GOAL TRACKINGThe overall progress of each Strategic Plan 2.0 goal will be updated each quarter.
To learn more about each goal, click on the tabs above.
GOAL PROGRESS CHARACTER EDUCATIONPROGRESS UPDATE
- All schools are focusing on our monthly character traits. Most schools have banners with the character trait of the month, daily announcements sharing information about the monthly trait, and are rewarding students who exhibit these traits.
- Posters with each character trait described are hung throughout our district and community. Some schools are sending home newsletters for parents to reinforce these traits, as well as advertising the trait on their marques in front of their buildings.
- Our district weekly newsletter to staff highlights the trait of the month.
GOAL PROGRESS STEM INTEGRATIONPROGRESS UPDATE
- During the 2017-18 school year, class visits to the Innovation Center were modified to allow more teacher PD than in 2016-17.
- Middle school programming during Innovation Center visits has also been modified to be more team/grade-level based.
- Elementary schools have received additional STEM kits (Snap Circuits, Knex, Lego Bricks & Lego StoryStarters). BreakoutEDU, Rubrix cubes, Lazer Kits, Sphero, Google Cardboard, and Google Expeditions are also available kits to all teachers.
- Work continues on a Global Campus Innovation Course focused on development of innovation, creativity, 21st century skills, entrepreneurial thinking, and design thinking.
- Our achievements in STEM have received recognition at the community, state, and national levels. We continue to host site visits for schools throughout the state who are interested in starting a STEM/Innovation initiative.
GOAL PROGRESS CONNECTED LEARNING
- A third Brightbytes survey was administered and the results were shared with the building administration to plan for future PD offerings. This survey which helps to identify the areas of growth/need from the past year.
- We are in the implementation phase of an online course, in Canvas, to house teacher PD and resources to facilitate the PLC process.
- Monthly Twitter chats were held on the last Wednesday of each month. Anyone is welcome to join, just look for the hashtag #cgi3.
GOAL PROGRESS TEACHER CAPACITYPROGRESS UPDATE
- The 2015-2016 school year saw the addition of one instructional coach per school to support teachers in their quest to improve their instruction. Coaches have received regular and ongoing training.
- During the 2015-2016 school year, all school administrators and instructional coaches were trained on the Effective In-Service Model. A survey was conducted throughout the year aligned with the Effective In-Service Model so that professional development leaders could monitor their progress toward increasing the quality of teacher training.
- Beginning in the summer of 2015, Center Grove assembled the Curriculum Collaborators to begin the work of developing a district curated curriculum. This work continues as we embark on a four-year plan to develop a curriculum that is both guaranteed and viable for our students and teachers.
- Instructional Snapshots were created by teachers during the 2015-2016 school year. We also began implementing Instructional rounds during that year. This school year, under the direction of our instructional coaches, we are providing multiple opportunities for teachers to “round” during three visits to their colleagues’ classrooms.
GOAL PROGRESS YOUR INVESTMENTPROGRESS UPDATE
- Center Grove has reviewed the results of a survey of White River Township (WRT) residents about their views of Center Grove Schools and identifed areas in which progress can be made toward improving the community’s understanding of the value they receive in their investment in Center Grove Schools.
- The district has developed and is implementing a marketing plan that addresses the goal to improve that perception among voters in
GOAL PROGRESS LEARNING NEEDS
- Center Grove is in its second year of implementation of a district-wide Professional Learning Community (PLC) model.
- During the 2016-17 school year, Center Grove launched the district-wide PLC model that was designed by a teacher/administrator committee during the 2015-2016 school year. All teachers are working in small groups to answer the four questions of:
1) What do we want students to learn?
2) How will we know when they’ve learned it?
3) What will we do when they haven't learned it?
4) What will we do to enrich students who have learned it?