SUSICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2200 Castleton Dr.  Troy, MI     48083  Phone 586.825.2665

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Professional Learning Community

What is a Professional Learning Community?

There are three Big Ideas of the Professional Learning Community approach.

Big Idea #1: Ensuring all students can learn

Big Idea #2: A culture of collaboration

Big Idea #3: Focus on Results

 

The staff at Susick Elementary focuses on answering the four questions that make up a Professional Learning Community.

Question #1: What do we want our students to learn?

Question #2: How do we know the students learned the concepts?

Question #3: What do we do for the students who have not learned the concepts?

Question #4: What do we do for the students who have learned the concepts?

Below are Susick Elementary’s School Improvement Goals for the 2010-2011 school yr:

 

Goal #1 Reading

Objective:  All students will improve their DRA score by a minimum of one grade level.

Strategy:  Guided Reading

Activities:

  1. DRA2 and MLPP testing administered to identify students’  reading level

  2. Students reading text at their appropriate reading level

  3. Small groups of 3-5 students working with teacher on reading skills such as fluency and comprehension

  4. 90 minutes of Language Arts Block everyday

  5. Interventions and support from the Special Ed., Title I, and ELL  staff

  6. Utilization of Literacy Library

  7. Accelerated Reader Program

Goal #2 Math

Objective:  All Students Will Achieve at Least 80% on the End of the Year Math Assessment

Strategy:  Differentiated Instruction and Support

Activities:

  1. Whole group and small group instruction

  2. Utilization of math manipulatives as well as the SMART board technology

  3. Interventions and support from the Special Ed., Title I, and ELL staff

Goal #3 Writing

Objective:   All Students will demonstrate an increase in Writing Proficiency in All Content Areas

Strategy:  Writer’s Workshop

Activities:

  1. Each classroom teacher utilizes the Writer’s Workshop for 45 minutes, four days a week

  2. Strong emphasis placed on writing in other content areas such as Science, Social Studies, and Math

  3. Interventions and support from the Special Ed., Title I, and ELL staff