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

  • Implement the practices within Langley’s Teaching and Learning Framework in all classrooms.
  • Implement Universal Design for Learning strategies in all schools as outlined in the District’s Universal Strategies guidebook and the Teaching and Learning Framework.
  • Implement Response to Intervention 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.

Goal: All students will meet or exceed Literacy expectations for each grade level or to the individualized goals of their Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Annual Instructional Plan (AIP).

 

Actions

  • Target literacy from K-12 and implement strategic actions resulting from regular examinations of District and Provincial data.
  • Determine essential learning standards in literacy at each grade level.
  • Revise Balanced Literacy Guides K-8 and create elaborations, resources and supports to enhance Balanced Literacy Guides aligned with evidence-based literacy instruction and assessment.
  • Provide opportunities for new teachers to develop a deeper understanding of evidence-based reading instruction through opportunities such as Bootcamp, Mentorship and Professional Learning sessions.
  • Target interventions to schools that require intensive support.
  • Collaborate with secondary school staffs to shift mindsets regarding “ownership” of literacy; shifting to literacy development that happens in every discipline area.
  • Develop a district audiobook and e-book library to provide universal access at secondary and support secondary schools in increasing adolescent reading for pleasure.

 

Goal: All students will meet or exceed Numeracy expectations for each grade level or to the individualized goals of their Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Annual Instructional Plan (AIP).

 

Actions

  • Finalize and share the District’s Balanced Numeracy foundational guide and online elaborations with schools.
  • Determine essential numeracy learning standards at each grade level.
  • Distribute resources to support targeted implementation of numeracy.
  • Provide district-wide professional development in numeracy instruction.
  • Support secondary schools in shifting mindsets regarding “ownership” of numeracy skills development; numeracy is found in every discipline area.
  • Support middle and secondary teachers in using visible thinking processes in Math instruction.

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