In order to meet the specific needs of the district and each school, the Director of Federal Programs at the district office developed a form or template that was disseminated out to each school. This form helped to streamline the development of a strategic plan as well as to make it more relevant to the needs of the schools. Steps The steps involved in the process of making a strategic plan for the school in the district begins first with the district infrastructure receiving information about the requirements from the state department of education. The district then passes this information on to the principals at planning meetings at the end of each school year. These m... ... middle of paper ... ...planning process more relevant for teachers, parents, and students there needs to be a better understanding of what this process is.
Through individual planning the school counselor is able to explore career options that coincide with the personal interest or skill... ... middle of paper ... ...performance standards- School counselors have a job to do within the schools. In the Dougherty County School system they have expectancies for implementing the CSCP. The school counselors performance standards serves a base line for evaluating their performance as well as for self evaluation. The school counselors must be sure that they are providing effective services to the students in the high school in all three domains throughout the year. The program audit- School counselors deliver the CSCP yearly and have many areas that need improvement.
Additionally, the standards should provide a structure-learning environment in the classroom. Standards help teachers by providing an outline of instruction for the class. Falk (2000) suggest that “the capacity of standards to provide guidance toward and images of possibility of what quality work can be; the opportunity that standards present to initiate collective conversations and inquiry about shared values, purposes, goals, and expectations” (p.164). Standards help the teachers find a starting point for an instructional lesson. Standards also help to create uniform instruction across the district as well as the state.
Criterion Narrative I. Responsibility and Authority Ongoing oversight of all educator preparation programs offered by the Burton School District is two-fold. First, the Coordinator of Mentor and Induction for New Teachers, Dana Stinson, will oversee the general education program. Second, the Executive Director of Human Resources, Debbie Estrada, will oversee the Mentor and Induction for New Teachers program, and report directly to the Superintendent, Dr. Sharon Kamberg. The Coordinator of Mentor and Induction for New Teachers will oversee and facilitate district programs related to preparing teachers for credentialing.
The ASCA National Model and the Texas Counseling Program Guide provide a job description for professional school counselors, as well as performance appraisals/evaluations (ASCA, 2012) (Texas Counseling Association, 2004). Several school districts use these as guides when developing their own performance evaluations or use the ones provided directly from the website. Each professional school counselor must be knowledgeable of the competencies expected of them as they perform the role of school counselor (ASCA, 2012) (Texas Counseling Association, 2004). As professional school counselors plan, develop, and implement their comprehensive guidance and counseling program, they are also preparing the evaluation of the programs (Gysbers & Henderson, 2006). How does a prof... ... middle of paper ... ...lors use these tools to evaluate not only personal strengths and areas of improvement but also those areas of the programs they implement in their schools.
Setting Goals and Objectives for Learning. The teacher utilizes a standards-based method to teaching integrated with the state and local curriculum and establishes goals and objectives that depict what students will learn (West Virginia Department of Education, 2010). Therefore, it is important to establish developmentally appropriate instruction and activities supporting lessons and components with West Virginia Content and Standards and Objective. By clearly stating focused goals and incorporating content along with disciplines will advise students’ about the subject matter they will learn so that they can constructively achieve affirmed goals increasing prospect for academic success (West Virginia Department of Education, 2010). 1d.
It is important to prioritize the curriculum and how to monitor it and un... ... middle of paper ... ...er data collection instrument would be to introduce alternative instructional strategies to help improve instruction. These could be introduced at faculty meetings or in-service trainings and give teachers hands on practice on these strategies and collaborate with teachers in their department and others at the school. As these new instructional strategies are being applied to instruction, administrators will take a close look at the lesson plans teachers are submitting and work on improving them and aligning them with the curriculum and the instructional strategies. Lastly the final data collection instrument would be to analyze classroom, district and state assessments. It is vital to evaluate how students are performing on their assessments and make sure teachers are aligning their lessons with the curriculum and students are actually learning the content.
The school administration will bring in different speakers to talk to teachers on strategies for improving their classroom skills and methods for developing higher student achievement. Most programs suggest that new teachers should have a professional development growth plan to follow. There are three basic components to professional development: goals, pathways, and a portfolio. Goals help determine what the teachers need to learn through professional development. Portfolio contains lesson plans, units, activities, notes, pictures, etc.
The goal of the assessment program is to see where the school and students are currently, assess what current needs are, and put those practices in place. After a plan has been tailored and assessments are in place, then counselors use that data to make any necessary changes. The goal of the chosen assessments will measure achievement and intellectual ability among students, identify students with special needs, and provide information on students who may need help emotionally and socially. A constant cycle is occurring between evaluating needs, providing those assessments, analyzing the data, sharing with stakes holders, and monitoring the effectiveness of the program.
The working environment as of now demands that people comprehend multidimensional problems, design solutions, arrange their own tasks, assess results, and work cooperatively with others. These expectations represent a mission for education that requires secondary schools to not simply deliver instruction, but rather to be responsible for guaranteeing that instructive open doors result in all studies learning at high levels. The opportunities and demands of today 's society are distinctive. Activities: • School improvement planning • District evaluations • Data frameworks • Technical help to schools on data use • Professional improvement on data use • Encouragement of survey of student work • Systematic classroom