Strategic PlanWSD LOgo

Elementary:        2015-2016        2016-2017        2017-2018        2018-2019        2019-2020

Middle        :        2015-2016        2016-2017        2017-2018        2018-2019        2019-2020

High School:        2015-2016        2016-2017        2017-2018        2018-2019        2019-2020

Strategy One: Design The Personalized Learning Of The Future

Objective 1.3:        Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (STEAM) and Project Based Learning

Executive Sponsor:  Jodi Smith Payne, Assistant Superintendent L&T

Three-Year Benchmark Objectives, Actions, Barriers and Outcomes

ELEMENTARY STEAM/PBL
2015-16
  1. Redesign one current 5th grade science kit to NGSS, making it project-based.
  1. Provide opportunity for each K-5 teacher to implement his/her grade level STEM Design Challenge.
  1. Form a K-5 Science group of teachers willing to implement Engineering is                            Elementary (EIE) curriculum in 2016-17.

2016-17
  1. Provide training and implementation support to the K-5 Science group on the Engineering is Elementary kits.
  2. Develop a Salmon in the Classroom Unit for 3rd Grade. 
  3. Develop a community partnership with Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group.
  4. Develop a Field Experience to release salmon raised in the classroom.
  5. Begin collaborating with Art specialists in order to encourage intentional integration of art and science.  (move to 2016-2017)

2017-18
  1. Expand implementation of Engineering is Elementary at each grade level.

2018-19:


2019-20:

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What measures need to be developed to monitor the outcomes of the objective benchmarks?

Who needs to be involved in the planning discussion and action steps for this objective?


MIDDLE SCHOOL STEAM/PBL

2015-16:

  1. Every teacher of 6-8 Science will teach one 3-dimensional unit aligned to NGSS.
  1. Each teacher will apply the EQuIP Rubric to a current unit of instruction to determine alignment to NGSS.
  1. The Science facilitator will provide each Science teacher with the “Classroom Self-Reflection Rubric” and provide time during a training to apply it to Science videos of instruction.
  1. Middle School Art teachers demonstrate capacity/willingness to participate in STEAM initiative.

2016-17:

  1.    Implement NGSS  instructional shifts in grades 6-8 through Learning Labs.  
  2. A team of Science teachers will research NGSS programs for possible adoption.
  1. Each teacher will repeat #1 above with a new unit of instruction. (Done by some teachers.)  
  2. Each Science teacher will take a current unit of instruction and align it to a problem or a phenomenon.  (Did a lesson through Learning Labs.) 
  3. The Science facilitator will review the “Classroom Self-Reflection Rubric” with the Science teachers and provide time during training to apply it to videos of their own instruction. (Offered through Learning Labs and IRIS Technology.)

2017-18:

  1. Teachers will implement the adopted program.
  2. Professional learning (Learning Labs, etc.) will be provided on the adopted program, as needed. (Revised according to adoption plan: Teachers will attend ESD trainings for adopted curriculum specific to each Science unit.)

2018-19:

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2019-20:

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What measures need to be developed to monitor the outcomes of the objective benchmarks? 2015-2016

Who needs to be involved in the planning discussion and action steps for this objective?  



HIGH SCHOOL STEAM/PBL

2015-16:

  1. Teachers will receive EQuIP Rubric training to determine PBL unit alignment to NGSS.
  1. Teachers will apply the “Classroom Self-Reflection Rubric” to videos of science instruction.   
  2. WHS will offer Introduction to Engineering and Principles of Engineering PLTW courses.
  3. WHS will continue to implement STEM/PBL activities currently in place.

2016-17:

  1. Offer the following PLTW courses: Introduction to Engineering Design course; Principles of Engineering course; Civil Engineering and Architecture; Capstone Class. (all were offered with the exception of the Capstone Class, which will be offered in 2018-19)
  2. Teachers will be sent to training summer of 17 to offer courses fall of 17, provided funding is available.
  1. 9-12 Science Curriculum Adoption Team will research and adopt NGSS aligned materials for grade 9. (Grade 9 Science teachers participated in the adoption process; Upon finding no curriculum that could meet current needs, decision was made to not adopt 9th grade materials at this time.)
  1. WHS will continue to implement STEM/PBL activities.  
  2. WHS science teachers will explore opportunities to add art components to current STEM activities, as appropriate.
  1. Science teachers will deepen their understanding of PBL (shifted to “Ambitious Science Teaching”) by participating in Learning Labs.
  2. A group of 4 Science teachers are working with NCESD and statewide High School Online Educational Resource (HSOER) team to develop the 9th grade course for 2017-18.

2017-18:

  1. Grade 9 Science teachers will implement newly adopted curriculum and receive professional development. (Revised: Grade 9 Science teachers participated in the adoption process in 2016-17; Upon finding no curriculum that could meet current needs, decision was made to not adopt 9th grade materials; Grade 9 Science teachers will continue to receive professional development in the NGSS as they develop the 9th grade Science course; Material needs for possible adoption will be reconsidered in 2017-18.)
  2. Embedded professional learning (e.g., Learning Labs) will be provided for 9-12 Science teachers as needed.
  3. 9-12 Science Curriculum Adoption Team will research and adopt NGSS aligned materials for grade 10.(Revised: Grade 9 Science teachers participated in the adoption process in 2016-17; Upon finding no curriculum that could meet current needs, decision was made to not adopt 9th grade materials; Grade 9 Science teachers will continue to receive professional development in the NGSS as they develop the 9th grade Science course; Material needs for possible adoption will be reconsidered in 2017-18.)
  4. WHS will continue to implement STEM/STEAM/PBL activities.

2018-19

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2019-20

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What measures need to be developed to monitor the outcomes of the objective benchmarks? 2015-2016

Who needs to be involved in the planning discussion and action steps for this objective?  

 


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