Below are presentations and other documents about the Middle School Design and Improvement work for Norwalk Public Schools.
Additional materials will be added as they are become available.
2016 Initiative Report: Middle School Design and Improvement Initiative
An executive summary from Dr. Michael Connor, Chief Academic Officer, reporting on progress to date on the Middle School Design and Improvement initiative
2016-2017 Professional Learning Plan
NPS Middle School professional learning plan and design for from Dr Michael Connor, Chief Academic Officer.
What We Know About Adolescent Reading
From the International Center for Leadership in Education.
Instructional Strategies and the Rigor/Relevance Framework
MS Scheduling Options
Presented by committee member Craig Creller, this PowerPoint was part of a discussion on approaches and questions around middle school schedules.
Hanover Research discussed approaches to middle school scheduling, including block schedules and flexible options.
Middle Grades Design and Improvement Committee Outline of Work
Purpose, conceptual framework, research design elements, implementation and preliminary timeline. Includes an performance analysis overview of Norwalk Middle Schools based on SBAC and CMT data.
School Intervention Discussion
Facilitators and Questions discussed
MS Redesign Presentation
Building Agency in a Student Driven Environment
November 9, 2016