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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.  ​

Sub-Goal​s:

  • 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

Culture

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.​

Literacy

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.

Numeracy

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