William H Ryder Math & Science Specialty ES - CPS CIWP

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William H Ryder Math & ScienceSpecialty ES 2020-2022 plan summaryTeamNameRoleEmailAccessAaron RuckerPrincipalarucker@cps.eduHas accessAaron RuckerPrincipalarucker@cps.eduHas accessKristen Appiah-WordTeacherKaappiah@cps.eduHas accessKelli StanleyTeacherKrstanley@cps.eduHas accessPam JonesParaprofessionalpjones36@cps.eduHas accessMontel PinkstonParaprofessionalmmpinkston1@cps.eduHas accessAdrian HunterCommunitygwenhunter711@yahoo.comHas accessJamila clayTeacherjkclay@cps.eduHas accessYolanda JohnsonParentjohnsonyolanda6544@yahoo.comHas accessKeeshonda SimmsTeacherkmsimms@cps.eduHas accessDarnell GarnerAdministraiondjgarner@cps.eduHas accessMattie s accessTeam MeetingsDate01/28/2020ParticipantsCWP TeamTopicParticipation Goal SettingFrameworkCategory scoring 1 NONE or FEW of the practices are CONSISTENTLY evident.2 FEW of the practices are CONSISTENTLY evident for FEW students and/or staff.

3 MOST of the practices are CONSISTENTLY evident for SOME students and/or staff.4 Nearly ALL practices are CONSISTENTLY evident for ALL students and/or staff.Subcategory scoring 1 Practice is not consistently evident for ANY students and/or staff.2 Practice is CONSISTENTLY evident for FEW students and/or staff.3 Practice is CONSISTENTLY evident for SOME students and/or staff.4 Practice is CONSISTENTLY evident for ALL students and/or staff.Not scoredLeadership and Structure for Continuous Improvement 4 - Leadership for Continuous Improvemento 3 Set the direction and create a sense of purpose by building consensus on andimplementing a shared visiono 3 Inspire a culture of collective responsibility for ALL students to succeed and forbuilding a safer and more supportive environment throughout the school, not justin their own classrooms (REQUIRED: OSEL)o 3 Empower others to make or influence significant decisions (REQUIRED: OSEL)o 3 Enable staff to focus and prioritize what matters mosto 3 Employ the skills to effectively manage changeo 3 Make ?safe practice? an integral part of professional learningo 3 Collaborate, value transparency, and inform and engage stakeholderso Evidence: Ryder's Administration initially set the direction and created a sense ofpurpose by building consensus on implementing a shared vision. Ryder's Visionand Mission was designed to help every stakeholder understand the relationshipbetween the school's vision and its initiatives and priorities. Ryder?s Mission was toemploy best practices and data to educate neighborhood students. Ryder willfocus on arming to develop students with critical thinking skills, provide rigorousinstruction and inquiry based learning opportunities and a supportive culture andclimate resulting in promoting scholars that will think globally to lead the world.Ryder ES has a high 29% Special education population. The school has multipleteams scheduled to meet throughout the year to provide an inclusive, equitablesetting that demonstrates every child's success. Instructionally, Ryder's Problem ofPractice has been rigor. ILT has devised a plan to ensure every classroomprovides lesson ALIGNMENT, RIGOROUS ACTIVITIES, AND VALID/RELIABLEASSESSMENT. This direction is summarized in Ryder's Instructional acronym: AAA(Alignment, Activity, and Assessment). Weekly grade-level meetings focusexclusively on specific instructional practices and particular students. Teamleaders provide direction and "Best Practices" on acquiring skills. Ryder's ILT orInstructional Leadership Team meets twice a month to review data, upcomingevents, problem of practice updates, ongoing assessments and what informationto take back to teachers during grade level meetings. ILT is focused on improvingthe school's overall teaching practices to benefit not only staff and students, butour instructional framework as well. Lastly, MTSS Team or Multi Tiered Systems ofSupport Team meets monthly to review students? data, provide Tiered SupportPlans and intervention schedules in support of students? academic growth. All ofRyder's Teams and organizations are scheduled and structured to ensure that theschool's identity, vision, and mission drives our school decisions, and creates andsustains a coherent instructional program that is coordinated and consistent withlearning goals. Ryder's four-year school-wide focus is a 4C approach: Create,Collaborate, Communicate, and Consult.

3 - Structure for Continuous Improvemento 3 Engage in ongoing inquiry (e.g. continuous improvement cycles) as a basis forimprovemento 3 Build the capacity of teacher teams to lead cycles of learning and problemsolving focused on student learning data and student worko 3 Design professional learning (PL) to achieve school-wide improvement goalso 3 Design and implement school day schedules that are responsive to studentneedso 4 Align the budget to the CIWP priorities and the mission of the schoolo 4 Strategically hire, assign, and retain teachers to create balancedgrade/content teams with a variety of strengths to ensure all students haveequitable access to high-quality teacherso 4 The local school council (LSC) or another community oversight committee ofboard is actively and productively involved in supporting SEL initiatives andimprovements to school climate (REQUIRED: OSEL)o 3 Physical surroundings convey a positive, student-centered school environment(REQUIRED: OSEL)o Evidence: Ryder staff and students will continue to engage in ongoing inquiry(e.g., continuous improvement cycles) as a basis for improvement of the school,staff, and students. Ryder?s CIWP Team will continue to meet quarterly, duringSchool-Improvement Days, and on report card pickup days to review, restructure,and revise school and classroom practices. Meetings will continue to followprotocols to gather, disaggregate, and use relevant data to consider root causesand rectify problems and challenges systematically. We are determined toeliminate every obstacle that hinders staff and student performance.Administrators and ILT must be vigilant in performing instructional rounds,collaborative peer walkthroughs, and teacher observations. Ryder 's NTA/LEAPmust begin to model ambitious Personal Learning Strategies and ensure thesepractices are provided to all teachers using the CPS Framework for Teaching toground guidance and coaching. Administrators must continue to conductfrequent non-REACH observations (Pop-Ins) to provide coaching and actionablefeedback to priority teachers.Depth and Breadth of Student Learning and Quality Teaching 3 - Curriculumo 2 Provide culturally relevant/sustaining curriculum that provides opportunities toexplore and celebrate student's communities, culture, history, and languageo 3 Utilize the ?big ideas? that should be taught to determine whether students arebeing taught the body of knowledge, the understandings, and the skills expectedo 3 Curriculum connects to real world, authentic application of learningo 4 Curriculum is aligned to expectations of the standardso 3 Integrate the teaching of academics and the ISBE Social Emotional LearningStandards (REQUIRED: OSEL)o 3 Expand access to diverse, contemporary well-stocked text collections thatprovide opportunities for all students to engage with text from a wide range ofgenres, including text of appropriate grade level complexityo Evidence: Ryder's Curriculum relies heavily on the Network 11 Scope andSequence and NWEA Learning Continuum. Ryder's staff wants students not just toknow and understand the lessons, but teachers want the students to apply thelessons to life. Instruction is summarized with the Problem of Practice, increasingrigor in every classroom. Teachers understand that increasing rigor starts withunpacking and aligning CCSS., adding rigorous profound lessons and reliable,

valid assessment options. Guide for Curriculum - Ryder aligns units of instruction(horizontally/vertically) to scope and sequence maps and pace units and lessonsso units can be adequately addressed in the time available. Instructional teamsexamine formative data to determine mastery and pace. We discuss how muchtime it takes to adequately address the essential elements and the viability ofdocuments that articulate essential content and timing of delivery (e.g., pacingguides, curriculum maps). Administrators utilize the 'big ideas' that should betaught to determine whether students are being taught the body of knowledge,the understandings, and the skills expected. Teams collaborate to Identify theessential perceptions ? what students should learn in greater depth. In otherwords, 'covering everything, but learning nothing' does not work. Ryder exposesand extends opportunities for all students to grade-appropriate levels of textcomplexity in all types of texts, including informational in all content areas.Language goals that are separate from and support content goals arearticulated. Literacy - reading, writing, and speaking are essential 'learning tools'across the Curriculum (disciplinary literacy). Engagement of all learners occurs incontent areas by fully integrating opportunities for learning, including diverselearners, to demonstrate core knowledge and skills. English Learners developacademic language to demonstrate mastery, use English and native languagedevelopment standards in addition to content standards to differentiateinstruction and assessments for English learners, to ensure meaningful access tocontent, regardless of English language proficiency. Teachers understandresearch and implement programs to develop native language literacy forEnglish learners and advanced learners to extend core knowledge and skills.Academic and social-emotional learning is also implemented. Teachersencourage students to make connections to the real world by authenticapplication of learning. For example, teachers provide opportunities formeaningful project-based learning, and integrate field-based learning throughpartnerships with city institutions (e.g., museums), colleges, universities, andcommunity-based organizations. The Curriculum is culturally relevant andprovides opportunities to explore and celebrate students' communities, culture,history, and language. The Curriculum is tailored to the strengths, needs, andinterests of each student.3 - Instructiono 3 Create a culture that reflects high expectations for all students and enablespractice and perseverance for each individual student (REQUIRED: OSEL)o 3 Engage students in learning and foster student ownershipo 3 Use questioning and discussion as techniques to deepen student understandingo 3 Plan and assign tasks that are cognitively challenging for individual studentsand require students to provide evidence of their reasoningo 3 Provide students frequent, informative feedbacko 3 Persist in adjusting instruction so individual student misunderstandings oradvanced needs are successfully accommodatedo 3 Engage all learners in content areas by differentiating and fully integratingopportunities for all learnerso 3 Tasks convey the key shifts and practices of the discipline. (See departmentalguidance for Arts Education, Health and Physical Education, Literacy, Math,Science, Social Science & Civic Engagement)o Evidence: Ryder has created a culture that reflects high expectations for allstudents and enables practice and perseverance for each student. Ryder's staffconsistently encourages students to recognize the value of their learning byrelating instructional lessons to real-life circumstances and professions. Everyquarter, teachers must identify an Inquiry project, capstone, or research lesson forstudents. The purpose of these assignments is to boost students' sense of

exploration and cultivate student's curiosity, resilience, and understanding.Teachers will use HOTS for Higher Order Thinking questions to create a rigorousenvironment where students take responsibility for their learning and present highquality work. The teacher employs Quarterly BAG Reports. BAGS or BehaviorAcademic and Grades reports engage students and parents in learning how toset goals. BAG conversations foster student ownership and initiate improvementso students can set academic and personal goals. Ryder's teachers havedeveloped STEM Questioning cards for students and practice Socraticquestioning in every classroom. STEM cards use questioning to start and directdiscussions to ensure students understanding. Socratic questioning is a form ofdisciplined examination that can be used to pursue thought in many directionsand for many purposes, including the exploration of complex ideas, researchingsolutions for issues and problems, uncovering assumptions, analyzing concepts,and distinguishing what we know from what we think we know. Every classroomhas a Depth of Knowledge chart to assist students and staff with higher-levelthinking and meta-cognition, providing students with opportunities to take onmultiple perspectives, construct new ideas, and engage in respectful discoursewith their teachers and peers. Teachers use an AAA (Alignment, Activity,Assessment) approach to plan instruction. Alignment - Teachers ensure thatinstruction in properly aligned to the standards being taught and the goals to bemet. Activity - Teachers ensure that activities are rigorous by creating activitiesthat are inquiry based, student centered, collaborative and incorporates higherorder questioning. By employing the AAA approach, teachers plan lessons andassignments that are cognitively challenging for individual students and requirestudents to provide evidence of their reasoning. Teachers provide students withfrequent, informative feedback.Teachers must tell/show students what they havedone well (through positive reinforcement) and what they need to do toimprove. Teachers will transition from weekly lesson plans to unit plans. Each unitplan have a reflection section in teachers can analyze all forms of data collectedin order to adjust instruction, so student misunderstandings can address oradvanced needs can be successfully planned. Teacher reflections will provide aspace where teachers can regularly monitor students' academic progress,incorporate multi-modal learning activities and use progress monitoring data totrace effectiveness of interventions.3 - Balanced Assessment and Gradingo 3 School-based teams discuss and monitor the effect of teaching on studentlearning, integrate formative assessment into instruction and intervention ofindividual studentso 3 Use multiple measures (i.e. a range of assessment types and at multiple points intime) to supplement district-centralized assessments with other formativeassessments to provide a more comprehensive picture of student learningo 3 ILT, GLT, and interventionists use a Problem Solving Process approach toscreening, diagnostic, and progress monitoring assessments to identify specificgaps and monitoring improvement for students within all tierso 3 Make assessments accessible to students, including diverse learners and EnglishLearners through employing features of universal design and use ofaccommodations and, where needed, modificationso 2 Utilize assessments that reflect the key shifts in content areas in teacher createdor selected assessmentso 3 Utilize assessments that measure the development of academic language forEnglish learnerso 2 Have access to and analyze school-wide, teacher team, and classroomassessment data to determine instructional effectiveness, in house criteria, andsubsequent learning needs

2 Improve and promote assessment literacy3 Have a grading system that clearly, accurately, consistently, and fairlycommunicates learning progress and achievement to students, families,postsecondary institutions, and prospective employerso Evidence: At the beginning of September, Ryder's ILT, discussed and monitoredthe effect of teaching on student learning, integrated formative assessment intoinstruction, and intervention of individual students. Ryder's ILT then decides ongrading weights, audits, values, and monitors On-Track rates throughout the year.Teachers are encouraged to use multiple measures (i.e., a range of assessmenttypes and at various points in time) to supplement district-centralized assessmentswith other formative assessments to provide a more comprehensive picture ofstudent learning. MTSS, ILT, GLT, and interventionists use a Problem Solving Processapproach to screening, diagnostic, and progress monitoring assessments toidentify specific gaps and monitor improvement for students within all tiers. Wemake assessments accessible to students, including diverse learners, throughemploying features of universal design and use of accommodations and, whereneeded, modifications. Ryder teachers have access to and analyze school-widedata through CPS NWEA, REACH Performance tasks, and Dibels and TRC. Ryder'sAdministration hosts monthly Grade-Book Audits to review each teacher's gradingsystem and practices. Gradebook audits allow teachers to present their gradebooks, accurately, and collaboratively to administrators in real-time. This auditensures grading consistency and fairness in the assessment of learning, andassignment of scores and proficiency levels against the same learning standards,across students, teachers, evaluations, learning experiences, content areas, andensures grades are not used as a form of punishment, control, or compliance.2 - MTSSo 3 ON TRACK - Provide universal supports to prevent failing and absenteeism andtargeted interventions for grades below ?C? or chronic absenteeism (REQUIRED:MTSS)o 3 MTSS Team completes SEF ratings for MTSS subcategories (denoted as"REQUIRED MTSS") at MOY and EOY to reflect on MTSS fidelity of implementation(REQUIRED: MTSS)o 2 MTSS Team uses MTSS Framework Implementation Guide or other resources fromCentral Office to align priorities to outcomes (REQUIRED: MTSS)o 3 Administration supports MTSS Team with resources needed to make changes toframework/system (REQUIRED: MTSS)o 2 School tracks growth of ALL students, specifically students receiving Tier 2 andTier 3 supports based on district-wide available data to accurately assess studentachievement results and school practices (REQUIRED: MTSS & OSEL)o 2 Shared Leadership: Administration recruits a diverse MTSS core team (contentareas, counselors, etc.),or identifies an existing team that is responsible for drivingthe school?s MTSS Framework and Implementation (REQUIRED: MTSS & OSEL)o 2 Shared Leadership: MTSS Team uses multiple data sources to determine localTiering Criteria For Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 interventions (REQUIRED: MTSS & OSEL)o 2 Shared Leadership: MTSS Team develops a Menu of Interventions that clearlyoutlines the supports, resources, system and structures for Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3(REQUIRED: MTSS & OSEL)o 2 Shared Leadership: School Teams communicate MTSS related outcomes to allstakeholders (REQUIRED: MTSS & OSEL)o 2 Problem Solving Process: MTSS Team, teachers, and intervention providers usethe Problem Solving Process (PSP) to identify root causes and contributing factorsof deficit areas (REQUIRED: MTSS & OSEL)oo

oooooooooooooooooo2 Problem Solving Process: MTSS Team gathers and utilizes multiple data sourcesto define the problems and take action for Tiers 1, 2, and 3 (REQUIRED: MTSS &OSEL)2 Curriculum and Instruction: Instructional staff provides culturally relevant, highquality, standards-aligned curriculum in which SEL instruction is embedded intocore content (REQUIRED: MTSS & OSEL)2 Curriculum and Instruction: Instructional staff provides differentiated instructionto meet the needs of all students (REQUIRED: MTSS)2 Curriculum and Instruction: Instructional staff provides interventions that areresearch-based (REQUIRED: MTSS & OSEL)3 Curriculum and Instruction: School Teams analyze data to prioritize opportunitiesto improve instruction, guide grouping, re-teaching and to identify/prioritizeinstructional needs (REQUIRED: MTSS)3 Progress Monitoring (PM): School identifies and uses a research-baseddiagnostic tool and process

Science, Social Science & Civic Engagement) o Evidence: Ryder has created a culture that reflects high expectations for all students and enables practice and perseverance for each student. Ryder's staff consistently encour

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