SEHS 2015-16 School-Wide Observable Goal

*Students and teachers will use purposeful groups for collaborative discussion and assignments as a method for academic achievement and learning.*

*Students and teachers will use purposeful groups for collaborative discussion and assignments as a method for academic achievement and learning.*

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Science Department and PLC goal:

“In the science classes, students and teachers will use purposeful groups at least 3 of the 5 days a week for collaborative discussion and assignments for 30% of class time as a method for academic achievement and learning.”

Physical Education:

Using existing Physical Education writing strategies, the P.E. department will use (1) reflective piece each unit focusing on collaborative activities embedded in sport and fitness units.

Special Education: Alternative Curriculum PLC Goal

All students enrolled in the Alternative Curriculum will be engaged in a collaborative class activity and or discussion 30% of the class period 4 out of 5 days of the week.

Teachers of a language other than English will utilize purposeful groups to collaborate within speaking ,writing, listening and reading activities in 25 percent of daily classroom instruction to increase proficiency in the language studied.

Teachers of a language other than English will utilize purposeful groups to collaborate within speaking ,writing, listening and reading activities in 25 percent of daily classroom instruction to increase proficiency in the language studied as demonstrated in a formative assessment by the end of each semester.

11th grade English PLC will use groups to evaluate text and for evaluation of student writing. This will be done no less than twice a month.

11th grade English PLC will use student groups to analyze author’s text and to evaluate student writing. This process will be done no less than twice a month. Additionally, the teacher will use student groups as needed to stimulate and solidify learning.

Technology

The goals are for 75% of students to demonstrate proficiency in the application of Microsoft Excel, with an ultimate goal of increasing throughout the school year. Thirty percent of the school week students will build relevancy through collaborative discussions and group learning.

Math Department – By the end of the first semester all students and teachers in mathematics classroom will work in purposeful group discussions on a daily basis to develop their mathematical understanding.

VAPA/ Performing Arts: By the end of the semester, in purposeful groups, students and teachers will collaboratively discuss how to better execute musical performances.

9th grade English: By the end of the first semester, students will use collaborative strategies a minimum of 2-3 times a week during close reading and writing assignments (ex. during peer revision or peer editing).

VAPA (Smartened Up Goal). By the end of the semester, in purposeful groups, students and teachers will collaboratively discuss how to better execute formative/summative visual projects and musical performances.

U.S. History teachers will limit teacher talk to 20% of the class period at least 3 times per week. Teachers will design at least 1 collaborative project/presentation per unit.

Students and Teachers in the 10th grade PLC will use purposeful groups for collaborative discussions and assignments on a weekly basis for approximately 45% of the time.

ELD 1 – 4: Observable Goal

> Through current events (source: NewsLA) students will work collaboratively (twice a month the first semester) reading, listening, and discussing short articles. They will focus on extracting main idea and identifying supporting details. This will increase to one article per week the second semester and assess their language acquisition in accordance with High Point (LAS).

On behalf of 10th grade ELA PLC, we’ve reviewed our goal and will keep as-is for the time being.