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District 211 Presents Updated Instructional Vision and Direction Plan

In 2011, Township High School District 211 created a plan and vision that would ensure all of its students are college and career ready when they graduate. Since implementing that plan and making significant progress with student learning, the District has revisited its instructional vision and direction, and has developed new categories to work toward student success. The Instructional Vision and Direction plan was presented to the Board of Education at its meeting on Nov. 14. The plan outlines goals and ways of meeting college and career readiness goals for the future in five different areas: Critical Learning Standards (CLSs); Global Competitive ...

District 211’s Progress Toward Meeting Academic Goals in 2012 – 2013

During the 2012-2013 academic year, District 211 established academic goals for its students that included yearly goals and targets to accelerate academic achievement in various categories. With a focus on student learning and growth, high school standards attainment, high school graduation rate, and college and career readiness, the District’s academic goals reflect changes in the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) accountability system. Teachers had an opportunity to assess and refine the curriculum during 10 morning work sessions throughout the previous school year, and the Board of Education approved 12 similar sessions for the 2013-2...

District 211 Board of Education Approves One-to-One Program Expansion

After a successful implementation of the One-to-One pilot program during the first half of the 2012-2013 academic year, District 211 will expand the opportunity for an individual iPad device to more students in the coming year. At its meeting on February 14, 2013, the Board of Education approved the expansion to provide up to 7,000 students with an iPad device for the upcoming school year. The use of iPads enhances student interaction and collaboration both inside and outside of the classroom.  Current teachers and students using the iPad devices have highlighted the ability for teachers to provide students with immediate feedback as a major ...

The Benefits of District 211 Late Start Days

Throughout the school year, there are several days where students get to sleep a little bit later before coming to school. While students are not in classes, their teachers take advantage of Late Start Days, which provide valuable time for collectively planning, assessing, and setting goals with their colleagues. Late Start Days take place 10 times throughout the academic year. The purpose is to allow teachers structured time within the school day to work together on curriculum practices and student assessments. The most recent Late Start Day took place on Dec. 4. “Teachers can share practices and things they are doing in the classroom,” ...

District 211 Academic Goals (Part 2)

As District 211 looks to strengthen its District-wide curriculum, there has been a slight shift in the focus of academic goals for the next two years. The Board of Education approved those goals for the 2012-2014 academic years at its July 12 meeting. The first goal is that students will demonstrate academic growth in high school. Instead of the District focusing solely on higher enrollment in more rigorous classes, teachers are looking at overall growth based on the individual student. “What we want as far as growth is to have students try to progress to the next difficulty level of coursework,” said Samantha Dolen, assistant superintendent ...

District 211 Academic Goals (Part 1)

With an emphasis on college readiness and success after high school graduation, students in District 211 have been challenged to meet learning goals outlined for the 2011-2012 academic year. There are four different academic goals in the District’s plan, including that students will meet critical learning standards outlined by the District, students will demonstrate academic growth, student enrollment in more rigorous courses will increase, and students will demonstrate college-readiness. The goals monitor two areas in academic progress, which were the attainment of identified outcomes and growth. Attainment is an indication of a student’s ...