2017 - 2018 Land Trust

Teachers will receive instruction on how to engage students in multi-sensory learning using technology. Teachers will be facilitators, assigning projects that require students to think deeply. Students will use technology in areas such as Google Docs, using Facetime with pen pals abroad, and creating presentations. Another effect technology has on students is it increases the effectiveness of collaborative learning. As students work together and teach each other, their subject mastery increases to 90%. The final result of technology based teaching will improve student performance. Teachers will use a portable Chrome lab to review and prepare students for the state mandated SAGE testing thus giving them the confidence they need to use the device effectively. This frees them up to focus on the task at hand, instead of worrying about what they need to do to use the device.

 Academic Areas
• Reading
• Mathematics
• Writing
• Technology
 
Measurements
-Students will access, complete, and submit assignments on google docs using multiple devices.
-Typing fluency will improve.
-Class presentations will be completed and presented to other students.
-Teachers will use technology to; give feedback, review for testing, utilize Utah Compose,
give and score math assessments, and to finally give the SAGE assessment.
 
Action Plan Steps
First of all, teachers have to have the technology available to them. Then in-service will follow in areas of need such as; Utah compose, accessing information from the SAGE Portal,
data collection, Google Docs, managing student information and grades. Teachers then practice using these new skills in the classroom and collaborate with other teachers and help each other.
 

Parowan Elementary will fully implement the new CORE Language Arts Program to attain a higher proficiency percentage, among our students in 3rd through 6th grade, on the state mandated SAGE ELA test. SAGE testing has brought the realization that although we are making improvement in reading/writing, we still need to focus on attaining a higher proficiency percentage among our students. Our staff is in agreement that if we are to achieve this goal, we must continue to make changes in what we are doing and those changes must be based on sound research.

Our district is currently in the process of adopting a new Language Arts Core program for grades K-6. We will begin using it in the fall of 2015. We know that continuity across grade levels and throughout the district will fill many of the gaps we have seen in the past and provide rigorous reading and writing instruction and experiences for all students, thus helping us produce students who can reason and think deeply through both literary and informational text. We also know that this rigorous teaching must begin in Kindergarten, even though we do not actually begin assessing students with the SAGE ELA until 3rd grade.

Academic Areas
• Reading
• Writing
Measurements
We will be using the SAGE ELA assessment to determine the percent of students who are proficient. Our goal is to improve proficiency by at least 3% in each grade level. Baseline Data: 2014-2015 3rd: 51% proficient 4th: 47% proficient 5th: 50% proficient 6th: 45% proficient Projected Goal: 2015-2016 3rd: 54% proficient 4th: 50% proficient 5th: 53% proficient 6th: 48% proficient The CORE ELA program has Unit assessments built in and that teachers will be required to give. DIBELS assessment on the entire school 3 times per year and below level students will be progress monitored bi-monthly. RLA (Reading Level Assessment) will be given 2 times per year. All data will be analyzed in monthly PLC. Based on the data, adjustments will be made to TIER I Reading/Writing instruction to get maximum performance from the students.
 
Action Plan Steps
Action Steps: List the specific steps of the ACTION PLAN to reach this goal
-Staff development: Provided for all teachers throughout the year and two full teacher work days (with substitutes) during the year for implementation of the new Core ELA program. In order for this new program to be successful, staff development is the key.
-Accountability of teachers: Teachers must be accountable for teaching the new program with fidelity.
-Regular, ongoing assessment: Data must be collected and analyzed for adjustments to be made to improve Tier I teaching.
-Celebration of successes: Students and teachers need to know that they are making progress! Goals need to be made and adjusted as needed according to the data.
-SAGE Testing: This is the final measurement (summative) of our goal, which is to improve
the percent of students who are proficient in ELA.