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  1. 1. Gleneagles SchoolCurriculum Night 2010<br />
  2. 2. Preparing our students for the future…<br />Innovative Practice:<br />…from crayons to collaboration<br />
  3. 3. West Van District Goals<br /><ul><li>LITERACY: </li></ul> To improve Literacy skills from K-12<br />-To increase reading comprehension of all students<br /> - To increase the reading/writing proficiency of all ESL students<br />- To improve the Digital Literacy of all students<br /><ul><li>FOUNDATION SKILLS: </li></ul> To raise student achievement levels by improving students’ social, emotional and physical health and socially responsible behaviors<br />
  4. 4. Gleneagles School Goals<br /><ul><li>To improve students’ Literacy skills
  5. 5. To increase student achievement levels by improving students’ social, emotional and physical health through environmental education</li></li></ul><li>New research about how we learn:<br />BC Educators: Caren Cameron, Anne Davies, Kathleen Gregory, FayeBrowlie, LeytonSchnellert, Judy Halbert, Linda Kaser, Damian Cooper<br />Learning is an active, social process<br />Motivation is a key component for effective learning<br />Learners bring different knowledge to a new learning challenge<br />Learners start from different places and follow different routes to the same learning outcome<br />Knowledge should be discovered as an authentic, integrated whole<br />
  6. 6. Not just in New Brunswick…<br />How are we preparing our children for the future?<br />
  7. 7. Ministry Initiatives for Personalized Learning 21st Century Foundational Skills: 3 Rs and the 7 Cs<br />3Rs: <br /><ul><li>Reading
  8. 8. Writing
  9. 9. Numeracy</li></ul>7Cs:<br /><ul><li>Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  10. 10. Creativity and Innovation
  11. 11. Collaboration, Teamwork and Leadership
  12. 12. Cross-Cultural Understanding
  13. 13. Communication, Computing and Digital Literacy
  14. 14. Career and Learning Self-Reliance
  15. 15. Caring for Personal Health and Planet Earth</li></li></ul><li>Six Strategies for Formative Assessment (continuing instructional practices at GE)<br />Learning Intentions<br />Clear Criteria<br />Descriptive Feedback<br />Thoughtful Questions/Tasks<br />Peer/Self Assessment<br />Student Ownership/ Self -Directed Learners<br />
  16. 16. Walk into any classroom and ask a child…<br />What are you learning about?<br />How are you doing?<br />What do you need to do to improve?<br />…they’ll be able to tell you all about their learning!<br />
  17. 17. Our Goals<br /><ul><li>Literacy – print, oral, digital
  18. 18. Environmental Education- sustainability, social responsibility, global stewardship, aboriginal education</li></ul>How we will get there…<br /><ul><li>Assessment for Learning
  19. 19. Personalized Learning/Differentiated Instruction
  20. 20. Inquiry
  21. 21. Integration in a Meaningful Way</li></ul>What we hope to develop…<br /><ul><li>Self directed Learners
  22. 22. Happy, caring students</li></li></ul><li>What will this look like in the classroom?<br /><ul><li>Providing choice and helping more students take responsibility for their own learning
  23. 23. Discussing with students the purpose of their learning and providing feedback that will help the learning process
  24. 24. Encouraging students to judge their work by how much they have learned and by the progress they have made
  25. 25. Helping students to understand the criteria by which their learning is assessed and to assess their own work</li></li></ul><li>Key Concepts discussed on our Pro D Day, Sept 1<br /><ul><li>Assessment for learning has ownership as its end in mind
  26. 26. Personalization is about learners being aware of their strengths, weaknesses, passions and about access to curriculum and forms of expression (choice within the system and the classroom)
  27. 27. The degree to which students own their own learning and are efficacious as learners impacts their transition beyond grade 12</li></li></ul><li>What opportunities do we have at Gleneagles to meet the needs of the 21C Learner?<br /><ul><li>Supportive district and school leadership team
  28. 28. wireless and laptops
  29. 29. Collaborative Team
  30. 30. Freebie Fridays
  31. 31. The primary computer multi-points and laptop cart
  32. 32. The fine arts program
  33. 33. Climate of safety (warm environment)</li></li></ul><li>Opportunities at GE con’t<br /><ul><li>Families that are supportive and foster creativity; Families are willing to volunteer time and expertise
  34. 34. Great librarian and staff support with resources and ideas
  35. 35. Buddy classes and mentorship of older students
  36. 36. Offer the chance for students to get together and learn from one another in a collaborative setting (sometimes over different grade levels)
  37. 37. Students take on leadership opportunities to fundraise for global issues, participate in community (beach clean up)</li></li></ul><li>Parents as Partners in Learning<br />(How can we involve parents in their child’s learning this year?) <br /><ul><li>See if there are parents who specialize in public speaking
  38. 38. Parents speaking about how communication skills, learning </li></ul>styles, strengths and interests relate to their careers<br /><ul><li>Invite parents to presentation days
  39. 39. Guided reading and student reading 1:1
  40. 40. Special activity days
  41. 41. Parent support when planning, goal setting, sharing ideas and information</li></li></ul><li>Our Hopes and Dreams for our Children…<br />