Franklin PLC Days


Math CommitteeDuring our Professional Learning Community days, our teaching staff works to ensure the continued improvement and success of our learning outcomes for each of our students. Our monthly scheduled PLC day provides our teaching staff the opportunity to focus their attention collaboratively to improve student learning using the following themes:
 

  • Discuss content and grade level curriculum using state and local standards
  • Research "Best Practice" teaching  strategies
  • Share lessons and assessments
  • Review student achievement data

Our Franklin PLC consists of our teaching team working collaboratively to improve the education of the students at Franklin Elementary School!
 
For the 2016-2017 school year, we have three main school improvement goals.
 
Math:   All students at Franklin school will become proficient problem solvers.  
Students are being engaged in opportunities to solve mathematical problems in which there may be multiple correct answers.  Students are asked to write the number sentence(s), solve correctly, include labels on their work, and explain their thinking about the problem. 
 
Reading:   All students at Franklin school will improve their reading comprehension skills.  
Students are reading both fiction and informational texts with purpose.  They are being taught multiple strategies for understanding and explaining both kinds of text.  We have included a strong focus during instruction on informational text features such as titles, headings, photographs and captions, table of contents, glossaries, indexes, etc., and students are learning how to use these features to increase their comprehension of informational texts.
 
Writing:   All students at Franklin school will improve their writing skills.  
Students are asked to write daily at Franklin school in a variety of genres including personal narrative stories, informational texts and opinion.  With this goal, teachers have placed an emphasis in the content and ideas area of instruction.  Students are learning to include more information and details in their writing at all grade levels and in all genres.