Presentation on theme: "Horizon School Division #205 First Nations and Métis Education Plan 2012-2013."— Presentation transcript:
Horizon School Division #205 First Nations and Métis Education Plan 2012-2013
Inspiring Success: Building Towards Student Achievement Goal #1: Equitable outcomes for First Nations and Métis learners. Goal #2: All learners to have knowledge and appreciation of the unique contributions of First Nations and Métis peoples to Saskatchewan. Goal #3: Data collection and reporting on measures outlined in the Ministry’s First Nations and Métis Education Policy Framework that demonstrate accountability towards improved educational outcomes. Goal #4: Shared management of the provincial education system by partnering with First Nations and Métis peoples at the provincial and local level.
Key factors for reaching the Goals: Board and SCC representation Disaggregated Achievement Data Resources/Projects – Punnichy Career Transitions Program – Outreach Workers – Culturally Responsive Education and Treaty Education – Literacy Project – Pre-K programs – Full Time Kindergarten – Special Program Supports (Student Services) – Self –Regulated Learning and Achievement – Help Me Tell My Story (AHA) Communication Plan
First Nations and Métis Education Plan: Details………….
Goal #1: Equitable outcomes for First Nations and Métis learners. Reading and Writing: Disaggregated data will demonstrate that First Nations and Métis students are achieving the same targets (i.e., as indicated through their disaggregated data), articulated in each of the goals set for all HZSD students (see Section B of CIAF) Mathematics: Disaggregated data will demonstrate that First Nations and Métis students are achieving the same targets (i.e., as indicated through their disaggregated data), articulated in each of the goals set for all HZSD students (see Section D of CIAF) The attendance of self-declared First Nation and Métis students will be equivalent, by grade, to attendance by all Horizon School Division students. The average number of credits per grade at grades 10, 11 and 12 will increase by one at each respective grade level in 2012-2013 and by an additional one at each respective grade level in 2013-2014. Graduation rates for self-declared First Nations and Métis students will be equivalent to graduation rates for all HZSD students by 2017. Horizon School Division will pursue the recruitment and retention of self-declared First Nations and Métis staff proportionate to each school based student population cultural demographic, achieving a representative workforce across all work sectors in the school division.
Goal 1 Strategies: FNMEAF Outreach workers focused on student attendance and achievement; Engagement, retention and improved graduation rates of students by offering skills and trades training opportunities through the Punnichy Career Transitions Program; Pursue the recruitment and retention of First Nations and Métis staff and review of hiring practices to enhance our capacity to attract Aboriginal applicants; Strengthen partnerships with First Nations and Métis communities to identify and support community based initiatives; In conjunction with South East RIC, share 2013 EDI data with First Nations communities; Enhance partnership with Touchwood Agency Early Childhood.
Goal #2: All learners to have knowledge and appreciation of the unique contributions of First Nations and Métis peoples to Saskatchewan. The HZSD average score on the Treaty Essential Learnings Assessment will increase by 10% in 2012-2013 and 10% in 2013-2014.
Goal 2 Strategies: Treaty Education Catalyst teacher training offered in fall 2012 to support catalyst teachers in all HZSD schools; Treaty Education Catalyst teachers in HZSD offer workshops (6 modules by June 2014) at each school to support colleagues with Teaching Treaties in the Classroom (TELs); HZSD will work with the OTC and Ministry of Education to support integration of TELs into the provincial curriculum; Six HZSD schools have applied for and will receive TreatySmarts grants to enhance Aboriginal cultural awareness for students and staff; The six schools are: Ituna, Punnichy High, Watson, Wakaw, Raymore and Leroy.
Goal #3: Data collection and reporting on measures outlined in the Ministry’s First Nations and Métis Education Policy Framework that demonstrate accountability towards improved educational outcomes. (See details in Goal # 1 above)
Goal 3 Strategies: Achieve alignment of First Nations and Métis students’ achievement goals with all other HZSD student achievement goals; Select, disaggregate, report and interpret data; Utilize data to make decisions about strategic future action and resource allocation.
Goal #4: Shared management of the provincial education system by partnering with First Nations and Métis peoples at the provincial and local level. All Horizon School Division School Community Councils will have representative governance structures, inclusive of First Nations and Métis peoples. HZSD will develop partnership goals with First Nations and Métis partners which are directly tied to the goals described in the Horizon School Division CIAF.
Goal 4 Strategies: Continue to seek representation of First Nations communities at the Board of Education table; Continue to seek representative governance at School Community Council tables; Continue to work towards establishing effective education agreements with First Nations communities with emphasis on mutually beneficial agreements and strong positive relationships; (Treaty Four; Saskatoon Tribal Council); Report data to First Nations Chiefs and Councils and Education Committees at the local level, when appropriate.
Resource Allocation FNMEAF Outreach Workers (2.8 full time positions): The outreach workers focus on building relationships with students, parents and First Nations and Métis communities to address factors which contribute to student attendance; Literacy Project (2.8 full time positions): The literacy teachers will work with students in grades 1-3 to build their foundational literacy skills; Professional Development: Key instructional strategies, student assessment strategies and treaty education have been targets of professional development in Horizon School Division.
Communication Plan Segments of the plan have been reported to the community in various ways. HZSD Board trustees representing First Nations communities as well as School Community Council members have received information about student achievement and specific strategies outlined in the FNMEP; In 2012-2013, the complete FNMEP will be presented to First Nations and Métis partners including Chiefs and Councils, education committees and interagency partners.
Celebrating Partnerships Tuition Agreements Career Transitions Program (Skills and Trades Centre) How can we continue to build partnerships that will lead to improved student achievement results?