School Learning Plan

Oak Hills Elementary School



We have very dedicated and experienced teachers, who build strong relationships with students.  In the last school year, prior to distance learning, staff focused their efforts on differentiating instruction by supporting students in small groups and through 1:1 instruction.  As a school, we focused on professional development around best practices in differentiation within the Reading, Writing, and Math workshop model.  During the last three months of the 2019-2020 school year, we were in Distance Learning.  Many of our students participated, but some did not. We know that students did not make a full year’s growth in Reading, Writing, or Math, despite teacher efforts.


Two years ago, we were a Teacher’s College lab school. All teachers received 5 Days of professional development during which time they observed model lessons,  practiced new learnings with coaches, and incorporated all the components of a well-executed  Readers’ and Writers’ workshop. Teachers are committed to continuing with the workshop model, even during CDL.



Based on surveys from the 2018-19 school year, teachers, students, and parents have many positive things to say about Oak Hills.  Our parents felt welcome and saw that diversity is valued at our school.  They indicated that they are well informed about the school and their student’s progress.  The staff truly appreciated collaboration time as they felt it helped further their practice. They also indicated that professional development last year was instrumental in understanding the Reading, Writing, and Math workshop.  Students mentioned kind peers and supportive staff at Oak Hills. They felt better prepared in both Math and ELA and also felt supported when they made mistakes.

Date of Last Revision: December , 2020

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