District 19 Newsletter
"Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to be Silenced"
Message from Superintendent
Dr. Thomas McBryde Jr.
Message from Deputy Superintendent
Dr. Tamra S. Collins
District 19 GEM
District 19 MBK
District 19 Parent Coordinators’ March PD focused on equity in parent empowerment. Parent Coordinators viewed the Equity and Excellence agenda and aligned it with current parent empowerment practices. The district’s NYCSA data was reviewed and Parent Coordinators collaborated on methods to increasing school rates. The next Parent Coordinator PD will be on Monday, April 5, 2021.
The Blended Literacy Initiative Learning Team Meetings occur monthly to guide each school's learning team members through a structured cycle of collaborative inquiry, examining literacy assessments for foundational skills area/s of need and developing plans for foundational skills learning and instruction in response to data.
BLI Learning Team Meetings engage learning team members in key protocols and processes for each stage of the learning team cycle. Meetings act in complement to the foundational skills content learning of the BLI Content PD Sessions.
Meetings allow members to think about how they might carry out these protocols and processes with their school's teacher teams in the same cycle of collaborative inquiry to develop plans for foundational skills instruction, as well as in other content areas in the future.
Meetings facilitate a space to share ideas and iteratively enhance implementation of the blended literacy model at each school.
In preparation for this month teams focused on Stages 2&3: Set Goals; Learn Individually and Collaboratively, Learning Teams engaged in the following through the support of Office Hours:
Reviewing Winter MAP Growth Reading results, thinking through foundational skills performance.
Identifying additional foundational skills' data sources to add to MAP Growth Reading results.
Using the Digging Deeper Data Analysis Protocol to examine trends, issues, and observations through analysis of multiple foundational skills' data sources.
Using the Data Summary Worksheet to write least one summary statement with possible causes based on your data analysis.
Anchored in Stage 2 of the Learning Team Cycle - Setting Goals we dug into the goal setting process during our time together.
Student learning goals: Meeting with teacher learning team/s of focus in this work to establish student learning goals.
Team learning goals: Developing consensus on what to focus on to support the SMART student goal.
Educator learning goals: Each teacher within the learning team will develop individual learning goals that will help them move their work forward in foundational skills.
We are looking forward to our next session on April 6th to begin the implementation stage.
PRINCIPAL CIANI ESPADABrooklyn Gardens Elementary School
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, DR. AUDREY FOWLERThe Fresh Creek School
PARENT COORDINATOR CHARLENE LETANGP.S. 202K
TEACHER BASHAR SALEHVista Academy
D19 Community wellness check-in
Community School District 19 is preparing for the Brooklyn Basics Re-Launch on Wednesday, April 14. In preparation for the Re-Launch D19 has been challenged to vote on your favorite principle. Is it maximize love, manage stress? Talk, Sing and Point? Count, Group, & Compare? Explore Through Movement and Play? Or Read and Discuss Stories?
3/29 - 4/2 - Spring Recess (No School)
4/6 - CEC Meeting
4/14 - Brooklyn Basics Launch
4/28 - Community Wellness Check-In
4/30 - MBK/GEM Convenings
4/30 - Read Aloud Day