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Theory of Action

 

The Madison Public Schools:  “Every child, every day, leading the way”

IF we seek to effectively prepare each and every student to be citizens who can make a positive, unique contribution to a complex global society
 

THEN, 
…at all levels of the district (BOE, administrators, teachers, and all support staff), we will develop a professional commitment to continuous improvement, focused on incremental growth over time,  and marked by a constancy of purpose…

…all levels of the district will feel supported and inspired to share ownership of the district vision, while continuously pursuing innovations and the highest levels of quality in their own work…

…we will continually search for solutions to problems through systems thinking in order to improve every professional activity in the district by making decisions based on long-range plans, research, evidence and data…

…we will continually develop the capacity of our district leaders to support and effectively lead complex change… 

…we will systemically develop and effectively implement a developmentally responsive, standards-based curriculum, relevant to our students’ world, marked by high levels of student engagement, and aligned to the district vision…

…we will assess student performance of curriculum expectations with a broad range of measures, ask students to authentically apply their learning, define the data that matters most, and use that data to drive to decisions and hold ourselves accountable…

…we will commit to continually broadening the instructional repertoires of all of our teachers to teach our curriculum in a way that meets the needs of each and every learner, with appropriate on-demand support services and enrichment opportunities…

…we will provide modern learning spaces, technology tools, and school facilities that support the district vision…

…we will employ developmentally sensitive approaches to learning, and establish learning environments marked by high levels of student engagement in which every student is safe, known, and meaningfully connected to nurturing adults…

…we will provide the necessary resources to the district, through responsible financial practices, and adopt transparent budgets that gain support of taxpayers and represent value in the eyes of the community.

December 2014