Curriculum

                                                                            Millbury Public Schools

                                                                                   District Learning Plan 2018-2021

As a School Community, We Believe:

  • Purposeful collaboration between students, parents, faculty, and staff promotes student engagement, wellbeing, success, and achievement;

  • Students learn best in a safe, supportive, and equitable learning environment;

  • Academics should be authentic, rigorous, and promote self-directed learning and collaboration;

  • Our students must think independently, respect individuality, and act with integrity in the global community to become productive citizens;

  • We are all learners, we are all educators.

Guiding Principles


Learning Environment



The District fosters a safe and healthy learning environment and adequate resources to maximize students’ social, emotional, and academic growth.


Student Learning



Practices maximize the impact of student engagement, learning, citizenship, and achievement.  




Professional Learning



Professionals collaborate to improve instructional practices and student achievement.





Learning Support



The District’s resources, strategies, and practices ensure inclusive learning opportunities and success for all students.



Theory of Action


  • If a rigorous, standards-based instructional program with clear alignment between the written, the taught, and the assessed curriculum is consistently delivered in every classroom, then instruction will be of consistently high quality and student achievement will improve;

  • If we collaborate across classrooms, grade levels, and schools to reflectively examine achievement data and improve instructional practices, then student engagement and learning will improve;

  • If we provide a safe learning environment that supports the academic, social, and emotional needs of our students, then students’ well-being and learning will improve;

  • If we provide intervention strategies to appropriately support each student’s success in a challenging course of study, student learning and achievement will improve.




Strategic Goals



The District Emergency Response Plan reflects best practices and students and staff routinely practice and achieve increasingly rigorous safety protocols.

Students routinely engage in intellectually demanding tasks that require collaboration, student voice, student choice, and real world applications.

* Educators reflect upon & improve instructional practices by engaging in learning walks, collaboratively analyzing achievement data and student work, and incorporating feedback from a variety of sources.

* All students receive intervention strategies aligned to their needs to support academic, social, and emotional success.

* A shared commitment to social-emotional learning is reflected across the District and in each classroom.


Students and staff use technology to enhance student choice, personalization, and connectivity within and beyond the school day.

Expand leadership opportunities for educators to assist with the implementation of professional development, the promotion of school safety, and the implementation of school and district initiatives.

Identified English Language Learners and students with special needs and 504 plans receive appropriate programs and services that support their learning from sufficiently staffed and certified/licensed personnel.

Learning environments are well-maintained, purposefully designed, and support the delivery of a wide range of programs and services.

Students demonstrate a growth mindset by taking thoughtful academic risks, engaging in experiential learning, and displaying persistence in problem-solving.

Educators use technology to augment, modify, and redefine learning experiences.


Educators use clearly defined tiers of intervention to support individual students.

The budget is transparent, informed by data and research, directly supports the District Learning Plan, and reflects community partnerships and shared priorities.



* The written curriculum for all classes is aligned to state standards and allows opportunities for cross-disciplinary learning. There is a clear connection between the written and taught curriculum and strong vertical and horizontal alignment.

Instructional technology is utilized to provide access and differentiation for all learners to maximize learning.

* This goal is shared across the district in each school’s 2018-2019 Learning Plan.

 

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