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Board of Education

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Board of Education

Mission, Vision & Learning Principles

MISSION:

The mission of the Parkway School District is to ensure all students are capable, curious and confident learners who understand and respond to the challenges of an ever-changing world.

VISION:

We succeed when all our students and graduates are:

  • able to transfer their prior learning to new demands, in and out of school
  • fully prepared for their next educational challenges
  • creative, thoughtful and effective problem solvers
  • increasingly self-directed, skilled and persistent as learners
  • literate and critical consumers of information and ideas
  • articulate speakers and effective listeners
  • acting out of a strong sense of personal, social and civic responsibility
  • always seeking to understand the views, values and cultures of others
  • working skillfully with others to achieve common goals
  • pursuing a personal direction based on an understanding of their talents and interests

LEARNING PRINCIPLES:

The conditions under which optimal learning takes place are observable in our classrooms and confirmed by educational research.  Therefore, as a learning institution, we commit to ensuring learners:

  • understand the purpose and outcomes of their learning as well as the standards required for success
  • transfer their learning to new situations beyond the classroom and school
  • make meaning of content within helpful conceptual frameworks and multiple contexts
  • use feedback to improve products, performances, key skills, and transfer of learning
  • self-assess and self-adjust their learning through reflection against rigorous goals
  • construct new knowledge by building on prior knowledge and activating earlier ideas
  • test ideas, take intellectual risks, and learn from mistakes in pursuit of understanding
  • experience learning challenges that match their abilities, needs, and interests
  • realize that the capacity to learn is not fixed; ability and understanding can always improve