DOVER SCHOOL DISTRICT 5 YEAR ACTION PLAN
2010 - 2015

Mission : Strengthening our community by educating every child, every day!

Vision 2010-2015: Teachers and students will be held accountable to a standard of excellence, emphasizing collaboration, innovation and best practices in teaching and learning.


Goals 2010- 2015: 

I. Curriculum
All students will be provided with aligned, rigorous, and research-based instructional materials to prepare them for the 21st century learning, and post-secondary opportunities.

II. Instruction
All educators will partner with colleagues to create an instructional climate that values coaching, modeling, and a collaborative culture to improve teaching practices.

III. Assessment
All educators will use assessment information to improve achievement of all students.

IV. Environment
Educators, students and parents will partner to create a positive, engaging, and safe school environment.

V. Technology
Teachers and students will use technology to enhance learning.

Adopted by the Dover School Board on April 12, 2010
 

Actions 2010- 2015:

ASSESSMENT

  • Raise the achievement level for all students.

  • Close the achievement gap for SES and Special Education sub-groups.

  • Develop a systematic process of monitoring progress at the classroom, building, and district levels to maximize student achievement:

CURRICULUM

  • Establish full curriculum alignment to include:
    •   Awareness of revision cycle process and duties of Curriculum Planning Council.
    • Scope and sequence K-12 Sound transitions between grades and between school
    •  Adequate resources for sustainability and professional development

INSTRUCTION

  • Target professional development for new and veteran teachers on best practices, through coaching and modeling.
  • Stress importance of cross curriculum applications of content.
  • Create collaborative teams focused on teaching and learning.

ENVIRONMENT

  • Enhance sense of community through a positive, engaging school climate.
  • Increase quality, frequency, and consistency of parent involvement and communication strategies
  • Increase opportunities for students to explore and pursue post-secondary options.

TECHNOLOGY

  • Pursue options to increase technology infrastructure, capacity, and integration.