Work Plan Sample #3

Project Plan

A) Strategic Plan – Goals and Global Outcomes
The overarching goal of the OUR PROGRAM CENTER is to improve student academic performance through out-of-school academic enrichment for students and increased opportunities for parents to help their children succeed in school and become involved in community-based learning themselves.

Goal I. As a result of academic mentoring by undergraduate university students through each of four regional centers, students will improve their performance in reading and math as measured on short-cycle assessments (Measures of Academic Progress, MAP and Developmental Reading Assessment, DRA)—and the state-mandated summative assessment, the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA).

Goal II. As a result of authentic project and inquiry-based learning in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, students will improve their writing, math, science, technology and problem-solving skills as demonstrated by improved performance on district assessments and quality of products.

Goal III. As a result of opportunities to participate in dance, music and art activities and community performances, students will further develop their reading and mathematics skills, demonstrate increased performance on district assessments, and show better attendance and retention in school.

Goal IV. Families will take a larger role in supporting their students in reading and mathematics learning as a result of opportunities to participate in family literacy and numeracy activities. OUR PROGRAM  will involve families in the learning activities experienced by their children during the after-school and summer enrichment programs from dancing to doing science experiments.

Management Goal: The project will be carefully managed at the district level by a professional project coordinator with previous experience in managing out-of-school learning. This person will be assisted by a certified teacher at each of the four centers, additional YTSD SEMAA teachers, and university facilitators. All learning activities in the OUR PROGRAM CENTER will align with each school’s educational plan for student success (EPSS) and with specific student learning needs based on achievement data from the home schools. Programs offered by DSU already have proven success in increasing student interest and achievement in school and are supervised by university professors and staff. The district’s 21st Century Learning Communities Center (21stCLCC) Project Coordinator will, with the support of the district, create a OUR PROGRAM Centers Advisory Council representing the project stakeholders. This group will provide advice and feedback to the Project Coordinator and facilitate communication about the centers. The Project Coordinator will also be supported by the district’s Parent Coordinator and the Parent Outreach Ambassadors (POA) located at the 21 schools in the district. On-going partnerships like the YTSD-ENLACE partnership will also help connect the home school communities with the four centers and their activities.