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Regis Catholic Schools – Announcing Teaching and Learning Steering Committee Membership Friday, October 28, 2011 Dear Regis Catholic Schools community, The Regis Catholic Schools (RCS) Teaching and Learning Plan is designed to help RCS improve curriculum, student programs, faculty and staff development opportunities, and system communications. We are grateful for the generous volunteers – parents, staff, administration, and friends of RCS - that gave freely of their time and experiences to help develop our Teaching and Learning Plan. The Teaching and Learning Plan and committee structures have been created to help determine and support the goals and actions identified as key outcomes from last summer’s public sessions. Thank you to all who applied to be a part of these collaborative committees. There are four committees determined by the Teaching and Learning Plan. The Steering Committee is the oversight committee for the plan and committee efforts. The overall goal of the Teaching and Learning Steering Committee is to assist Regis Catholic Schools in generating goals, actions, measurements, and results of success that will positively impact all RCS PreK-12 students and classrooms. This committee is a blend of different backgrounds, experience, and educational knowledge. The membership on the Steering Committee is as follows: Erika Johnson – RCS Elementary Principal and Co-Chair Melody Brennan – Parent and Co- Chair Joe Eisenhuth – RCS President & Chief Advancement Officer John Cook – RCS IT Coordinator Chuck Larson – Grandparent and RCS Commission Member Cheryl Hanson – RCS Faculty Ruth McHorney – RCS Faculty Angela Axelrod – Parent Jackie Bachmeier – Parent Michelle Wampler – Parent


The responsibilities of this Steering Committee include: • • • • •

monitoring the Advanced Ed. System Accreditation process and standards, overseeing the work of three advisory committees - Curriculum & Instruction, Professional Development, and Marketing & Communication, coordinate goals and actions with Diocesan policies and rules, determining decision making criteria, and implementing achievement standards.

Successful internal and external public engagement is best served with an established model that promotes pro-active planning. The Steering Committee will have the first group meeting on Wednesday, November 9th. This first meeting will set rules and guidelines for how each committee will post minutes, give updates, plan future meetings, and communicate with all RCS stakeholders. In addition, as part of the Teaching and Learning Plan, RCS Math teachers and administrators met with facilitator Dr. Linda Nortier during the October staff development in-service to work on creating a more unified K-12 Math Curriculum and planning for integrated use of the Common Core Standards. It was inspiring to see our RCS educators working together on a common goal. The level of care and dedication for all RCS students was very evident during this staff development training. United with our Core Values of living Faith, accepting Responsibility, promoting Teamwork, achieving Excellence, and inspiring Leadership, we continue to collaborate with a growing sense of shared responsibility throughout our Regis Catholic Schools community. Whether it is your prayers, spirit of volunteerism, words in support of our Catholic schools, or your generous donations – each of us has the ability to help shape the future of Regis Catholic Schools. We look forward to the great work we will do together this year and the lasting positive effect that it will have on all RCS classrooms. God Bless,

Erika Johnson RCS Elementary Principal Steering Committee Co-chair

Melody Brennan RCS Parent Steering Committee Co-chair


RCS Teaching & Learning Framework Teaching & Learning Steering Committee Chair (or Co-Chairs): Erika Johnson & Melody Brennan Membership:

Joe Eisenhuth, Ruth McHorney, John Cook, Michelle Wampler, Chuck Larson, Jackie Bachmeier, Cheryl Hanson, Angela Axelrod

Responsibilities: Oversee Advanced Ed. Accreditation process Accreditation Standard 1: Vision and Purpose Accreditation Standard 2: Governance and Leadership Accreditation Standard 7: Continuous Improvement Oversee the work and implementation of Advisory Committees Be familiar with and adhere to Diocesan polices and rules Determine decision making criteria Apply rubric - Implementation of Achievement Standards

Initial Activities: Review Accreditation self study process and assign tasks Set up Advisory Committees Establish selection process, term limits, etc. Review Curriculum/Assessment template Establish critical questions to use to keep advisory committee work aligned with Teaching & Learning Framework and Accreditation process

Curriculum/Instruction/ Assessment

Professional Development/ Staff

Marketing/Communications

Advisory Committee

Evaluation Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee

Chair: Todd Fischer

Chair: Kelly Bowe

Chair: Renee Cassidy

Membership: Teachers; Administrator

Membership: Teachers; Administrator

Membership: Teachers; Parents; Administrator

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities: • • • • • •

Accreditation Standard 3: Teaching and Learning Accreditation Standard 4: Documenting and Using Results Oversee subject area curriculum work Establish a curriculum document and procedures for an instructional audit (including assessments) Designate curriculum work groups Make recommendations for assessment plan

Plan Objectives:

1.1 RCS has the most effective and supportive programming for student learning. 1.2 Students participate in assessments that inform instruction, demonstrate individual learning progress, and program effectiveness. 1.3 Faith and personal development are intentionally implemented throughout the school system. 2.1 K-12 course curriculum is based on current standards and updated regularly. 2.2 All teachers develop and implement high quality assessments in all curriculum areas.

Updated: 10/28/11

• • • •

Accreditation Standard 5: Resources and Support Systems Review professional developments plans for 2011-2012 Review Regis professional evaluation model Research current models of evaluation and professional development implementation • Integrate professional learning plans as basis for evaluation and professional development activities. • Make recommendations to Diocesan Council

Plan Objectives:

2.3 All teachers pursue continuous professional learning opportunities

• • •

Accreditation Standard 6: Stakeholder Communication and Relationships Develop communications and marketing strategies Monitor communication and marketing strategies

Plan Objectives:

3.1 RCS has a comprehensive communications strategy that keeps all staff informed 3.2 The RCS Community Outreach committee insures all families, community members and agencies are effectively engaged in the development of school programming.

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RCS Teaching & Learning Framework

Reporting:

Reporting:

Establish guiding principles Establish strategies for: o Minutes o Distribution • Establish annual meeting calendar Efficient procedures for accomplishing the committee’s work

Establish guiding principles Establish strategies for: o Minutes o Distribution • Establish annual meeting calendar Efficient procedures for accomplishing the committee’s work

Suggested Work Groups: Math 2011-12 English/Language Arts Religion Science Social Studies

Suggested Work Groups: Professional Development Staff Evaluation

Suggested Work Groups: Outreach/recruitment Media Tools

• •

Establish guiding principles Establish strategies for: o Minutes o Distribution • Establish annual meeting calendar • Efficient procedures for accomplishing the committee’s work

Updated: 10/28/11

• •

Reporting: • •

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RCS Teaching & Learning Framework Teaching & Learning Steering Committee Responsibilities: Oversee Advanced Ed. Accreditation process Accreditation Standard 1: Vision and Purpose Accreditation Standard 2: Governance and Leadership Accreditation Standard 7: Continuous Improvement Oversee the work and implementation of Advisory Committees Be familiar with and adhere to Diocesan polices and rules Determine decision making criteria Apply rubric - Implementation of Achievement Standards

Plan Objectives •

Accreditation Standard 1: Vision and Purpose

Accreditation Standard 2: Governance and Leadership

Accreditation Standard 7: Continuous Improvement

Updated: 10/28/11

Activities

Target Dates

Individuals Responsible

Resources Needed

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How Will You Measure Success


RCS Teaching & Learning Framework Curriculum/Instruction/ Assessment Advisory Committee Responsibilities: • Oversee subject area curriculum work • Establish a curriculum document and procedures for an instructional audit (including assessments) • Designate curriculum work groups • Make recommendations for assessment plan

Plan Objectives •

Accreditation Standard 3: Teaching and Learning

Accreditation Standard 4: Documenting and Using Results

Activities

Target Dates

Individuals Responsible

Resources Needed

1.1 RCS has the most effective and supportive programming for student learning. 1.2 Students participate in assessments that inform instruction, demonstrate individual learning progress, and program effectiveness.

1. Create framework for steering committee review

1.3 Faith and personal development are intentionally implemented throughout the school system.

2.1 K-12 course curriculum is based on current standards and updated regularly. 2.2 All teachers develop and implement high quality assessments in all curriculum areas.

Updated: 10/28/11

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How Will You Measure Success


RCS Teaching & Learning Framework Professional Development/ Staff Evaluation Advisory Committee Responsibilities: • Review professional developments plans for 2011-2012 • Review Regis professional evaluation model • Research current models of evaluation and professional development implementation • Integrate professional learning plans as basis for evaluation and professional development activities. • Make recommendations to Diocesan Council

Plan Objectives 2.3 All teachers pursue

Activities

Target Dates

Individuals Responsible

Resources Needed

continuous professional learning opportunities

Updated: 10/28/11

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How Will You Measure Success


RCS Teaching & Learning Framework Marketing/Communications Advisory Committee Responsibilities: • Develop communications and marketing strategies • Monitor communication and marketing strategies

Plan Objectives 3.1 RCS has a comprehensive communications strategy that keeps all staff informed

Activities

Target Dates

Individuals Responsible

Resources Needed

3.2 The RCS Community Outreach committee insures all families, community members and agencies are effectively engaged in the development of school programming.

Updated: 10/28/11

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How Will You Measure Success

Teaching & Learing Steering Committee and Structure  

The Teaching and Learning Steering Committee and first few steps/accomplishments are named in this memo.

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