The College Community School Improvement Advisory Committee (S.I.A.C.) met on January 22. S.I.A.C. members collaborated to complete a Robot Writer challenge that concluded with a discussion about the importance of effective communication and critical thinking skills. The team also spent time deepening their understanding of the four attributes of personalized learning (Voice, Co-Creation, Social Construction, and Self-Discovery) and talking with a panel of teachers about their efforts to implement personalized learning.
The SIAC currently meets three times annually and exists to improve understanding and relationships between schools and community, gain widespread input at key stages of the comprehensive school improvement process, and meet state requirements. College Community strives to include students, parents, teachers, administrators, and representatives from the local community, which may include individuals from business, industry, labor, community agencies, higher education, the faith community, and local government. The intent is to establish an advisory that is a microcosm of the local community.
SIAC meetings focus on the following issues:
- What are the community’s priorities for our schools?
- What is the data telling us, and how do we change what we are doing?
- What do we want our students to know and be able to do?
- What are the programs and initiatives that impact student learning?
- What does research say about school improvement and student learning?
- What recommendations will we make to the school board?
If you are interested in serving on Prairie’s School Improvement Advisory Committee, please contact Tracy Schipper, Director of Education and Innovation, at firstname.lastname@example.org.