2016 - 2017 District Goals

Hawthorne Public Schools

District Goals for 2016 – 2017

1. To continue to increase technology integration to support the growth of Hawthorne’s 21st Century Learners.

  • To promote completion of district self-assessment
  • To support HHS and LMS teachers in the implementation of their new district purchased chromebooks
  • To allow for greater vertical and horizontal articulation between grades levels and schools
  • To plan for January Professional Development Technology Day

2. To use multiple data sources to devise and implement cohesive lessons that differentiate instruction according to content, process, product and learning environment across all areas of the curriculum.

  • To continue to improve teacher understanding of Differentiated Instruction practices
  • To support implementation of K-2 Readers Workshop / 3-5 Writers Workshop
  • To support implementation of Envisions Math 6-8
  • To provide additional professional development to support the growth of our Inclusion teachers and classrooms
  • To transition the district science program for full alignment with the NGSS/NJSLS Science K-12
  • To support teachers in using data to guide instructional decision-making

3. To review and revise the district’s 5 year facilities plan

  • To review the facilities audit completed by Solutions Architecture
  • To meet with our Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds and the BOE’s Buildings and Grounds Committee to develop a new 5 year plan for the district
  • To consider timeline and suggested improvements for a future referendum
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