My leadership platform focuses on the values of equity in education, my experiences, educational beliefs, and my journey of becoming a leader in my community of Lakeside.
I believe that curriculum and instruction should be different she needed again should have the ability for rigorous instruction. I believe this idea because the educational background of special education credential and bilingual education credential, in which I can advocate for students with different disabilities and abilities. As result, by differentiating instruction and being able to implement rigor, students can be challenge through their zone of proximal development. Lots of aspects of curriculum and instruction have evolved with the change of common core expectations. For example, through a curriculum we've discovered I ready which focuses on language arts in mathematical skills. In addition, engage New York is a conceptual form of the new mathematical concepts based on common core and SWUM math is an online program that is provides direct instruction for students with the opportunity to excel in the program based on their needs through quality word problems. I'd like to talk about how curriculum and instruction needs to have the form of gradual release of responsibility for students to be able to academically succeed in the classroom as a result we need to provide direct instruction and differentiation for students with the needs of rigor to challenge students academically within the classroom setting or least restrictive environment.
I believe that parent and community involvement should involve participants like stakeholders. For instance, community members educators and other individuals in the school or district community. I believe this through my personal experience in education where mine a few had to develop a 504 plan and his parent was only asked to participate but his father was not able to attend the community leaders for activism of students with autism should've been invited to participate at this meeting and the reason that it is important to have parents and community involvement is because the mission is to ensure students academic success in the educational setting. Lots of issues could arise if parents or community members were not involved in the decision-making of students educational experience for example the local control accountability plan (LCAP) and local control funding formula (LCFF) of ask stakeholders to participate in decision-making. This is a crucial and pivotal involvement since it is an important aspect for all individuals in education but only do we need teachers, principals, parents but we also need superintendents, leaders in the community and other individuals who have students best interest in mind. I'd like to talk about the importance of parent and community involvement when it comes to IEP meetings section 504 meeting, LCAP, and LCFF plans or any additional meeting committees that involved children's educational needs for support. in addition to the support of stakeholders meeting should be open for individuals to participate or listen in two committees board meetings or anything or any kind of meeting involving decision-making for children.
I believe that discipline and school culture should involve students being accountable for their own actions I believe this because through the seven habits students have the choice being proactive or reactive in addition students have the ability to seek first to understand then to be understood and practiced the skills of effective listening also called empathetic listening. Through my experience at Riverview, students have demonstrated the actions of seven habits. By achieving their private victory, students can lead to working with others which is center drive and being able to listen to others lots of issues have arise in terms of behavior management. Many students have improved their ability to synergize in the classroom based on the seven habits. For example, when it comes to a problem on school grounds students are able to communicate how they feel and be able to listen to the and the other individuals concern. through this experience, students are able to critically analyze and come up with their own solutions. I like to talk more on effects of implementations of the seven habits since it has greatly developed a positive school culture at Riverview. Furthermore, the 7 Habits has also increased positive interactions of adults-students, students-students, and adults-adults. Students need to take ownership of their improvement efforts. Students should play an active role in setting academic goals. For instance, each child owns a leadership notebook. The leadership notebook allows them to keep track of their academic growth and development. Students track their AR reading score, spelling test, and math tests.
I like to focus on integration of technology I believe that the use of technology is an essential tool to guide students learning to challenge their thinking and to develop innovative and creativity lots of different aspects have come up based on technology and the use of technology in the classroom. For example educators can use the app like Popplet to help students create graphic organizers to be able to grasp their ideas before continuing on with the writing process. In addition, Apps like Dragon dictation can help students with special needs to record their voice and have it typed out automatically. This type of technology is not only an educational tool but it is a modification or accommodation for a child with special needs. I'd like to continue my focus on integration of technology school-wide for student equity. Technology is an expectation for the 21st century learning, which is no longer an option but it is a tool that should be integrated into the classroom to better enhance student learning and educational needs.
Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy; Authors, Ian Pumpian (2012-04-27). How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom (Professional Development) (Kindle Locations 1766-1767). Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development. Kindle Edition.