P.S. 128M’s Vision is to educate the whole child while instilling a passion for lifelong learning. We believe that children learn best when practices are purposefully connected and when they are provided with multiple entry points, in order to achieve high standards of academic excellence and to flourish into responsible and resourceful citizens. Our beliefs are observable through the following:
- Learning is interconnected
- Lessons are rigorous and standards based that fosters student independence and ownership
- Planned lessons that incorporate multiple entry points; use and removal of scaffolds for learning
- Use of collaborative conversation
The P.S.128M learning community, consisting of the staff, parents and community-based organizations, will work collaboratively to create a safe and nurturing child-centered environment in which students’ cultural experiences, physical, social and emotional development are integrated with the educational process. We will provide our students with all available tools and resources to foster critical thinking skills in order to empower them to be contributing, responsible future citizens of their community as well as be able to compete in the changing global economy.
2014-2015 Instructional Focus
The P.S.128M Collaborative Professional Learning Community will create targeted learning goals to ensure that all students are engaged in equitable, creative and critical thinking opportunities through questioning, student centered discussion and reflective practices.