Goal 1 of 3: Transforming Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning is most successful when it is Learner Centered, Knowledge Centered, and Assessment Centered within the context of Community.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

All academy instructors, professional staff and administrators will have professional learning goals based on a needs assessment and common essentials of academy-related competencies that enable them to prepare students to be next generation learners.

CURRICULUM:

Rigorous and relevant curriculum is in place that prepares students to be postsecondary and career ready.

INSTRUCTION:

Inquiry-based, project-based learning is an integral part of instruction that includes strategies for differentiation and usage of instructional technology. Instruction is data driven and planned by a team of instructors.

USE OF DATA:

Teaching and Learning will be driven by data.

Goal 2 of 3: Redesigning the School Experience

In a redesigned school, student choice will be a priority, in the availability of and access to high-quality communities which provide preparation for success in college and career. Staff will form Professional Learning Communities and partner with business, community in the acquisition and use of resources necessary for success of the school. Expectations for high school redesign will be set and supported by both the District and the community.

OWNERSHIP AND CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF ROLES:

All parties in THINC have a clear understanding of roles and responsibilities, action steps, timelines and expected outcomes.

STUDENT CHOICE:

All students will have the opportunity to belong to a small, personalized, learning community of their choice, with opportunities to demonstrate leadership and responsibility.

TECHNOLOGY and DATA:

A technology and data infrastructure is in place and available to support instructional technology, interventions for student performance, and instructors to work in professional learning communities.

MARKETING / COMMUNICATION:

A marketing and communication plan is in place to consistently communicate the goals and processes of the Academies of THINC.

Goal 3 of 3: Building and Sustaining Community Leadership and Support

Building and sustaining community leadership and support will require creating and sustaining a master plan where all stakeholders are mutually accountable for it successful implementation. Business and the broader community will be aware, supportive of, and engaged in aligning the THINC academies with skilled workforce priorities.

BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT and SUPPORTS:

A collaborative structure will be in place to advise, assist, and advocate for THINC Academy.

 


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