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Priorities

​​​​​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-Goals:

  • 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

​Literacy

  • ​Improved Reading Comprehension For All Students
  • Making Sense of Texts (print and other)
  • Using Data/Evidence to guide instructional practices
  • Literacy learning through Project Based Learning, Inquiry, Explorations and Play

Numeracy

  • ​Incorporate “Math Talk" into all lessons
  • Improved conceptual understanding in all strands
  • Improved understanding of Key Competencies (Gr. 3 Provincial 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

Culture

  • Develop a culture of Project Based Learning, Exploration, Inquiry and Play
  • Increased parental and community involvement
  • Intentional practices supporting career development and citizenship​
  • Increase collaborative projects for both staff and students