The Milton School District is proud to stream this years graduation ceremony live on YouTube. The link to the live feed will be posted on this page between 1 PM and 1:30 PM Sunday June 9th.
A Year in Review:
Using District Late Starts to Improve Teaching and Learning
School District of Milton
Throughout the 2012-2013 school year, the Milton faculty has participated in a new professional development opportunity, District Late Starts, in an effort to establish aligned curriculum, build stronger instructional strategies, and create common assessments. The new Late Start Model allowed Milton faculty to meet on a monthly basis.
During the District Late Start time, faculty members worked in either PreK-12 planning groups, grade level teams, or course-specific groups to complete the following four tasks:
- Review Common Core State Standards and/or College and Career Readiness Standards.
- Write and refine Essential Learning Outcomes for foundational courses.
- Develop Learning Targets that provide day-to-day expectations for student learning.
- Create Common Summative Assessments that measure students’ mastery of the course material as outlined in the Essential Learning Outcomes.
With multiple instructors teaching many of the required courses, this time has been invaluable for creating common expectations and experiences for PreK-12 students throughout the School District of Milton. These common student expectations and experiences are now being applied in classrooms throughout the district.
As we move forward, the School District of Milton hopes to continue utilizing this valuable professional development time to keep refining our curricular, instructional, and assessment practices to further meet the needs of ALL students. We are extremely impressed with our faculty’s progress towards Milton’s larger teaching and learning goals and congratulate them on their collaborative work this school year.
Recently, many of you completed the Late Start Family Survey to help inform Milton’s continued commitment to student learning, professional development, and high-quality curriculum. We greatly appreciate your feedback and will use this information, along with input from Milton faculty, to design future professional development.
Dr. Randy J. Bartels, Director of Instruction