Meetings Schedule

Extended Schedule, through Official Visit in Spring 2022
 
18 November 2020
Faculty Meeting: WASC team will review the new process, instituted changes, and concerns of the revised self-study process. All departments and stakeholder groups will have access to chapter 3,d section D, on Data and Assessment, per individual group leadership directive. Upon convening of the faculty meeting, please refer to your department chairs or your stakeholder group leadership for further information and access to your editable template. 
 
Projected Timeline
 
November/December 2020
Groups will edit and compile section D in the group's shared folder. Members of the group need to include not only their explanations int eh template, but also provide supporting documentation--please place such evidence in the shared folder for compiling; self-study coordinators will be organizing the finalized document using all group submissions, which will require editing and proper linking of evidence. Please ensure that all submission provides editing capacity to both self-study coordinators and administrators.
 
January 2021
Groups will continue section D, due at the end of the month; in the meantime, access to section C (instruction) will become available to groups by the end of December/early January, due by the end of February. Groups should focus on ways responses to section D become the foundation for design in those pieces of evidence provided for section C. Again, groups need to both edit the template with reflections, while also providing direct evidence in the folder as well for any comments made. These supporting documents will be compiled and all templates refined for the final report.
 
February 2021
Groups continue section C, due at the end of the month; in the meantime, access to section B (curriculum) will become available to groups at the beginning of the month (due end of March). Groups should begin to shift focus from data-driven curriculum design to data-driven instruction, and modifications, interventions, etc. based upon the implementation of data-informed practice, noting reflections on the way in which theory and practice overlap or contradict. Groups need to both edit the template with reflections, while also providing direct evidence in the folder as well for any comments made. These supporting documents will be compiled and all templates refined for the final report.*
 
*upon the completion of this section, it may be wise to revisit assessment (section D) again--given the reflection on practice and implementation, there is a cyclical need to reassess as driven by theory and practice. Further discussion may occur, and collection of evidence be necessary, upon completion of section B.
 
March 2021
Groups continue section B, due at the end of the month; in the meantime, access to section E (culture) will become available to groups at the beginning of the month (due by end of April). Groups should look at the way curriculum design, instruction, and assessment play a role in the broader cultural community that is Mira Costa. This will include communication, systems, platforms, and patterns for both core curricula, extra-curricular activities, and broader connection to the Manhattan Beach community. This also includes discussion of the relationships of the various stakeholders, and general success or concerns that emerge from the implementation and reflection on school processes, and the general school community and population as discussed and reflected in the chapter 2 analysis (a draft of this section will be made available to groups at the time this section becomes live and available, as well, for feedback and revision). Groups need to both edit the template with reflections, while also providing direct evidence in the folder as well for any comments made. These supporting documents will be compiled and all templates refined for the final report.
 
April 2021
Groups will continue section E, due at the end of the month; in the meantime, access to section A (leadership and vision) will become available to groups at the beginning of the month (due by end of May). Groups should focus on the leadership, vision, and overall mission of Mira Costa. This section is large, and thus should incorporate and reflect on all thinking of previous parts--in compilation, it will also aim to correlate and reflect on the mission and vision of various entities, including those found in the school board goals, the district LCAP, school site council goals, etc, which will be also discussed and reflected in the chapter 1 analysis (a draft of this section will be made available to groups at the time this section becomes live and available, as well, for feedback and revision). Groups need to both edit the template with reflections, while also providing direct evidence in the folder as well for any comments made. These supporting documents will be compiled and all templates refined for the final report.
 
May 2021
Groups will continue section A, due in June (it's a big section and an important one, so it will take more time and space). By the end of the month, all sections of chapter 3 will be completed by groups, and deep in compilation and revision, to be returned and reviewed by all stakeholders in a single complete template through June. Discussions will begin for the reflection of chapter 4, identification of critical areas of need, which will form the focus of the school action plan, chapter 5, which will begin promptly in the Fall semester of the 2021-2022 school year.