Priority #1: Strengthen the instructional program.
A. STEM Curriculum Development preK-8: Working with the EL consultant, principal, STEM coordinators and teachers to develop high quality STEM content, skills development and problem based activities into the EL curriculum.
B. Technology Integration: Working with CREATE Lab, EL, principal, STEM coordinators, technology specialists, librarians, and teachers to integrate technology into the learning experiences of students at all grade levels.
C. Out of school programming: Collaborating with network of community providers to offer an array of curriculum aligned and STEM focused after school, Saturday, competitions, and Summer programs.
Priority #2: Prepare and develop knowledgeable staff focused on quality teaching.
D. Professional Development and support: Collaborating with EL, GaDOE, other IHEs and educational agencies, and APS to offer intensive, sustained, real time support to teachers to enhance STEM content knowledge, technical skills, pedagogical expertise, ability to plan and carry out problem based and hands on learning activities, and other relevant topics.
Priority #3: Align systems and resources to school needs.
E. Evaluation and assessment: Working with APS, school leaders, and the Blank Foundation to design and implement an evaluation plan to provide data for program improvement and resource allocation, gauge progress toward goals and assess impact.
Priority #4: Build engaged, positive school culture.
F. Continued engagement and partnership: In addition to constant presence within the cluster, CEISMC will continue to participate in the Education Collaborative and other efforts to support continuous improvement and student achievement.