Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
10/7/2021 - 5:30 PM  
3. Report with Possible Action Regarding Ambitious Instruction  
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Admin Policy 1.01 - Vision, Mission, Core Beliefs, and Goals  
Ambitious Instruction Accelerating Learning with page numbers  
File Attachment:
Ambitious Instruction Accelerating Learning with page numbers.pdf
Ambitious Instruction: Accelerating Learning is the instructional framework for the 21-22 school year. It embodies the district’s Five Priorities for Success, focusing on increasing academic achievement and accountability, developing our staff, and strengthening communication and collaboration.

The Ambitious Instruction Plan aligns with the Academic Standards presented on September 14, 2021, and it serves as the foundation for instruction in the classroom and professional development for school staff, school leaders, and families.

For the past three years, the Ambitious Instruction Plan focused on Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. With Ambitious Instruction: Accelerating Learning, closing the opportunity gap in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics remains priority work for the district; however, Ambitious Instruction: Accelerating Learning includes all content areas in ensuring that all students are provided with equitable access to high-quality, grade-appropriate instruction covered in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Common Core Essential Elements (CCEE), Next Generation Science Standards, English Development Standards (ELD), Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS) or Wisconsin Academic Standards.

Ambitious Instruction: Accelerating Learning promotes the following daily experiences:

1. Consistent opportunities to work on grade-
appropriate assignments.

2. Strong instruction, where students do most
of the thinking in a lesson.

3. Deep engagement in what they’re learning.

4. Teachers who hold high expectations for students and
believe they can meet grade-level standards.

Each content area and the bilingual, world language, early childhood, and career and technical programs have organized their instructional design to address Ambitious Instruction: Accelerating Learning.
Fiscal Impact Statement:
Implementation and Assessment Plan:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Felicia Saffold, Ed.D. - Senior Director, Curriculum & Instruction
Signed By:  
Jennifer Mims Howell - Chief Academic Officer
Signed By:  
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent