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1 Escuela Canyon Meadows School Development Plan

2 Hierarchy of Accountability n School Act n Alberta Learning n Calgary Board of Education n Area V n Escuela Canyon Meadows School n Every teacher and staff member n All have declared the same common purpose … the moral imperative of education… serving all students to a higher standard

3 At Escuela Canyon Meadows School we believe that… Optimal learning occurs in an inclusive, safe and supportive environment that honors individuality and diversity. Optimal learning involves compelling learning opportunities that link meaningful experiences to the world and ourselves. Beliefs

4 At Escuela Canyon Meadows School we… Foster a supportive environment where students strive for personal excellence as confident, reflective life-long learners.

5 Essential Question n What Escuela Canyon Meadows School processes and initiatives need to be consistently understood and implemented to foster self confident, reflective, life long learners who strive for academic and personal excellence?

6 School Priority n To positively affect student learning

7 Outcome #1 n Students achieve established grade level benchmarks in Language Arts each January and June of the school year

8 Strategies/Actions n Develop collaborative professional learning communities (PLC’s) to understand and develop our identified initiative of “know the learner” through: n SP(ecial)ED(ucation) processes n Personalized learning n Change in assessment practices: for of and as learning n Digital Literacy

9 Strategies/Actions n Participate in AISI projects #2. Assessment and Accountability and #4. Learning in the 21 Century n Engage in strategic and purposeful learning to develop effective, reflective and rewarding Professional Learning Communities

10 Assessment of Strategies n Mid year reading level assessment n Mid year writing sample n March Student Led Conferences

11 Performance Measures n Targets for 2007 n Grade 3 PAT n Acceptable 93% (2006 = 89.3%) n Excellence 21% (2006 = 14.3) n Grade 6 PAT n Acceptable 93% (2006 = 100 %) n Excellence 21% (2006 = 21.6%)

12 Outcome #2 n Students are well prepared for academic success as demonstrated in their sense of belonging and actions of respect and safety while at school, as observed by teachers and reported by students in school surveys, in May 2007.

13 Strategies/Actions n Develop an understanding of Empathy n Nurture a change in school practice that models empathetic response n Demonstrate global citizenship through linking/twinning to a Spanish/Hispanic school to further develop understanding of the needs and concerns of others

14 Strategies/Actions n Engage in strategic and purposeful learning to develop effective, reflective and rewarding Professional Learning Communities

15 Assessment of Strategies n Follow-up to Accountability Survey administered at school level September 2006 to grade 5 and 6 students re- survey May 2007 n Mid year school survey grades 2 and 3

16 Performance Measures Grade 4 Accountability Pillar School Surveys n Number of students who answer "yes" to the following question: "At school, do most students respect each other?" n Baseline = 52% 2006/2007 = 64% 2007/2008 = 66% 2008/2009 = 68%

17 Performance Measures Grade 4 Accountability Pillar School Surveys n Number of students who answer “yes” to the following question: "At school, do most students follow the rules?” n Baseline = 43% 2006/2007 = 64% 2007/2008 = 66% 2008/2009 = 68%

18 Performance Measures Administrative Records n Number of aggressive (fighting incidences) occurring on the playground that are referred to the office. n Baseline = – 2006= – 2006= /2007 = /2008 = /2009 = 14

19 Outcome #3 n Students in our K-4 school setting receive optimal learning benefit through teacher development in the pedagogy of: -early childhood development best practice -early literacy and numeracy -early second language acquisition -strategic teaching that is responsive to learners of the 21 Century

20 Critical Questions n What do we need to do to positively affect community and public perception of the journey of program closure and transition to a K-4 Spanish bi-lingual program in September 2008? n What will we offer to students in 2008 as a K- 4 primary Spanish bi-lingual program that we are not currently offering?

21 At Escuela Canyon Meadows School We are a Community of Learners who strive for personal excellence as confident, reflective life-long learners. Vision


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