maple leaf 7-4. Sample Action Plans

ACTION PLAN #1

Philosophy of Respect

RECOMMENDATION:

The school staff, in consultation with the community, develop a local philosophical statement of respect, based on a student-centered environment, which will be used in the school.

RESPONSIBILITY OF: Principal & Committee Chair

SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES FOR CARRYING OUT THE ACTION

RESPONSIBLE
TIME
OUTPUT

1 Write out a philosophical statement on respect. Involve:

2 Research from other sources:

3 Important everyone buy into the philosophical statement.

4 Distribute "final" philosophical statement to everyone who should receive it.

Plan for a review of the philosophical statement.

STATUS/COMMENTS:


ACTION PLAN #2

Local Value System

RECOMMENDATION:

The school staff, by consulting the community and elders, develop a list of important community values which will direct everyone's actions within the school environment.

RESPONSIBILITY OF: Principal & Committee Chair

SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES FOR CARRYING OUT THE ACTION

RESPONSIBLE
TIME
OUTPUT

1 Research the local value system. Involve:

2 How are these local values instilled in people? Consult elders.

3. Which of these values is the school system allowed to teach? Consult elders.

4. Develop strategies which will encourage the use of these important values within the school system.

Note: The strategies used must honor the way these values have been taught/learned in the past.

5 Using the values as a basis, create a list of principles to live, and die, by.
The list should state: As an educator:

STATUS/COMMENTS:


ACTION PLAN #3

Create A Safe, Caring, Sharing, Cooperating School Environment

RECOMMENDATION:

The school staff, and community, will create a safe, caring, sharing, and cooperating school environment for the students.

RESPONSIBILITY OF:

SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES FOR CARRYING OUT THE ACTION

RESPONSIBLE
TIME
OUTPUT

1 What constitutes a safe environment?

2 How is a safe environment created?

3 What constitutes a "caring" school environment in this community? Ideas may include:

SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES FOR CARRYING OUT THE ACTION

RESPONSIBLE
TIME
OUTPUT

4 Native people in this community believe strongly in the value of generosity {sharing}. Ways it is demonstrated include:

5 What would a cooperating school environment look like? It would look like an empowered school:

6 Some other specific strategies:

STATUS/COMMENTS:


ACTION PLAN #4

Student Empowerment

RECOMMENDATION:

The school staff develop an environment where the rights, freedoms, and responsibilities of students are cornerstones of all interactions.

RESPONSIBILITY OF:

SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES FOR CARRYING OUT THE ACTION

RESPONSIBLE
TIME
OUTPUT

1 Students need to be empowered as a group:

2 Students need to be empowered as individuals:

STATUS/COMMENTS:


ACTION PLAN #5

Creating a Student-Centered Environment

RECOMMENDATION:

The school staff, in partnership with the community, create a student-centered environment.

RESPONSIBILITY OF:

SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES FOR CARRYING OUT THE ACTION

RESPONSIBLE
TIME
OUTPUT

1 The creation of a student- centered environment requires the development of a respect policy:

2. A student-centered environment needs to address issues such as:

3. Teachers, and administrators, will need training in how to:

STATUS/COMMENTS:


ACTION PLAN #6

Strategies for Teachers

RECOMMENDATION:

Teachers design appropriate in-service to assist in implementing new skills, etc.

RESPONSIBILITY OF:

SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES FOR CARRYING OUT THE ACTION

RESPONSIBLE
TIME
OUTPUT

1. To deal effectively with students, from a respect perspective, teachers may need additional training in some/all of the following strategies:

2 In order for new skills or attitudes to be effective, teachers will need:

STATUS/COMMENTS:


ACTION PLAN #7

School-wide Planning & Monitoring

RECOMMENDATION:

The school staff ensure there is adequate planning, and monitoring, so the changes to a Respect Policy that focuses on a student-centered environment will be successful.

RESPONSIBILITY OF:

SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES FOR CARRYING OUT THE ACTION

RESPONSIBLE
TIME
OUTPUT

1 Each staff meeting has a component dedicated to updating the Action Plans

2 Subcommittees are struck to address various issues identified by the school and community.

3 Teachers learn how to do Peer Coaching in order to apply the new skills and attitudes learned at the workshops.

4 Community and students are involved in shaping the Respect Policy and Student-centered environment. The community must be kept aware, and involved, in the whole process.

5 On-going evaluation be done in order to ensure everyone, and everything, is "going in the right direction".

6 Strategies need to be developed for those educators who do not "buy into the process".

7 Time needs to be set aside to celebrate successes along the way!

STATUS/COMMENTS:


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