San José Unified School District
Continuous Improvement Day (CI Day)
On August 4th, 170 district administrators gathered at Cisco Systems to hear Superintendent Dr. Matthews deliver the state of the district message.
Dr. John Q. Porter, former Deputy Superintendent from Montgomery County Public Schools, was the keynote speaker who showed the data behind how their school system successfully closed the achievement gap and described the systems and structures put in place to accomplish that feat.
Following Dr. Porter’s presentation, Dr. Matthews demonstrated – through trend data focusing on gaps in student outcomes between Hispanic and White students – the urgency we have in SJUSD to close the opportunity gap and the need to move our students further in their knowledge and 21st century skills.
Great synergy could be felt across the room as interdepartmental groups of administrators gathered to discuss the opportunity gap and what skills a SJUSD student, moving through each level within the district, should know and how we would measure those skills. Below are questions that were discussed, along with various needs and resources identified to close the opportunity gap and have all students be 21st century learners. The district will compile the data from CI Day, Community Meetings and various Feedback Sessions and use them as a guide when we reset the Strategic Plan and develop a criteria of 21st century skills we believe necessary for all SJUSD students to be successful in a global society.
Recommended books by Superintendent Matthews:
21st Century Education
Printed Sat, May 18, 2013 - 12:11:43 at www.sjusd.org
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