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					       ACTION PLAN FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT
       Simon Elementary – Curriculum Mapping

       Measurable Goal: By the end of the 2008-2009 school year, 100% of all grade levels from first through third grade will have
       a curriculum map of each month in the areas of: Reading, Writing, and Spelling.



     Steps / Activities            Who is           Timeline         Evaluation           Estimated Cost        Funding         Status
                                Responsible                            Process                                   Source
Training and distribution of   Frank Mandera        Fall 2008      Quarterly progress           $0                N/A         Next year
the curriculum matrix
template

Completion of curriculum        Grade Level        Fall 2008-         Teachers and              $0                N/A         Next year
matrix template in the areas     Teachers         Spring 2009        specialists will
of reading, spelling, and        (PreK-K)                            work on matrix
writing                                                             during SIP days
                                                                        quarterly
Evaluate instruction and       Frank Mandera        On-going           Formal and               $0                N/A         On-going
assessment of lessons to                                                informal
ensure that they are aligned                                         evaluation that
to the Illinois Learning                                                 includes
Standards and Frameworks                                            observation and
                                                                    survey activities
Share and align curriculum      All certified     Fall 2008 –       Use SIP days for            $0                N/A         Next year
instruction among various           staff         Spring 2009       staff meetings to
grade levels 1-3rd                                                 review grade level
                                                                    curriculum maps
        ACTION PLAN FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT
        Simon Elementary – Unification of Elementary Levels
        Measurable Goal: By the 2008-2009 school year, all elementary grades (K-5th grade) will have a unified procedure for
        discipline, parent/student handbook, and curriculum articulation.


     Steps / Activities           Who is           Timeline          Evaluation         Estimated Cost         Funding          Status
                               Responsible                            Process                                   Source
Review Seward/Simon           Frank Mandera       Spring 2007         Quarterly             $1000 for            Staff         Completed
disciplinary procedures and   Sean Monahan                            meetings          professional leave    Development        2007
develop a mutual discipline                                                               and materials
procedure (PreK-5th grade)

Elementary policy meetings    Frank Mandera     Spring 2007 –        Quarterly         $1000 for materials       Staff         Completed
to unify the parent/student   Sean Monahan      December 2007      meetings during                            Development        2007
handbook                         Selected                             SIP days
                              Certified Staff

Finalize the parent/student   Frank Mandera       Spring 2008        Quarterly         $1000 for materials       Staff         In-process
handbook                      Sean Monahan                         meetings during                            Development
                                 Building                             SIP days
                              representatives

Continue Elementary Study     Certified Staff      Fall 2006-      Meet as needed,             $0                              On-going
Groups in all three             Principals        Spring 2009      time dedicated
buildings                                                            during staff
                                                                      meetings

Continue Cross Grade          Certified Staff     Fall 2006 –     Once per semester            $0                              On-going
Level Meetings                  Principals        Spring 2009      during SIP days
       ACTION PLAN FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

       Simon Elementary – WRITING DEVELOPMENT

       Measurable Goal: By 2008-2009, grades 1-3 will align a new writing assessment that is developmentally appropriate for
       students. Writing will be scored twice a year using a student friendly scoring rubric. Student writing scores will increase
       5% in correlation to individual student writing samples annually.


                                 Who is                                Evaluation                                 Funding            Status
    Steps / Activities                              Timeline                               Estimated Cost
                               Responsible                               Process                                   Source
                                                                     Student friendly                                            Next year
Review past writing rubrics                                                and
                               Grade Level          2008-2009                                                      District
                                                                     developmentally        $2500 annually
                                 Teams                                                                             Funds
                                                                    appropriate rubric
                                                                                                                                 Next year
                                                                     Student friendly
 Modify and Create New
                               Grade Level                                 and                                     District
 Writing Rubrics to align                           2008-2009                               $2500 annually
                                 Teams                               developmentally                               Funds
with grade level curriculum
                                                                    appropriate rubric
                                                                                                                                 Next year
                                                                    Principal/Teacher
  Implement new school-        Grade Level                                                                         District
                                                    2008-2009       review of Writing             $0
wide writing assessments in      Teams                                                                             Funds
                                                                         samples
    2nd and 4th quarters

                                                                                                                                 Next year
Continue the development                                            Principal/Teacher
                               Grade Level                                                                         District
of ISAT required extended                           2008-2009       review of Writing             $0
                                 Teams                                                                             Funds
     response writing                                                    samples

                                                                                                                                 Next year
    Peer modeling and
coaching of ISAT required      Grade Level                                                                         District
                                                    2008-2009       Teacher Feedback        $1000 annually
extended response writing     Peers/Teachers                                                                       Funds
         ACTION PLAN FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

         Simon Elementary – READING IMPROVEMENT

         Measurable Goal: By 2008-2009, 90% of all students will have reading scores in the “Meets and Exceeds” areas of the
         ISAT and/or other local assessments annually.


                                           Who is                                                                   Funding         Status
        Steps / Activities                                   Timeline    Evaluation Process      Estimated Cost
                                         Responsible                                                                 Source
                                                                                                                                   Next year
  Create a Reading Induction                                              Pre/Post Survey of
Program (RIP) for New Students         Principal /Literacy                 students reading
                                                             2007-2009                           $1000 annually   District Funds
 to the Winnebago CUSD 323                 Specialists                    abilities within the
                                                                                  (RIP)


      Increase vocabulary                                                  Number of times                                         On-going
development for all students (Gr                                           words are used at                          N/A
                                       Grade Level Teams     2007-2009                                $0
              1-3)                                                       school – classroom &
                                                                                specials

  Students will increase reading                                            ISAT Scores /                                          On-going
connections to text to text, text to                                           NWEA
                                       Grade Level Teams     2007-2009                                $0              N/A
self, and text to world to improve                                         Comprehension
      reading comprehension                                                  Assessments


  Provide staff communication                                            Review current “best                                      On-going
 time for teachers to share best       Grade Level Teams     2007-2009   practices” in reading        $0              N/A
 practices in reading instruction                                             instruction


 Increase use of written and oral                                                                                                  On-going
retellings by students to improve                                        ISAT Scores/ Student
                                       Grade Level Teams     2007-2009                                $0              N/A
         comprehension                                                        retellings
       ACTION PLAN FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

       Simon Elementary – SPELLING DEVELOPMENT

       Measurable Goal: By 2008-2009, investigate and implement a developmentally appropriate spelling program the follows
       the current “best practices” in elementary education.


     Steps / Activities           Who is           Timeline         Evaluation        Estimated Cost        Funding          Status
                                Responsible                          Process                                 Source

Research the current “best    Grade Levels/     2007-2008        Survey the          $2500 annually       District      Completed
practices” in appropriate     Lead Teacher                       teachers about                           Funds         2007
spelling programs             Facilitator                        current spelling
                                                                 practices

Purchase or devise spelling   Principal/ Lead   2007-2008        N/A                 $3000                District      Completed
program to meet the needs     Teacher                                                                     Funds         2007
of all learners grades 1-3    Facilitator


Provide appropriate         Principal/ Lead     2008-2009        Teacher Feedback    $2500 annually       District      Not
professional development in Teacher                              Evaluation                               Funds         Completed
spelling program            Facilitator


Identify a unified spelling   Grade Levels/     2008-2009        Evaluate the       $2500 annually        District      Completed
intervention curriculum for   Lead Teacher                       consistency across                       Funds         2007
grades 1-3                    Facilitator                        grade levels


Consistent parent             Grade Level       2008-2009        Survey parents of   $0                   N/A           Not
communication across          Teams                              the grade level                                        Completed
grade levels 1-3                                                 spelling program
       ACTION PLAN FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

       Simon Elementary – Team Teaching Model (Special Education & Regular Education)

       Measurable Goal: By 2008-2009, integrate the co-teaching model of special education in order for students and/or
       curriculum to be mainstreamed regular education classroom.


     Steps / Activities          Who is            Timeline          Evaluation         Estimated Cost        Funding       Status
                               Responsible                            Process                                  Source
                                                                                                                          On-going
Special education teachers   Grade Level       2006-2009          Lesson Plan          N/A
and regular education        Teachers /
teachers co-teach in the     Special
areas of writing and math    Education
                             Teachers


Hire additional special      Principal         Fall 2008          Special education   $32000 annually       District      Not
education teacher/RtI                                             minutes per                               Funds         Completed
Coordinator to dedicate                                           student
more time to co-teaching
model


Create a schedule that       Principal         2008-2009          Grade Level         N/A                                 Not
would allow regular                                               Schedules                                               Completed
education teachers and
special education teachers
to have a common planning
time
        ACTION PLAN FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

        Simon Elementary – Response to Intervention (RtI)

        Measurable Goal: By 2007-2008, develop and integrate a response to intervention model of identifying “at-risk” students
        before implementing any learning-disabled special education students.

      Steps / Activities              Who is             Timeline       Evaluation          Estimated Cost      Funding           Status
                                    Responsible                          Process                                 Source

Attend RtI seminars, workshops,   RtI Task Force      2006-2008     Team Meetings         $2500 annually      District       On-going
and school site visits            Team


Evaluate curriculum based         RtI Screening and   2007-2008     RtI Team will         $10,000             District       On-going
measurement tools                 Implementation                    evaluate curriculum
                                  Team                              based measurement
                                                                    tools – semesters


Evaluate classroom based          RtI Screening and   2006-2008     Quarterly TEAM        $2000               District       On-going
interventions                     Implementation                    meetings
                                  Team



Creation of the Tier System of    RtI Screening and   2007-2009     Quarterly TEAM        $2000               District       On-going
Interventions                     Implementation                    meetings
                                  Team

Implement assessment tools and    RtI Coordinator     2007-2009     Staff input at        $1700               District       On-going
interventions                                                       meetings and
                                                                    conferences
       ACTION PLAN FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

       Simon Elementary – TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION

       Measurable Goal: Simon Elementary will be integrating technology into their grade level curriculum framework quarterly
       using the computer-center model.


     Steps / Activities           Who is           Timeline           Evaluation         Estimated Cost        Funding          Status
                                Responsible                            Process                                  Source

Acquire additional             Principal/       2006-2010         Teacher              $7000 annually        District      On-going
computers to each              Technology                         development of                             Funds and
classroom K-5 grade            Director                           technology                                 E-Rate
                                                                  infused
                                                                  curriculum

Grade Level Research of        Grade Level      2006-2010         Pre/Post test        $2500 annually        District      On-going
Technology Programs and        Teams                              assessments of                             Funds
Websites                                                          technology
                                                                  integration
                                                                  projects

Implement technology that Principal /           2006-2010         Lesson Plans         $10000 annually       District      On-going
instructs students in areas of Grade Level                                                                   Funds /
literacy, math, and science    Teams                                                                         Technology



Designate a technology         Principal /      2007-2010         Teacher feedback     $2500 annually        District      Not
leader for each building for   Technology                                                                    Funds         Completed
best practice research and     Director
training of programs
       ACTION PLAN FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

       Seward Early Learning Center – Curriculum Mapping

       Measurable Goal: By the end of the 2008-2009 school year, 100% of all grade levels from Prekindergarten and
       Kindergarten will have a curriculum map of each month in the areas of: Reading, Writing, and Spelling.



     Steps / Activities            Who is         Timeline         Evaluation          Estimated Cost       Funding    Status
                                Responsible                          Process                                 Source
Training and distribution of   Frank Mandera      Fall 2007      Quarterly progress          $0               N/A     Next year
the curriculum matrix
template

Completion of curriculum        Grade Level       Fall 2007-        Teachers and             $0               N/A     Next year
matrix template in the areas     Teachers        Spring 2008       specialists will
of reading, spelling, and        (PreK-K)                         work on matrix
writing                                                           during SIP days
                                                                      quarterly
Evaluate instruction and       Frank Mandera      On-going           Formal and              $0               N/A     On-going
assessment of lessons to                                              informal
ensure that they are aligned                                       evaluation that
to the Illinois Kindergarten                                          includes
and Early Learning                                                observation and
Standards                                                         survey activities

Share and align curriculum      All certified    Fall 2008 –      Use SIP days for           $0               N/A     Next year
instruction among various           staff        Spring 2009      staff meetings to
grade levels PreK-1st grade                                      review grade level
                                                                  curriculum maps
        ACTION PLAN FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

        Seward Early Learning Center – Unification of Elementary Levels
        Measurable Goal: By the 2008-2009 school year, all elementary grades (K-5th grade) will have a unified procedure for
        discipline, parent/student handbook, and curriculum articulation.

     Steps / Activities           Who is           Timeline           Evaluation         Estimated Cost        Funding          Status
                               Responsible                             Process                                  Source
Review Seward/Simon           Frank Mandera       Spring 2007          Quarterly            $1000 for            Staff         Completed
disciplinary procedures and   Sean Monahan                             meetings         professional leave    Development        2007
develop a mutual discipline                                                               and materials
procedure (PreK-5th grade)

Elementary policy meetings    Frank Mandera     Spring 2007 –        Quarterly         $1000 for materials       Staff         Completed
to unify the parent/student   Sean Monahan      December 2007      meetings during                            Development        2007
handbook                         Selected                             SIP days
                              Certified Staff

Finalize the parent/student   Frank Mandera       Spring 2008        Quarterly         $1000 for materials       Staff         In-process
handbook                      Sean Monahan                         meetings during                            Development
                                 Building                             SIP days
                              representatives

Continue Elementary Study     Certified Staff      Fall 2006-      Meet as needed,             $0                              On-going
Groups in all three             Principals        Spring 2009      time dedicated
buildings                                                            during staff
                                                                      meetings

Continue Cross Grade          Certified Staff     Fall 2006 –     Once per semester            $0                              On-going
Level Meetings                  Principals        Spring 2009      during SIP days
       ACTION PLAN FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

       Seward Early Learning Center – Literacy Assessments and Instruction

       Measurable Goal: By the end of the 2008-2009 school year, 90% of all kindergarten students will be reading at grade level
       by using appropriate reading assessments such as AIMSWeb and Prescriptive Instruction.



     Steps / Activities          Who is            Timeline           Evaluation         Estimated Cost        Funding        Status
                               Responsible                             Process                                  Source

Implement Phonemic                                                Phonological                                             Completed
Awareness Lessons based      Kindergarten       2006-2009         Awareness            $1000                 District      2007
on Michael Heggerty          Staff                                Assessments –
                                                                  Report Cards


AIMSWeb Screening and        RtI Screening      2006-2009         Quarterly            $2000                 District      On-going
Testing                      Team



Balanced Literacy using      Kindergarten       2006-2009         Harcourt thematic    Already purchased     N/A           On-going
Harcourt Reading Series      Staff                                assessments and
                                                                  report cards


Additional training for      Kindergarten       2006-2009         Staff meetings to    $1500                 District      On-going
Michael Heggerty             Staff                                evaluate trainings
Phonemic Awareness
        ACTION PLAN FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

        Seward Early Learning Center – Phonological Awareness

        Measurable Goal: By 2007-2008, investigate and implement a developmentally appropriate phonological awareness
        program the follows the current “best practices” in early elementary education.



     Steps / Activities         Who is           Timeline         Evaluation        Estimated Cost        Funding        Status
                              Responsible                          Process                                 Source

Training for Michael         Kindergarten       2007-2009       Staff meetings to        $1500             District     On-going
Heggerty                        Staff                           evaluate training




Implementation of            Kindergarten       2007-2009         Phonological             $0                N/A        On-going
Phonemic Awareness              Staff                              Awareness
Program                                                           Assessments
                                                                   /Aimsweb
          ACTION PLAN FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

          Seward Early Learning Center – Inclusionary Practices of Prekindergarten Program

          Measurable Goal: By 2008-2009, Prekindergarten and early childhood will be a “blended” program to accommodate the
          appropriate needs of all preschool age children.


     Steps / Activities             Who is        Timeline         Evaluation         Estimated Cost        Funding            Status
                                 Responsible                         Process                                 Source
Research and consult with       PreK Teachers   Spring 2007 –    Evaluate program      ISBE funded            N/A             Completed
experts in the areas of             Speech       Spring 2008        bi-monthly                                                  2007
inclusion techniques in           Therapists
Prekindergarten                 Frank Mandera

Visit other prekindergarten      PREK Team       Spring 2007      Monthly Team       $1000 to cover for      Staff            Completed
programs that blend special                                        Meetings          professional leave   Development           2007
education with regular
education

Rename the current               PREK Team       Spring 2007      Team Meeting              N/A                               Completed
programs under one title                                                                                                        2007
(i.e. Early Learning, Bright
Beginnings)

Continue and integrate           PREK Team        Fall 2007-      Monthly Team         Possible after-       Staff            On-going
more itinerant services           Special Ed     Spring 2009       Meetings          school curriculum    Development
within the regular education     Cooperative                                               wage
classroom environment

Plan and implementation of                       Fall 2007 –      Bi-weekly team           $2500             Staff            On-going
Illinois Early Learning          PREK Team       Spring 2009      meetings and/or                         Development
Standards into all phases for                                      monthly team
the blended program                                                  meetings
        ACTION PLAN FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

        Seward Early Learning Center – Response to Intervention (RtI)

        Measurable Goal: By 2007-2008, develop and integrate a response to intervention model of identifying “at-risk” students
        before implementing any learning-disabled special education students.



      Steps / Activities              Who is             Timeline       Evaluation          Estimated Cost      Funding           Status
                                    Responsible                          Process                                 Source

Attend RtI seminars, workshops,   RtI Task Force      2006-2008     Team Meetings         $2500 annually      District       Completed
and school site visits            Team                                                                                       2007


Evaluate curriculum based         RtI Screening and   2007-2008     RtI Team will         $10,000             District       On-going
measurement tools                 Implementation                    evaluate curriculum
                                  Team                              based measurement
                                                                    tools – semesters


Evaluate classroom based          RtI Screening and   2006-2008     Quarterly TEAM        $2000               District       On-going
interventions                     Implementation                    meetings
                                  Team



Creation of the Tier System of    RtI Screening and   2007-2009     Quarterly TEAM        $2000               District       Completed
Interventions                     Implementation                    meetings                                                 2007
                                  Team

Implement assessment tools and    RtI Coordinator     2007-2009     Staff input at        $1700               District       On-going
interventions                                                       meetings and
                                                                    conferences
       ACTION PLAN FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

       Seward Early Learning Center – Technology Integration

       Measurable Goal: Seward Elementary will be integrating technology into their grade level curriculum framework quarterly
       using the computer-center model.


     Steps / Activities           Who is           Timeline           Evaluation         Estimated Cost       Funding            Status
                                Responsible                            Process                                 Source

Acquire additional             Principal/       2006-2010         Teacher              $7000 annually       District       On-going
computers to each              Technology                         development of                            Funds and
classroom K-5 grade            Director                           technology                                E-Rate
                                                                  infused
                                                                  curriculum

Grade Level Research of        Grade Level      2006-2010         Pre/Post test        $2500 annually       District       On-going
Technology Programs and        Teams                              assessments of                            Funds
Websites                                                          technology
                                                                  integration
                                                                  projects

Implement technology that Principal /           2006-2010         Lesson Plans         $10000 annually      District       On-going
instructs students in areas of Grade Level                                                                  Funds /
literacy, math, and science    Teams                                                                        Technology



Designate a technology         Principal /      2007-2010         Teacher feedback     $2500 annually       District       Not
leader for each building for   Technology                                                                   Funds          Completed
best practice research and     Director
training of programs

				
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