INSTRUCTIONAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
ST. PAUL PARISH SCHOOL INSTRUCTIONAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
2010-2013


Need Assessment Data
1. While reviewing our Technology Plan for updates it became apparent that One-to-One Computing was needed in order to stay current with the technological needs of our faculty and students. Additional research was conducted and a Statement of Purpose was formulated.

2. Data indicates a growing need in the area of Special Needs. The number of SN students on 504 plans has grown from 6% to 11.3% in the past 2 years. Additional students are being identified as students are transferring to St. Paul and it is apparent this percentage will increase 1-2% in the next 3 years.

3. While we have supported and completed several Stewardship/Service Projects in the past it has become apparent that there is a need to develop a systemic program. The program needs to be apostolic in nature and encompass the entire school.

Priority Need
1. Technology
2. Special Needs
3. Stewardship

Goals

1. To establish, by school year beginning 2011, an effective One-to-One Computer Program, utilizing the most current laptop research, for our Middle School (grades 6-8).

2. To effectively identify students in need of special services and design and implement an effective program that meets these needs by the end of school year 2010-11.

3. To develop an effective, systemic, apostolic stewardship program for the entire school.

Causes/Contributing Factors

1. Today’s students are using computers more and more in learning and recreationally. It is clear that we need to use this technology as a tool in order to effectively meet the needs of the way today’s students learn. We must effectively incorporate 21st century skills, with 20th century skills in our curriculum in all subjects.

2. Data has indicated an increase in the percentage of students needing special assistance.

3. A need to develop a program that helps students learn the gospel values of justice to others, love of neighbor and service to the world.

Goals

Technology


Goal: To establish, by 2011, an effective One-to-One Computer Program for our Middle School (grades 6-8).

Objective 1: Conduct research as to the feasibility of the program and develop a Statement of Purpose.
Action 1: organized Technology Planning Committee to discuss the Initiative and to tie the Initiaive to our school Mission Statement, 2/10
Action 2: with the Technology Planning Committee, gather Consensus around common goals, 3/10
Action 3: with the Technology Planning Committee, create a vision of possibilities, 3/10
Action 4: identify barriers, establishing what needed to change, 3/10
Action 5: research successful 1:1 programs for options, possiblities and pitfalls, 5/10
Action 6: additional research by attending Lausanne Laptop Conference, 7/18-7/20/10

Objective 2: With the assistance of qualified vendor develop necessary timelines and financial impact.
Action 1: Contact and research with Mike Goldberg of CDW-G, technology vendor for the Archdiocese, 2/10
Action 2: Contact and research with Mike Manning, Alex Inman and Demetri Orlando of Educational Collaborators, including 3 conference calls to establish our priorites, discuss the options, possiblities and pitfalls of other programs, 2/10-4/10
Action 3: Research with Educational Collaborators to establish a timeline of actions to implement our 1:1 program, 4/10
Action 4: Research with Educational Collaborators to establish budget considerations, 4/10

Objective 3: Determine hardware and software needs for students and teachers.
Action 1: Contact and research: with Mike Goldberg of CDW-G, technology vendor for the Archdiocese: Vonnell Law, account manger for CDI Computer Dealers Inc.; customer service with Discount PC [sales@discountpc.net], completed 3/1/10.
Action 2: Research with Educational Collaborators to establish hardware and software needs and considerations, /10
Action 3: DigitalVision 2010 Webinar, completed 6/23/10.

Objective 4: Ensure Professional Development for teachers.
Action 1: Research with Educational Collaborators to establish Professional Development needs and considerations, 5/10
Action 2: additional research by attending Lausanne Laptop Conference, 7/18-7/20/10
Action 3: Attendance of faculty and staff members at numerous seminars and webinars, to include:
• The 1-to-1 Computing Challenge: Overcoming Barriers webinar – 3/14/10
• Acer Education Webinar Series - Creating 21st Century Classrooms – 3/25/10
• Next-Generation Wi-Fi - Unwiring the 21st Century School – 4/15/10
• Is Your Wireless Network Ready for One-to-One Computing? – 5/16/10
• Spiceworks.com TVBETA – numerous IT Training Videos & Webinars
• SmartEd Webinars:
• Creating Classrooms for Everyone: How Interactive Technology Supports Universal Design for Learning - On Demand — Originally broadcast on December 8, 2009
• Create. Teach. Learn. Assess. Enhancing Teaching and Accelerating Learning with Technology in 1:1 Environments - On Demand — Originally broadcast on February 24, 2010
• The 1-to-1 Computing Challenge: Overcoming Barriers - Sponsored Online by: Lenovo - This Webinar was streamed live on Thursday, March 4 @ 2 p.m.
• Imagining the Future of Learning, 6/9-6/10/10
• Jefferson County Public Schools Technoversity Sessions – 7/10
Action 4: Professional Development Inservice Days for faculty , to include:
• Technology Integration to Enhance Teaching and Learning in the K-12 Classroom – Knowledge Network Solutions, 8/17/10.
• GoogleApps In-service, 9/8/10
• Inservice for DyKnow software, GoogleApps and 21st Century skills, Q&A, 9/30/10

Objective 5: Obtain needed approvals for Pilot Program Implementation.
Action 1: Tech Committee, 3/2/10
Action 2: School Board, 3/3/10
Action 3: Finance Committee, 6/10/10
Action 4: Parish Council, 6/16/10
Action 5: Office of the Archbishop, 6/30/10

Objective 6: Purchase needed equipment to Develop the Pilot Program for 8th grade.
Action 1: Complete additional research by attending Lausanne Laptop Conference, 7/18-7/20/10
Action 2: Purchase orders and Leasing Contracts for Netbooks, Tablet PCs, CompuTrace Software, DyKnow Software, WinPro 7, Netbook Storage/Recharging Cabinet, Wireless Access Point, and all warranties, 7/28/10

Objective 7: Implement the Pilot Program for 8th grade and implement in 2010 school year.
Action 1: Complete additional research by attending Lausanne Laptop Conference, 7/18-7/20/10
Action 2: Purchase orders and Leasing Contracts for Netbooks, Tablet PCs, CompuTrace Software, DyKnow Software, WinPro 7, Netbook Storage/Recharging Cabinet, Wireless Access Point, and all warranties, 7/28/10
Action 3: Prepare hardware and software for students and teachers, to include:
• Create GoogleApps Accounts for Staff and Students, 8/6/10
• Create Laptop/Netbook Accounts on Library Software Server, 8/10/10
• Create Asset Tags (Barcodes) for TabletPCs and Netbooks, 8/10/10
• Deploy Windows 7 Pro, 8/10/10
• Deploy Absolute-LoJack sofware, 8/10/10
• Deploy Asset Tags, 8/13/10
• Deploy TabletPCs to teachers, 08/13/10
• Netbook prep, 09/04/10
• Social Network Discussion and Decisions, 09/10/10
• GoogleApps Training for 8th grade students, 09/17/10
• Deploy Netbooks to 8th graders 9/20/2010


Goal: To effectively identify students in need and design and implement a program that meets their needs.

Objective 1: Review data and complete and assessment of the current program/
Action 1: Reviewed Terra Nova test (2009) with teachers and Special needs list. Completed 5/10
Action 2: Designed a summer tutoring program and develop a list of those who would benefit from it. Completed 5/10
Action 3: Implemented summer tutoring program with 3 teachers. Completed 5/10
Action 4: Reviewed results of summer tutoring and performed analysis of Terra Nova (2010). Completed 8/10
Action 5: Updated Special needs list and began meetings. On-going

Objective 2: Review indicated a change in direction of the Special Needs Coordinator position.
Action 1: Re-evaluated Student Services Coordinator job description and rewrote to more effectively meet the needs of Special Education. Completed 6/10

Objective 3: Recruit and hire a qualified experienced and certified Special Needs teacher.
Action 1: Hired a certified, experienced Special Needs Teacher. Completed 6/10


Objective 4: Develop program guidelines and begin the formal process of identification and evaluation ensuring communication and collaboration with teachers, parents and students.
Action 1: Trained new hire in policies and procedures regarding Special needs. Attended orientation session provided by archdiocese. Completed 7/10
Action 2: With the principal, discussed each student currently on a plan and those identified that needed to be included and developed plans. Completed 8/10
Action 3: Establish a meeting with each teacher in each grade and discussed students and plans. Completed 9/10
Action 4: Begin formalized meeting with parents, students and teachers. On-going

Objective 5: Develop and on-going system of evaluation and reporting to administrator.
Action 1: Weekly meetings (each Wednesday) have been established to review students, plans and actions. On-going
Action 2: Provide formal feedback to parents and teachers on a regular basis.
Action 3: Develop pull-out, class visitation, individual and group instruction for all those identified. On-going
Action 4: Ensure identified students are using Success maker and provide regular feedback with reports to teachers, parents and administrator. On-going
Action 5: Review Terra Nova test in 2011 with teacher, parent and administrator to measure effectiveness of program. Make adjustments where necessary. 3/10


Goal: To develop an effective systemic, apostolic stewardship program for the entire school.

Objective 1: Research various programs already established in the archdiocese and choose a program that fits the needs of the students of St. Paul.

Objective 2: Effectively communicate and collaborate with teachers to establish a program in 2010.



 
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Principal: Kevin Brever | Pastor: Rev. Dismas Veeneman, OFMConv.