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Teaching and Learning Committee Update: Oct. 25, 2022

Oct. 25, 2022

The Teaching and Learning Board Advisory Committee discussed Standards-Based Learning during the October meeting. Committee members started the meeting by discussing what they know, and asking questions about what they still want to learn, with regard to standards-based learning.
Dr. Ronni Zagora, executive director of secondary education, explained that standards-based learning is being piloted in middle school this year in select classes.
Prior to full implementation, questions must be answered with regard to grading scales, parent and student communication, and most importantly, how to encourage strong effort and work ethic while remaining flexible for learners at the secondary level.
Zagora also shared the guiding principles for standards-based grading, both at the middle and high school levels, and proficiency scales that are being used to measure student growth. She explained that standards-based learning implementation is taking place in phases: first, establishing equitable grading practices; then, implementing standards-based reporting (proficiency scales, new report card, and grade books).
The Teaching and Learning Committee provides input on teaching and learning within Lindbergh Schools. This includes learning about current curriculum and instructional practices as well as future-ready practices for instruction.
As a part of this committee, members will provide feedback and suggestions for subjects undergoing curriculum revision as well as input on priorities for student learning. This committee is chaired by Chief Academic Officer Dr. Tara Sparks, Executive Director of Secondary Education Dr. Ronni Zagora, and Executive Director of Elementary Education Dr. Craig Hamby
The next meeting will take place on Nov. 29, 2022.