Continuous Classroom Improvement School
What is CCI?
CCI (Continuous Classroom Improvement) is a continuous process that helps students give input into what works and what needs to be improved on a weekly basis. Teachers and students chart the results of their work and it is displayede in th classroom. Teachers adn students work togeteher to monitor progress toward class and course goals. During the week students and teachers will make a plan, do the plan, study how they did during the week and then decide on what actions they will take the next week to do even better.
In a CCI classroom you will see:
- A classroom mission statement
- Norms for behavior and expectations
- Learning standards for the current units of study
- Goals and measures aligned to learning standards
- A visual representation of learning results (data boards)
- Plan, Do, Study, Act Boards with include a targeted objectives for the subject
- Graphic organizers displaying students responses to teaching and learning
This is an extension to the CCI process in which students keep personal data folders. Students data folders provide a way for students, teachers, and parents to keep track of students performance. Students take ownership and responsiblility for thier learning by setting individual goals and then track their own performance to determine progress. Data folders are a significant piece of the next phase of implementation. (2011-2012)
How can parents and families support CCI:
- Discuss with you child the weekly goals his or her class has set.
- Ask your child what he or she is learning and how he or she learns best.
- Celebrate with you child not only when goals are met, but when progress is made.
- Provide feedback to child's teacher on you child's learning process.
- Ask questions to learn more about the process.
- Volunteer to help at school to support learning activities.