Responsive Instruction – Addressing the Post Pandemic Challenges – Early Years

This network will address three (3) broad areas:

  1. Understanding curriculum in relation to BIG ideas and foundational underpinnings: ask, “What must be taught and why?” to determine instructional focus i.e., planning with the end in mind.

  2. Determining student prior knowledge (content and process) and finding ways to use this to guide instruction, i.e., responsive instruction.

  3. Differentiating instruction in manageable ways, providing access and extension for all students, i.e., through whole group, small group, 1:1 conferencing.

 

Expectations of School Teams

  • The team should be comprised of support teacher(s), divisional coaches, and if possible, principal and/or vice-principal.

  • The team commits to 3 half day online networks sessions with Faye Brownlie.

  • The team makes a commitment to an additional 3 half day co-planning sessions with classroom teachers and then co-facilitating (co-teaching, shared reflection) with the same teachers.

  • The team creates a plan for sharing their learning with colleagues in other ways i.e.- staff meetings, pd days.

The school principals commit to providing time for teams to work with or alongside others.

RI1-4 Session Dates

Session #1

September 26, 2022

Online

Synchronous

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Zoom link with be embedded in the calendar invite.

Session #3

November 28, 2022

Online

Synchronous

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Zoom link with be embedded in the calendar invite.

Session #2

October 24, 2022

Online

Synchronous

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Zoom link with be embedded in the calendar invite.

 

Responsive Instruction – Addressing the Post Pandemic Challenge – High School

This network will address three (3) broad areas:

  1. Understanding curriculum in relation to BIG ideas and foundational underpinnings: ask, “What must be taught and why?” to determine instructional focus i.e., planning with the end in mind.

  2. Determining student prior knowledge (content and process) and finding ways to use this to guide instruction, i.e., responsive instruction.

  3. Differentiating instruction in manageable ways, providing access and extension for all students.

 

Expectations of School Teams

  • The team should comprise support teacher(s), divisional coaches, and if possible, principal and/or vice-principal.

  • The team commits to 3 half day online networks sessions with Faye Brownlie.

  • The team makes a commitment to an additional 3 half day co-planning sessions with teachers from the core subject areas - ELA/Math/Social Studies/Science - (different subject area teachers for each half day meeting) and then co-facilitating with the same teachers.

  • The team creates a plan for sharing their learning with colleagues in other ways i.e.- staff meetings, pd days.

The school principals commit to providing time for teams to work with or alongside others.

RI9-12 Session Dates

Session #1

September 27, 2022

Online

Synchronous

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Zoom link with be embedded in the calendar invite.

Session #3

November 29, 2022

Online

Synchronous

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Zoom link with be embedded in the calendar invite.

Session #2

October 25, 2022

Online

Synchronous

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Zoom link with be embedded in the calendar invite.

 

Action Learning Schools

Participating schools will:

  • consider the support necessary for recovery learning

  • understand and work towards creating a culture for school change which ultimately takes place in classrooms

  • commit to 2-3 years of focused work

  • collect evidence that shows student improvement over time

  • have clarity on the learning targets that support this process and implement those targets

  • engage in a staff self-reflection process that explores

  • the conditions that need to exist to make change happen

  • the tools that are required to support this work

  • the strengths and hurdles to implementation effectively use the support of their critical friend through their 4-5 school visits per year.

ALS Session Dates

4-5 School Visits Per Year

Online Synchronous and

In-person vists

Ongoing throughout the school year