Intellectual Opportunities

Vision: To empower all learners to reach their full potential and create a positive legacy for the future.

 

To align with the Ministry of Education’s guidelines on the Framework for Enhancing Student Learning, this section is divided into three sections – Intellectual Development, Literacy and Numeracy.* For more detailed information on how we are using these performance indicators, please see the Framework for Enhancing Student Learning at https://fesl.sd35.bc.ca/


Overarching Actions

Ongoing

  • Implement Response to Intervention (RTI) systems and structures in all schools
  • Review School Action Plans for Learning to ensure they are in alignment with District goals related to Intellectual Development

2022-2023

Implement the practices within Langley’s Teaching and Learning Framework in all classrooms

  • Implement Universal Design for Learning strategies (UDL) in all schools
  • Support District-wide professional development on UDL strategies to support teachers in ensuring UDL practices and strategies are being used in all classrooms across the District
  • Support Response to Intervention systems and structures in all schools
  • Develop Professional Learning Communities (PLC) across the District
  • Support schools in using data from performance indicators to inform school action plans and classroom instruction

Literacy Goal

Completed

  • Target literacy from K to 12 and implement strategic actions resulting from regular examinations of District and Provincial data
  • Determine “prioritized” (change from “essential”) learning standards in literacy at each grade level; completed for K to 8 (Elementary/Middle)
  • Target interventions to schools that require intensive support
  • Revise Balanced Literacy Guides K to 8
    • Initial revision will be completed by end of June
    • Combine all guides into one K to 8 guide to align with Balanced Numeracy Guide
    • Update primary section reflecting the emerging research on reading and new research on early literacy intervention
    • Update of new reading levels for Grades 1 to 3 to reflect collection of instructional reading levels using Fountas and Pennell
  • Develop a District audiobook and e-book library to provide universal access at secondary (SORA) and support secondary schools in increasing adolescent reading for pleasure

2022-2023

  • Determine “prioritized” (change from “essential”) learning standards in literacy at Secondary level, Grades 8 to 12
    • Finalize revision to Balanced Literacy Guides K to 8
    • Update intermediate section to focus on intermediate literacy teaching strategies and literacy interventions for adolescent youth
  • Link elaborations, resources and strategies in Balanced Literacy Guide to Teaching and Learning Framework
  • Create Pre-K to 12 District Literacy Team composed of Instructional Services and Learning Support Services staff
    • Team to create a Pre-K to 12 District Literacy Plan Team focusing on foundational literacy teaching strategies and interventions at each grade level and linked to new Ministry Literacy Proficiency Benchmarks

Numeracy Goal

Completed

  • Finalize and share the District’s Balanced Numeracy Guide
  • Determine “prioritized” (change from “essential”) learning standards in numeracy at each grade level
    • Has been completed for K to 8 (Elementary/Middle)
  • Distribute resources to support targeted implementation of numeracy
    • Primary Math Kits
    • Mathletics

2022-2023

  • Add online elaborations, resources and teaching strategies to support classroom teachers in using the Balanced Numeracy Guide
    • Link elaborations, resources and strategies in Balanced Numeracy Guide to Teaching and Learning Framework
  • Determine “prioritized” (change from “essential”) learning standards in numeracy at Secondary level, Grades 8 to 12
  • Continue to distribute resources to support targeted implementation of numeracy
  • Provide district-wide professional development in numeracy instruction
  • Develop a common Kindergarten Numeracy Assessment

Continue to Assessment & Communicating Student Learning