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Collaborative Curriculum Map 2008-2009

Nagoya International School Ketko, Paul; Risch, Robert; Trainor, Michael / WASC* / School-wide (School-wide)
What do we want to learn/Objectives for Learning Essential Questions Knowledge/ Skills / Processes Assessments Resources Staff Development Days: Feb., 16 Agenda; Overview of process; Home Groups: "what and how" sections of reports. March 9: Revisit drafts; work on "assessment and resources" sections of reports.
Agenda for March 9, Home Group Agenda Feb. 16, 05 March 9, 05 Ubd hand-out Overview of WASC process for Feb. 16,05 staff dev.

WASC Process Evidence: Agendas, Reports, etc.

WASC Timeline
Final NIS WASC Report Groups Home and Focus

(Week 1, 36 Weeks)

WASC Visiting Committee Report March 2006

What is the Provide charts and Other (Home enrollment history of graphs pertaining to Group the NIS student student achievement Drafts/Reports) body? What and attendance Standardized countries are patterns as part of Test represented at NIS? school profile for (generated by What countries are focus groups to textbook new students coming study. publisher) from? What is the (SAT, AP and gender make-up of ERB Results) the grade level classes? ERB Scores
History of Enrollment at NIS Nationality and Gender of NIS Students New Students at NIS 2003-04, 2004-05 Scores NIS History of AP scores NIS HIstory of SAT scores 2004 & 2005

ITBS History of 05

School

School and

Student Surveys

Teacher Surveys

Other (Parent

What do we want to learn/Objectives for Learning

Essential Questions

Knowledge/ Skills / Processes


demographics p1 p2 topics and composites

Assessments survey 2005 hand scored questions Community 2005 Survey results with 1996-2005 comparisons)
Community Results Parent Survey Student Survey Results Teacher Survey Results

Resources

Profile
(Week 1, 36 Weeks)

Community Profile
Parent Suvey p1 Parent Survey Demographics Parent Survey p2 Parent Survey Topics and Composites Profile Part I Profile Part II composite composite

elem. demographics elem. p 1 elem. topic and ms/hs demographics ms/hs p1 ms/hs p2 ms/hs topic and

Leadership Team
Weeks)

Provide leadership for the process of (Week 1, 37 self-study. Educate stakeholders about the process. Write school profile

Are allstakeholders involved in the process?

Analyze action plans Other submitted by Focus (Discussions Groups. Check for redundancies. Final draft of Are findings Prioritize and report.) presented by each synthesize action Focus Group aligned plans from Focus with respect to the Groups to create 1-3 WASC criteria? school-wide action plans that might be

School Profile Focus Group Reports and Action Plans Previous WASC report and findings School's Strategic

What do we want to learn/Objectives for Learning Final draft of report. Share with entire faculty and school community for feedback and revision, if needed.

Essential Questions Does each Focus Group include appropriate action plans for recommendations?

Knowledge/ Skills / Processes shared at Strategic Planning. Determine if criteria specified for each Focus Group are meant.

Assessments

Resources Plan
Action Plan Template

How does the selfstudy correlate with the School's Review format of Administer surveys Strategic Plan? report. Check for school profile and organization and share results with all active voice. Focus Groups. Focus Groups will eventually bring their findings back to the Leadership team.

Home and Focus Groups NIS Committees WASC overview ppt. Feb. 05

What do we want to learn/Objectives for Learning

Essential Questions

Knowledge/ Skills / Processes

Assessments

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Organization School Purpose Governance for Student School Leadership Learning

School Purpose Other Previous WASC Review the school (Discussions report and findings. mission, beliefs, and ESLRs. Describe Analysis of School's Strategic (Week 1, 36 Staff Weeks) Strategic Planning documentation Plan Organization for process in autumn of on x-server that Student Learning 2005 that will supports Agendas and Focus Group complement this examples of Minutes from (comprised of staff review. Note the what we are Committees. and other philosophies and doing. stakeholders)will essential agreement Evidence synthesize findings work done by Evidence as maintained on the base on essential discipline in Nov., provided by x-server. questions and 2004 by agendas and supporting evidence Governance -- Does representatives from minutes posted Stats on teacher, and identify the governing various school levels.on x-server. leadership strengths as well as authority adopt credentials areas of need. policies which are Governance -Written report of provided by consistent with the Analyze school findings for School/Community Then the Focus school purpose and governance: Board Focus Group. Profile Group for drive the learning of Directors, ) Organization of expectations for the Education Student Learning will school, delegate Committee, Building share identified implementation to and Grounds

School Purpose -Has the school established a clear statement of purpose that reflects the beliefs and philosophy of the institution and research-based knowledge about teaching and learning? If so, describe it.

What do we want to learn/Objectives for Learning

Essential Questions

Knowledge/ Skills / Processes

Assessments

Resources

areas of strengths the professional Committee, Finance and needs with staff, and monitor Committee, School Leadership Team results? Improvement and obtain feedback. Committee. What is School Leadership -- the function of each? Based on feedback, How does school What are examples Focus Group will leadership make of results from each? further synthesize decisions to facilitate How are results findings and submit actions that focus monitored? a report and action the energies of the plan. school on student School Leadership -achievement of the Describe if and how Focus Group will schoolwide learning leadership facilitates, organize evidence expectations, empowers, for review by the empower the staff encourages. Visiting Team. and encourage Examples might commitment, include: Regular participation and elem./MS grade level Home/Focus Groups shared accountability meetings during Systems and Means for Achieving Goals for student learning? common planning periods, bi-monthly Staff -- Are the high school faculty school leadership meetings, all staff and staff qualified, meetings when committed to the necessary, various school's purpose and committees that

03-04 progress report on committee work 04-05 progress report on committee work Action Plan Template

What do we want to learn/Objectives for Learning

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to ongoing seek faculty professional representation to development that give teachers a will promote student voice, annual goal learning? If so, share setting and examples. evaluation (teacher's evaluating their own School Environment progress toward -- Does the school goals in the have a safe, healthy, evaluation process), nurturing providing stipends environment that when possible for reflects the school's extra purpose as one of responsibilities, respecting Professional differences, Development Liason nurturing trust, and organization of compassion, and in and out-of- house professionalism, PD opportunities, providing support Curriculum and high Coordinator and expectations for systems initiated to each student? If so, build in provide examples. accountability for student learning Reporting Student through assessment

What do we want to learn/Objectives for Learning

Essential Questions Progress -- Describe how the school leadership and staff regularly review and report to the rest of the school community student progress toward accomplishing the school's purpose related to student learning?

Knowledge/ Skills / Processes collections and electronic archiving of curriculum.

Assessments

Resources

Staff -- What are examples of a commitment to professional development? Inhouse workshops (interaction styles, rubrics, first aid, class newsletters, essential questions, School Improvement class web pages), Process-- How does attendance at the process work at regional workshops NIS? Do we have and conferences action plans that (2005 -- WASC, Ubd, embodie quality EARCOS), hosting a learning? Do we regional conference have school (Judith Pearce, community Curriculum commitment and Coordinator's involvement in the attendance at triprocess? To what annual curriculum

What do we want to learn/Objectives for Learning

Essential Questions extent and in what way? Do the action plans effectively guide the work of the school? Do leadership and instructional staff in cooperation with the rest of the school community demonstrate accountability through the monitoring of the schoolwide action plan implementation?

Knowledge/ Skills / Processes coordinator's meetings in Tokyo, leadership's attendance at regional administrative conferences, number of staff presently enrolled in graduate studies and/or recently received graduate degrees. School Environment -- Analyze components that promote a safe, healthy and nurturing environment for all. How do we provide a nurturing and compassionate environment? Examples might include: counseling

Assessments

Resources

What do we want to learn/Objectives for Learning

Essential Questions

Knowledge/ Skills / Processes program, sponsoring of activities that promote an appreciation of diversity or empower students as tomorrow's leaders MUN, Student Council; providing venues for helping those in the world who are less fortunate -- Walk-a thon; Habitat for Humanity Reporting Student Progress -- progress reports, report cards, incorporation of ESLRs in assessment, portfolios, kinds of assessement as seen in teacher assessment

Assessments

Resources

What do we want to learn/Objectives for Learning

Essential Questions

Knowledge/ Skills / Processes collections. School Improvement Process -- Strategic Planning; Shared vision; Shared representation on various committees - Education, B & G, Finance, SIT, PD,grade and school level discussions -surveys

Assessments

Resources

Support for School Environment Student Personal and Reporting Student Progress Academic Growth
(Week 1, 36 Weeks)

Student Connectedness

Student Connectedness -Are students connected to a system of support services, activities and opportunities at

Student Connectedness -Counseling program;college placement, afterschool activities; sports; clubs --

Other (Discussions

Student Handbook Previous WASC report and findings.

Analysis of documentation on x-server and School's Strategic in student Plan

What do we want to learn/Objectives for Learning Parent/Community Involvement Support for Student Personal and Academic Progress Focus Group (comprised of staff and other stakeholders)will synthesize findings based on essential questions and supporting evidence and identify strengths as well as areas of need. Then they will share identified areas of strengths and needs -- along with any propsed Action Plans and Timelines-- with Leadership Team

Essential Questions

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the school and within MUN, Habitat; handbook that the community to National Honor supports Agendas and meet the challenges Society,Student examples of Minutes from of the curricular/co- Council, Sr. Projects, what we are Faculty Meetings -curricular program in orphanage work, doing -- e.g. discussions about order to achieve the Sports Nights,field progress student concerns. schoolwide learning trips etc. reports,cum expectations? files, report PTA agendas and Parent/Community cards, meetings Parent/Community Involvement -- PTA; counseling Involvement -- What Bazaar; support for procedures PTA newsletters kinds of strategies activities and special are employed to speakers; Evidence as ensure that parental volunteering in provided by and community classrooms; PTA agendas and involvement is newsletter; on-site minutes posted integral to the activities for PTA, on x-server. Action Plan Template school's established etc. support system for Written report of students? findings for Focus Group)

What do we want to learn/Objectives for Learning and obtain feedback. Based on feedback, Focus Group will further synthesize findings and submit a final report and action plan. Focus Group will organize evidence for review by the Visiting Team.
Home/Focus Groups

Essential Questions

Knowledge/ Skills / Processes

Assessments

Resources

Resources Resource Management Resource Planning and Development


(Week 1, 36 Weeks)

The Resource Management and Development Focus Group will synthesize findings from the Home

Are the resources available to the school sufficient to sustain the school program and effectively used to carry out the school's purpose? How do the

Home groups evaluate resource needs, answer essential questions above,and make recommendations. Each home group submits a couple of paragraphs detailing their evaluation of

Other (Discussions Evaluation of previous action plans and timelines and creation of new proposed action plans and

Previous WASC report and findings School's Strategic Plan Home Group findings.
Action Plan Template

What do we want to learn/Objectives for Learning Groups and format these to be included in the final report and action plan. The Resource Management and Development Focus Group will then share this report with the Leadership Team to obtain feedback before generating the final draft of their portion of the report. Include action plan to share with Leadership Team.
Home/Focus Groups

Essential Questions

Knowledge/ Skills / Processes

Assessments

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governing authority resources to the timelines. and the school Resource ) execute responsible Management and resource planning for Development Focus the future? Group. Focus Group collates information from Home Groups, prioritizes needs, writes report and proposes an action plan to address needs to be submitted to the Leadership Team.
Rough Draft of report

Curriculum and Instruction

Facilitator: Lynn Gaylord

What Students Learn: Does the school

Analyze the degree Other to which the school (Discussions embraces

Previous WASC report and findings.

What do we want to learn/Objectives for Learning


(Week 1, 37 Weeks)

Essential Questions

Knowledge/ Skills / Processes

Assessments

Resources

Home Groups Purpose: Program analysis, evidence collection, and assessment, based on ESLRs and WASC criteria. Organized by disciplines. Share findings with Focus Groups.

provide a educational research Evidence Action plans from challenging, for implementation collections for Strategic Planning coherent and of best practices. analysis and process. relevant curriculum further for each student that Analyze the written discussions. Evidence of student fulfills the school's competencies for work and purpose and results each subject area Written report of engagement in in student and level -- how findings for learning. achievement of the often do we do this? Focus Group. expected school wide By what means? NIS standards and learning results Submission of Benchmarks Curriculum and through successful Which committees evidence to Instruction Focus completion of any address curricular Focus Group on Teacher Curriculum Group (comprised of course of study issues and how? Curriculum and Maps staff and other offered? Instruction for stakeholders)will Analyze evidence of their review. Curriculum Review synthesize all Home How Students Learn: ESLRs used ) Cycle Group findings and Does the throughout the supporting evidence professional staff use school. Teacher Assessment Philosophy and identify research-based assessment Glossary for strengths as well as knowledge about Analyze articulation collections. Standards-Based areas of need. teaching and processes among Curriculum learning? and between various Agendas and Focus Group will school levels. Minutes from submit a report and Does the Committees. action plan. professional staff Analyze class

What do we want to learn/Objectives for Learning Focus Group will organize evidence for review by the Visiting Team. Members: Representatives from each school level, as appropriate.

Essential Questions

Knowledge/ Skills / Processes

Assessments

Resources Policies regarding course completion, grades, homework, etc.

C & I Mid-term Recs Curr. Dev. ppt for School Board Jan., 05 Curriculum Dev. Philosophy Statement Home Group Reports Format Home/Focus Groups

design and schedules and implement a variety enrollment for of learning effectiveness. experiences that actively engage Analyze assessment students at a high practices. level of learning consistent with the Analyze curriculum school's purpose and maps to gather ESLRs? evidence of assessment How assessment is practices. used: Is teacher and student use of ECP assessment frequent ESOL Philosophy & and integrated into ESLRs Lang. Arts Philosophy the teaching/learning & ESLRs process? Are the assessment ESLRs Math Philosophy & results the basis for P.E. Philosophy & ESLRs measurement of each student's Science Philosophy & ESLRs progress toward the Social Studies ESLRs? Philosophy & ESLRs Are the assessment
Tech/Library

Action Plan Template C & I First Draft Intro. for Report Final Midterm Report; Oct. 03 NIS Curriculum Review Process and Cycle Strategic Planning 2002 -- Action Plans Student Handbook Visiting Comm. Midterm Findings

What do we want to learn/Objectives for Learning

Essential Questions results the basis for regular evaluation and improvement of curriculum and instruction? Are the assessment results the basis for the allocation of resources?

Knowledge/ Skills / Processes


Philosophy & ESLRs The Arts Philosophy & ESLRs World Lang. Philosophy & ESLRs

Assessments

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Updated: December 11, 2008

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