COORDINATOR OF CURRICULUM & PROFESSIONAL LEARNING/ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL - LETTER TO COMMUNITY

  • Cornwell

    Happy Spring from the Office of Curriculum and Professional Development!! Hopefully, this update finds you enjoying our Western New York spring weather, with the promise of warmer and sunnier weather to come.

    The Professional Development Days held on March 8th and April 8th for our teachers and staff were a success. Feedback from the teachers and staff who participated was very favorable. The primary focus of both days was moving the work in our District strategic plan forward. As a reminder, our three main goals within this plan are:

    1. Increase Student Engagement in the Learning Process: Through a collaborative process, stakeholders will be empowered to improve student engagement in the learning process through continual improvement.
    2. Improve Literacy for all Learners to be prepared for the 21st Century: Through a collaborative process, stakeholders will create an environment that supports increased student literacy including reading, writing, comprehension, and communication in all forms.
    3. Improve Instructional Outcomes for all Students: To sustain and expand student academic success by collaboratively reviewing data and developing data-driven processes which continuously foster improvements in instructional areas that impact student learning and achievement.

    A specific focus during these days was on goal #3 and the collaborative effort of reviewing data and developing data-driven processes that emphasize continuous improvement in student learning.

    In addition to the above, over the past year and a half, our teachers have been working on a program to “map out” their curriculum and instruction over the entire school years’ time. As part of this work, grade level and content area teachers are developing a sequential plan that indicates the order in which content will be taught and learned, as well as the in-depth planning of instructional units of study. While this work is ongoing and continuous, our goal is to have the vast majority of this work completed prior to the start of the 2024-2025 school year.

    If you have any questions regarding your child’s educational program, or the instructional program of our school, don’t hesitate to reach out to me by email or phone.

    Yours in education,

    Christian Cornwell
    Coordinator of Curriculum & Professional Learning/AP
    ccornwell@barkercsd.net
    (716) 795-3388