Proviso East faculty and staff have teamed up using professional learning teams, tutoring, and curriculum assessment to maximize student success.
Each week, time is set aside for teachers to collaborate in their departmental professional learning community (PLC) teams and work together on how to improve instruction and student achievement. Teachers, guidance counselors, deans and social workers use their PLC time to identify students placed at-risk, review curriculum, design common assessments and to support one another in educating students.
"The faculty, staff, and administration at Proviso East and District 209 are working to bring about meaningful change and help our students envision and realize their goals for the future," said Proviso East Assistant Principal Dan Johnson. "We are working together to steadily improve test scores, curriculum, and instruction by identifying what our students need to excel."
Growing out of this collaborative effort, Proviso East has implemented a free tutoring program to help students advance in the classroom. Tutoring is available to all students during their lunch and free periods. Sessions take place in the library at Proviso East. Last year Proviso East teachers provided nearly 3000 tutoring sessions. Over 600 students received instructional support.
Johnson says, Proviso East teachers and staff will continue to meet and work together to develop programs that support students' academic success.