WSD Literacy/Numeracy Priorities
To ensure quality numeracy and literacy instruction and learning for all students, through building student and adult capacity in critical thinking, problem solving and making connections.
Students will use metacognition to develop deep understanding while learning, applying and transferring the 6 strands of English Language Arts across curricular areas.
Students will engage in meaningful, relevant and context-based activities that support the development of essential literacy skills.
Students will develop and use numeracy and problem solving skills in the deep exploration of open-ended, authentic problems.
Students will engage in meaningful, relevant and context-based activities that support the development of essential numeracy skills and the progression from procedural/concrete learning to conceptual/abstract learning and making connections.
Staff will use evidence of student learning from a variety of sources to determine where a student is on the learning/developmental continuum and to guide planning, instruction and assessment for future learning
Minnewasta School Focus Areas
To provide a safe and inclusive school culture that respects the diversity of every student and family in our community
To develop a culture of “Adventurous Achievers" through play, inquiry, project based learning, explorations and career development/citizenship
Teaching literacy in all subject areas
Improve sense-making and reading comprehension for all students
Use data/evidence to guide instructional practices
Literacy learning through Project Based Learning, Inquiry, Explorations and Play
Teaching numeracy in all subject areas
Improved understanding of Key Competencies (Gr. 3 Assessment) at all grade levels
Use of appropriate, targeted interventions for struggling learners
Using Data/Evidence to guide instructional practices
Numeracy learning through Project Based Learning, Inquiry, Explorations and Play
View our Minnewasta School Goals and Continuous Improvement Plan here:
School Goals and Continuous Improvement Plan (2017-18).pdf
Revised May 2018