Academic Year 2007 - 2008 Team Report

Parish Team Report


Team Members: 

Shea Beachner

Michelle Kelley

Melissa Pond

Team Name (e.g. Delaware Elementary):

Parish Community

Write the number of Teacher participants for each period.

Academic Year number

Summer Institute



Team Location and Focus (e.g. Delaware—ESL literacy)

Parish – Connecting Community and School

Data analyzed on teacher learning and results (e.g. Faculty surveys, teachers reflective journals)

November 2006 - TED/TAM National Conference in San Diego

June 2007 – IASE International Conference in Hong Kong

Developed and submitted the correlations between special education and GESA for upcoming book publication.

Applied GESA practices to special education practices with students.  Heightened awareness of the strong correlations between the two.  Applied these principles to teacher goals for year.

Data analyzed on student learning and results: (e.g. annual literacy assessments/NYS report card disaggregated data for 4th grade ELA, analysis of rubric scores on students writing samples each quarter for students in v.s. not in the program):

Survey for parents – school wide survey sent home with data disaggregated from the two Kindergarten classrooms of attending teachers.    

Data will be tracked pertaining to parent involvement throughout the 07-08 school year.

Ongoing development of book containing the following:

  • Business names
  • Contact person and number
  • Activities businesses are willing to participate in with school – i.e. – read to classroom, interactive walking field trips, demonstrations, etc.
  • History of business
  • Number of employees

Book will be an ongoing work.  Upon completion, the book will be distributed to school staff for curriculum resources within the community.