The Continuous Improvement Work Plan is a stream-lined strategic plan process for schools that meets the state and federal requirements for a school improvement plan. A CIWP team consists of 6-15 stakeholders that act as the steering committee for the entire CIWP planning process.
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Ogden International developed three strategies to focus our school on becoming fully IB-aligned. It is our goal to become the best IB school in the city of Chicago. The strategies are based on the three most significant areas of our IB programmes. The first strategy focuses on the holistic aspects of the student, including the social, emotional, and learner profile attributes. The second strategy focuses on the taught curriculum, also known as the instructional strategies. The third strategy focuses on the written curriculum.
Strategy 1 If we train teachers to integrate the Learner Profile into daily learning for students and teachers, with a focus on communication, open-mindedness, caring, balance, and reflectiveness, so that all actions, events, attitudes, and behavior can be connected to the Learner Profile...then we see students will be able to connect content and skills to their lived experiences in the world (culture, language, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, origin)...which leads to improved behavior with at least 10% fewer misconducts; improved attendance to 95%; at least 10% fewer Ds and Fs; and a stronger sense of community safety, and self as measured in the Supportive Environment section of the 5Essentials report with a measure of "organized" or better.
Strategy 2 If teacher-leaders create and lead professional learning focused on the IB Approaches to Teaching and Learning...then we see student-centered and project-based learning, rigorous student tasks, balanced assessments and grading...which leads to improved academic performance in classes as measured by an average rating of proficient or better in Domain 3, and as reported in the "ambitious instruction" section of the 5Essentials survey with a score of "organized" or better; and an increase of 10% higher enrollment in IB DB courses and programs.
Strategy 3 If we engage in collaborative planning around the IB frameworks, creating rigorous student tasks, balanced assessments and grading...then we see vertically and horizontally aligned, interdisciplinary, inquiry and project based curriculum...which leads to all students (including English Language and Diverse Learners, and students of color) learning all content and standards in a rigorous, scaffolded environment from K-12, as measured in the "ambitious instruction" and "collaborative teachers" sections of the 5Essentials survey with scores of "organized" or better, and via an average of proficient or better in Domain 3 evaluation ratings, including English Language and Diverse Learners, and students of color.
EAST CAMPUS (GRADES K-5): 24 W. WALTON ST. CHICAGO, IL 60610
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WEST CAMPUS (GRADES 6-12): 1250 W. ERIE ST. CHICAGO, IL 60642