- Fraser Public Schools
- Strategic Plan 2019-2023
Designing Learning For All
Strategic Plan 2019-2023
Dear Fraser Families,
I am proud to share that our Board of Education recently approved our new strategic plan. This plan has been more than a year in the making and will guide our district for the next four years.
I know getting to this point would not have been possible without the help from all of you: our parents, staff, students and community. I want to say thank you again for all of your support and input in this process. I am looking forward to implementing this plan because it truly is an extension of the great work already happening in our district.
When we began working on this plan, we started with a focus on our Portrait of a Graduate. The central question of ‘What does it take to get a Fraser handshake at graduation?’ drove our conversations. Once we knew our ending point, we worked backward to develop the goals, objectives and action steps needed to move our district forward:
- Teaching Practices – implementing deeper learning through the Universal Design for Learning framework
- Learning Partnerships – building stronger relationships among our students, staff and the community
- Learning Environment – providing a climate and culture for learning where students are engaged and motivated.
- Digital Ecosystem – leveraging technology to accelerate and add value to learning.
As you can see in our plan graphic, our goals are interlinked. Each goal supports the others, and all four outline a path of how Fraser Public Schools is designing learning for all. Throughout this process, students were at the center of our work, which you will see in the graphic. The Portrait of a Graduate is at the center of our new strategic plan.
Within the Portrait are the 6Cs, the key competencies beyond academics that our Fraser Family said all students need to have in order to earn the handshake at graduation. Each of these competencies will be present within the work done to achieve each goal.
- Critical Thinking
When I look back at the work that we have done to get to this point, I am filled with Fraser pride. When I look forward to the next four years, I am excited and ready for the opportunities and challenges that will present themselves as we implement this plan. But I am also confident this will help us better serve all of our students and prepare them for their futures.
With Fraser Pride,
Goal 1 - Teaching Practices
Teaching Practices: Infusing proven instructional practices and emerging innovative practices.
Fraser Public Schools will implement opportunities for deeper learning using the Universal Design for Learning framework to increase student achievement.
Objective One Provide learning opportunities for students that are engaging and rigorous to promote high impact instruction. Action Provide a cohort professional learning model based on UDL principles. Action Engage students in deep learning experiences and rigorous units of learning that include opportunities for multiple means of engagement, representation (voice and choice), action and expression. Action Continue the use of self-reflection, peer feedback and coaching to promote the evolution of teaching practices within the UDL Framework. Objective Two Provide customized learning experiences for all students to achieve mastery through the implementation of a competency-based approach. Action Provide professional learning focused on common language and practices related to competency-based learning to implement from the following menu:
- 6 C’s Deeper Learning Competencies
- Grading philosophy
- Student evidence of learning/Learning Objectives
- Rigor via Cognitive Growth Targets
Action Provide professional learning that supports the implementation of performance tasks to assess student learning. Action Support student learning using a multi-tiered system of support by analyzing data sets to provide students with timely, differentiated support based on their learning needs.
- Tier I differentiation
- Researched-based intervention programs
- Data-based decision making
- Professional Learning Communities
Action Monitor student learning progress and achievement to inform the next step of instructional decision making, and consider instructional impact and achievement growth to then customize learning.
- Formative Assessment Practices and Measures
- Summative Assessment Measures:
- 3rd Grade Retention/IRIP
Action Develop and implement grading practices to reflect achievement of intended learning outcomes. Objective Three Facilitate opportunities for students to demonstrate the 6 C Deeper Learning Competencies: character, critical thinking, citizenship, collaboration, communication, and creativity. Action Provide professional learning that supports the implementation of performance tasks and career pathways to assess student learning with 6 C Deeper Learning Competencies. Action Support student learning with opportunities for reflection and goal setting. Action Engage students in meaningful, real world career experiences that lead to deeper learning utilizing:
- Performance task
- Real world/career pathway activities
Goal 2 - Learning Partnerships
Learning Partnerships: building dynamic relationships between students, teachers, families and the community.
Fraser Public Schools will engage in multiple partnerships to provide a 21st century education to our students.
Implement work-based learning experiences K-12.
Provide opportunities for students to participate in work-based learning.
Provide Career Navigators to support our Work-based learning and Experiential Learning.
Increase student opportunities for Career Awareness and Exploration (xello, EDP’s, MI-Career Quest, Mi-Bright Future).
Conduct research of current District services and programs to determine if expanding services offered to the community in the areas of Mental Health, Parenting (encompassing Whole Child Tenets), and Threat Assessment.
Research current district services, community businesses and other organizations providing services related to mental health support for students, staff, and the community.
Support teachers and administrators with resources to support families and the community in the area of mental health.
Research, develop, and implement Threat Assessment Protocols and Systems throughout the district (Threat Assessment Protocols/Teams, SEC Partnership, Threat Assessment Training).
Strengthen engagement and communication with parents, families, and staff throughout the Fraser Public Schools community.
Improve quality relationships within the district and individual school communities as a means to support student achievement (i.e. student to student, student to teacher, teacher to parent).
Enhance HR communications for staff that provide responses to their questions. (Tools: Internal Newsletter and Employee Navigator)
Grow our relationships with business partners and other community stakeholders.
Provide additional opportunities for student engagement in the school community.
Increase opportunities and participation in Athletic activities.
Increase participation in Extracurricular, Co-curricular, After-School activities.
Goal 3 - Learning Environment
Learning Environments: Growing a climate and culture for organic learning interactive spaces where students are deeply engaged and motivated.
Fraser Public Schools will provide flexible learning environments that facilitate engagement by students, provide organic learning where students are deeply engaged and motivated, and foster a high priority on daily cultural and relationship building.
Physical Space: Provide flexible student learning environments allowing for student choice and a sense of agency about when, where, and how they learn.
Build teacher capacity and interest in engaging in the UDL principles (i.e. - student variability, performance tasks, and student engagement).
Enhance student learning spaces to increase engagement and quality learning experiences.
Virtual Space: Utilize technology to accelerate instructional practices and routines in flexible learning environments that promote high levels of student engagement.
Promote teacher collaboration on best practices in leveraging technology for quality instruction, engagement and assessment.
Provide students with anytime, anywhere learning using a Learning Management System.
Culture and Relationship: Promote a culture and climate that fosters interactive learning experiences for students.
Strengthen collegial collaboration to enhance professional development opportunities.
Continue to expand implementation of Restorative Practice.
Develop behavioral norms and Routines (i.e. - professional courtesy, digital citizenship, empathy, and 6 C’s).
Continue to expand MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Support) beyond the academic component to include the Whole Child social and behavioral tenets and citizenship.
Goal 4 - Digital Ecosystem
Digital Ecosystem: embedding digital technologies into classroom practice to accelerate, amplify and add value to learning.
Fraser Public Schools will leverage digital learning by embedding technology into learning environments to augment and promote learning.
Grow our capacity to engage and empower learners through technology.
Establish and communicate protocols to support student/parent access to and understanding of the intended learning outcomes.
Dedicate a location of the Fraser Public Schools website where stakeholders can locate technology tips and resources, spotlight students engaged in technology that amplifies their learning experience and spotlight colleagues using technology throughout the district to highlight use.
Promote equity for learning through technology that builds a sense of agency for students and parents.
Provide professional learning opportunities to promote student agency through executive functioning including self-monitoring and goal-setting.
Engage students in owning their learning by developing executive functions.
Use technology to increase our capacity to assess and provide feedback on achievement of intended learning outcomes.
Support personalization of student learning by utilizing data that is maintained in the data warehouse and LMS.
Share, study, and select technology routines that can transform the types of assessment practices used to support achievement of intended learning outcomes.