Teachers sketched a comprehensive view of the type of school they would like to see emerge from the Professional Learning Communities (PLC) process. It included a vision of a place that inspired the students to set life goals beyond the foundation that our school provides. It would be a place where students would learn the pragmatic English language and local cultural skills necessary to progress. The school would rely significantly on new methods of student input into overcoming barriers, developing curriculum and creating a sense of a school that was both by and for students. See the notes of the meeting here.
Next step - teachers need to determine what is currently being taught at each of the levels. For next meeting - Each teacher brings an outline of what they teach in their class. These outlines will be shared with group and compared to State ESL standards at next meeting on Thursday, February 19 at 8:40.