow students to explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) learning offerings PK-12.
Strategy 3: Engage students in purposeful and differentiated digital learning activities across all grade levels and disciplines PK-12.
Strategy 4: Maintain an updated inventory of equipment and digital resources utilizing industry standards for staffing, training and maintenance aimed at preparing students for global careers.
GOAL 3: PORTRAIT OF A GRADUATE SKILL SETS
Implement the Portrait of a Graduate Skills Sets in Grades K-12 via various teaching and learning approaches.
Strategy 1: Provide sessions for teams of educators to work in creating PK-5 and 6-12 grade level curriculum aligned to the six skills sets.
Strategy 2: Implement the curriculum via numerous pathways and collaborate in finalizing a final document for each grade level.
Strategy 1: Review various opportunities for creating an individual report card for each student aligned to the six skill sets.
Strategy 1: Enhance teacher communication and planning for student transitions at all levels.
Strategy 2: Develop individualized student learning plans to support college, career, and life ready.
Strategy 3: Implement a comprehensive parent program that will educate and inform families as students transition at each level.
By the summer of 2023 create a parent program that clearly articulates pathways for success for students.